The First Chinese Divine Principle Workshop at IPEC
The first Chinese-language Divine Principle workshop to be held at the International Peace Education Center (IPEC) in Las Vegas concluded on January 29, 2018.
The four-day workshop attracted 15 participants from across the United States, including two guests. “True Parents have been looking to advance God’s work among the Chinese people, especially after establishing the Chinese People’s Federation for World Peace (CPFWP) in July 2017, so this workshop was an important and historic first step in doing so,” said Mrs. Amy Yang from New York, a longtime pioneer and Unificationist leader in Taiwan who was one of the main organizers of the workshop.
In the opening ceremony, Dr. Ki Hoon Kim, Continental Chairman of Family Federation North America, offered welcoming remarks. He emphasized the importance of jumpstarting the Chinese providence and said that this workshop was a significant way to do so. Dr. Kim reminded the participants that they were there because God wanted them to be there, further expressing his hope that the participants could feel God’s and True Parents’ love through IPEC.
Mrs. Yang gave the Divine Principle lectures in Chinese, going through the Principle of Creation, the Human Fall, Restoration, and True Parents’ Life Course. For many, this was their first time listening to the Divine Principle in Chinese, even though Chinese was their native language.
Participants also gave testimonies about their experiences during the workshop as well as back home. These testimonies helped them to understand the great value of the Divine Principle and also to bond together in friendship.
After the conclusion of the workshop, participants went sightseeing. The first stop was Cheon Hwa Gung, True Parents’ residence in Las Vegas, where they connected with True Parents’ heart more deeply through the stories of True Parents.
Later, they went to Red Rock Canyon, a beautiful natural formation near Las Vegas, as their final stop.
Overall, the participants felt grateful for being able to listen to the Divine Principle in their native language, meeting other Chinese-speaking Unificationists from across the nation, spending time together in IPEC experiencing True Parents’ love, and connecting to the Chinese providence through America.
“America will play an important role as a bridge to restore China,” said Mrs. Yang, reflecting on the impact of the workshop.
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