The Words of the Yang Family

HQ Memorandum Explaining BFD Ministries

Chang Shik Yang
April 28, 2005


TO: Regional Directors, Vice Regional Directors, State Leaders, all members
FROM: Dr. Chang Shik Yang, Rev. Michael Jenkins, Rev. Phillip Schanker
DATE: April 28, 2005
RE: Blessed Family Department Representatives and the BFD Ministries

May the blessings and love of God and the True Parents of Heaven, Earth and Humankind be with you all.

This memo is to explain and report to you some of the organization and development of the Blessed Family Department at National Headquarters under Co-Directors Jim and Hiromi Stephens since June 2004.

National Level Ministries of the BFD.

Many issues and circumstances of Blessed Families are common throughout our membership, but they do not lend themselves to being handled region by region. These areas have been identified and the BFD has created many National Level Ministries as resources for helping and supporting all the regions and all the membership and families. The current list of ministries is below but we expect that more may be developed in the future.

Each ministry is centered around one person or one couple that is a precious volunteer called by God. These brothers and sisters have come forward and believe that God has called them to serve through a personal calling in a particular area. They have special gifts in that area, advanced training or education, or particular spiritual victories in their lives that allow them be very helpful and supportive to others facing similar challenges.

Contacting National Coordinators

All Regional Directors, Vice-Regional Directors, State Leaders, and members are sincerely encouraged to contact these National Coordinators of BFD Ministries DIRECTLY. You do not need to contact the BFD office first. At all times the complete list can be found on the BFD website which is located at: <>

A. Contact Ministry leaders directly.

Contact information will be located on the BFD website. Leaders and members may telephone or email directly to the National Coordinators. If possible, please ask members to also contact the BFD Representative for their Region.

B. Organize meetings and workshops in your region.

Plan local meetings and workshops to help and support your members. Invite the National Coordinators to come and share with members. This can bring new hope and God's inspiration to many and it will get members together working on common concerns and taking ownership. (Because the Nat'l Coordinators are volunteers, we ask that you help with their travel expenses and accommodations.)

C. Visit the website often for new developments.

New ministries will be added and each ministry will over time be posting useful and valuable information. The more you are familiar with these resources, the better to help others.

List of National Ministries

Adoption and Childless Couples: Mrs. Claire Bowles and Mrs. Rachel Carter

This ministry is for Blessed Couples experiencing the heartbreak of not being able to conceive a child. It includes all related areas of adoptions and offering.

Ascended Families Support: Mrs. Edy Iversen

This ministry is for those members who have lost a spouse or a child. They have lots of plans and ideas for supporting each other, sharing testimonies, keeping everyone informed of relevant developments.

Adult Singles: Ms. Debbie Scott and others to be named.

This ministry is newly started and will be for supporting members who are divorced or separated and dealing with all related areas.

Children with Special Needs: Yoshi and Fran Ichijo

This ministry is for parents and families that have Special Needs children and will assist with guidance, resources, and support for raising their children and eventually matching and Blessing them.

Coaching: Mrs. H. Wiemann, Mrs. Pam Stein, and others to be named.

This ministry is newly started and will be for supporting members who seek professional assistance and support in the counseling and life change areas.

Counseling: Mrs. Betsy Jones and others to be named.

This ministry is newly started and will be for supporting members who seek professional assistance and support in the counseling and life change areas.

Marriage Support and Enrichment: Mrs. Debbie Preece and others

This ministry helps couples improve their relationship as husband and wife through educational materials and support networking.

Mentoring Second Gen Couples: Mrs. Joni Choi and Mr. Alan Saunders

This ministry is being launched and will be involved in supporting and providing mentoring and older mentor couples for young Blessed Couples.

Matching Websites for First and Second Gen: Mr. Jim Stephens

This ministry is two websites for supporting candidates for matching with photos and profiles and huge amounts of supporting information.

Prayer Ministry: Mrs. Angelika Selle

This ministry is for Prayer education and support, prayer conference calls, prayer request lines, and much more, all to do with developing and strengthening each member's individual and collective prayer life.

Second Gen Matching Support Ministry: Mrs. Yasuko Takahashi

This ministry is gathering information and pictures of all Second Gen. candidates for matching by their own parents. It is assisting parents through showing photo albums that can travel around the country.

Seung Hwa and Won Jeon Ministry: Mr. William Selig.

This ministry focuses on supporting families when a loved one passes away with advice and help with Seung Hwa and burial arrangements, information on ceremonies, spirit world, and other important information.

We sincerely hope that you will be able to avail yourself of these ministries, their resources, and the support they can provide for your members.

Most sincerely,

Rev. Dr. Chang Shik Yang
Continental Director
FFWPU of North America

Rev. Dr. Michael Jenkins

Phillip Schanker

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