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|1953 13 Oct
||Frederick and Elizabeth Laws arrived in Basutoland (Lesotho) and were named Knights of Bahá’u’lláh. [BW13:449, BWNS262 ]
For the story of the life of Elizabeth Laws see BW17:459–60.
Chadwick Mohapi and his wife became the first Bahá'ís in Basutoland (Lesotho). [TG166]
||Knights of Bahaullah
|1954 6 Sep
||The first people to become Bahá’ís in Bechuanaland (Lesotho), Chadwick and ‘Maselai (Mary) Mohapi, enrolled. [BW17:449–52]
||The first five local assemblies in Bechuanaland (Botswana) were formed in Seqonoka, Maseru, Mafeteng, Maphohloane and Sephapos’ Gate.
||Seqonoka; Maseru; Mafeteng; Maphohloane and Sephapos Gate; Lesotho
||The National Spiritual Assembly of Lesotho was formed with its seat in Maseru. [BW15:202]
For picture see BW15:148.
||The United Nations Secretary-General designated the Bahá’í International Community and the National Spiritual Assemblies of Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Kenya and Lesotho as Peace Messengers, an honour given to only 300 organizations worldwide for their support of the UN Year of Peace 1986. [BINS173:4]
||New York; United States; Australia; Belgium; Brazil; Kenya; Lesotho
||United Nations; Baha'i International Community; International Year of Peace; Peace