USBN #154 July 1942 p3
"His thoughts are increasingly turned to the American believers as the end of the First Baha'i Century approaches, as he feels so strongly the tremendous, worldwide importance which their success involves . They are not merely struggling for the furtherance of the Cause in their native land, but for the achievement of parts of a Divine plan which involves the progress and happiness of all men. Their individual and collective responsibility is , therefore , very great, very precious, and presents them with an opportunity to serve mankind which they may never again have because mankind's life may never again pass through such critical years. His ardent prayers continually surround them."
to Mrs. Amelia Collins on February 3, 1942.