News from South America
Bret Moss (Class of ’96) reports from Nicaragua that his Spanish is improving daily and that he can now get around Managua by taxi. He attended the inauguration of the new President last month and has also visited the managers of the city’s daily newspapers all of whom were impressed by the layout of the 80-page Tiempos del Mundo which is being established throughout Latin America. Bret reports that Tiempos Nicaragua SA became a corporate entity in the last week of January and Mr. Joo, the President of the Washington Times Corp., has approved an office site. 
Meanwhile, the 120 Japanese sisters assigned to Managua brought 200 college students to a three-day Divine Principle seminar in the first week of February. Bret says that the Korean National Messiahs, Reverend No Hi Pak and his wife Lan Young Moon, are “doing a fabulous job.” Bret’s wife, Annette, who is also a member of the class of ’96, is currently working in Brazil. 
Joseph Schinwald has set up his office in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. He has three telephone/fax numbers in addition to his e-mail address but “I still don’t know if anyone in Washington will be able to communicate with me.” He has made some good connections in the upper echelons of Honduran society and reports that “I am actually quite thrilled with this mission.”  Paul Greene arrived back in Panama on December 31 and he also reports that “I really like this newspaper providence to tell you the truth.” Things are going slower than he would have hoped but he plans to have his office running by mid-March. Ed Heinz is now working in Costa Rica, Jim Humphreys is in the Dominican Republic and Enrique Ledesma has arrived in his native Ecuador. Other graduates who are involved with the newspaper are Dirk Anthonis and Katsumi Kambashi (Uruguay) and Takuya Ishii (Chile). 
Ted O’Grady and Koji Matsuda have both recently moved their families to Brazil where they have been assigned to towns in the region surrounding New Hope Farm. The O’Gradys are expecting their fourth child and were unsure as to whether Dorothy should deliver the baby here in the U.S. but they decided that this baby should be born in their new mission country. 

A Letter from Bolivia 
In January the Cornerstone office received a letter from Chantal Chetelat Komagata (Class of ’86) who is also now in South America. 
I am Swiss, I graduated from UTS in 1986, was blessed in Korea in 1989 to Masayuki Komagata and stayed there for the newspaper providence until December 1991 and then went to Japan for the hometown providence. My husband and I have three children and we offered a fourth to another couple. 
Already, one and a half months have passed since I left Japan for Montevideo, Uruguay together with 4200 Japanese women including 7 Westerners, 7 Filipinos and about 40 Korean sisters. We spent about 10 days there in a big stadium, receiving Father’s love and Rev. Zin Moon Kim’s guidance and going through a sisterhood ceremony with Uruguayan women. Then we went to our respective mission countries, 120 to each one of the 35 countries of the Americas. 
We are now on a heavenly race to create a country that will be a model nation for the rest of the world. That’s our purpose in south America. Which country will be the first to accept the Principle in its Constitution? Of course, I cry every day because I cannot love my husband and my children and through that feeling I can understand God’s heart. He has been longing for thousands of years to meet His children. My children (6,4 and 2) miss their mom very much too and they can learn substantially to relate to True Children’s hearts of missing their parents. 
All of the women from Japan sacrificed their families and therefore we can invest all our love into the people here. There are many wonderful people in Bolivia. Most are descendants of the native people who have suffered tremendously, are living in very humble conditions and can therefore relate to a suffering God. Since the universities are free, many people study and the educational level is fairly high, making it easier to convey the depth of the Principle, but the number of street children who spend their days shining shoes or begging is also high. 
Since I am the only one of the group of 120 who can speak Spanish, I am extremely busy teaching the sisters Spanish, interpreting for them, meeting students and other people, and teaching the Principle. Days pass by so quickly that a year will be over soon. We’ll be going to the States in October to prepare for the great Blessing of 3.6 million couples in Washington DC and then we’ll be flying back to Japan in November. But who knows what will happen next?