Cote d’Ivoire: Cosmic Marriage Blessing 2016
By FFWPU Cote d’Ivoire, Philbert Seka: To commemorate the 3rd Anniversary of the Foundation Day, the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification in Cote d’Ivoire organized the 2016 Cosmic Blessing in connection with Korea.
100 couples attended the ceremony held at the national training and polyvalent center of the Federation. Among the 100 couples, there were 24 single matched candidates and 39 previous married couples. All the couples were very happy to organize their marriage centered on Heavenly Parent. The National Leader Philbert Seka and his wife Rachael Seka represented True Parents at the occasion. Parents of the newly blessed couples attended the ceremony even late in night. They came to support and witnessed how great are True Parents to gather people from all corners of the world to create a real true human family beyond borders.
Pastor Lale Gustave, main Assistant of the National Bishop of Celestial Church participated to the Blessing ceremony with his wife as well. “While trying to give a new direction to our church and orientation to our youth, the Blessing Marriage will be an innovation for us and a hope for members” Pastor Lale said.
Early in the morning, members gathered to celebrate the 3rd Anniversary of the Foundation Day. During the celebration, the National Leader explained again the meaning of the Blessing and the importance of keeping God’s lineage after receiving the Blessing.
On Wednesday, 24th of February 2016, the National Chapter of Universal Peace Federation led a workshop for 100 Imams – Muslims leaders. The workshop was organized by the National Council of Imams in Cote d’Ivoire to train the Imams on their role as leaders to create good and peaceful environment in their communities. The lecture was given by Philbert Seka, National Secretary of UPF in Cote d’Ivoire. The topic was “How to assure an Effective Leadership to become the person others would like to follow”. Notice that UPF Chapter in Cote d’Ivoire leads regularly workshops for religious group in the case of Interreligious activities.
After the workshop, Imam Drame, a Peace Ambassador and Vice President at UPF National Council also stand as General Secretary for National Council of Imams in Cote d’Ivoire, said that he will make his best to have more Peace Ambassadors among Imams so that they can spread the seed of Peace everywhere they are.