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|1953 13 Oct
||Frederick and Elizabeth Laws arrive in Basutoland (Lesotho) and are named Knights of Bahá’u’lláh. [BW13:449, news.bahai.org/story/262 ]
- For the story of the life of Elizabeth Laws see BW17:459–60.
- Chadwick Mohapi and his wife become the first Bahá'ís in Basutoland (Lesotho). [TG166]
||Knights of Bahaullah
|1954 6 Sep
||The first people to become Bahá’ís in Bechuanaland (Lesotho), Chadwick and ‘Maselai (Mary) Mohapi, enrol. [BW17:449–52]
||The first five local assemblies in Bechuanaland (Lesotho) are formed in Seqonoka, Maseru, Mafeteng, Maphohloane and Sephapos’ Gate.
||Seqonoka; Maseru; Mafeteng; Maphohloane and Sephapos Gate; Lesotho
||The National Spiritual Assembly of Lesotho is formed with its seat in Maseru. [BW15:202]
- For picture see BW15:148.
||The United Nations Secretary-General designates the Bahá’í International Community and the National Spiritual Assemblies of Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Kenya and Lesotho as Peace Messengers, an honour given to only 300 organizations worldwide for their support of the UN Year of Peace 1986. [BINS173:4]
||New York; United States; Australia; Belgium; Brazil; Kenya; Lesotho
||United Nations; Bahai International Community; International Year of Peace; Peace