The Words of the Yang Family
Preparation of 2nd Generation Blessing on July 5th (For 2nd Generation who were matched by their parents)
Chang Shik Yang
May 10, 2007
(NHQ 2GD - 07 – 004)
TO: District Directors, All FFWPU Leaders, BFD Representatives, and All Blessed Central Families
FROM: Dr. Chang Shik Yang and Rev. Michael Jenkins
DATE: May 10, 2007
RE: Preparation of 2nd Generation Blessing on July 5th (For 2nd Generation who were matched by their parents)
A Blessing will be held on July 5th, 2007 in Korea for single 1st generation members, married couples, 2nd generation members and (single) children of ambassadors for peace during the World Culture and Sports Festival (WCSF). The details of the schedule for the Blessing and WCSF 2007 (July 1-11, in Korea) will be announced at a later date.
In preparation, we request all matched 2nd Generation who are planning to attend the upcoming Blessing to submit all applications to the 2nd Generation Department.
Since the qualifications for participation in True Parents’ matching will be announced later, those 2nd Generation who are expecting to attend True Parents’ matching do not need to submit their application until the detailed information regarding qualifications is announced.
PLEASE NOTE: 2nd Generation who were already matched by their parents and are planning to attend the upcoming Blessing on July 5th should submit all applications to the 2nd Generation Department by May 31st, 2007, which is the 1st deadline for applications.
The details are as follows:
1. Date of the Blessing Ceremony: Thursday, July 5th, 2007
2. Official Schedule: Still to be announced
3. 1st Deadline for Application: May 31st, 2007
4. Blessing Rings: Can be pre-purchased in America at the Japanese Publications Store at 4 West 43rd St. in New York City (Phone 212-302-6216). Also, we expect that rings of different qualities and costs will be available in Korea.
5. Documents to prepare
Please download all documents at the Second Generation Department website- ipathfinder.net, under the "Blessing" menu at the top, click "Forms"]
1) Application form
2) Family Introduction
3) Interview form
4) Matching Report
5) Blessing fee receipt
6) Certificate of Blessing Workshop
7) Two 8 x 10 photos- one full length, one head and shoulders
8) HIV/AIDS test
6. Blessing Fee [more than an administrative fee - an historical condition]
The standard Blessing fee is $1,500. per candidate for those traveling to Korea, or $500 for Re-Blessing applicants who paid previous fees in full.
Make checks to "HSA-UWC" with notation: Blessing Fee for (name of person to be blessed) (Please use ‘Blessing fee payment form’ at http://ipathfinder.net)
7. 7 Day Fast
A 7 day fast should be done before the Blessing. If it is not possible to do a 7 day fast, a 21 day morning fast should be done.
8. Where to Submit Documents and Blessing Fees
Rev. Inguk Seo Second Generation Department
4 W. 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036
For further information, contact:
Rev. Inguk Seo, Director of 2nd Generation Blessing, FFWPU- USA.
Dr. Chang Shik Yang
FFWPU of North America
Rev. Michael Jenkins