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The Maxwells of Montreal Vol II, Violette Nakhjavani, p303-4

My dearly loved Mother:

On behalf of Shoghi Effendi I want to acknowledge your letters to him of June 9th and May 15th, 1939. He is always pleased to hear from you and interested in receiving the news of the friends and the Cause and progress of the work in general. Indeed so much so that he wants you to tell him in greater detail the expressions of interest, satisfaction, etc. that you may hear about his last general letter or the Seven Year Plan, or things in general. If you had ever been questioned in detail by the Guardian about something that interests him keenly, you would know what I mean! He is so extremely eager for news and naturally the more he hears of the exact reaction of the individual Bahá’ís to different things, the more he can better gauge the work and help them to progress . . .

He feels your greatest service to the Cause can be rendered by helping the friends to deepen their own understanding of the great institutions of the Faith, its laws and teachings, as well as by teaching new souls – a function he feels you have a great gift for – and confirming them. . . .

1939-07-11 to May Maxwell re greatest svc of May is deepening others

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