Excitement at Famicon
After concluding the three-day lectures on True Parents’ life course, participants at Famicon are excited to discuss with their subregions how to bring this inspiration back to their local communities on March 14.
For the past three days, Unificationist leaders and representatives in America have been listening to lectures from Rev. Masayuki Kachi in order to gain an even deeper understanding of True Parents. Each day, participants would listen to Rev. Kachi’s insights on True Parents’ teachings from as early as 6am until 6pm. “I can feel True Father’s spirit in Rev. Kachi,” said Yasutaka Ozawa, a youth pastor from New Jersey. There were not enough tissues in the room as the participants came to realize that despite the ways in which humans have pained God, he still maintains a loving, hopeful, unconditional heart to all of the people of the world, as their Heavenly Parent.
Having felt True Parents’ tremendous love all over again, Famicon participants are determined to inherit the heart of True Parents embedded in Rev. Kachi’s lectures and pass it onto their local communities. Youth pastors, community leaders, and subregional directors will congregate with other members of their subregion not only to share about their own experiences reconnecting to True Parents, but also to work toward the world that True Parents have sacrificed so much to achieve. Here are some of their testimonies from today below.
“I was especially moved by the fact that what we thought was just an activity given by True Parents was actually directly connected to building God’s ideal kingdom. We know that God lives in True Parents, but it amazed me to realize that True Parents have also been raising us to become people whom God could live in as well. God has lived His painful history, His painful life, as well His victorious life through our True Parents. But He doesn’t want to stop there; He wants to live in all of us.” —Denneze Nelson
“A lot of the things we learned were not easy things to hear. But I think it’s time for us in the American movement to stand up, take steps forward, understand True Mother, and respond to her in a substantial way. After you’ve invested so much time and walked a certain path for so long, there is no choice but to hope and persevere. When I see the example that True Parents have set, things were’t always easy or fun, but they went forward anyway. So that’s what I really want to work on.” —Susan Bouachri
“As a second-generation Unificationist, I grew up seeing the victories of True Parents, rather than their suffering. Despite the tremendous suffering I’ve come to see they have endured, they never dwelled on their own suffering; their focus and their goals continue to be for the sake of God and for the world. Humans have failed to meet their various responsibilities consistently throughout history, and yet, God and True Parents do not waver in their faith in us. To me, this is the biggest testament to the parental love they feel for humankind.”—Soyeon Kim
Stay tuned on familyfed.org for more from this developing story on Famicon 2018!