Zambia: 21-Day Leadership Workshop
Prepared by FFWPU Zambia
After the inauguration of Heavenly Africa Cheongpyeong Branch and Branch President, the Africa Branch was busy organizing education to nurture young generations. In this line, the 2-Day Hyojeong Seminar, and the 21-day leadership workshop from 23rd January to 12th February 2019 at Barlastone Training Center in Lusaka, Zambia. Participants were Chanyang team members, youth missionaries and Second Generation. More than 30 participants attended the workshop.
The activities during the workshop including DP lecturers by Rev. Ahondjo Eugene, Lecturer at CheongPyeong, Internal guidance on the life of faith by Rev Chung, lecture practices by missionaries giving opportunities to each person to get use with PowerPoint presentations.
Every morning, participants begin with a morning devotion in 21-minute prayer and reading of True Parents word. They end the day with Divine Principle practice and closing prayer together. Beside lectures, they had devotions such cleaning the environment and sport activities; football and Tong Il Moo DO.
On Sunday 27th of January, Rev Chung had a close talk with local second generation. They were happy to listen to his talk. He then invited them for a meeting on Thursday 31st.
During the meeting, Rev Chung talked about” who are you”. He challenged the second generation to live a good life. He further gave a testimony about his own life as a second generation and other second generations in Korea and other countries. He then shared his views on what second generation must do. He finally shared about our True Parents’ dream, how the Second generations should be able to understand the ideal of God and True Parents.
The closing Ceremony
On the 2nd of February the opening of the Branch Office took place in the presence of the National Leader, Rev. David Isaac Phiri, the UPF Secretary General, Rev. Rudolf Faerber, members and staff-to-be of the branch.
The closing ceremony was held on 12th February, 2019 in presence of Cheongpyeong Heaven and Earth Training Center Africa Branch Coordinator, Mr. Andrico Tshaba, the National Leader’s wife, Mrs. Betty Phiri the Director of Blessed Family Department, Pastor Eric Mutewa, the Secretary General of FFWPU Zambia, Mr. Fabrice Djimadoum, the Director of Education, Mr. Moses Mulubwa and members.
Mrs. Betty Phiri gave a welcome remark to everyone that came and expressed her gratitude to Heavenly Parent and True Parents for making it possible for us to finish the 21-day workshop.
Sister Stephanie Chisha, second generation and youth missionary talked about her own experience every morning at 09 am while receiving faith guidance from Rev Chung. At first, she did not want to attend the workshop because she was on standby waiting for her new mission. While waiting for her new mission, she joined the workshop and learned many things that helped her to rediscover herself. Through Rev Chung’s lectures, she learned to become a “happy person” as she concluded.
Wisted Chabinga, first generation and youth missionary expressed his gratitude to Heavenly Parent and True Parents for this great opportunity. Through this workshop, he said, he was able to learn the Principle of Creation and understand better than before. Before he never used to show interest in the principle of Creation. During his first mission, he used to skip it. He is now able to explain the Principle of Creation as he concluded his testimony.
Right after their testimonies, Pastor Eric Mutewa who is in charge of the Blessed Family Department gave a congratulatory message to all workshop participants. In his remarks, he talked about the beginning of the workshop that starts after the workshop. He encouraged all workshop participants to be brave enough to follow the will of Heavenly Parent and True Parents.
Finally, Mr. Andrico Tshaba, Cheongpyeong Heaven and Earth Training Center Heavenly Africa Branch read a congratulatory message on behalf of The President of Heavenly Africa Cheongpyeong Heaven and Earth Training Center since he was attending conferences in Korea. In the Rev. Chung’s message, “Now you are another new standing line. You need to channel what you learned through 21days workshop such as witnessing and fundraising. Some of you have a mind to break through such as difficult obstacles” he concluded his message by saying, “There is no hope and vision of life in the secular world. You have your passion and enthusiasm in your mind that is why God loves young people. God knows everything about you and your future in life. Do not even think of escaping from God and spiritual world. They always observe you and your thinking. Just obey to God and follow God’s providence then you will be blessed soon.”
Participants were inspired and pledged to put into practice the teaching received and determine to take up the responsibilities.
The workshop was concluded with 3 cheers of Eok Mansei followed group photo taken in memory of this great day.