The Words of the Yang Family

Updated Info on Blessing

Chang Shik Yang
December 3, 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

Memo: BFD 2005-12-03


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

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

DATE: December 03, 2005

RE: UPDATED INFO Regarding True Parentsí Matching and "Gyocha" (Cross-cultural) Blessing, December 29, 2005

A great many more details have been made clear regarding the upcoming "Gyocha" (Cross-cultural) Blessing in Korea. This is a time of grace and opportunity from Heaven. In order to appropriately prepare First and Second Generation participants, please refer to previous memos and pay careful attention to the following developments and adjustments:

I. Blessing Workshops Prior to the Matching and Blessing

All First and Second Generation Unificationist candidates for the Blessing are required to attend an official 2 or 3-day Blessing Workshop at least within 2 years of participating in the matching and Blessing (no more than 2 years prior), regardless of age or previous Blessing experience. A certificate of completion of this education requirement is important in order to register for the Gyocha Matching and Blessing. For those who need to complete this requirement, Blessing Workshops for both First and Second Generation will be held on December 16-18, 2005, in San Francisco, CA and Barrytown, NY. The basic schedule is as follows:

A. East Coast Workshop- UTS, Barrytown, NY. Friday, December 16, 6:30 PM until Sunday, December 18, 2:00 PM

B. West Coast Workshop- Bay Area Family Church, San Leandro, CA (San Francisco-Oakland Area- near Oakland Airport) Friday, December 16, 6:30 PM until Sunday, December 18, 2:00 PM

NOTE: BOTH FIRST AND SECOND GENERATION CANDIDATES MAY ATTEND, AND WILL RECEIVE A CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION. For those Unificationists who are absolutely unable to participate prior to the matching and Blessing, a letter of commitment should be included with your application, explaining the reason and promising to complete the Blessing Workshop within 6 months and prior to starting family life. For Ambassadors for Peace, ACLC and affiliated applicants, the church or region should educate them well, and they should attend this Blessing Workshop or another to be organized soon after the Blessing. Workshop fees will be under $100. Details follow soon.

II. Important Dates and Schedules for the matching & Blessing

A. Date of the Blessing: December 29, 2005 [Rescheduled from original date of 12/28]

B. Date of the Matching: December 26, 2005 NOTE: TRUE PARENTS PLAN TO MATCH EACH CANDIDATE IN PERSON IN KOREA, and not by photo. However, each candidate should still prepare photos in accordance with the application process outlined below.

C. Where/When to Arrive for Matching: Sunday, December 25, 2005 at Kuri Training Center just outside of Seoul City.

D. Where/When to Arrive for the Blessing: Details will be announced soon

III. Qualifications for Participation in True Parentsí Matching


1) Pure Second Generation who meet the standard for True Parentsí Cheon Ik Guk matching and Blessing:

(a) Purity- never having kissed or dated

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

(c) International- prepared to accept any race or nationality (no parental interference)

(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 matched by True Parents at the CIG Blessing (December, 2004; February & August, 2005) whose matching was broken- (a) by their partner, and (b) prior to being Blessed [The partner that broke the matching is not eligible; those who were Blessed prior to breaking, whether breaker or breakee, are not eligible]

3) Those matched by their own parents, whose match was broken prior to the Blessing (both partners are eligible), provided they meet the standards of purity, etc., for CIG couples as noted above. B. FIRST GENERATION

1) Single candidates who accept True Parents as the Messiah and are prepared to receive True Parents match with the heart of absolute obedience. Candidates must pledge to maintain their sexual purity and to never to divorce their spouse. NOTE: DO NOT RECOMMEND FOR MATCHING THOSE WITH SERIOUS PROBLEMS, such as: alcohol, drug or other addictions, gambling or criminal problems, chronic diseases such as epilepsy or other serious maladies, mental illness or serious psychological problems.

2) A wide gate of grace is open for Re-blessing candidates with a heart of devotion to True Parents, including:

a) Those whose previous spouse has already been re-blessed

b) Those whose previous spouse has already been married outside of the church

c) Those whose previous spouse has not been re-blessed or married but does not present any objections to the candidateís intention to seek re-blessing ? Re-blessing candidates should provide documentation endorsed by their regional leadership that they fall into one of the above categories.

IV. Qualifications for participation in the Gyocha Blessing In addition to those above who are matched by True Parents on December 26th, Second Generation couples who have been matched by their own parents are invited to participate in the December 29th "Gyocha" Blessing.

V. Application Process

Candidates should prepare the following materials:

A. First Generation Candidates

1) Blessing application form (application form attached in original and UPF format) NOTE: BE SURE THAT HEALTH INFORMATION IS LISTED, AND ANY SERIOUS HEALTH ISSUES ARE FULLY DISCLOSED

2) Two 8 x 10 photos- one full length and one of head and shoulders only (despite the fact that matching will be in person, candidates should still prepare these photos)

3) For those previously married, documentation of single status (divorce decree, etc.)

4) Certificate of Physical Exam and HIV/AIDS test

5) Certificate of Blessing Workshop (see # I above)

6) Blessing fee receipt

B. Second Generation Candidates [download all documents at the Second Generation Depít website-, under "Blessing" menu at the top, click "Forms"]

1) Application form and Family Introduction

2) Interview form

3) Two 8 x 10 photos- one full length, one head and shoulders

4) Certificate of Physical Exam and HIV/AIDS test

5) Blessing fee receipt

6) Certificate of Blessing Workshop

7) Signed Confirmation of Qualification for True Parentsí Matching.

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

9) Certificate of Graduation from school/college

VI. Blessing Fee [more than an administrative fee- an historical condition] For First Generation: The standard Blessing fee is $2,000. for first time applicants, $500. for Re-Blessing applicants who paid previous fees in full. We will announce more detail regarding Ambassadors for Peace, ACLC clergy or applicants from affiliated organizations. For Second Generation: The standard Blessing fee is $1,500. per candidate for those traveling to Korea, or $500 for Re-matching applicants who paid previous fees in full.

First-time candidates must pay at least one half of their Blessing fee prior to the matching and Blessing. Those whose fee is $500 must pay in full before the Blessing.

VII. Where to Submit Forms and Fees

A. Application Material

First Generation submit to:

Gyocha Blessing
Blessed Family Department
3224 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20010
T: (202)319-3200, X 126
F: (202) 299-9496

Second Generation submit to:

Gyocha Blessing- ATTN: Inguk Seo
Second Generation Department
4 W. 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036
T: (212) 997-0050, X 123
F: (212) 391-0222

B. Blessing Fees

All fees should be submitted to:

Gyocha Blessing- ATTN: Sheila Song Blessed Family Department
3224 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20010
(202)319-3200, X 126
F: (202) 299-9496

For further information regarding Second Generation participation contact:

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

For further information regarding First Generation participation contact:

Hiromi Stephens

Most sincerely,

Dr. Chang Shik Yang
Continental Director
FFWPU of North America

Rev. Michael Jenkins

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