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Dear Co-worker: Messages from Shoghi Effendi to the Benelux countries , pp118

Jeanne Boekhoudt, 6 March 1953

Dear Bahà’i Sister:

Your letter of February 15th has been received by the beloved Guardian, and he has instructed me to answer you on his behalf.

The calamities that this winter s flood has brought on Europe, especially on Holland, have indeed been terrible, and all hearts were saddened to think of the sufferings of so many people, the beloved Guardians heart included. He hopes that none of the believers have been affected person-ally in this great national catastrophe.

He was sorry to hear that your plans to migrate to Australia have not worked out satisfactorily, and perhaps the wisdom in this is that you continue to teach the Cause in Holland, where the believers are still few in number, and there remains a great deal of work to be done during the coming ten years. He hopes and will pray that you may become ever more active in this important field, and that God may crown your labors with success.

Please convey his loving greetings to all the dear friends there, and assure them of his concern for their welfare and his prayers for the people who have suffered so deeply during the floods.

With Bahà’i greetings, R. Rabbání

Assuring you of my loving prayers for your spiritual advancement. Your true brother; Shoghi

1953-03-06 to Jeanne Boekhoudt re Holland flood & plans to go to Australia fall thru’

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