‘Your Name Will Be Heard’
Hundreds of Unificationist couples are being honored like never before on October 9 during the live broadcast of the 2020 Cheonbo Festival on peacelink.live. The event, celebrating the centenary and 60th Holy Wedding Anniversary of Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon and her late husband Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon, co-founders of Family Federation for World Peace and Unification (FFWPU) and affectionately known as True Parents, also recognizes the hard work and dedication of numerous families.
For the first time, 308 couples from the U.S. and Canada will be inducted into the Cheonbo Won, a Heavenly Tribal Messiah Hall of Honor. These couples, known as heavenly tribal messiahs, have committed themselves to outreach efforts and sharing the core teachings of the Unification movement with others including family, friends, neighbors, and their extended communities. They have also victoriously shared the peacebuilding work and messages of Dr. Moon, the Mother of Peace.
A few couples recently shared their experiences—and breakthrough moments—working toward this huge achievement.
“Half of our family tribe is in Washington and the other half is in California,” said Akemi Krishnek, who talked about her journey of going door to door to meet people with her husband, FFWPU-USA Northwest Director Rev. Larry Krishnek. “It was hard; many people did not respond to us.”
But the Krishneks kept going, expanding their network in both states, and eventually this led to incredible progress.
“We wanted to deeply connect with people through sincerity,” said Krishnek. “I made a nice sushi meal for one woman after I had given True Mother’s memoir to her. She was so touched and said she could feel True Mother’s heart through me.”
Many couples echoed a humble desire to connect more people with God, and that now being honored for their work was an unexpected benefit.
“As local Cheonbo coordinators, we felt unqualified,” said Stephen Child of Nevada. “My wife and I did paperwork for couples where I heard their stories and the beautiful, quiet sacrifices that no one knew. They are ‘living saints’ in the Unification movement and that just double and triple motivated us in our own outreach efforts.”
Similarly, another Unificationist couple in Minnesota was inspired by the determination of their own community members, as well as national leaders, as they kept their focus on God.
“I know we are not worthy to enter the Cheonbo Won,” said Tomoko Taira of Minneapolis. “But I could feel God’s love and encouragement. I was so inspired by the efforts of other couples and how much our leaders have invested in God’s providence. We pursued outreach together with our local church, supporting one another to achieve our goal. True Mother wants all families to enter the Cheonbo Won because this is the foundation to restore the nation.”
For more than six decades, Dr. Moon has been tirelessly working to bring global unity and peace among all people and nations through numerous initiatives, including peace rallies. The virtual Rally of Hope in August and September also joined world leaders and heads of state with millions of international participants.
“There is nothing more precious than serving on the front line,” said FFWPU-USA President Rev. Demian Dunkley. “We want to acknowledge God’s victory and these couples who have worked so hard to accomplish heavenly tribal messiahship in America.”
“Your name will be heard by True Mother,” added FFWPU North America Chairman Dr. Ki Hoon Kim. “We will share all of the wonderful testimonies.”
You can watch the 2020 Cheonbo Festival live here at 8:30 p.m. EST.