Las Vegas and Chicago Ancestor Blessing Tour Advisory
The Ancestor Blessing is an opportunity that True Parents established to share the Marriage Blessing with our family members and ancestors who were not able to receive it during their lifetime. We have the unique opportunity to participate in a USA Ancestor Blessing Tour that will take place in Las Vegas on Oct. 27-28, and Chicago on Nov. 3-4.
To acquire past ancestor liberation records, email Tina Zelada at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To register, download forms, or for more information visit the Ancestor Blessing Tour website.
Las Vegas participants are responsible for their own lodging and transportation. Some recommendations for lodging are the La Quinta Inn & Suites located at 6560 Surrey St., Las Vegas, NV 89119; the Silverton Casino Hotel located at 3333 Blue Diamond Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89139; and the many hotels on the Las Vegas Strip.
*For special case lodging requests and for more information, please refer to the Las Vegas Cheongpyeong Tour Memo.
For Chicago participants: Rooms are available at the Crowne Plaza O’Hare Hotel located at 5440 N. River Rd., Rosemont, IL 60018 for Friday and Saturday night. The Crowne Plaza O’Hare Hotel is also where the event will be held. Rooms are to be reserved directly by individuals or families by calling 847-671-6350, extension #2 and stating discount code “DPL” or “Unification Church Ancestor Blessing Tour.” Rooms must be reserved by October 19.
*For more information, please refer to the Chicago Cheongpyeong Tour Memo.
“I was moved to be able to mobilize and encourage Unificationists to come and also to reach out to others and invite them by setting up calling teams to reach out to every person on our membership list. We felt moved into action and into living for the sake of others. During the chanyang session, I could feel the struggles of our older Unificationists. I could feel such a complicated spirit world around them, but when I looked at the faces of the young second generation Unificationists on the chanyang team, I could feel their determination to break through. I could feel their pure and earnest hearts longing to crack through the cement of evil history for the sake of all Unificationists worldwide. Through them I could feel the precious fruit of True Parents’ work like an extension of True Parents’ love. I cried a lot when my family was liberating our ancestors. I could feel my ancestors strongly and I felt overwhelmed with gratitude to True Parents. I felt totally rejuvenated. I am so grateful to have participated in this incredible experience with everyone this weekend! I am sure the Cheongpyeong Tour will sweep heavenly fortune right across America. Thank you so much True Parents!” —Demian Dunkley, Northeast Subregion Director
“I can’t thank True Mother enough for sending the Cheongpyeong Team to America. Right before the chanyang session, I was asked by Rev. Buessing to help the Cheongpyeong staff. During the chanyang session, I was able to understand God’s heart deeply. While praying for my community brothers and sisters, I felt the heart of True Mother wanting to heal and liberate everyone. As the mother of humanity True Mother want to heal everyone but she can’t be everywhere. I want to help her in fulfilling her wish. I want to support True Mother not matter what. Thank you so much for your amazing love True Mother. Thank you so much for all the love and grace True Parents have given to us. Yesterday and today we went through a wonderful experience through Cheongpyeong works. Even when we were preparing for the program here we experienced amazing miracles. A few days ago I heard one Christian minister registered for the liberation ceremony. Since that minister never attended any Divine Principle workshop, I was a bit worried about how she can understand the Cheongpyeong works. So I invited her to the church and met with her. When she came to meet with me I wasn’t fully prepared to teach her but when I start talking to her, I could convey the meaning and importance of Cheongpyeong works very well. The minister was very happy and she attended liberation ceremony. Today during the chanyang session suddenly I felt the spirit of Jesus and Jesus told me that it was me who talked to the minister through you. A couple hours later one spiritually open Sister came to me and told me that Jesus is with me. I believe Christian ministers are ready to receive the miracles through Cheongpyeong Works. Jesus is helping us to guide Christian ministers. Another miraculous experience happened today. During the chanyang session I did chanyang for a young man. I asked absolute good spirits to help him to get matched. A couple of hours later he came to my wife and reported to her that he started a matching discussion with a girl today at Belvedere. I believe through Cheongpyeong Works a lot of miracles are happening.” —Manoj Jacob, Pastor of District 3
“I have been blessed with many wonderful spiritual experiences with God, True Parents, and the spirit world in my 47 years in the church. But all of us still suffer intense sorrow and disappointments in life. Sometimes we feel we can barely move one foot in front of another. Attending the workshops at Cheongpyeong have been a balm to my spirit. I know I have been liberated from so many burdens given to me by my ancestors. On the way to the program, my mother, who ascended four years ago, came into the car with me. Before she attended the workshop after her ascension, she was angry and resentful. Dementia is an awful disease. After she graduated from the spirit world workshop, she became so light and happy, and young. She has visited me several times in spirit. This day she was so happy and excited. Then her mother, my grandmother who died from Alzheimer’s, joined us as well. They were like twins, giggling in excitement and anticipation. I was so uplifted by their joy. This has given me so much joy and hope to know they are free and happy.” –Susan Fefferman
“One night as soon as I closed my eyes I started dreaming. I heard a noise behind my bedroom. It was as if people were walking across my backyard. I thought they were thieves. I started praying saying, “Please True Parents protect my family.” Then the noise increased like more people were walking in my backyard. I have a motion light in my backyard and I saw that my motion light was on. I became really scared. I continued to pray for True Parents to protect my family. Then it felt like someone was hugging me while I was praying. The hug became too tight, like many people were hugging me, that was when it occurred to me that these might be my ancestors passing in my backyard. As soon as that thought came to my mind the people were gone and I opened my eyes and I had these happy feelings of being with my ancestors. I couldn’t wait to liberate them.” –Ndassi Yorkzarh
“The highlight of the event for me was being an attendant for the Holy Wish Paper Ceremony. When we prayed together to offer the wish papers I felt so much energy. I felt very deep love and sadness. I felt so strongly connected to the people I was praying for, my family, my congregation. As I prayed tears were pouring down my face. I really wanted them to be healed and have their wishes be fulfilled. Thank you for the opportunity to make our wishes come true. True Mother, I want to have that kind of heart and connection with people. To feel your heart and God’s heart. And to go forward 110% every minute.” –Joshua Angelucci
“The following dreams came when we started the 21–day ancestor liberation condition of 50 bows. I was at my grandmother Emma’s apartment in Austria and she was happy to see me. I gave out to many people the keys to new apartments that they were to live in, and they were very happy to receive them. In another dream I gave out simple clothing to many people who received it joyfully and it was a kind of white cloth with a beautiful pattern on it. In my last dream I gave out food for everybody to be nourished and fed. It was a special kind of fruit.” –Silvia Eberly
“We came here specifically for the chanyang session because we are expecting our first child and we thought it would be a wonderful experience for our coming daughter. It was very emotional and spiritual. The session really got us going near the end. We would love to do this all the time—be able to be at Cheongpyeong when we want to be—but to prepare, we thought this was a good condition at such short notice. We had planned to go to Cheongpyeong for our first child, but life happened and now we can’t. So we are so grateful that Cheongpyeong came to us. We actually decided last night to drive here. We drove four hours just for this. We know the importance of Cheongpyeong and chanyang sessions, ancestor liberation and the Marriage Blessing. We’re grateful to [Family Federation] headquarters and the Cheongpyeong staff for giving those of us who are starting families, who are at different stages in life, that we can participate and inherit what True Parents are giving us. Thank you True Mother for the love you are giving to America, sending the Cheongpyeong team to us so we can inherit the blessings of the providence and we hope that we can support you and we love you very much.” —Spase and Kathy Kate
“Today we had lectures and a chanyang session and some of it was tiring for me, but I learned little things here and there about Cheongpyeong that I didn’t know which I thought was great and showed the sincere heart of their efforts. The thing I got out of Rev. Chung’s lectures is that I don’t believe in everything they are saying becauseIi haven’t experienced it myself yet. But it seems that Cheongpyeong was created for the purpose of making the world a better place and I hope that it can do that for the world. I don’t think Cheongpyeong needs to be the center of the world, but I think if it’s an inspiration to people to love better then it’s a good thing.” —Kuna Hamad