Dominican Republic: Heavenly Tribal Messiah Workshop
by Leonidas Belliard, FFWPU Dominican Republic
With the Theme: “Let’s become a Victorious Heavenly Tribal Messiahs who bring happiness to Heavenly Parent and True Parents”, the Family Federation in the Dominican Republic, held the first HTM seminar centering on Rev. Dae Hee Hong, special envoy and National Leader, Mr. Leonidas Belliard on April 14 to 15, 2018 in our Bonao Farm.
The 50 family members gathered in Bonao Farm for two days studied the value, meaning and method on how to do the HTM mission. Rev. Hong, the special envoy talked about Hyojeong as base of having harmony in the couple and in the family to become example of love toward society and improve the nation. He brought many examples on how people apply Hyojeong and have a great heavenly blessing and protection.
Mr. Cesar Regalado, UPF general secretary, talked about values and meaning of HTM mission and explained in detail we are the ones who True Father relay this mission to accomplish the World Peace and Harmony. This mission it is not only during lifetime, it is also to be accomplished even in the spiritual world, so we are pushing to begin ASAP since we do not know for sure when we must go to spiritual world.
Mr. Leonidas Belliard, national leader, in his teaching showed many examples of successful HTM victors around the world. He explained the method on how to begin, how to educate and how to be expand it.
Participants family members learned that they should begin HTM activities in their area as soon they go back home. They understood this mission is totally possible and real, so they determined to bring victory to Heavenly Parent and True Parents by achieving the goal of 430 marriages couples by 2020.
We showed a video recorded of the three main “Interreligious Peace Blessing Festival” held until now in our nation, through which we could realize how to promote such as kind of event in each area where family members are living in.
During the time of group discussions, they wrote several ideas and strategies to approach and apply to the 3 couples in their area which are most harmonious look likes. The atmosphere created during the workshop was that good that they did not want to leave the place even after the workshop finished.
We are eagerly determined to march forward as heavenly soldiers to can guide this world toward love and happiness
Character Education by WFWP Dominican Republic
On Sunday April 15th from 11:00 am until 4:00 pm the Dominican chapter of the WFWP offered a Seminar on Character Education for 230 students of Santo Domingo State University (UASD) who soon will be graduating (in three months) as high school teachers.
The Education Faculty of the University mainly focused in two areas: 1) to best qualify them on the science they will teach (biology, physics, chemistry, mathematic, physical education, language and literature); and 2) the best methods of teaching those subjects.
But the National Ministry of Education now requires them also to give an integral education. That means, they also should be able to teach moral and ethical behavior, education they do not receive. To supply for this lack WFWP offered this seminar as a first step of a future one-day workshop before this last term finishes.
This activity involved three (1 hour) lectures: 1) Personality and Character; 2) The Need and Priority of Character Education; and 3) Practical Methods of Teaching Respect and Honesty. The first lecture was given by Professor Rafael Reyes (an Ambassador for Peace); the second and third were given by Mr. César Regalado, UPF Secretary General in the Dominican Republic.
Done by Mr. Cesar Regalado, UPF General Secretary