Quoted in Never be Afraid to Dare, Jasion, p195
Now as regards your work in Sofia; Shoghi Effendi trusts that through your efforts the meetings are being regularly held, and that the number of the attendants is on the increase. He too hopes that you have been able to renew the assembly election this year. It is indeed so essential that the friends should enforce, as much as their means and the conditions around them permit, these basic principles and methods of the Administration, so that they may acquire the necessary experience for the conduct of Bahà’i affairs in their community, and thus cease to be in need of any further help from outside.
[postscript by Shoghi Effendi]
I am continually reminded of the stupendous work you are achieving for our beloved Faith, though I do not often express it in letters addressed to you. I am keenly aware of the work you are so patiently and almost heroically performing and accomplishing for our beloved Faith. Your services will adorn the annals of God’s Faith and inspire the rising generation to tread the path you have so nobly trodden. Persevere therefore and redouble your high endeavours.
[ltr to Marion Jack, 1937 May 29]