I need not tell you how pleased I feel at this moment

The beloved of the Lord and the handmaids of the Merciful in Berkeley, California, U.S.A. Care of the members of the Spiritual Assembly.

Dear Friends!

 I need not tell you how pleased I feel at this moment when I enter into correspondence with the loved ones of 'Abdu’l-Bahá in that city, who I am sure, fired with the spirit of service and teaching which His passing has kindled in every heart, are striving to proclaim His Word and promote His Teachings in that great country.
 The services you have rendered and are still rendering in the Path of God, the accounts of which have been reaching the Holy Land, have served to renew my unshaken confidence in those faithful children of 'Abdu'1-Bahá to whom He has shown abundant favors in the past and from whom He expects an undying devotion to the service of His Cause.
 No need for me to remind you of the assurance He has so repeatedly given in His tablets to His friends in America as to the glorious triumphs that await every believer, who with determination, selflessness and ardor, arises for the diffusion of the Light of this Divine Revelation throughout the world. And we, who witness from every quarter the crying need of humanity, what nobler service can we render, than to raise the call of Yá Bahá'u'l-Abhá—a call which amid the rising tumult of so many conflicting sects and creeds can alone assure to distracted mankind the reign of true felicity and lasting peace.

Remembering you in my prayers at the Holy Shrines,
I am your brother and co-worker,
(signed) Shoghi
Haifa, Palestine,

Youth in the Vanguard,  Marion Yazdi, pp46-47, USBNC archives

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