Dream Big

At Global Top Gun, we learn that our life, our skills and our heart are all meant for something greater. A few Top Gunners express what they look forward to in life after Top Gun:

 

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“Over the past few weeks at the Global Top Gun Workshop, I have had an incredible experience of deepening my faith. By connecting to the homeland of Korea for the first time, I’ve been able to understand the heart of True Parents in a way I never have before. Day after day, hour by hour, and minute by minute, I truly feel like everything that happens while I am on the Cheong Pyeong grounds is sanctified by God. That He is guiding me, caring for me, and taking great joy in my presence here. It is genuinely as if we are in the Kingdom of Heaven, and I can’t wait to spread it throughout the world.”

-Adam Gottlieb, USA

 

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“I work with the Ocean Church, started by True Parents, and today I realized that even though I have the support of the foundation of USA Ocean Providence, we will need to create the vision that we want to work toward. Together, this is the best way to connect everyone at heart. Rather than offer my own small-minded global vision, we all can work on this together, to create unity and truly include everyone from professionals to visionaries to Ocean Church families.

Fourteen countries around the world and 14 states of the U.S. are all reporting that they feel alone in the fight to keep True Father’s vision of Ocean Providence alive. We need to network everyone and make it clear that we are not alone!

There are so many passionate people around the world: families, businesses, companies, programs and churches. We need to understand God’s heart and desperate desire to inherit the Heavenly standard to the entire world, humanity and all nations.

Yesterday I realized that in order to directly connect to the heart of God, I must feel His sorrow, hope and joy for humanity, the joy that we can all feel as we work together to realize this dream.

Cheong Pyeong is truly a training center for the body and mind, spirit and heart. Every ounce of devotion and dedication that I have made here has been substantially appreciated and God has constantly replied to me in the form of inspiration, relationships, Hoon Dok Hwe (scripture) guidance and tears for humanity.

Thank you, True Mother. I will go forward with my brothers and sisters to understand God’s plan and hope for us. I cannot express my gratitude enough for what you have done for us!”

-Branch Gaarder, USA

 

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“Many times I heard from other people that we need to build a culture of heart with each other and how important this kind of culture is. Sincerely speaking, in my opinion Top Gun is doing this in reality. What I found here has been greater than I expected. I like so much the way this workshop is going and is developing. This training makes me think more deeply about what I can do to make our big family bigger and bigger.

The lectures that we received until now are filling my heart not just with great inspiration but also love toward our dear True Parents and also determination to work harder in building Cheon Il Guk, God’s Kingdom. What I feel is that here we are building more deeply our relationships with each other and most important with the root of our movement, True Parents. So, after this workshop, I am sure that all of us in our nations will cooperate more with each other like leaders of heart.

The media training that the staff are teaching us is really helpful to me, and now I understand more clearly how to use the Internet for witnessing and inspiring others.

Sincerely speaking, here I really feel like True Mother’s daughter, and I want to say to her, ‘Thank you for taking care of us.’ Here I can see that we have amazing brothers and sisters around the world, so, yes, I believe that we will build Cheon Il Guk. I will try to give my best in my mission country of Albania when I go back.

Thank you, Top Gun, for this amazing training! Thank you, True Parents, for saving me! I promise to you that I will do my best.”

-Majlinda Matraku, Albania

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It’s the Last Week!

Global Top Gun is in its final week! They are getting ready to embark on a pilgrimage throughout Korea for two days. As they get ready to go, participants reflect on their time so far, particularly the eventful past couple of days in which they celebrated True Parents’ Birthday, attended the Wonmo Pyeongae Scholarship Awards Ceremony, and launched the Peace Road 2016.

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“I met True Parents in 2012 many times, and at the Wonmo Pyeongae Scholarship ceremony yesterday True Mother presented me with an award and shook my hand. 

Since 2013, I have been working for the education of young Unificationists, and home church witnessing in Sydney and have been trying to fulfill my responsibility to move the providence forward in Australia. I have a deep faith and dedication to Heavenly Parent and True Parents, but I don’t always execute my actions with God. During the Top Gun Workshop, I realized very clearly the true ways to overcome the fallen nature that has been holding me back in my public life. I am extremely goal-focused and ambitious, and I struggled during the last few years to be loving, and I have mistreated people many times. I am very happy because now I can work on my limitations and become a better leader and better member of the community, working toward what I truly believe is right.”

– Kyomi Muraoka, Australia

 

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“Two weeks have passed since the beginning of this workshop, and it feels like a month, as I feel I have received so much education and love from Heavenly Parent and my brothers and sisters here with me. There were actually only a few lectures in which I haven’t shed tears. My heart has been moved so many times, learning the testimonies of those who shared their personal encounters with True Parents. Their life testimonies made the content of the lectures so real and tangible. It feels like a new door in my heart has opened. 

One of my highlights this past week was the event held at the Cheongshim Peace World Center for True Parents’ Birthday. Hearing heads of nations recognizing True Parents as their True Parents with all their heart was very moving. 

The musical show made me realize how much True Parents and our elders gave and sacrificed to break down the wall of this satanic world. Without them we wouldn’t be here today. I can never be grateful enough for all this foundation we’re standing on. I remember coming to this workshop for my own purpose, but I cannot leave and not share what I’ve experienced these days with my brothers and sisters back home.  True Mother can’t wait for us just to share the love. This is a new feeling of responsibility for me.”

– Diane Chaillie, France

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Day 13: Holy Day Festivities

Festivities surrounding True Parents’ Birthday continued today, as Global Top Gun participants plugged into the Special Great Works workshop. We were all scattered throughout the day, but we still took aside some time to share our thoughts on True Parents’ Birthday and what it means to us.

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Day 12: Happy Birthday, True Parents!

Today, Global Top Gun joined in on True Parents’ Birthday party! Here’s a quick recap:

True Parents' Birthday Recap

Posted by Family Fed USA on Friday, February 12, 2016

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