True Mother Celebrates “Victory” While Building a Nation Cheon Jeong Gung, 1.14 in the 2nd Year of Cheon Il Guk, 13th February 2014 The jubilant celebrations of the 2014 Cosmic Blessing and the first anniversary of Foundation Day culminated with one final ceremony: the Victory Celebration, held at the Cheon Jeong Gung Museum on February 13, 2014 with 500 participants including members of the True Family, leaders of associated organizations, and church pastors. At the gathering, True Mother introduced the Cheon Il Guk Constitution, which will be the foundation of the realization of Cheon Il Guk, and bestowed a copy of the constitution to each individual newly appointed as members of the Cheon Il Guk Council. Among those appointed were Yeon Ah Choi Moon, Hoon Sook Moon, Hyo Nam Kim (Hoon Mo Nim), Rev. Young Hwi Kim, Rev. Jea Seok Lee, Rev. Kyeng Seuk Lu, president Jin Choon Kim, Rev. Yong Cheon Song, Rev. Hideo Oyamada, Dr. Ki Hoon Kim, Rev. Farley Jones, and Dr. Thomas Walsh. Jin Choon Kim was appointed as vice-director of the council and Yeop Ju Hwang as the secretary general. True Mother also bestowed the Cheon Il Guk Constitution on all of the continental directors. As True Mother looks ahead towards the realization of Cheon Il Guk, these appointments seem to signify the first steps in building more than just a spiritual nation, but a physical one, with a written constitution to be upheld and defended by a system of governance. She also expressed her continued desire to spread the work and message of True Parents throughout the world. After reports were given from each organization and region, True Mother gave a brief message and said, “It is true that Unificationists worked so hard to prepare this event and the prestige of FFWPU has soared throughout this event, but we should know that it is discomforting that there are still seven billion people who have yet to know about the value of the blessing that True Parents worked for their whole life. Starting from next year, we should let the world know about True Parents’ holy birthday and we should hold an event for this day that we can share with people nationwide. I’m sure that if all humankind knows how much True Parents love them even unto their last moments, the True Love movement will spread all around the world.” The reports offered much good news in the way of initiatives and programs. The affiliate organizations which included the International Leadership Conference (ILC), Women’s Federation for World Peace (WFWP), Universal Peace Federation (UPF)-Korea, One Korea, Youth Federation for World Peace (YFWP), Segye Times, Tongil Foundation and Wonmo Pyeongae Foundation each spoke about their recent campaigns. Each continental director was then given the chance to give a “Victory Report.” The reports were a kind of international “State of the Union”, offering a chance for True Mother to connect to all of the events and programs worldwide. Dr. Ki Hoon Kim, North American Continental Director, introduced Matthew Hill, a second generation Unificationist and American tenor who had sung the previous day at the special Foundation Day luncheon celebration as part of his presentation. True Mother asked Matthew to sing two songs before Dr. Kim reported on the activities of the American Clergy Leadership Conference (ACLC), education of second generation, and the providence in Las Vegas and Hawaii. Mr. Dong Mo Shin, South American continental director, reported on in-reach initiatives for Unificationists in Brazil, such as Divine Principle workshops, education of second generation Unificationists connected to Universal Peace Academy (UPA), and on the education of former and current national leaders. Mr. Young Shik Ahn, European Continental Director, reported on Divine Principle and Blessing workshops, as well as UPF activities for second generation Unificationists. True Mother’s keynote address followed the reports, after which the participants determined to become filial sons and daughters, patriots, and saints who will take advantage of the time they are given and work hard to realize the vision of Cheon Il Guk. The victory celebration finished with three cheers of Eok Mansei led by Dr. Chang Shik Yang.
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