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Israel, June 6, 1953

Miss Arden Thur.

Dear Baha’i Sister:

Your letter of May 26th has been received by the beloved Guardian, and he has instructed me to answer you on his behalf.

He is sorry but it is impossible for him to grant you permission to make the pilgrimage during 1953, or for the Spring of 1954. It may be possible during the winter of 1954.

If you can find work anywhere in the goal countries mentioned in the Ten-Year Plan, particularly those territories near India or Europe, or in the islands of the Mediterranean, the Guardian would suggest that you accept such a post, as it is most important to establish pioneers in these goals as quickly as possible; but he urges you to be very practical in making your plans.

The Guardian suggests that you write or call him during the summer of 1954 regarding the possibility from your standpoint, of making the pilgrimage during the winter of 1954.

He is very pleased to know that you are planning to attend the New Delhi Conference, as there plans will he made for the carrying of the Message of Baha’u’llah to a vast area, where it is now not known.

He assures you of his prayers for the success of your efforts for the Faith.

With warm Bahá’í greetings,

<signed> R Rabbani

<in handwriting of the Guardian>

Assuring you of my loving prayers for your success & spiritual advancement.

Your true brother


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