Laying of the Foundation Stone of the Panama Temple
23 October 1967
To National Spiritual Assemblies
Dear Baha'i friends,
50.1 We are happy to share with you the joyous news that the Foundation Stone of the Mother Temple of Latin America has been laid by Amatu'l-Baha Ruhiyyih Khanum on behalf of the Universal House of Justice.
50.2 This inaugurates the next phase in the planning and construction of this important edifice which will culminate in the commencement of the erection of the Temple itself in January, 1969. During the current phase the final working plans and specifications will be drafted, bids will be obtained and contracts for construction will be placed. All this will call for funds in ever-increasing amounts.
50.3 We therefore call upon all National Spiritual Assemblies to:
1. Inform the National Spiritual Assembly of Panama of the amount of your budget allocation for the Panama temple during this year and when they may expect contributions to be received.
2. Transmit as soon as possible all available funds, either accumulated or earmarked, directly to the National Spiritual Assembly of Panama.
3. Encourage all Local Spiritual Assemblies and individuals to contribute to this project.
With loving Baha'i greetings, The Universal House of Justice