Your Weekly Update – November 3

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Every week the National Ministry Team compiles stories and important upcoming events in a quick weekly update video. Here is what we cover this week:

Latest from Korea including words from True Mother

Watch your weekly update for True Mother’s words to the senior Unificationists in Korea!

4th Japanese Workshop at International Peace and Education Center

From October 25 to 31, over 120 Unificationists from all around the world gathered at the International Peace and Education Center (IPEC) for its fourth Japanese-speaking Divine Principle workshop. It was the fourth consecutive time that the maximum number of applicants registered for these workshops. The Unificationists were not disappointed, as the week was filled with deep, heartistic Divine Principle lectures as well as beautiful outings to the Grand Canyon, Lake Mead, and more. Watch the videos or photo gallery to get a taste of the IPEC workshop experience!

Inauguration of the Sunhak Institute of History USA

An historic inauguration was announced at the National Ministry Team’s monthly meeting: the launching of the Sunhak Institute of History USA. Dr. Michael Mickler, the Director of the new institute, shared with the Unificationists in attendance the vision of the Sunhak Institute of History USA: “ to be a vehicle for people to experience the living presence of True Parents and the reality they are introducing into the world.”

The Spirit of “Peace Starts With Me” Reunites Broken Families

One of the primary goals of “Peace Starts With Me” was to encourage everyone to come together and create a unified world in spite of our differences. In accordance with this spirit of “Peace Starts With Me,” one family was inspired to unite in the testimony below. 

Shermaine, with the Christian Times, attended the July 8, 2017 ACLC Clergy Breakfast at the Manhattan Center with her husband, George.  George had been estranged from his brother for some years.  During the breakfast, George was very moved by the theme of creating harmonious families.  After the breakfast he spoke with Mrs. Beryl Green, and felt moved by the Holy Spirit to reach out to his brother, whom he had not seen for a couple of years.

When he telephoned his brother, the brother went to see George right away.  George also met his brother’s ten year old son, whom he had not seen since he was 4 years old.  The brothers didn’t part until 10:00 p.m. that evening.  George’s brother plans to go visit George and Shermaine in their new home in Chesapeake, Virginia in the near future.

George also told his nephew, Dashuan, that he could call him anytime if he needed help.  Several days later the nephew called at 2:00 a.m. in the morning.  He didn’t need anything, but wanted to see if his uncle would really answer the phone at an awkward hour.  George did answer the phone, and is rebuilding trust and healthy relationships within his family.

Do you want to help build peace in your everyday life? Start now, by joining the 21-Day Peace Challenge! The first week of the challenge focuses on growing your self; the second week builds relationships and family peace practices; and the third week will help you radiate peace out to the world.

This Week on True Parents Way

In our blog, Peace Starts with Me, we talk about the ways in which True Mother breaks this world’s concepts and expectations. One, she maxed out Madison Square Garden. Two, she revolutionizes the root of women’s rights. Three, she calls women to be what God created them to be, perfectly different from men.

This week we conclude our 3-part video series on the Eight Great Textbooks. The list is a gateway, not a fence. It is a liberation, not a limitation. True Father calls us to love God and each other, to speak and live the divine Word, to be living testimonies to his life and teachings.

Our Thursday podcast, God Is Simple—or Not, we relate True Father’s words, “You cannot hold onto any particular expectation about how your life should go,” and “Unimaginable complications arose during my course,” to the complicated path of the absolute, unique, representative woman, True Mother.

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