December 20, 2015

To the Members of the Assembly of 'Abdu'l-Bahá, San Francisco, California.

Through the maid-servant of God, Mrs. Helen S. Goodall

He is God!
O ye faithful friends!

The maid-servant of the Kingdom of Bahá'u'lláh has written the joyful news that the friends in that region have established an Assembly, have engaged in the spreading of the teachings of God and have arisen with the utmost endeavour, sincerity of intention, and enkindlement with the fire of the Love of God so that that country may become a main-spring of the signs, and that city become illumined, and a number of souls like stars of the Horizon of Holiness may shine in the assemblage of the Kingdom of man (humanity).

This Assembly was organized at the right time. It is my hope that it may become a magnet of confirmation. If it remain firm and steadfast this Assembly will become so illumined that it will be a full, refulgent moon in the Horizon of everlasting Glory.

Report and write to me the services which are accomplished by this Assembly so that they may become the cause of spiritual happiness and joy to the heart.

Upon thee be the Glory of God!

(Signed) 'Abdu'l-Bahá Abbas
(Star of the West, vol. 2, no.10, September 8, 1911)