Weighty resolutions of San Francisco meeting call forth emotions too
deep for expression. Fondest hopes excelled. Indomitable courage and
overflowing energy of the firmly-welded, providentially-directed American
Bahá'í community impelling them outstrip pace and surpass the limits of
the theatre of action assigned to the third year of the Seven Year Plan.
Welcome particularly recent action designed expedite termination of
Divinely-founded Temple ordained to be the Ark destined to ride triumphant the
tidal wave of world-encircling calamities and offering sole refuge to
storm-tossed sufferers of sinful, steadily sinking civilization. Kindly renew
to every established and intending pioneer in enumerated Republics and
dependencies my ardent plea to resolve to refuse, despite the deepening
world confusion, to abandon their posts and surrender the responsibilities
solemnly assumed under the Mandate conferred by `Abdu'l-Bahá.
Cablegram October 23, 1939