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Looking back in Wonder, Philip Hainsworth, p65-6

He wishes he more often got such glad news in one letter! It seems that at last the Cause in England is really getting into its stride, and that the British Community of believers are beginning to show forth the fruits of the many blessings showered on them - for England was one of the first countries of the West to hear the Divine Message, and was blessed by two visits from the Centre of the Covenant! Surely the older Bahà’is must be astonished to see new centres springing up in a matter of months after years of an almost static condition! It shows that wherever and whenever the friends arise to serve, the mysterious power latent in this Divine Cause rushes in to bless and reinforce their labours far beyond their fondest hopes....

He is very happy to hear you are established as a pioneer, with a business of your own, and you may be sure he will pray for your material as well as spiritual success in this goal town.

As to the bulletin: he suggests you try and make it as universal in appeal as possible, with news included of outstanding work being done by the Bahà’is in other lands, in the form of well-written articles.

Your dear father’s death, though for him a blessed release, must have been very hard for your Mother and for you as well, to bear. You may be sure the Guardian will pray for his great happiness and progress in the next world.

He feels her presence there is an important opportunity to serve the Faith. Please assure her of this and encourage her constantly in your letters.

Dear and Valued Co-worker,

I was deeply touched by your letter, and I truly admire your services and the spirit which animates you. You are often in my thoughts and prayers, and I will continue to pray, from the depths of my heart, for your success, your happiness and continual spiritual advancement. Persevere in your noble endeavours.

Your true and grateful brother, Shoghi

1947-02-18 to Phillip Hainsworth re teaching in England

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