Stories about 'Abdu'l-Bahá

Dr. Susan Moody’s work in Tihran and the great reception she received upon arrival

Mahmud's Diary
November 2, 1912
Chicago, IL

He was invited to have lunch at the home of Mrs. Russell. Among the guests were some of Dr. [Susan] Moody’s relatives. Addressing them ‘Abdu’l-Bahá said:

Behold how the power of Bahá’u’lláh has connected the hearts and has joined the East and the West. When Dr. Moody first went to Tihran she did not know the Persians and they, too, did not know her at all. But the moment they heard of her intended journey from America to Persia, hundreds prepared to receive her with utmost love. With great esteem they welcomed her in Tihran. All the friends are now like brothers and sisters to her — even more than that and kinder. She is well-known as a Bahá’í in Tihran and is respected and loved within and without the community.