“For ease of reference, the objectives as originally stated are repeated here: 1. Carrying the healing Message of Bahá’u’lláh to the generality of mankind; 2. Greater involvement of the Faith in the life of human society; 3. A worldwide increase in the translation, production, distribution and use of Bahá’í literature; 4. Further acceleration in the process of the maturation of local and national Bahá’í communities; 5. Greater attention to universal participation and the spiritual enrichment of individual believers; 6. A wider extension of Bahá’í family life; and 7. The pursuit of projects of social and economic development in well-established Bahá’í communities.” The Universal House of Justice, from a letter dated 30 September 1992 to all National Spiritual Assemblies introducing the Three Year Plan.
A cover letter to this message, dated 17 January 2003 to all National Spiritual Assemblies written on behalf of the Universal House of Justice stated: “The Bahá’í world community has made significant strides since the launching of the Plan, and the House of Justice is conscious of the role that the institutions of the Faith have played in keeping the friends focused on the vital work before them. It hopes that the attached message will offer them an exciting vision of the future unfoldment of the Plan and the tasks they are being called upon to accomplish. That through your wise leadership their efforts will reach the level of intensity required to bring about and sustain accelerated expansion and consolidation is the object of its most fervent prayers at the Sacred Threshold.”
Letter dated 25 June 1953 written on behalf of Shoghi Effendi to the National Spiritual Assembly of the United States, cited in Citadel of Faith: Messages to America, 1947–1957(Wilmette: Bahá’í Publishing Trust, 1965, 1995 printing), p. 117.
Message dated September 1964 written by the Universal House of Justice to the Bahá’ís of the world, cited in Messages from the Universal House of Justice, 1963–1968 (Wilmette: Bahá’í Publishing Trust, 1996), pp. 42–43.
Letter dated 3 March 1999 written on behalf of the Universal House of Justice to the National Spiritual Assemblies of Cambodia, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Sabah, Sarawak, Singapore, and Thailand.
Riḍván 1996 message written by the Universal House of Justice to the Followers of Bahá’u’lláh in Cambodia, Hong Kong, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Letter dated 30 June 1957 written on behalf of Shoghi Effendi to the National Spiritual Assembly of Alaska, published in High Endeavors (n.p.: National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of Alaska, 1976), pp. 35–36.
Letter dated 30 August 1930 written on behalf of Shoghi Effendi to the National Spiritual Assembly of the United States and Canada, published in Lights of Guidance (New Delhi: Bahá’í Publishing Trust, 1996), p. 19.
Handwritten note of Shoghi Effendi appended to a letter dated 11 March 1933 written on his behalf to an individual believer, cited in a message dated 20 October 1983 written by the Universal House of Justice to the Bahá’ís of the world, published in Readings on Bahá’í Social and Economic Development (Florida: Palabra Publications, 2000), p. 7.