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Dear Co-worker: Messages from Shoghi Effendi to the Benelux countries , pp101

Ulrich and Aukje LaFontaine, 8 January 1951

Dear Bahà’i Friends:92

Your letter of December 25 has been received, and our beloved Guardian has instructed me to answer you on his behalf.

He extends to you a most hearty welcome into the service of our beloved Faith - a Faith you have so strangely been prepared for many years ago in Indonesia.

If you can migrate to Latin America he thinks it would be a very good thing; you could certainly, wherever you were, help the spread of the Cause and its consolidation.

However, he feels you should be very careful of any scheme for building up a colony along Bahà’i lines; this is, he feels premature, and might not only involve a failure affecting you, and because you are Baha’is, the good name of the Cause too.

He will pray that the way may open for you to find a satisfactory life for yourselves and your children, and at the same time serve this Faith you love so dearly.

He will also pray for your friends, whom you mention in your letter.

With Bahà’i love, R. Rabbání

With the assurance of my loving prayers for your success and spiritual advancement, your true brother; Shoghi

1951-01-08 to LaFontaines re poss pioneers to Latin America

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