Hyo Jeong
Divine Principle Conference
July 2018

Letters to Mother Final Reflection

Thank you so much for joining us for the Hyojeong Divine Principle & True Parents' Life Course Conference! We truly hope that you have had a meaningful experience.

As you submit your final reflection, please consider writing a letter to True Mother, as well. True Mother always loves to hear from her children, so if you feel called to write a longer letter to her about your experience, please use the link above to write to her directly.


Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - Wednesday, July 25, 2018

7 p.m., Wed. - 4 p.m., Wed.


International Peace Education Center
6590 Bermuda Rd.
Las Vegas, Nevada 89119

For Whom

Unificationists who are ages 15 and older, and who have studied the Divine Principle at the two-day level.



From July 18-25, 2018, we will host a very special Divine Principle seminar at IPEC: the Hyo Jeong Divine Principle Conference.

The purpose of the conference is to return to the essentials of the Divine Principle and to revive our determination to create a culture of heart, centered on God and True Parents, through Tribal Messiahship. Participants will have the opportunity to listen to lectures about the Divine Principle and True Parents’ providential course, given by renowned Japanese lecturers Soichiro Nakamura and Masayuki Kachi, who are coming from Japan especially to teach. Both Rev. Nakamura and Rev. Kachi have taught at educational centers in Japan for over 40 years, and Rev. Kachi has long researched True Parents’ words as a member of Japan’s history department. This is likely to be one of their last teaching events at IPEC for some time.

With nearly 300 participants predicted to attend, this may very well be the most exciting seminar of the year! The lectures will be offered in Japanese with English translation, so English-speakers are highly encouraged to attend.

You can find details about a few special scholarship opportunities for pastor couples, certain elders, youth, and others when you register. Families are also highly encouraged to attend, though the age limit we recommend for children is 15 and up.


“The Unification movement is filled with hope, absolutely. Participating in this workshop really moved my heart. I want to leave all my anxieties behind, because I worry too much about many things and I fear too many things. I need to push myself forward from now. I won’t be the person that I was in the past… I don’t know exactly what I can do right now, but I am determined to inherit True Mother’s heart.” –Michael Hirakami

“I was especially moved by the fact that what we thought was just an activity given by True Parents was actually directly connected to building God’s ideal kingdom. We know that God lives in True Parents, but it amazed me to realize that True Parents have also been raising us to become people whom God could live in as well. God has lived His painful history, His painful life, as well His victorious life through our True Parents. But He doesn’t want to stop there; He wants to live in all of us.” —Denneze Nelson

“I see it in my head: this history that was passed down from God. God went through this path of tears and True Parents went through this path of tears and first-generation Unificationists went through this path of tears. Second-generation Unificationists stand on this foundation of tears and suffering. But because of that foundation, I feel so much hope. Hopefully, our path can be a path of joy for God, True Parents, and first-generation Unificationists, who can hopefully see us inherit their foundation and the foundation True Parents have laid for us.” —Izak Hernandez

“A lot of the things we learned were not easy things to hear. But I think it’s time for us in the American movement to stand up, take steps forward, understand True Mother, and respond to her in a substantial way. After you’ve invested so much time and walked a certain path for so long, there is no choice but to hope and persevere. When I see the example that True Parents have set, things weren’t always easy or fun, but they went forward anyway. So that’s what I really want to work on.” —Susan Bouachri

“Today, I believe I was able to capture something in True Father’s heart that he wants to bequeath to me as an individual and to us as a group. Now that we have been given the task of being tribal messiahs, we have to taste True Parents’ life course. God is sharing his heart with us and giving me a chance to take responsibility.” —Desmond Green





Includes food, lodging, activities, and transportation during the retreat.

Local Commuter


Includes food, activities, and transportation during the retreat–a great option for Las Vegas locals!



Registration for this workshop has officially closed! Thank you for your interest in attending. If you can’t make it this time, please refer to the link below for our upcoming IPEC retreat dates.

Can’t attend this time? Check out our events calendar.

See the Calendar



Who should I contact if I have questions?

For Japanese speakers, please contact Mrs. Kono at office@kodanusa.org.

For English speakers, please contact Gregg Smith at divineprincipleretreat@unification.org or call the number below.

If you have any doubts or questions before coming, please contact us! We are here to help!

How do I get to IPEC from the airport?

IPEC is located at 6590 Bermuda Road, Las Vegas, NV 89119.

If you are flying into Las Vegas, please take the free shuttle bus outside the baggage claim area to the McCarran Rent-a-Car Center at 7135 Gillespie Street, which is close to IPEC. The bus ride takes about ten minutes. The shuttle bus runs regularly all day long. Although it is simple to find, you can ask for help from any airport official in finding the shuttle bus boarding area if needed.

McCarran Rent-a-Car Center

When you arrive at the Rent-a-Car Center, we will pick you up in our own van. Our van pickups will begin on Wednesday, July 18, at 8 a.m., and will continue every hour on the hour until 10 p.m.

When should I arrive at/depart from IPEC?

Please do your best to arrive at IPEC before 7 or 8 p.m. on July 18. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. and orientation will begin at 8 p.m.

The program officially concludes at 4 p.m. on July 25. Please do your best to fly out after that time.

Can I stay for an additional night at IPEC?

Additional nights stayed at IPEC both before and after the workshop will incur a room charge of $75 per night. This cost is shared by all roommates (up to 3 per room).

When are the first and last meals at IPEC?

Our first meal will be dinner at 7 p.m. on July 18; our last meal will be lunch at 12 p.m. on July 25.

If you are arriving in Las Vegas early (before 12 p.m.) or late (after 7 p.m.) on the 18th, we highly recommend that you get lunch or dinner at the airport or bring your own food, since there are no restaurants in walking distance of IPEC. Please note that most of the restaurants at the airport are also inside the terminal, before you reach baggage claim.

Similarly, since dinner will not be served on July 25, we recommend that you factor that in to your travel plans on the 25th.

What do I need to bring?

The following items are a preliminary list, which may be updated in the next two weeks. Please check back occasionally to see if there have been any additions!

  • Radio
    • Everyone should prepare a personal radio and headphones or equip their phones to serve as a radio.
  • Comfortable walking/sports shoes
  • Swimming and sports clothes (just in case)
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
    • It is recommended to bring a hat with a brim for greater protection against the sun.
  • Pens / Pencils / Highlighters
    • We will provide pens and highlighters, though we encourage you to bring your own, too.
  • Notebook
  • Nice outfit for church on Sunday, July 22
  • Water bottle
    • We will provide water throughout the conference, but if you have a personal water bottle to bring, there are several water fountains in IPEC that you can use to refill your own.

What is the standard of attire for the conference?

Attire will be casual for most of the conference, but please prepare nice clothing for church.

Average temperatures in Las Vegas range between 79-105 degrees in July, and there is also always a chance of higher temperatures. IPEC will be air-conditioned, but please pack accordingly–you may find it helpful to bring extra clothes to change in to on particularly hot days.



Gregg Smith