The Words of the Yang Family

Preparation for December Blessing

Chang Shik Yang
November 27, 2005

Family Federation for World Peace and Unification
North American Headquarters
Second Generation & Blessed Family Departments
4 W 43rd St. New York, NY 10036
TEL: (212) 997-0050, ext.123 FAX: (212) 768-0791 E-mail:
Dr. Chang Shik Yang, Continental Director - Rev. Michael Jenkins, USA President


TO: Regional Directors, Vice Regional Directors, State and Church Leaders, Blessed Central Families

FROM: Dr. Chang Shik Yang and Rev. Michael Jenkins

DATE: November 27, 2005

RE: Preparation of Candidates for True Parents’ Matching and Blessing, December 28, 2005

As you have heard, True Parents have announced the plan to hold a special matching and Blessing Ceremony for unmarried First and Second Generation members on December 28, 2005, to commemorate the victorious launching of the Universal Peace Federation and advance the realization of one human family and a world of peace through the Holy Blessing. This "Gyocha" Blessing Ceremony ("Gyocha" means crossing point or intersection) will emphasize the joining of couples from different races, cultures, and backgrounds. True Parents have asked for 1000 North American candidates to participate in this historic providence. In order to prepare well and achieve our responsibility, please consider the following guidelines. The initial international memo is attached, and further details will follow.

When Father introduced this Blessing in a meeting with Continental Directors, he described it as an expression of Heaven’s grace and victory, and referred to embracing those who had thus far fallen short or made mistakes. Therefore we expect a broader group of candidates to be welcomed for this historic event. The chance to be Blessed directly by True Parents is an increasingly rare and precious opportunity. As we work to further clarify the standards and guidelines for those who should participate, candidates from each of the categories mentioned below should prepare:

I. Who Should Participate / Prepare

A.. Single Second Generation candidates aged 17 and above as of December 28, 2005

1) Those who meet the qualifications for True Parents recent Cheon Il Guk matchings and Blessings (December, 2004, February & August, 2005) should absolutely participate. These are:

(a) Purity- never having kissed or dated

(b) Obedience – absolute acceptance of Father's match without question

(c) International Blessing – prepared to accept any race or nationality

(d) Innocence -No previous experience of being blessed and matched

(e) Health - Good health physically and mentally

(f) Seven day fast (3 day fast prior to match & commitment to fulfill soon if necessary)

2) Those who were matched last December, February or August, but their matching broke prior to being Blessed, should participate.

3) Those who were matched and Blessed in December, February or August, but their Blessing has been broken, should prepare. Further information will follow.

4) Those single candidates who have not fallen, though they may not meet the standard of never having kissed or dated, should prepare. Further information will follow.

B. Single First Generation candidates aged 17 and above as of December 28, 2005 (NOTE: aged 16 and above may be accepted from this category as long as their participation is acceptable according to their local marriage laws)

C. Second Generation candidates who have been matched by their parents should prepare to attend and be Blessed at this event. Final confirmation of their participation will follow SOON.

Additional guidelines will follow.

II. The Timetable for Matching & Blessing There will be three matching events prior to the December 28th Blessing, to be held by photo wherever True Father is in the world. In addition, we expect that some candidates to be matched in Korea immediately prior to the Blessing. The deadlines for submitting photos and documents electronically (by Email) to the Second Generation Department for each matching are:

1st deadline: December 3rd, 2005

2nd deadline: December 15th, 2005

Last deadline: December 19th, 2005

Candidates should submit photos and documents as soon as possible to:

Rev. Inguk Seo
Second Generation Blessing Department
Telephone: (212) 997-0050, ext. 123
Fax: (212) 391-0222

III. Important Points to Prepare

A. Education- Blessing Workshops will be held for both First and Second Generation candidates on both the east and west coast, December 9-11 and December 16-18. Details will be announced within 48 hours. In addition, First Generation candidates should demonstrate having achieved a basic standard of membership and education, such as a 7 or 21-day workshop, in addition to being approved for participation by their Regional Director.

B. Materials to prepare include:

1) Application form and Family Introduction

2) Interview form

3) Photos: two are required, both 8 x 10 inch (one full length, one head and shoulders)

4) Certificate of health (semen test necessary)

5) Blessing fee receipt

6) Certificate of Blessing Workshop

7) Recommendation letter from church leader

8) Signed Confirmation of Qualification for True Parents’ Matching.

9) Family Register (i.e. official family tree record), if possible

10) Certificate of Graduation from school/college

11) AIDS test result

12) 7 day fast is mandatory (if necessary, promise to fulfill 7 day fast soon and complete 3 day fast before the matching)

Please "stay tuned" for further information to follow in the coming days. For questions or additional information, contact:

Rev. Inguk Seo
Second Generation Blessing Department
Telephone: (212) 997-0050, ext. 123
Fax: (212) 391-0222

Most sincerely,

Dr. Chang Shik Yang
Continental Director
FFWPU of North America

Rev. Michael Jenkins

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