The Words of the Ladouce Family
Notes from Task Force (2)
November 5, 2003
Compiled on November 28, 2003
We continued to read the Hoon Dok Hae about True Parents (Vol 10). Father said: "In Korea, you have to bring the first and second generation together. All nations have to become one. When we see our True Parents who shed tears, there should be equalisation. We need to have the same heart as our True Parents."
The Hoon Dok Hae was almost entirely about love, and created some sort of very romantic feeling among all of us. Mother, who usually leaves the Hoon Dok Hae after one hour, stayed with us until 8:00, and her face was always smiling and relax. Father felt that the atmosphere was incredibly joyful, even if some of the 84 had internal struggles not to be able to go back home. Father stood up and said: "Alright, we have heard so beautiful things about love this morning. You have to convey this love to all mankind, and you should always have bright smiles and songs. Don’t you think so?"
Immediately, Won Joo Mc Devitt took a microphone, and started to sing "You are my sunshine". She was not only singing but dancing, really like a rock star, and Father enjoyed, pushing her to sing two more songs. Father then asked the Korean NM to Paraguay ("the Moksa man") to also sing three songs. He started with his favourite, Arirang Seurirang, and continued with two other Korean folk songs.
The Jeju people sang three songs, followed by the 12 Korean members among the 84.
Then Father shouted: "England, Japan, sing a song." Quickly, the two Eve nations improvised a common choir, interpreting Furusato and Shiawase, plus a British song. When singing Furusato (Hometown), several Japanese sisters melted and started to weep while singing. Most of them have been missionaries for years, they were about to come back to their cherished homeland, and yet they knew that even in Japan, they would continue to be on the front line, with no possibility of meeting their loved ones, most probably. When the English song started, British sisters began to dance, and the atmosphere became so juvenile. Mother was beaming and delighted. Father said: "OK, America and France, now" People started to be excited. "Oh la la, said one American member, imitating the typical French expression. The reconciliation begins." Actually, we managed to improvise a beautiful choir which interpreted two American songs and the famous "Avec Notre Roi", French MFT’s Greatest Hit, written in 1976.
The Grand Finale was a German-Italian choir which also interpreted 3 songs. Grand Finale? No, of course, because then everybody wanted our Parents to sing for us. True Parents also sang three songs. The incredible morning ended with three cheers of mansei, and at 8:25, our buses left for Jeju airport. The Airbus 330 took off at 10:40, with our Parents in the front cabin, and the 84 behind.
Japan – November 7 to 21
After Hoon Dok Hae, we put all our luggage in a truck and got on board two buses, which arrived in Busan at 1:30 p.m. We visited the first house where Father wrote the first version of the Principle, took a group picture and climbed from there to the Holy Ground. We had various thoughts upon arriving at the Holy Rock. Those who have been working with ACLC had a very deep thought for the 7,000 Christian ministers who made the trip there. Some others considered that Pusan is the place from where one can look to Japan, and from there to the distant United States. And of course, as pilgrims of the 7 nations, we all remembered how much our Father, when we were still infants, or not even born, had been praying for us with tears, so that one day we would come to this place as well as all mankind.
After a lunch which started only at 3:30, we reached Busan harbour by bus and we got on board the Camelia at 5:30 p,m. Soon the night fell onto the port of Busan. We went to two compartment of the second class, with one section for sisters and the other for brothers. We had dinner around 6:30 p.m. and then people had different activities. Some were happy to have a long night of rest. Others tried to enjoy the magic of leaving the harbour of Busan and heading to Fukuoka by boat. Pascal Hochster was able to witness to a young Korean man who is now living in Japan and speaks Japanese fluently. Pascal could try his Korean and Japanese and gave him a substantial overview of the Principle. How wonderful to give the words of eternal life to a young man, on the boat!
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