Cote d’Ivoire: HyoJeong Cheongpyeong 2017
Prepared by FFWPU Cote d’Ivoire
During the Cheon Il Guk leaders’ meeting in Korea, True Parents decided to send Cheongpyeong team in 4 African nations to prepare the coming of True Mother in Senegal. Cote d’Ivoire was among those 4 selected nations that were given this great opportunity on October 13, 14 and 15, 2017.
The special HyoJeong Cheongpyeong Cote d’Ivoire Event took place at the Hall of the Sport Palace in Treichville, Abidjan (Palais des Sports de Treichville) with 1103 participants, men, women and children. Other nations came as well: 2 from Niger, 30 from Burkina Faso, 23 from Mali, 2 from Ghana, 2 from Senegal, 1 from Sierra Leone. The workshop started on October 13 at 2 pm and ended on October 15 at 5 pm.
At the beginning of the workshop, the Regional HQ through Rev. Ghomsi explained the necessity of the coming of Cheongpyong in the nation. After him, Africa Group Chairman Rev. Bakary Camara gave more details on how to prepare to fully benefit from this special workshop.
After the diner on the first day, the first Chanyang Yeoksa session was held. Participants were able to realize how well second generation children of the Chanyang team had prepared well. At the end of the day, all the couples that were to play a role during the ancestor liberation and the ancestor blessing ceremonies and the wish papers offering were selected
On the second day, the Chanyang team performed after the Hoondokhae at the 5 am and the breakfast. During the morning session, the Africa Group Chairman congratulated the members for their coming and gave the goals for Africa: first, bring joy to True Parents, second proclaim the coming of the only begotten daughter of Heavenly Parent and third fulfill our Heavenly Tribal Messiah activities through the 430 couples. In the afternoon, Cheongpyeong Team gave the main lectures of the workshop. Rev. Chung lectured on “Cheongpyeong Holy Land and Heavenly Garden Project”; M. Moon lectured on the meaning of the “Chanyang Yeoksa” session. Right after M. Moon lecture, there was the first Chanyang session under the Cheongpyeong Team supervision. Afterwards, the key lecture of the workshop was given by Rev. Ki-Seong Lee, President of the Cheongpyeong Heaven and Earth Training Center. Rev. Lee lectured on “Understanding True Parents Cheongpyeong Providence”. At the end of the day, all the participants who were to play on the role during the ceremonies made a rehearsal.
The third and last day was the most moving day with many spiritual experiences. After the Hoondokhae from the Book 4 of the Cheon Seong Gyeong on the Physical World and Spiritual World and the guidance by Chairman Rev. Camara, participants prepared for the main ceremonies of the workshop. The Chanyang team offered a session followed by the “Ancestor Liberation Ceremony” where many ancestors express their will to quickly fulfill the purpose of creation through their descendants. This session was filled with tears as the spiritual atmosphere was very high and intense. After that, the “Hyojeong Prayer-Wish Offering Ceremony” was held. The President of Cheongpyeong Heaven and Earth Training Center Rev. Ki-Seong Lee gave a remark where he emphasized on the fact that we were experiencing for the first time the new providence of dissolving the wish papers into water instead of burning them as it was done in the past. It was a very beautiful ceremony. After lunch, there was the “Ancestor Blessing Ceremony” where 166 blessed families were able to bless their ancestors. The Ancestor Blessing Ceremony was officiated by National Leader Rév. Richard Beugre and his wife, along with Rev. Lee and Rev. Camara. This ceremony was a great success as the spiritual atmosphere was very high. Rev. Lee as True Parents representative was able to feel True Parents’ officiating themselves the blessing ceremony through the National Leader’s couple. Even members testified that they were able to feel invisible presences and moves as they were waving hands to great their ancestors and the spirits that were present. Right after the ceremony, some members inherited holy flames for the second generations who are in the spirit world.
After these important ceremonies, Cote d’Ivoire nation on behalf of all participants offered gift to True Parents and to each member of the Cheongpyeong team. Then, the Regional HQ gave the appointment letters to some newly appointed National Leaders: Niger, Burkina Faso, Senegal and Cote d’Ivoire.
To conclude, some entertainers performed through songs and dance to show our gratitude to Heavenly Parent and True Parents for this amazing grace of the HyoJeong Cheongpyeong Workshop 2017 in Cote d’Ivoire. All Africa say “Thank you True Parents, thank you to the only begotten daughter of Heavenly Parent, and thank you to Cheongpyeong Team”.