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Looking back in Wonder, Philip Hainsworth, p161

Dear Bahá’í Friends,

Your letter of 24 June has reached our beloved Guardian, as well as the postscript of Mr Philip Hainsworth, and he has instructed me to answer you on his behalf.

He is delighted over the progress being made there, and was very relieved to hear from the Africa Committee, that the Conference plans can now go ahead smoothly. Also the reports of the work being done in outlying districts (which dear Mrs Banání has sent to Lotfullah, and which he shares with the Guardian) have caused much joy.

It is wonderful to see that the African friends, having, as is their right and privilege, taken the Faith of Bahà’u’llàh to their hearts on their own, are arising to carry it to their fellow-countrymen, and are meeting with such notable success. How clearly we see that when prejudice and suspicion give way to love and confidence, the Power of God flows through and brings unexpected confirmation!

He was very pleased to see you have initiated a plan of your own, but feels that any plans for translation should be worked out in close consultation with the Africa Committee. This does not mean he is averse to a new translation.

Wonderful work lies ahead of your Assembly, and you may be sure he follows your activities with close interest and supports them with his loving prayers.

With warm Bahá’í love,

Rúhiyyih Rabbání

May the Beloved whose Cause you are promoting with exemplary valour, reward you abundantly for your splendid achievements, remove every obstacle from your path, and enable you to ennoble continually the record of your unforgettable services.

Your true and grateful brother, Shoghi

1952-09-19 to Kampala Assembly re progress

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