With the viewing of opening video that included True Parents’ valuable words and exciting music,
HJ Cheonwon Special Workshop hosted by True Parents 2018 GTGY finally began. This year marks the 3 workshop already. It is more meaningful because it is here at HJ Cheonwon, the land that True Parents have prepared for us, and at Cheongshim International Youth Center, where True Parents planted the vision for future generations!
The program began with orientation. It included opening prayer by Mr. Hiroaki Takeuchi, Director of Youth and Student Department at FFWPU for Heavenly Japan, welcoming remarks by Mr. Jae Hyun Kim, Director of Youth and Student Department at FFWPU International HQ, and introduction of the program and rules by Mr. Dong Yeon Kim, Deputy Director of Youth and Student Department at FFWPU IHQ. Afterward, as ice breaking program, the participants drew self-portraits and filled out “Who Am I” worksheet, which brought the family members closer. They also had met members from other families through Speed Sharing time. Even though the communication was very difficult because many different languages involved, their efforts to express their heart was very admirable. Even though their languages, looks, and cultures are different, their actions look as if they have a mission to become one family because together they attend True Parents. Awkwardness of the first meeting of brothers and sisters who traversed many oceans and mountains to meet were overcome in mere hours.
475 participants from 27 nations, 53 family leaders, 27 SunHak UP cadets and HQ staff, 14 public leaders from participants’ nations, all together total of 569! They are working to realize the ideals of one family of humanity under True Parents right here at HJ Cheonwon.
*** HJ Cheonwon Special Workshop hosted by True Parents 2018 GTGY for Seonghwa is from July 26th to August 8th and for Youth and CARP is from August 9th to 20th. During this time, there will be total of 1350 participants.