Stories about 'Abdu'l-Bahá

Many pleaded with ‘Abdu’l-Bahá to prolong His stay in Salt Lake City

Mahmud's Diary
September 29, 1912
Salt Lake City, UT

Today many were attracted by the Master’s visit with us to the State Fair. He had been invited to the hotel by some delegates while others pleaded with Him to prolong His stay. Because of the shortness of time, He could not accept their invitation. ‘If we had time,’ He said, ‘some seeds would have been sown in this city, too. But the people are enjoying the celebration and we have no time at our disposal.’

This city is called the City of the Mormons because the majority of its inhabitants are of the Mormon denomination ….

… As He was returning to the hotel, the Master saw a Cardinal walking proudly with people on his way to dedicate a church. This Cardinal had heard about the Master and had spoken about the false Christ, thus he was often mentioned by the Master in His meetings.