Unification News for April 2001

March 17 - Jackson, Mississippi

Revs. Man Ho Kim, Dong Woo Kim, Kasongo, Cutts and Mahoungo and all of the Atlanta Region are getting the reputation for having the Golden Touch. Mississippi like Atlanta was totally blessed. Mississippi has our state leader and two Japanese families that work at the fish restaurant. Our New York family converged with the Atlanta family and pulled a truly great event. The banquet hall was packed. Before the meeting a press conference was held. Bishop Amzie Cotton, Rev. Satan Wachstetter, Rev. Herring, Rev. Ron Moore, Rev. Roberta Porter, and Minister Eddie Muhammad with Rev. Jenkins did the We Will Stand press conference. Both TV stations and the major Jackson newspaper covered the event with the headline, "MOON MAKES "STAND" IN MISS."

The preliminary article from the week before highlighted pro and con starting with a detractor criticizing Rev. Moon. Bishop Amzie Cotton who is now one of the 120. He disagreed, "I was worked against Rev. Moon for 15 years. All the time I worked against him was based on what I heard others say. When I finally heard him, I completely turned around." Fatherís message was so well received in Mississippi that Father could begin to explain about Jesusí heart. Father began to cry. It was from the very heart of God.

After the speech, during the awards ceremony, Rev. Ron Moore was on the stage with the clergy at the end. He was at the doctor on Friday and was told that his cholesterol was 300 and that he had a serious ulcer. While Father and Mother were shaking hands with the clergy Rev. Moore was distracted so Father tapped his stomach to get his attention. He just called with such excitement. He went to the doctor on two days after the event. The doctor did some tests with absolute astonishment on his face. "The ulcer is gone !! I canít believe it. Also your cholesterol is now 100!! Itís a miracle." Rev. Moore immediately thought of the tap Father gave him on his stomach. He knew from whence the healing had come!!" Col. Don Taylor who was undersecretary for the Department of Energy also honored Father and Mother. If you could see how significant and patriotic the support for our True Parentís is throughout America you would be totally amazed. The paper quoted Father as saying, " Iíve been the object of scrutiny of years. I carry no animosity. Jesus Christ forgave his tormentors." The audience was melted. State Senator Hillman Frazier sacrificed a meeting with U.S. Sen. Ted Cochran to attend the event. He sent wife instead. Rev. Wachstetter sacrificed his plan to go to Russia so that he could welcome True Parents. America is responding. The momentum is building. Please keep up your prayers for our True Parents.

Rev. Michael Jenkins

More than 700 people filled the Jackson Hilton & Convention Center, here in the heart of the Bible Belt, on a Saturday evening to share in the fellowship of the "We Will Stand" tour. The program featured interfaith messages and songs of reconciliation and hope for America and the family.

Prior to the assembly, a press conference was held. Archbishop Amzie Cotton, pastor of Greater True Vine Full Gospel Church of Jackson, Bishop Roberta Porter, pastor of Wings of Faith Church of Deliverance Inc., also of Jackson, Reverend Stan Wachstetter, Reverend Herring, Reverend Ron Moore and Minister Eddie Muhammad of the Nation of Islam along with Reverend Michael Jenkins of the Family Federation all had much to say. Both TV stations and the major Jackson newspaper covered the event with the headline: "MOON MAKES STAND IN MISS".

Archbishop Amzie Cotton stated to the press: "I have worked against Reverend Moon for 15 years. All the time I worked against him was based on what I heard others say. When I finally heard him, I completely turned around."

In another comment later, John Hancock, pastor of Calvary Apostolic Church in McComb stated: "I love much of what the Reverend Moon says about dismantling the forces of bigotry and hate, but that does not convince me of the validity of his religious beliefs. For whatever theologic faults he has, the man has a tremendous persona," Hancock said.

During the keynote address, Father Moon began to extemporaneously explain about the heart of Jesus. Tears streamed down his cheeks. He gave it all in his message to the responsive audience.

In a local newspaper, Father Moon was quoted as saying, "I've been the object of scrutiny for years. I carry no animosity. Jesus Christ forgave his tormentors."

After the speech, during an awards ceremony, Reverend Ron Moore was on the stage with other clergy. He was at the doctor on the prior Friday and had been told that his cholesterol was 300 and that he had a serious ulcer. While Father and Mother Moon were shaking hands with the clergy, Reverend Moore was distracted for a moment. Father Moon tapped his stomach to get his attention.

Two days after the event, he went to the doctor. After some tests and with absolute astonishment his doctor told him, "The ulcer is gone! I can't believe it. Also your cholesterol is now 100!"

Reverend Moore immediately thought of the tap Father Moon gave him on the stomach. He believes it had to have been healed at that moment.

Colonel Don Taylor who was undersecretary for the Department of Energy also honored Father and Mother Moon.

State Senator Hillman Frazier sacrificed a meeting with U.S. Senator Ted Cochran to attend the event.

Reverend Wachstetter gave up a planned trip to Russia so that he could welcome Father and Mother Moon and this historic caravan of faith, hope, and love.

Regional report

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