Brazil: Special Strategic Pastor’s Meeting
Prepared by FFWPU Brazil
At December 14th to 20th, 2018, the FFWPU-Brazil held the “Special Strategic Meeting of the State Leaders of Brazil for Victory in the Blessing of the 430 Couples and Vision 2020”. They gathered for seven days to come together in mind and heart and make stronger determination to achieve victory in the Blessing of the 430 Couples until the Day of Foundation 2020.
In an environment of much beauty and nature, in the “Farm of Ipês” where it is installed the Hotel Clube Atlético Sorocaba, around 60 participants, state leaders, accompanied by their wives, coming from all states of Brazil, replied to the call of the Regional Group Chair, Rev. Kim Sang Suek and Leader of Subregion 1 (Brazil), President Koichi Sasaki to meet at the end of the year for this strategic meeting and training workshop for state leaders to strengthen the Blessing activities of the Heavenly Tribal Messiah and make strong foundation for national restoration.
Starting on Friday, it was the opening of the seminar at 8:00 pm with the welcome words of Rev. Kim Sang Suek, Regional Group President of Latin, America, explaining Latin America’s role in providence and especially Brazil’s position as a central nation on the continent, emphasizing that the leaders of Brazil must take up this responsibility.
In this special meeting Important lectures were given by Rev. Kim Sang Suek and President Koichi Sasaki. All of the lectures that were presented focused True Parents’ special directions regarding the completion of the Heavenly Tribal Messiah’s mission, including victory in the Blessing of the 430 Couples both vertically and horizontally. Due to the importance of creating the environment for witnessing and investing in new leadership we had UPF conferences with Rev. Shin Dong Mo President of UPF in Latin America and presentations on the objectives of YSP conducted by the Rev. In Soung Kwun, Emissary for the CARP and Youth of Brazil and Latin America and Mr. Samuel Ota Linhares, Continental President of the YSP.
All this content was very important to educate blessed families and members more effectively. All lectures were accompanied by group discussion, gave a much better understanding of the issues, giving the opportunity to the leaders to give their impression, and to ask questions between the which participants. The leaders also reported on the activities carried out in 2018 in their regions of responsibility and set goals for the coming year.
On Sunday morning the Sunday Service was celebrate the sermon along with members and blessed families from the city of Sorocaba, led by Pr. Valcir Zancan, who was the MC on this occasion. This morning Rev. Kim Sang Suek gave the message and talked about “The Tradition of Cheon Il Guk”, emphasizing the importance of the family that lives their life centered in the love of God.
In this meeting, before the leaders, President Koichi officially announced the mission changes that have been implemented in Brazil that will be effective from now on, seeking a greater development result in the country’s providence. It also divided Brazil into five regions and established a regional leader in each of them. This division will facilitate communication and the advancement of providence in the various local churches.
The closing of the special meeting took place on the night of December 20.
After a week together sharing the words of True Parents, studying the best strategies for fulfilling True Parents guidance, discussing the issues surrounding the activities of the nation, at the end of this special meeting were outlined the plans and goals for the new year that will begin. And all the leaders made strong determination to achieve victory in HTM’s activities and national Restoration in Subregion 1 (Brazil).