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Dear Co-worker: Messages from Shoghi Effendi to the Benelux countries , pp99-100

Rita van Bleyswijk Sombeek, 2 November 1950

Dear Bahà’i Sister:

Your letter of February 16 was received, but owing to the pressure of the Guardians work on the Shrine at that time, and subsequently to the months of illness of Mr. Maxwell, his correspondence was unanswered for many months.

He trusts that since writing your letter your affairs have improved and your confidence returned.

The thing the friends should always remember is that wherever they are they can serve the Faith through word and deed. All fields of Bahà’i service are important, not only the pioneer one, and so no one should feel he can-not do something for the Cause unless circumstances change, because there is always a way of serving right where one is.

He urges you not to feel depressed or sad, but to go forward with a confident heart.

With Bahà’i love, R. Rabbání

May the Almighty reward you abundantly for your past labours, enable you to enrich the record of your past services, and aid you to win still greater victories in the service of His Faith and its God-given infant institutions. Your true brother; Shoghi

1950-11-02 to Rita Sombeek re field of service

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