March 8, 2013
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Thank you once again for all of your efforts to attend True Parents through the recently completed Foundation Day providence!
I just returned to the USA after participating in a full week of follow-up leaders meetings and other programs in Korea, the main focus of which was the “2020 Project”, which as you may have heard by now is True Mother’s visionary plan for substantial progress toward national restoration by the year 2020, the centenary of True Father’s birth.
Laying the groundwork for a seven-year plan is not something that can be done in just a few days, and in the coming weeks Bishop Ki Hoon Kim and I will be conferring with various groups of leaders and members to discuss this “2020 Project” and how to implement it here in the United States. The first such meeting will be next week in Las Vegas with the District Pastors and leaders of UPF, WFWP and ACLC. The week after that, we will be convening the National Council and will add this topic to the agenda. Other meetings are now being planned. It is my firm belief that this visionary program is something that all of us will need to tackle together.
One aspect of the “2020 Project” has already been announced by the FFWPU International Headquarters in the memo (in Korean and English). This is a preliminary list of ‘focus nations’ which have been identified as countries with better prospects for growth and development. Additionally, a number of key leaders have been assigned initial responsibility by True Mother for guiding the implementation of the 2020 vision in each of these nations. In the case of the United States, Bishop Kim and I will be held accountable.
I realize that you will be curious for more details on this initiative, and I hope that every family in the US will find a way to participate. I will send you more information as soon as I can.
Dr. Michael Balcomb