UK Summer HARP Workshops
By FFWPU UK
Junior HARP Workshop ‘BE’
Our workshop was held on August 16-22 2016 in Cleeve House, UK with 35 participants.
Workshop Blurb that was in the HDH book: “We all aspire to BE better versions of ourselves, and to BE our truest and most authentic self. How can we truly BE proud of maintaining and owning a pure lifestyle? How can we live in such a way that we BE-come and embody these ideals, and how can we revel in our uniqueness and harness our potential, truly seeing ourselves from God’s viewpoint?
We can sometimes lose ourselves in the comfort of ‘secular’ conformity, whether that be consciously by means of negative peers, or sub-consciously through social media and more subtle influences. The thing is that these things are temporary, and filling a void with these things cannot and will not lead to long term happiness.
Knowing and loving God and True Parents, and in turn seeing our true path and value sets us free and releases us to continue life along new avenues that although at times seem steep and scary, will ultimately lead us one step closer to BE-ing the strong, true, original YOU!
During this workshop we are encouraged to search deeply within ourselves, to tap into that space that we often fill with unnecessary ‘bits’; making some space for God to nestle and to dwell. To BE or not to BE …. that is the question!”
Senior HARP Workshop ‘Level Up’
Our workshop was held on August 22-28, 2016 in Cleeve House, UK with 35 participants.
Workshop Blurb that was in the HDH book: “As mature HARP members we have grown familiar and accustomed to what a workshop entails. We’ve heard many a purity talk and Divine Principle lecture. We’ve given our all on Challenge Day, whilst drenched in water and mud and simultaneously chanting. We’ve woken up early, and gone to bed late; prayed together, cried together, sung our hearts out together, laughed together and scraped left
overs off of plates together. We’ve been there, done that and got the t-shirt. Many t-shirts. And a couple of hoodies too.
The question is, will this workshop be just that …. will we let it be ‘just another workshop’, or will we let it be transformative? Will we allow it to ignite a fire for change; stepping away from bad habits and old ways to become the person God intends for us to be, challenging ourselves to truly take ownership over our life of faith? …. Will we truly Level Up?
It is easy to remain comfortable at this level, and to grow accustomed to a certain way of life, but during this workshop we are encouraged to search deeply within ourselves, and to use this workshop as a platform to step forward, upgrading into young adulthood with clear purpose, confidence in our identity, renewed energy and clear goals. Level Up? That is the question!”
Sports Workshop True Victory’
This workshop which was held on August 7-12, 2016 in Cleeve House, UK with 11 participants, was about using sport training and the physicality of the body to learn fundamental life lessons.
We focused on topics such as team work, unity, discipline, commitment and respect. This was a very successful workshop and we will definitely do it again next year. Participants: 14