Latin America Summit in Brazil
Many Unificationists gathered in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and thousands of others watched the live broadcast online, for the Latin America Summit Rally for the Hopeful March Forward of the Providence on August 3-5. Many national leaders, as well as international leaders, offered their sincerest gratitude for True Mother’s love and guidance for the Latin American continent.
On Friday August 3, the Latin America Summit 2018 opened at the Renaissance Hotel in Sao Paulo, Brazil with a few honorary speakers which included Dr. Rosemary Correa from Brazil, who was the first woman to receive Ambassador for Peace certificate in Brazil, International Chairman of Family Federation for World Peace and Unification (FFWPU) Dr. Thomas Walsh, and former President of Uraguay Julio Maria Sanguinetti who has worked closely with True Parents for many years.
As True Mother began her message, she acknowledged the beauty of Latin America, saying “Heaven has truly blessed this continent.” However, because of the Human Fall, there are countless problems and issues happening all around the world. True Mother said humanity’s goal is to take care of Mother Nature, and to preserve the earth and create an environment for future generations. To do this, there must first be peace among the world.
On Saturday August 4, the Rally for the Hopeful March Forward of the Providence started off with some entertainment to get the participants excited and ready. True Mother was welcomed with enthusiastic applause back on the Allianz Parque Arena stage.
Entertainment was comprised of a Brazilian rock band, a Brazilian choir and a taekwondo performance by children of the Academia Liberdade, the first taekwondo academy in Brazil, to commemorate 48 years. After the introductions, True Mother was welcomed back on the stage where she continued to educate the audience. “North America and South America stand in the position of the mind and body. The mind and body together must unite as one…A divided mind and body leads to meaningless existence.” True Mother concluded by offering her blessing to the Latin American continent.
To conclude the Latin America Summit, the Victory Celebration was held on Sunday August 5 where a beautiful choir opened the ceremony with a song for True Mother, followed by gifts, words of wisdom and a dance performance on the creation, the Human Fall and restoration. True Mother’s final message encouraged the Unificationists everywhere to practice her words. True Parents need the support from the entire Movement in order to accomplish their goals. “Share [this message] with all of your colleagues, with your tribes, with your families, with your friends, so that this nation…can change.”
Read reflections and testimonies from the Latin America Summit below.
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