Italy: New Hope Team 2016
By FFWPU Italy, Elisabetta Cali
We held a summer workshop for 2nd generation children from the age of 9 to 13, on July 10-17, 2016 in Bocca Seriola, Italy. There were 25 participants and 17 staff members, most of which were second generations,
The teaching staff were comprised of; Elisabetta Nistri, Angelo Chirulli and Gukson Capone (2nd gen), while the activity staff and general organisation of the workshop was in the hands of the 2nd generation who did a great job taking care of all the children and organising team games and activities designed to push their limits and learn to sacrifice oneself for the group and give the best they can.
The teachers gave lectures on the principles of creation, the fall, Jesus’ position and True Parents’ life. Like always, we dedicated one day to a hike in the mountains, we walked for 2 hours, reaching a farm with cows, other animals and a fishing lake. It is always important to help the children discover God through observing and admiring the beauty of the creation.
The workshop concluded with a prayer evening in front of a fire, into which they threw their letters with promises to our Heavenly Parents.