than 1,600 people attended the “National Leaders of the Hoon
Dok Family Church Workshop for the Victory of Vision 2020” held
in Guri Training Center in Seoul, Korea on April 20-21, 2013 and
April 27-28, 2013, according to a report on Tongilgyo.org.
The main goals of this workshop were to create anticipation for the victory of “Vision 2020” that True Parents pronounced and to provide education on the practical applications to have a successful Hoon Dok Church, which is the core strategy of Vision 2020. The theme of the workshop was “Let’s settle Cheon Il Guk through spreading Hoon Dok Church.” Homejang (translated as leaders of Hoon Dok Church), vice leaders of Hoon Dok Church and leaders of national missionaries attended the event. At the first workshop there were 845 people in attendance and 865 people who participated in the second workshop.
Dr. Chan Shik Yang, director of the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification-Korea (FFWPU), said at the first workshop, “Vision 2020 is the project that God wanted since the beginning of the universe. It is a project of realization of Cheon Il Guk.” He also emphasized, “Leaders of Hoon Dok Church in the next seven years, let’s fulfill the desire of the Heavenly Parent and True Parents of Heaven, Earth and humankind centered on True Mother with filial piety and determination of life or death.”
The lectures began after an opening ceremony. Mr. Young Bae Park, director of the Witnessing Education department of FFWPU, was the main lecturer. The lectures presented were: ”Healthy Paradigm for Victory of Vision 2020,” “Vision of Hoon Dok Family Church Sessions One and Two,” “Operating Four Cycle and Actuality,” “Understanding and Practice of Hoon Dok Meditation,” “Leadership Sessions One and Two” and “Foundation and Activity Plans for Victory of Vision 2020.”
At the Homejang education, the FFWPU witnessing education department prepared the lecture on “four cycles”—Witness, Nurture, Blessing, Ministry—for the settlement of a healthy church culture and system. The lecture demonstrated various witnessing ways, examples and methodology. It also presented material such as an invitation to “Happy Day Festival,” witnessing devotion pledge and new witnessing contents (VIP card, mobile witness, 10-second message, open meeting card, witnessing magazine, registration card and one-on-one new member nurture ideology).
Meanwhile, there was an “Inauguration Ceremony for Vision 2020” on April 28, 2013, the second day of the second workshop. Dr. Chang Shik Yang mentioned True Parents’ devotion and achievements on the providential foundation that is centered on Las Vegas, and he added, “True Parents have devoted and sacrificed their whole life to save humankind as the Messiah. Now, as individuals who are blessed by True Parents and who represent tribal messiahs, we need to witness about True Parents being the Messiah and the True Parents of the humankind to the people who live in your area and all around Korea.”
Dr. Yang exhorted the participants with the following statement: “In the center of witnessing about True Parents, there are leaders of the Hoon Dok Church. Through this education from the workshops, let’s make a healthy and active Hoon Dok Church that Heavenly Parent and True Parents of Heaven, Earth and Humankind wished. Let’s definitely achieve the Vision 2020 through training six billion of God’s people.”
The education at the two workshops was the opportunity for the leaders of the Hoon Dok Church to recognize the importance of witnessing and spreading Hoon Dok Family Church to achieve Vision 2020. The participants appeared determined to complete the ideal of Cheon Il Guk at the front line with the determination of life or death.
Translated by Lymhwa Kim for the News Team