Cambodia: Grand Opening of Headquarters Building
by Tang Kimsruy, FFWPU Cambodia
July 10, 2018, was a historical day of the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification after 26 years of pioneering to lay a substantial foundation for Heavenly Parent and True Parents in Cambodia. During that period, many foreign missionaries especially from Japan, Thailand, and Korea have been working tirelessly to educate Cambodian people to understand Heavenly Parent and True Parents’ heart and love. Based upon countless Jeong Seong offered by those members and missionaries, FFWPU-Cambodia has laid the foundation and developed into a notable image in Cambodian society. In 2005, this nation was really blessed to welcome Dr. Sun Myung Moon and Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon, the True Parents of Heaven, Earth and Humankind as one of their 120-nation world Speaking Tour.
The blessing is expanded bigger and even became greater upon this tremendous blessing. In 2014, the True Parents of Heaven, Earth and Humankind blessed us for FFWPU-Cambodia’s Headquarters Building. Upon this blessing, FFWPU-Cambodia could buy land and constructed the building for the public. Thus, today is the historical day of FFWPU-Cambodia.
It was the first time of the heavenly tradition of opening ceremony ever conducted in this humble nation, which after the ribbon cutting ceremony and the sprinkling of the holy salt, Dr. Chung Sik Yong, Chairman of the FFWPU-Asia Pacific presided this grand opening ceremony together with Rev. Chanook Yoon, Vice Continental Director of Central Asia, CIG Special Envoys, the national leaders from Thailand, Malaysia, Nepal, Philippines, Taiwan, Singapore, Lao, Myanmar, Vietnam, and Indonesia together with the top officials from the Royal Government of Cambodia including two vice ministers: one from Ministry of Interior and other from the Ministry of Women Affairs. During Dr. Yong’s special address, he emphasized that “this office will play a very important role to educate Cambodian people to become people of character and a global citizen.” To congratulate, Madam Her Excellency Chou Bun Eng, the Vice-Minister from the Ministry of Interior gave a wonderful speech about how this office would collaborate with the Royal Government’s policy. She emphasized that “this office’s vision would help nurture Cambodian people to become one again the citizen who have practiced the culture of filial piety and the culture of honoring ancestors.
It was not only the grand opening for the New Headquarters building but it is also to open a wider environment for welcoming Ambassador for Peace, blessed families, senior members, junior members, and children to share the same Hyojeong culture of honoring Heavenly Parent and True Parents. There were over 200 people attended this ceremony.