Shoghi Effendi got money from Amelia Collins to buy the Temple Land in IsraelShoghi Effendi said about the purchase of Temple Land in Israel :
"The Government has offered it to me for sale and I would like to acquire it for a house of worship but I do not have the funds and do not wish to write Iranian friends again to send money. The time is short. I am concerned as the deadline is next Thursday and if I can’t buy it the opportunity is lost.”
Amelia asked to leave. Immediately she went to the telegraph office and sent an urgent wire to Argentina and asked her agent to sell her mining shares immediately at whatever price and send fifty thousand dollars to Israel before Thursday. The agents sold the shares at half price, and notified Amelia and sent the funds in time. Amelia went to the beloved Guardian on Wednesday with the funds. The Guardian was exceedingly happy to be able to purchase the land blessed by the footsteps of Bahá’u’lláh.