American FFWPU & WFWP USA Leaders Visit Korea
Leaders of the American movement traveled to Korea during the week of April 12 to attend the main, international celebration of True Parents’ 57th Holy Wedding Anniversary. They also took time after the celebration to connect more deeply with each other and with the homeland, heart, and spirit of our True Parents. Here are some of their reflections:
Overall, it was a rejuvenating experience. I was very grateful for the chance to represent WFWP USA along with WFWP USA President, Angelika Selle. It had been a while since I could attend True Mother in Korea and I’m very glad that I was invited to join our American team. I felt so much of True Father and True Mother’s love for each other during the celebration of their wedding anniversary. And I felt the comfort and security of knowing that I am a product of that love, as a child feels glad when seeing her parents love each other.
Visiting the Pine Ridge Resort where True Parents recovered after the helicopter accident, I felt glad in my heart knowing that they had such a beautiful place close to nature where they could recover and come back even stronger. Even though the trip was physically a whirlwind, going from place to place where True Parents had visited including climbing Seorak Mountain, I came back feeling revived in my heart and ready to take on the task True Mother is asking us to do. I felt through this trip she is asking for not just the external activities, but for us to also give our whole hearts to whatever we do, with absolute faith, love and obedience.
- Being in the presence of True Mother and True Father (in spirit) on their Wedding Anniversary and being able to express our gratitude and joy through the spontaneous dancing of our American group was a most liberating experience for me. It felt like we are able to give back something small to make our True Mother smile.
- Experiencing True Mother more up-close in a smaller setting after the celebration was reminiscent of many such smaller meetings with True Father, where she shared more personally of her hopes for us and her own commitment to giving herself entirely to manifest God’s dream in the next three years.
- Visiting various sites the next day like Pine Ridge Resort, where True Father recovered from his helicopter accident, and Soekcho Village where displaced North Korean people live to this day and where our True Parents visited many times, all connected us to heart of True Parents as if they were right beside us and showing us around.