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Dear Co-worker: Messages from Shoghi Effendi to the Benelux countries , pp116-17

Rita van Bleyswijk Sombeek, 11 November 1952

Dear Bahà’i Sister:

Your letter of October 21st has been received by the beloved Guardian, and he has instructed me to answer you on his behalf.

He was very happy to see that you are teaching in Milano; and will pray that you may be successful in raising the number of believers sufficiently to have a Spiritual Assembly in the Spring

He will also pray that the obstacles in your sister’s path may be removed, and that she may win over her husband sufficiently to the Faith to enable her to do more active teaching, and fulfil her hearts desire.

He was extremely pleased over the publicity about the Faith in Holland, as the article seemed to be most favorable in every way, to the Cause. He hopes that you will be able to get some good publicity in Milano.

With warmest Bahà’i greetings, R. Rabbání

Assuring you of my loving prayers for your success in the service of our beloved Faith. Your true brother, Shoghi

1952-11-11 to Rita Sombeek re teaching in Holland and Milano


re teaching in Milano: the formation of an Assembly can refer to both Milano and the Regional Assembly of Italy and Switzerland

The newspaper article was published in the national newspaper Nieuwe Rotterdamsche Courant and was about the Shrine of the Bab.

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