GTGY Concludes Their Trip
In preparation for the upcoming Hyojeong Cosmic Blessing, Global Top Gun Youth (GTGY) participants received some Blessing education on August 22 which included the meaning and purpose of the Blessing, how to prepare yourself, how to live a high noon lifestyle without any shadows, and the providential significance of the Blessing. In the evening, Prof. Yeon Ah Moon, President of Women’s Federation for World Peace International spoke about the importance of relationships and received plenty of questions from the GTGY participants.
The following day, GTGY attended a Universal Peace Federation rally at Seoul Station where 800 people gathered to support the Peace Road March of 2018. After two musical performances, a song by a North Korean woman and a song by a Japanese Choir, a number of prominent people spoke about their hopes and efforts for peace with North Korea. “Listening to others talk about their desire to bring peace to the world made me want to do the same,” said a GTGY participant. Many of the 800 attendees were fixated on the speakers as they expressed with tears their sincere devotion for the unity of North and South Korea.
After the rally, GTGY returned to an afternoon classroom session about Youth and Students for Peace (YSP). The course went over what YSP is and how the Peace Designers Program initiative could be used by youth leaders to make an impact in their communities. The participants then divided into small groups based on a common interest in one of four categories: Unification between North and South Korea, Environment, True Family Values, and Human Rights. Each group brainstormed and collaborated to design a peace initiative based on their category. Participants were advised to identify a problem within their communities that could be addressed and eventually resolved. Once each group constructed a detailed plan, the proposals were presented to the whole of GTGY where winners were chosen through a voting process.
On August 26, the group was fortunate enough to spend time with True Mother while she checked out the recently finished exhibition of True Father’s calligraphy and photos of True Parents’ life in time for the Seonghwa event the next day. When True Mother entered the venue and “an instant feeling of warmth came to everyone’s hearts.” As they accompanied True Mother through the exhibit, everyone stood in awe of the images of True Parents’ life course where one participant “realized how human yet superhuman True Father really is.”
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