Africa, the Blessed Continent
On January 18, 2018, True Mother spoke before 1,000 leaders from all across Africa at the opening plenary of World Africa Summit in Dakar, Senegal. In her message, she highlighted the failures of human history rooted in selfishness, lamented Africa’s history of suffering, and expressed her belief in Africa to begin a new blessed era and build God’s kingdom.
Here is an excerpt from her message:
“I am so thankful to all of you because today we have gathered here in Dakar, Senegal to open a new era in history. This beautiful continent of Africa is one that will become the new heavenly Africa that attends God as the center and can become the most prosperous continent in the world. Africa stands in the position of being the hero of the world. Africa is the birthplace of humanity.
Africa can become the heavenly Africa that attends God, becoming the light of the world. Africa is a blessed continent. Today, with the heart of a True Mother, and a True Parent, I have come here to pray and eradicate the historical pain that this continent has endured, so that this continent can stand once again in the providence of God and begin a new history….
I would like to begin a new era, an era of peace, an era where we share the heart of true love and living for the sake of others, an era of living centering on altruism, where all of humanity can attend God as our parent. We can establish together a world of peace, equality, unity, and happiness. Together, we can realize the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth. I believe in the African continent. Please work together with me to realize this beautiful ideal.”
Following True Mother’s speech, Macky Sall, the President of Senegal, thanked True Mother and her continued desires to see the people of Africa live in happiness, peace, and prosperity.
True Mother testified about the only begotten daughter of human history to 1000 African leaders. They all received her warmly, respecting and honoring her, including the president. True Mother met many leaders after the speech. This is a great blessing for the people of Africa. – Dr. Ki Hoon Kim, Regional Chairman of Family Federation North America
True Mother was so beautiful as she spoke to the leaders of Africa and to the world. She gave everything internally and externally to resolve the historical pain of Africa. Her speech hit right to the point about the failure of Christianity to fulfill the teaching and mission of Jesus. How Christianity failed because of selfishness. You said all this in a Muslim country.—Rev. Richard Buessing, President of Family Federation for a Heavenly USA
Her speech gave me so much hope and confidence. I’m very proud to be African and I’ll continue to pray that the words of True Mothers will be substantialized.—Dr. Achille Acolatse, Washington DC Family Church Pastor
Today, Africa was reborn with new hope! True Mother you were shining with love, confidence and vision in your speech today. We could feel your love for the entire continent of Africa, a place that has been suffering for so long, giving comfort and enthusiasm to Africa for a bright future.—Demian Dunkley, Northeast Sub-Regional Director of Family Federation for a Heavenly USA
She truly represented the dignity and presence of God. Her words were not only comforting but uplifting, Hopeful and substantial. The African leaders showed great respect and honored her accordingly. We are proud that African can be the first continent to truly welcome and embrace her as the ‘Only Begotten Daughter of God.’ –Rev. F. George and Chiyomi Russell
In case you missed it, watch True Mother’s full message and the opening plenary of the World Africa Summit in the video above!