Russia: Day of Happy Families Festival and Blessing
Prepared by FFWPU Russia (Russia, Ufa, August 18, 2018)
On Saturday in the capital of Bashkortostan, Ufa, during the Festival “Day of Happy Families” six couples received the Blessing. The festival was held in the territory of the health resort, its director supported the idea of the festival and provided the site for free. Many more people were invited, and they promised to come but day before or on the day of the Blessing they started to face troubles. Someone broke the car, father of another invited person had a heart attack so he had to attend him, some could not wake up on time because the children did not let them sleep at night. Brothers and sisters made jeong seong conditions for the all guests together and individually for his or her guests but unfortunately this was not enough. Nevertheless, the family festival went quite well.
All the couples fulfilled the three steps of the Blessing. The remaining two steps will be explained to them by spiritual parents.
Several respected people: Imam-Khatyb Ramil- Hadji Timerian Gayreev, President of the Council of Women Zoya Maximova and the director of the health resort, philanthropist, Rimma Enikeeva, addressed assembled families with welcoming remarks. Everyone praised such an initiative, we hope that these people will continue to support the festivals.
There was a good concert program performed by our brothers and sisters and second generation children, the resort prepared delicious dishes. One woman said that she did not want to go to an unfamiliar place with strangers, but it turned out that everything was like in a big family.