The Words of the Walsh Family
120 Nation Peace Tour Mongolia
June 16, 2006
The 180 Nation Tour had an intermission from June 6-18, to allow time for the events in Korea. During this same period UPF convened its World Peace Summit in Seoul. Following this, the 180-nation tour resumed its daily schedule.
Leaving Chung Pyung, True Mother and Hyun Jin Nim arrived at Kimpo Airport in Seoul about 7:30 AM, with many members of the True Family who had come to see them off for the flight to Mongolia. They departed Seoul around 8:30 AM, to begin the Eurasian part of the tour in the Region of Dr. and Mrs. Seuk, with programs in nine nations: Mongolia, Kyrgystan, Tajikistan, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania and Ukraine.
Jun Sook Nim has joined Hyun Jin Nim, and Yeon Jin Nim is also traveling with True Mother on this portion of the tour. Rev. Kwak has joined for the Mongolia event but must leave early on the 17th to go to Germany to attend the World Cup games, as he is the president of the Association of Football Clubs in Korea. Rev. Kwak is the Korean national messiah for Mongolia, and since Fatherís visit last year, that responsibility is being passed on to his son Jin Man Kwak and Nam Sook Kwak.
This year is the 800th anniversary of the founding of the Mongolian empire during the time of Ghengis Khan.
At our arrival at the Ghengis Khan International Airport on a spectacular day, Mongolia gave us a red carpet treatment. Local Ambassadors for Peace were gathered in abundance to welcome us. En route to the hotel, signs along the highway announced the coming of True Mother and Hyun Jin Nim. Thousands of young people greeted them at the hotel, waving flags and cheering.
Rev. Kwak and I hosted a VIP luncheon in the early afternoon. Then, just prior to the event, there was another reception. Many members of parliament, and other dignitaries were present. Both Dr. Antonio Betancourt and Dr. Mark Barry were in Mongolia as representatives of UPF International, at the invitation of the government, for discussions on prospects for economic development in Mongolia.
The main event was in a large hall in Ulaanbataar, filled with 4,000 people. Every detail was beautifully organized. The stage design was excellent. The Mongolian traditional music, the chanting of Buddhist prayers, the remarks from the Minister of Social Welfare and Labor, the Emcee --each piece was excellent. Even outside the hall there were 1,000-2,000 people gathered.
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