18 January 1923
The beloved of the Lord and handmaids of the Merciful throughout the Pacific Islands, Care of the members of the American Spiritual National Assembly.
Beloved co-workers in the Vineyards of God!
Though pressed on all sides by my manifold duties, yet I can always find the time to devote my attention to the interests of those far-away friends who though distant in body are yet at heart so near and dear to us all.
To realize that at this present hour, a company of steadfast and zealous lovers of 'Abdu'l-Baha are day and night absorbed by their one thought of earnest service to the Cause in those uttermost corners of the globe, is the highest inspiration and the greatest encouragement in the great task that lies before me.
I am well aware of the Divine Bounties that have been showered upon you in the past and I am confident that everyone at you, realizing now more than ever before the significance of these bountiful gifts, will arise with greater selflessness and increased determination to bring this noble task entrusted to him by our beloved Master to a speedy and glorious consummation.
I shall be most pleased and gratified to receive a detailed and comprehensive report of all your activities, of your achievements in the past, your services at present, and your plans for the future.
Those distant islands, the object of our Master's love and tend to care, occupy a warm and abiding place in our hearts, and their very names evoke within us so high a sense of hope and admiration that the passing of time and the vicissitudes of life can never weaken or remove.
Assuring you of my constant prayers on your behalf, I am your devoted brother in His service,