The Words of Hak Ja Han Moon from 2014

Russia's history is opposite to its original direction

Hak Ja Han
February 9, 2014
Wonmo Pyeongae Foundation Scholarship Ceremony
Cheon Jeong Gung, HC 1.10

Everyone here today is an important guest. A new day, Foundation Day in the second year of Cheon Il Guk, has dawned. I would like to express my gratitude to all the distinguished guests from home and abroad and our beloved members that have contributed to the development of the Wonmo Pyeongae Foundation in different respects. I would particularly like to thank National Assembly Member Eul Dong Kim, who always stays by my side with a heart of love and encouragement. I would also like to thank the chairman, Dr. Min Ha Kim, for his dedication and commitment toward the development of the Wonmo Pyeongae Foundation for the past year.

This occurred to me while watching the opening ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics a few days ago. For Russia, a nation raised within the Christian realm, to become what it is today, it left a history that is opposite to that of its original direction. As I watched the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics, all nations desired development centered on one's own nation. It is also true that they have sought goodness. Why has human history had so many ups and downs?

While watching, I wondered what would have happened had those people met centered on True Parents. We must attend God, our Creator throughout our lives. Yet, when we look back at history, this has not been easy. Thus, the long providence became inevitable. The beginning and end of our Almighty God must be the same. Why, then, has it taken such a long time? That is because man has responsibilities.

Even though the history of humanity's existence has been long, none could go to Heaven because the key problem could not be resolved. However, all of you who have come here today know True Parents. You could learn that the basis to the kingdom of heaven is families established through True Parents. Christian churches say that you will go to Paradise if you believe in Jesus. We, however, believe it to be a place to which parents and siblings go together. True Parents are the ones that resolved this problem and showed us the way.

Without knowing True Parents, realizing your dream of one world is far-fetched. Our dream is approaching us realistically. We know the highway to one world because we have attended True Parents. What do you think will happen to this nation and the world in ten years?

Was there any nation that recognized the Republic of Korea years ago? Korea is indebted to Heaven for its rapid growth. For every single one of you, putting beliefs into practice is important. Will you do that? You can become the owners of history through ownership and parental heart. That is why True Parents will raise the Wonmo Pyeongae Foundation to a greater level. It will become an organization from which all humanity can benefit. However, do you think I can achieve this all by myself? I believe that we should all join hands and move forward together. I hope you can partake in this and invest everything in your capability toward the fostering of future leaders within this society and neighboring nations.

The Wonmo Pyeongae Foundation will continue its work to establish the Seonhak Prize, a prize that could greatly surpass the Nobel Prize. As a group that works for the will of Heaven and peace for humanity instead of the honor of an individual or group, the Wonmo Pyeongae Foundation will come to be in a historic position.

I would like to conclude my message with the hope that you all greatly contribute to all projects under the Wonmo Pyeongae Foundation, become partners and participants in its great vision and work hard, thereby being in precious positions that can remain through history.

The Wonmo Pyeongae Foundation has presented scholar- ships to 1,500 youth and young adults from many nations. Eight hundred participants, including the four hundred Korean scholarship recipients, fifty of the 1,100 overseas scholarship recipients and prominent guests partook in the second Scholarship Presentation Ceremony and the second Service Award Ceremony at Cheon Jeong Gung Museum on February 9 at 2 PM.

In 2013, the foundation presented around four billion won in scholarships to the first round of recipients, which included seven hundred high school and university students in various nations. The scope of the 2014 scholarship project expanded to also benefit middle school students and graduate school students. The monetary scale of the scholarship also rose greatly -- a total of ten billion won was disbursed.

Extensive Scholarships

The second Wonmo Pyeongae Foundation scholarship recipient group comprises students from Korea and fifty-three other nations. The university and graduate students from abroad, in particular, are not only receiving diverse academic support through the scholarship aid but have also been given the opportunity to come to Korea, learn Korean culture and develop into talented national-level leaders with global influence. Sun Moon University has taken responsibility for the education of these students.

Wonmo Pyeongae Foundation is taking an active role in raising leaders by selecting forty outstanding graduate students from nations around the world each year and completely covering their tuition fees and living costs.

Recognizing Service

The second Wonmo Pyeongae Service Award was presented to five individuals and five groups. In the group category, the foundation recognized the Seoul Multicultural Families Association for its dedication to the education of children from multicultural families. It lauded the One Love Woman's Group, which is made up of women who immigrated to Korea through marriage, for its service toward the development of local communities and aid for unfortunate neighbors.

The Yeongdeungpo Peace Service Corps received the service award for providing continuous aid to unfortunate neighbors in local communities and for beautifying the local community environment. The Chunghuk Multicultural Forum, which is a central group to multicultural families, is a 2014 service award recipient in recognition of its various educational support projects for children whose parents are from different cultural backgrounds; the Multicultural Forum's work involved holding cultural classes and giving scholarships to other social groups. The Cherry One Association's service in local community facilities for over ten years was what motivated the Wonmo Pyeongae Foundation to present this group with a service award. Japanese wives living in Korea are the driving force behind the Cherry One Association.

The individual awardees were Mr. Min Chang Kim, Mr. Sang Gyun Kim, Mr. Nyeon Ju Yang, Mr. Jang Jin O and Mr. Dong Gyu Lee. The Wonmo Pyeongae selected them to acknowledge their service toward the public interest and local society for more than ten years.

True Mother's Support and Vision

Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon, founder of Wonmo Pyeongae Foundation, promised to expand further the scale of the scholarship project worldwide and spoke about ongoing efforts to establish an international peace prize to commemorate the peace ideology of Rev. Sun Myung Moon. Chairman Min Ha Kim of the foundation asked all the scholarship recipients to dream bigger, realize their dreams and to dedicate themselves to the realization of global peace. Eul Dong Kim, a female member of the National Assembly, gave a congratulatory address, expressing her hope that the scholarship project, the project to contribute to society and the commemorative project enjoy even more success. 

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