Nationwide Leaders’ Assembly Towards the Victory in the Fifth year of Cheon Il Guk
March 29, 2017 Cheongpyeong Heaven and earth Training Center
At the three-day (March 29-31,2017) Nationwide Leaders’ Assembly towards Victory in the 5th Year of Cheon Il Guk, Mother spoke to an audience of some 1,500 leaders drawn from the full range of the Korean movement: the Family Federation’s family church leaders and their wives, church officers, UPF and WFWP leaders, and nationwide leaders of other providential organizations. They filled the grand auditorium at the Cheongpyeong Heaven and Earth Training Center.
Before Mother spoke, the program included presentations by the leader of the early church leaders (who, though officially retired, are always mobilizing their support), the director general of the International Headquarters (on the developments in the worldwide mission), and the HJ Global Foundation chairman on the plans for the development of the HJ Cheonwon area as a model of God’s substantial kingdom on earth.
Mother spoke about the long and painful history of God’s providence to find a people that could receive and welcome the True Parents, and how this opportunity was lost in Israel 2,000 years ago. Mother further outlined the history of God’s work through the providence of restoration, including the spread of Christianity, the development of civilization, the rise of communism. She spoke of God’s work to create the environment for the new Messiah to come, and, to an audience that was 99 percent Korean, emphasized Korea’s central role and responsibility. Mother related some of the significant events surrounding her own young life, including the help that her uncle (her mother’s brother) gave her mother and her when they fled south to South Korea just before the Korean War broke out.
Mother then spoke about the goal of restoring Korea, and that, for national restoration to succeed, all the leaders must be one in heart with True Parents, and to be confidently reaching out to the people of the world and bringing them to receive the Blessing. Mother called on everyone to verbally express their pride and confidence and her speech concluded to loud applause.