The Words of the Angelucci Family
We have always tried to follow God's direction for our family. We have gone to Romania, India, Afghanistan and now find ourselves in the Philippines. But I am happier than I have ever been to be here at this point in time.
As our True Mother has traveled around that world she is constantly reminding us that we haven't fulfilled the directions that our True Father gave us over the years. What to do? Now it seems that it is even more difficult than ever before to fulfill those goals. But there is one place on Earth that is breaking through and bringing the results that Father has asked of us and that is the Philippines.
My husband and I have been working in the Philippines for the last two years and feel so privileged to work and live here.
Our Continental Leader, Dr. Chung Sik Yong, has decided to make the Philippines the model nation for the providence in many fields, Holy Grounds, Hoon Dok Hwa, the Blessing, Tribal Messiah, Education and Membership. Our final goal is to gain 120,000 members in 2013. His motivation is to make the Philippines a model nation to inspire the other nations to also be able to break through and bring joy and happiness to our True Parents. Over all these years there is no nation that can really say they have gotten victory in these areas. Even at the beginning of the year True Father said that we have to give the Blessing to all the people of the world. Who is doing that? Who is even trying? Nobody until now. So how are we working and what is our plan?
First Dr. Yong traveled to 167 cities all over the Philippines to establish Holy Grounds to make a spiritual foundation on a national level. During that time our previous National Leader, Jun Basuil, went to the spiritual world as a national offering when he was traveling with Dr. Yong. According to Dr. Yong,he was a pure offering for the sake of the victory in the Philippines. The unique thing about making these Holy Grounds is that at each location the local government cooperated with our members. In each city we gave the UPF Principles of Peace Seminar and the city cooperated by financing the seminar in some way.
After this we gave OSDP Seminars in different regions of the country inviting delegates from these cities that now have Holy Ground.
During this same time we started the HDK virus in the Philippines. All members are reading the EDP One Hour/ Three Hour and Ten Hour books one hundred times each. All over the Philippines you see members carrying their books and reading every chance they get. It has become a virus and has spread to other countries as well. Doing HDK in such an intense way gives us the strength, wisdom and love we need to continue in this important providence.
In March of 2012, we started to give the Blessing in the most dangerous part of the Philippines, Mindanao. Here with the cooperation again of the government of Sultan Kudarat we conducted Blessing for 15,000 couples including Muslims and Christians from the surrounding areas. With the moral and financial support of Thanks to the grace and generosity of our True Parents we have been able to establish new facilities for our four year undergraduate program college called International Peace Leadership College (IPLC). This was established in 2000 at a much smaller location but when True Father understood the vision and mission of the college he decided to support building a new classroom building, men's and women's dormitory and administration building. No other college has been able to fulfill the vision of our True Father to educate leaders to service the world and our movement. This new campus will be inaugurated in January of 2013 in the presence of our True Mother and the True Children. Hon. Sultan Pax Mangudadatu the previous Governor of Sultan Kudarat and his son the current Governor we were able to bring a big victory. This was the first breakthrough. Since that first victory we have conducted six more Blessing in Visayas the central part of the Philippines blessing a total of 24,000 couples until Dec 2012. Now we are working on the final event, the International Peace Blessing Festival in Manila, the capital, for 15,000 couples. This event will happen on January 12, 2013 and we are happy to announce that our True Mother and Hyung Jin Nim's couple have committed to attend this event.
The Blessing of all these couples will be our precious gift to True Parents before Foundation Day so that True Mother has some offering to present before Heavenly Father on that glorious day.
In order to bring such a large number of couples to the Blessing we are challenging to establish the Tribal Messiah tradition. Seventy two couples have pledged to fulfill their Tribal Messiah responsibility of 430 couples before Foundation Day through bringing couples to this Blessing. The whole movement is mobilized to accomplish this goal. We are educating the couples in Divine Principle before they attend the Blessing and we are responsible to follow up so that they fulfill the Three Day Ceremony and Indemnity Stick Ceremony. This has been the practice for all the previous Blessings as well. With the support of our brothers and sisters we have confidence to fulfill our goal and witness to and bless 430 couples before Foundation Day.
Thanks to the grace and generosity of our True Parents we have been able to establish new facilities for our four year undergraduate program college called International Peace Leadership College (IPLC). This was established in 2000 at a much smaller location but when True Father understood the vision and mission of the college he decided to support building a new classroom building, men's and women's dormitory and administration building. No other college has been able to fulfill the vision of our True Father to educate leaders to service the world and our movement. This new campus will be inaugurated in January of 2013 in the presence of our True Mother and the True Children.
With the foundation of all these victories we are preparing to ripe the harvest in 2013 by establishing CARP thorough the country and bringing over 120,000 young people to serve God and True Parents.
As an American I am so proud to be here now in the Philippines. Dr. Yong wishes that there could be more Americans here to serve in this Providence. He says that the Philippines, as the second daughter nation, is doing what American was not able to do in the past. I know that through the Philippines getting victory that America can also fulfill her goal.
I wish that through this testimony I could inspire some American members to support this providence. The Philippines is actually a poor nation and already the members are giving all they can. All these events are being financed through the local members and their blood, sweat and tears. How wonderful it would be if many American members with our expertise and wisdom of the ages could come to this tropical paradise and help fulfill this providential goal.
Through working in the Philippines at this time our family can give a substantial victory to our True Parents at Foundation Day through fulfilling our Tribal Messiah Mission and bless and educate 430 couples. You too can come and participate. I am extending an invitation to all of you.
Umberto and Marilyn Angelucci