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USA: Southeast Subregional Family Retreat

  by Rev. Ernest Patton, FFWPU USA (District 5) More than 150 Unificationists from all over the Southeast Subregion, from Maryland to Louisiana and even Puerto Rico, gathered for the District 5 Family Retreat at the Deerhaven Retreat Center in Paisley, Florida from April 12 to 14. Surrounded by the Ocala National Forest...

The First Missionary – Part 2

Mr. Choi Sang-ik (who later received the name Bong-choon from his father) is perhaps better known as Papa-san Choi. He was our first missionary to Japan, and the first missionary True Father sent out to witness in another land. Last week we posted Papa-san Choi’s brief testimony of his powerful conversion experience under...

Italy: Hyojeong Cheonbo Workshop

Building the Kingdom of God in Cooperation with the Heavenly Realm   By Giuseppe Cali, FFWPU Italy This was the fourth of such events on April 13 and 14, 2019, that I attended: Germany, Albania, Spain and Italy, three of them as officiator, so, I can say that it was a period of...

Russia: The Round Table

Russia and countries in the Asia-Pacific region: towards peace, security and sustainable development   Prepared by UPF Russia On April 13th, 2019 the round table “Russia and countries in the Asia-Pacific region: towards peace, security and sustainable development” was held in Moscow, at the National Hotel. Russian experts on Korea and the countries...

Slovakia: World Summit Report in the Hussite Church

  By Barbara Grabner, UPF Slovakia On April 9, 2019 the facilities of the Czechoslovak Hussite Church in Bratislava were the site of a profound report about the World Summit in Korea. Since the meeting was called “Interreligious Dialogue – Religions, Faiths and their Responsibility for Peace” the guests came from various religious...

Belgium: Songkran and Family Festival

  By Alan and Brigitte Sillitoe, UPF Belgium Thanks to Luxembourg members’ Erwin and Tomoko Franzen’s connection with the Thai Monk responsible in Waterloo for Belgium and Luxembourg since more than two decades, as well as his recent participation in various UPF programs and in a Blessing ceremony organized for us in Thailand,...

Spain: CheonBo Workshop

  By Maryvonne Jamois, FFWPU Spain Rev. In Pyo Moon Chair of CheonBo Europe Branch arrived on Sunday March 17th from Turkey and Rev. Tibor Krebsz also arrived same day for a preparatory visit before our CheonBo event on April 6 and 7th. It has been full and intense days, receiving guidance and...

Romania: Intercultural Event – One Family under God

  Prepared by CARP Romania On the first weekend of April (April 6), we organized Intercultural Event. The theme of the event was “One Family Under God”. Our purpose was to represent one international family centered on God. Both STF team and Romania CARP Members worked together in successfully representing family traditions around...

Russia: Family Festival Becomes Family Evening

  Prepared by FFWPU Russia In the Russian city of Yekaterinburg, the members discovered a new format for the Family Festival. With just three couples participating on April 6, the community turned the festival into a family evening, with a warmer, more intimate atmosphere. This allowed them to educate the guests more deeply,...

Europe: STF Witnessing Testimonies

  Prepared by STF Europe (April 18, 2019) We just finished a 3 months period of witnessing in Europe and we want to share with You our experiences and results, hoping to bring you joy and hope! These are the testimonies of the team leaders in STF, they chose to stay a second...