Philippines: Heavenly Tribal Messiah Leaders School Towards Firm Settlement of Cheon Il Guk Culture
By FFWPU Philippines, Rev. Julius Malicdem
Moving forward towards the firm settlement of the Heavenly Tribal Messiah providence in the Philippines, the first batch of Heavenly Tribal Messiah Leaders School was held last August 25-27, 2016 at the Philippine Headquarters Church in Quezon City, Manila. The holding of the 3-Day Training-Workshop for Heavenly Tribal Messiahs with the theme “National Restoration through Victorious Heavenly Tribal Messiahs”, was intended to empower more the key tribal messiahs in the country on how to effectively educate, organize and immerse their tribes with the beautiful teachings and tradition we inherited from our beloved True Parents. The 1st batch was joined by fifty-seven representative tribal messiahs including sub-leaders and some CARP Leaders from all over the Philippines which was conducted by Prof. Gil Young Hwan, an expert in the Home Group System and Coaching who recently was designated as Itinerary Worker in the Asian Region for Education. He was assisted by his wife, Mrs. Cho On Dok. Mrs. Kim Hwa Jin from IPLC helped as the translator.
The training-workshop was the second of a series workshops that will be conducted by Prof. Gil in several nations in Asia. The first one which was held in Bangkok Thailand then followed by Philippines. He will also schedule similar workshops in Nepal, Cambodia, Malaysia and Singapore. This training on home group system was indeed very timely as the Heavenly Tribal Messiahs are determined to educate further each of their tribe members, mostly couples who have joined the several Interfaith Peace Blessing Festivals (IPBF) which were held in the different parts of the country for the past 3 years. The participants received important guidance and gained clearer understanding on a more systematic way of raising up their own families as well as raising up other families through building a family and a community of faith.
During the Opening program, Rev. Julius Malicdem, Cheon Il Guk Special Envoy and National Leader of the Philippines, gave a very motivating message for the participants as he emphasized the importance and timeliness of the workshop. He said, “this Home Group Workshop came in a perfect timing as we just have celebrated the 4th year anniversary of our True Father’s Seonghwa ceremony. This will greatly help our Heavenly Tribal Messiahs to settle down in their tribe and to properly take care of the families in their tribes.” He also said that this system can also be a very good tool in expanding the youth movement through CARP. Rev. Malicdem announced to the participants that Dr. Chung Sik Yong, Asia Continental Director was instrumental in inviting Prof. Gil to commit himself to help Asia and to support his desire for all Heavenly Tribal Messiah victors in Asia to fully stabilize the educational foundation of their tribes.
The first day of the workshop gave the participants a clearer grasp on the basic foundations of a healthy home group. Prof. Gil, started by asking, “Why are you here?”, which truly stimulated the participants to understand not only intellectually but to have the right motivation internally in attending the workshop. Prof. Gil poured out his heart and jeongseong in each of the sessions. One of the elders who attended the workshop said, “through the lectures, I came to realize that in order to be successful heavenly tribal messiah, I need to invest more in creating ideal relationship in my own family first to gain internal power then I could expand to my tribe.” Another participant aptly said, “Truly Heavenly Tribal Messiah is the starting point of substantial Cheon Il Guk! Through the Home Group system, the heart of being Heavenly Tribal Messiah can be uplifted to a level of truly becoming representatives of our True Parents.”
On the second day, a session which started with a video on the Law of Harvest, engaged all the participants in a very passionate discussion and very good insights on how the mission of the heavenly tribal messiahs should be carried out victoriously. Later on a simulation on the proper conduct of the home group meeting was carried out. One of the leaders who participated in the workshop mentioned in his reflection that the Home group system based on True Parents philosophy is the way to lead all our members to realize Cheon Il Guk. The session where a test to determine the behavior of each participant was conducted, greatly animated the atmosphere of the workshop. Discovering the innate behavior of each other allows more understanding and how to adjust so that better relationship can be achieved.
On the 3rd day of the workshop, the tribal messiahs learned further the rules in managing a home group. The participants became so excited during another round of a simulation of the home group meeting where everyone was trying to feel how it is in real situation when dealing with the members of the home group. Most of the tribal messiahs who have dealt with real situations when taking care of their tribal members felt a lot of hope after attending the workshop. One tribal messiah wrote in his reflection, “I realized how much time and resources I have wasted in the past for not raising up the people in my tribe well. In this workshop, I learned a lot on how to invest my heart to love and care for the people through the guidelines, principles and roadmap of an Heavenly Tribal Messiah Leader.” Also, during the workshop, Mrs. Cho, the wife of Prof. Gil, provided very good ice breaker activities like learning actions songs and games.
In a nutshell, the workshop truly offered a clearer strategy on how to become victorious heavenly tribal messiahs. As our ultimate goal, Heavenly Tribal Messiah mission entails a lot of hard work and sincere devotion in bringing substantial kingdom of heaven on the earth. However, more than that, it requires a systematic and organized scheme in order to guide its trajectory and fulfil its core objective. Our end goal is in alignment with our beloved True Parent’s vision 2020 to realize Cheon Il Guk. Truly, this workshop will guide us step-by-step in achieving this dream of national restoration so that we can ultimately bring joy and happiness to the hearts of our beloved Heavenly Parent and True Parents.
We had with a question and answer session where the participants could get a clearer picture of what should be done after the workshop. Prof. Gil made his promise that he will continue to guide and coach each of the Heavenly Tribal Messiahs to become victorious. In fact, he already announced another round of workshop after 2 months, which will focus more on coaching training.
The workshop concluded with a show of determination and united response from all the participants in bringing victory in the tribal messiah mission with resounding cheers of eog mansei and their resolve to bring more victories for Heavenly Parent and True Parents!