Peace Road 2015 in Lesotho
FFWPU Lesotho: In Lesotho the police denied us a permit to hold Peace Road for security reasons despite our having Maseru City Council permission, but advised us to hold the Peace Road at our own church. We do not yet have our own church, so we started to look for a church where we could hold Peace Road. We went to the Mother Christina Apostolic Mission Church, where we were received very well. They said they were expecting us and were told that men of peace were coming to the church and to treat them well.
Since that time we have established a very good relationship with this church. We are working together in many ways. We held Peace Road at their church for 152 people. 15 cyclists cycled from Maseru to Roma with the sub-theme “Lesotho Unite.” Everything went very well although it was on a small level.
A former deputy prime minister, Archibald Lesao Lehohla, spoke about Peace Road. He said that the life of a human being is a Peace Road. He went on to say that the international peace highway project is a project very dear to the late Rev. Sun Myung Moon. Rev. Moon’s vision for world peace through the international peace highway inspired Peace Road 2015.
He added that the barriers between nations, religions, races, and cultures are all man-made; there can be no boundaries in the world originally created by God. Mr. Lehohla emphasized Rev. Moon’s grand vision of world peace connecting the world through the Bering Strait and that throughout his, life Rev. Sun Myung Moon carried out his work for world peace and the restoration of humanity through different projects and programs. Lesotho currently is faced with many challenges, one of them being political instability. Peace road is aimed toward a world of peace. In Lesotho, we cycled under the sub-theme “Lesotho Unite,” which gave us the opportunity to reaffirm our unity as a nation.
Even though the police did not give us a permit Mr. Lesao Lehohla come to give a speech as originally arranged and four Ambassadors for Peace participated. We have won the hearts of the members of this church and intend to continue working with them.