The participation of Latin American believers in the Bahá'í Centennial
Convention is vital to the future development of the Faith in the Americas.
I urge individuals as well as the National Assembly to extend assistance,
financial and otherwise, to enable as many representatives as possible to join
the North American believers in the proceedings of a gathering of such
momentous importance and historic significance in the evolution of the
Faith of Bahá'u'lláh in the western hemisphere.
January 29, 1944