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USBN #236 October 1950 p3

" Members of the National Area Teaching Committees:

"'Dear Baha'i Friends:

"Your letter of February 27 was received, and our beloved Guardian has instructed me to answer you on his behalf.

"He is very sorry not to have replied · before, but the dangerous illness of Mr. Maxwell and the work on the Holy Shrine have held up his correspondence.

"He hopes that your Committees will meet with greater success during the coming months. The completion of the first stage of the super-structure of the Holy Shrine, now offering a challenge and an inspiration to the world over ; the completion of the Temple interior, soon to be accomplished, the imminent launching of the two Latin American National Bodies ; the wonderful progress made in the ten goal countries- all these, combined with the very dark political aspect of world affairs , must stimulate the believers in America to unite and push forward as one soul the work of our glorious Faith.

"He feels that you should do your utmost to call the attention of the friends to these large things , and real triumphs. and away from their personal differences and petty preoccupations. Now is certainly not the time for any man to think of himself, or busy himself with the weaknesses of his brother; but, rather each and every Baha'i must concentrate on the tasks ahead and be reborn in the service of Baha 'u'llah.

" With Baha'i love,

(signed) R. RABBANI

(In the Guardian's own handwriting)

" Dear Co-workers :

" I was so pleased to receive your letter and am deeply touched by the sentiments you have expressed. I wish to assure you that I will pray for the success of your high endeavours from the depth s of my heart, that the Beloved may guide your steps , and enable you to lend a great impetus to the onward march of our beloved Faith.

''Your true brother

(Signed) SHOGHI

(July 17, 1950)

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