An American family once wrote to the Master, asking if they might visit Him. ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, who had travelled so far without comforts, replied, 'When you may travel in comfort, then you may come.' So, in 1919, after the first World War, it was arranged that the Randalls, along with others, should start for Haifa, in Palestine.

Honnold, Annamarie, Vignettes from the Life of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, p. 88