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Welcoming True Mother Back to Korea

Chung Hwan Kwak
November 24, 2007
FFWPU International Office

True Mother who completed the twelve city speaking tour in America arrived in Korea in the afternoon of the 24th in Gimpo Airport. She immediately flew by helicopter to Geomundo. Also with her was Hyun-jin nim, Kook-jin nim, Ji-yea nim, Dr. Chang Shik Yang, Archbishop Stallings, Rev. James Herndon, Rev. Gi Hoon Kim, Mrs. Wonju McDevitt and Mr. Jin Man Kwak.

At 3:45 p.m. the helicopter arrived at the port in the west island of Geomundo. The entourage took a boat and headed towards the Geomundo official residence. There True Father and 170 plus members threw a passionate welcoming inviting True Mother back home. In the front plaza of the official residence, flower bouquets were presented to True Parents and to Hyun-jin nim. The welcoming party was held after dinner that day.

At 7:00 p.m. True Parents entered the room and cut the celebration cake. Professor Sang Hee Moon from Sun Moon University offered a song to congratulate True Mother for her return. Professor Moon also gave a report on the uniqueness of the Pure Love Department which she was in charge of and explained how they were developing an academic framework to the concept of pure love.

Dr. Yang from America gave a report on True Mother's twelve city tour and read a number of reflections from key participants from the events.

Rev. Gi Hoon Kim who had worked hard and gained much success in Chicago with the interfaith movement also gave a report on the interfaith activities. Archbishop Stallings also gave a testimony about how he came to receive the blessing and how his son (Youngpal) and daughter (Shinyoung) were named by True Father. Rev. James Herndon who had came to know the principle as a chaplain in the army in Korea also gave a brief testimony.

Hyun-jin nim spoke on the direction that our movement should take in the future and also about the preparations for the Global Peace Festivals which were going to take place in America and the Philippines in 2008 with a goal of bringing one million people together to celebrate peace. He emphasized that if we moved forth with confidence our efforts will bear fruit. Hyun-jin nim sang "Nimgwa Hamkke."

The gathering ended with a prayer by True Mother. Dr. Chung Hwan Kwak led the participants in four cheers of eok-mansei.

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