USA: National Ministry Team Monthly Meeting
By FFWPU USA: There was much extraordinary business on the docket at the National Ministry Team’s meeting this month. It was the first opportunity for many of our national leaders to touch base after an incredibly eventful month of attendance and activity both in Korea and around America, from which many memories, lessons and next steps were shared. In addition to an address from FFWPU North America Continental Chairman, Dr. Ki Hoon Kim, leaders and representatives of the National Ministry Team, the Universal Peace Federation (UPF), the Blessing & Family Ministry (BFM), the Collegiate Association for the Research of Principles (CARP), and Generation Peace Academy (GPA) shared about their latest and upcoming events.
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Dr. Kim recently returned from the Holy Day events in Korea, and shared True Mother’s reactions to this year’s celebrations. Dr. Kim began his comments by inviting Rev. George Augustus Stallings, the national co-chairman of the American Clergy Leadership Conference (ACLC), to describe the celebration of True Parents’ Birthday hosted by his parish at the Imani Temple in Maryland. Dr. Kim commended the Imani Temple celebration as a model and gateway for all churches.
Dr. Kim then shared two primary themes that he internalized from True Mother’s message in Korea: the crucial importance of filial piety as the cornerstone of all levels and expressions of messiahship, as well as the urgency of testifying to True Parents.
“Testify about True Parents for the sake of the whole world—this is the mission of the Unification movement. Many people believe we are too late to change this country. But True Parents think differently, and the only way we can change this country is by testifying about True Parents to the people of America and the world. It is time for us to take ownership as we follow True Parents, to fulfill our own personal, family, church, community, and national responsibilities.” Read More