Inauguration of Hyun Jin Moon as International President of The Youth Federation for World Peace (2001)
February 25, 2001
Belvedere International Training Center,
Tarrytown, New York
Translation by Rev. Peter Kim;
Unofficial notes by Dr. Tyler Hendricks
True Father: Who here is under 40? Who is under 48? From now, those under 48 are young people.
In this historic providential juncture, I am giving this speaking tour. It may be my last. Therefore we have to take this message seriously and do our absolute best to restore this nation to God. [I think the message to which Father referred was that which was about to read, “The Path for America and Humankind in the Last Days”.] This is our mission from now on. Over 80 Korean National Messiahs are still doing the 40-day workshop in the hot summer of the Pantanal. I gave them an order, from Feb 25 to 28, to have a prayer condition. This period of the 50 state tour is important because True Parents already offered the coronation ceremony, which means I already unified the spirit world. Last year, October 14, I declared the elimination of Paradise and Hell. On that foundation, the coronation ceremony took place, so the spirit world is united and ready to receive my orders.
To set the corresponding condition for the physical world, I am taking up the tremendous challenge of the 50-state tour. By doing so, I want to see all religious leaders, especially Unification Church members, transcend religious, racial and cultural barriers, all physical world barriers, so that we can eventually unite all the people of the physical world, and the physical world can correspond to the unity of the spirit world. By doing so, the unification of Heaven and Earth will be achieved. So we have to be serious and pray about this.
In this speaking tour, there will be two messages. The first is “In Search of the Origin of the Universe,” which deals with what the families of America have to know. This is the core message for families. The second message, which I am about to deliver now, is “The Path for America and Humankind in the Last Days”, which gives the guidelines for this country in the providence. So we have to learn this by heart. It is the message of my final will for humankind, the last message. The most important things for the blessed family is the absolute sexual organ, and the perfection of the historical perspective for the family and nation is the most important thing for the world.
I am doing this tour with these two messages. This tradition will be picked up and followed by the National Messiahs who are in the Pantanal and the western National Messiahs too, to do the same thing in their own country.
[From here ensues a reading of the speech, which has Father and Rev. Peter Kim reading simultaneously, Father in Korean and Rev. Kim in English.]
Was I too loud? Should my voice be softer? Could you hear both? (It was fine.) By having me read, you can receive my spirit, and save millions of dollars on translation equipment, and have a direct spiritual connection to True Parents, and I like hearing people flipping the pages at the same time. It is a mysterious, exciting sound to me because it means people are reading together.
Attending Hoon Dok Hae and taking it seriously is the key to how much spiritual food and how much inspiration we can receive. This happens when you study my messages in the Hoon Dok Hae books, especially True Family and World Peace, because I prepared these books on the foundation of absolute unity of spirit world and physical world, in the realm of resonance of both worlds. They were given at different times, but each time I had the same level because of the presence of spirit world and my prayer as the foundation for that. Therefore if we take it seriously, we can tap into that level of spirit world and the same prayer I had when I gave the speech. The resonance of spirit world and physical world creates an important atmosphere.
Because of that preparation condition I built into the messages in that book, when I read it, even for the 100th time, I receive a new inspiration. When someone else reads it and makes a mistake or omits a word, I immediately notice it and correct it. I don‰Û(tm)t think I delivered the messages by myself; God was with me. Amen. (Applause.)
Father was then seated, and Reverend Michael Jenkins opened the Inauguration Ceremony. He testified about a minister in Seattle who gave a strong testimony to Father and then was asking our members who we believe he is, is he the Messiah? So this is going to be an explosive, glorious tour.
Song: Song of the Young People
Emcee: Mr. Tom McDevitt, Secretary General of YFWP
Mr. McDevitt gave the opening prayer. He introduced the YFWP Board of Directors, Chairman Mr. Dong Moon Joo, Mr. Peter Gogan, and himself. He then introduced the Executive Council, including Rev. Bong Tae Kim (President of YFWP in Korea), President Katsumi Otsuka, President of FFWPU Japan, President Ichino Unamori, President of YFWP Japan. He introduced Rev. Jung Og Yu, President of Unification Church in Japan, and then Youth Federation for World Peace leaders President Kyung Kee Sa of Europe, Mr. Chi Song Shin of Uruguay (President of the Victoria Plaza Hotel), and the Continental Director of Oceania, Rev. Yong Cho Song.
Next came remarks by Mr. Dong Moon Joo, President of The Washington Times Foundation: I would like to offer a brief report on the YFWP activities worldwide.
YFWP was founded in 1994, and the second world conference was in 1996, with keynote address by George Bush, Sr., as well as Edward Heath and Jerry Falwell. In 1997, our Founder made our purpose clear: to establish youth as initiators of change and as creators of true families, nations and world.
After Mr. Joo’s 10-15 minute speech, Mr. Jin Man Kwak gave an introduction to Hyun Jin Nim :
Born on April 10, 1969, lunar calendar, in Korea, Hyun Jin Nim arrived in America at age 5 with the True Family. He graduated from Columbia University in 1995, with high honors, and completed the two-year Harvard Business School MBA in one and a half years. Was blessed in 1987 and has six children. He participated in the Seoul and Barcelona Olympics as part of the Korean Equestrian Team. He revived several debt-ridden companies that are now recognized as industry leaders.
What drives him is his internal standard of loyalty to True Parents, because he witnessed how much True Parents sacrificed for humanity and invested to liberate God and humanity. So he as a son feels True Parents’ burden as his own and the pain in their heart as his own. So he wants to liberate the heart of True Parents and God, and the True Family and all of us. True Parents, recognizing his heart, appointed him as Vice-President of FFWPU in 1998, and President of World CARP in 1999, and International President of YFWP now, with the mandate to lead everyone under 40.
He has the ability to see the main points in confused situations, and to inspire others. He has revived CARP and positioned it for great future growth. As he takes leadership of YFWP, I am sure he will align all our young people on the proper vertical and horizontal axis, and create the fatherland nation.
Hyun Jin Nim:
I offer gratitude to our True Parents. I can see a new revolution of heart and spirit of young people. I am grateful that I can stand here in front of our movement, God and True Parents, in taking leadership of YFWP and all youth of the world, setting a vision of hope and promise for the future.
The vision is expressed in a journey, based on Father‰Û(tm)s original vision. It should have started in 1945, if Father had been received. But he was not, and the wilderness course ensued, to restore 6,000 years of providence. We stand now on that foundation. We have entered the realm of the 4th Adam, the settlement age, with second-generation leadership.
This is our context. The inheritance and development tour emphasized the new age we are in, with a new mindset of hope, promise and vision. We have to leave behind the baggage of the restorational era. The first and second generation must unite. They should naturally extend God‰Û(tm)s work through time. The anointment of the parents comes to the children. The mission of God does not end with one generation, but continues generation after generation. The generations create a combined vision.
Therefore, the origin of the Youth Federation for World Peace vision is in 1945. Through America at that time, Christianity elevated to a global power. We had to rebuild it. The settlement age represents the age that should have been in 1945, the age prepared to build the substantial kingdom on earth.
The sixties transformed the young people of the world, starting here in America, legitimating free sex, family breakdown, individualism, humanism and so forth. That generation originally had a genuine commitment to make a change for the better. But because the center was not set, the youth, who were born after 1945, who should have been Father‰Û(tm)s generation, were taken by Satan because the worldwide foundation of Christianity was lost, and they legitimated all the social ills we see today.
Now we must create a counter-cultural revolution, legitimating absolute sex, true families and service for others. You are the children of that generation of the 60s who created the great change. Your parents went to the streets and made a revolutionary change, but they went the wrong way and we have to deal with that legacy. It will be centered on the ideal culture of God and True Parents. Amen! (Amen!)
It will not come through institutionalized groups such as Youth Federation for World Peace and CARP, but through a combined effort of the unified youth who will take the message to every city, state and country.
As a son, the dream and vision I have is not my own. It was cultivated and nurtured through God and True Parents. It is in their name.
There is no such thing as number 2, only number 1. Why? Because God and True Parents deserve number 1.
[Here Hyun Jin Nim concluded and True Father came to the stage. He spoke until past 11 a.m.]