Mexico: International Day of Peace and Blessing
Prepared by FFWPU Mexico
On the occasion of International Day of Peace, with an invitation, we attended an event sponsored by Mexico Government Affairs, Sub Secretary of Democratic Development, Social Participation and Religious Affairs on September 20, 2019.
It was a great event in which several Religious Representatives’ speech about their holly scriptures in relation with this peace day celebration. And specially the PhD. Beatriz Gutiérrez Mueller (Wife of current Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador) shared a speech of this commemorative occasion.
Rev. Dae Hee Hong took this opportunity to invite to the Phd. Beatriz Gutiérrez Mueller to participate in the next Summit in Seoul, Korea; kindly Ms. Beatriz answered that will take into consideration this invitation.
It was also a good moment to continue strengthening relationships with other confessions and to promote the Peace Culture of the Family Federation and the True Parents Guidance.
On September 21, 2019, Rev. Dae Hee Hong was invited to speak at an International Peace Day event in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, with a VVIP´s of that state.
Participants in this event included, Monterrey Local Nuevo Leon Deputy Luis Donaldo Colosio, Lic. Graciela Buchanan magistrate of the higher court of justice, Federal Senator Samuel Alejandro García Sepúlveda, Master Sofia Velazco president of the state human rights commission and Rev. Dae Hee Hong participated as representative of FFWPU and UPF Central America.
Former Federal Deputy Laura Paula Lopez made the closing remarks, expressing his gratitude to the great panel of speakers for this celebration and encouraging to all audience to contribute on the peace process from their own activities and starting from their families.
After the event, we took the opportunity and visited the Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico to meet the Local deputy Myrna Isela Grimaldo and we talk about the importance of the Peace development and Family values strength. Rev. Hong emphasized the importance of the educating Politicians with the philosophy of peace so that they can implement and to promote the laws for a better development of the society.
People in that meeting were Victor Castillo FFWPU and UPF Regional Secretary of Central America, Mss. Hyoja Hongmoon (Espouse of Rev. Hong) , Laura Paula Lopez former Federal Deputy, Myrna Grimaldo Current Nuevo Leon Local Deputy.
On September 22, 2019, we conducted a Blessing of Marriage ceremony for 44 couples and around 70 people in the Villa Real Events main hall, Guadalupe – Nuevo Leon, México.
At this event, Lic. Salvador Tello was the MC and Former Federal Deputy gave the welcoming remarks speaking about World Peace Strengthening thought and the Blessing Marriages Movement .
Rev. Victor Castillo from FFWPU Mexico, shared 3 lectures in preparation for the Blessing event: Peace Starts in the Family, The Blessing and the Family and The Meaning of the Blessing. All participants attended with permanent interest and attention, actively participated and on their reflections thy expressed their thanks for this type of activity that the Family Federation is conducting worldwide.
He said: “We were deeply moved for the content of the program and for the profound importance that Families has on the Peace building; with our participation to this Blessing Event, we are encouraging to improve our relationship as husband and wife and we want to promote the Peace movement, starting in our family”.
“We thank to Laura Paula Lopez and the Family Federation for the invitation to participate in this type of event, with encouraging people to think about the Fidelity and to teach our sons and daughters to live a life with care about their Purity…”
“We fell that content was highly spiritual, with beautiful information to re-think the importance of our marriage and also the importance to maintain values and good example in our home for our kids, for sure we fell renewed and with the interest revived to keep doing better activities and better relationships in our home, thanks…”
Pastor Cristian of the Church of Jesus Christ renewed was very grateful for the program that the Federation is promoting for the renewal of marriage vows, showing interest in to participating in the future.
The Blessing Ceremony was beautifully conducted by Rev. Dae Hee Hong and his wife Hyoja Hongmoon. And three families from Monterrey state (Mantovani-Manrique, Tello-Cabral and Esparza-Eloisa) that were the officiator supporters.
Holy wine, Holy water, Vows, Blessing invocation, Declaratory of the Holy Blessing and the Chears of Victory for this celebration were performed with the conduction for Rev. Hong and his wife.
Congratulatory remarks were shared by Rev. Dae Hee Hong, encouraging to all participants to this blessing to live with profound love on their marriage and to cultivate the culture or heart in their homes. Inviting them also to promote this culture of Peace on their social areas of contact.
Finally, Holy Stick ceremony was performed with joy and happiness on the marriages who participate.
To liven up and commemorate this event, we have the presence of the music and choir group of Guadalupe High School. The topics they touched were very special, but especially their love and youthful energy, which gave a beautiful closing to this act.
The commemorative photo of the participating marriages and guests shows how beautiful and special this Marriage Renewal and Rededication event was through the blessing that took place.
The celebration banquet was very nourished by comments and talks about everything experienced in this event, showing the positive aspects of the messages, what were strengthened as marriages and the hope of putting it into practice in each of the family’s participants…
After the attendance of the Las Vegas Blessing Event conducted as the first Central America and The Caribbean in last July 2019, Laura determined to expand blessing movement in Monterrey considering that she is the IAPP president in México, as a result of her strong determination this first goal was achieved successfully.
On September 23, 2019, FFWPU Mexico (Rev. Dae Hee Hong) was invited to speak at International Peace Day celebration event at an Elementary school.
All kids of this school were very attentive, showed their purity and affection at all times and after the speech, along with their participation and comments showed their desire to be active promoters of the culture of peace showing love and respect to their parents, their brothers and everyone in their community and school.
Rev. Dae Hee Hong commented on how special it was for him to give a speech for the first time before such a young audience. The managers and parents who attended, thanked the beautiful message of the Culture of the Heart of a Son of Filial Piety, which was the central message of the shared discourse.
On September 23, and 25, 2019, we also took the opportunity to meet some VIPs and invite them for the Summit 2020 in Seoul, Korea.