Ambassadors for Peace Richmond, Virginia
UPF Founder's Ascension
"The Universal Seonghwa of Rev. Moon"
Seoul, South Korea
September 15, 2012
Creating One Family Under God
(Above) In the lower lobby of the Yong Pyong Resort in Gangwon-do, we gathered to take buses to Cheong Pyeong where the Seonghwa of Rev. Moon was hosted. Yong Pyong (all seasons resort) was acquired in 2003 by our founder to help promote a family-friendly leisure culture of peace. It's one of the best family resorts in Korea; now slated to host the 2018 Winter Olympics. Click the following link to visit (YP) site (click "English" at top, right side of homepage):
(Above) Cheongshim Peace World Center where our founder's Seonghwa (Ascension) was conducted. Left-side, front (in front of stage): True Mother Moon and family; to their left, 400-voice Choir (in white). Right-side (in front of stage): dignitaries from around the world and prominent Ambassadors for Peace.
(center photo) Casket being carried to the stage.
Cheongshim Peace World Center seats about 35,000 people. Outside, and along the streets were about 25,000 people. The casket was transported from the Cheong Jeong Gung (Peace Palace) where Rev. Moon's body laid-in-wait before his Seongwha, Sept. 15. The Seonghwa address was given by Rev. Hyung Jin Moon (Rev. Moon's youngest son, appointed as spiritual heir to the Unification Movement), Chairman of the Seonghwa Committee, Co-Chairman of UPF International. Eulogies were given by: Dong-suk Kang, Chairman of the Organizing Committee for World Expo 2012, Yeosu, Korea; Lord Tarsem King, House of Lords, United Kingdom; and H.E. Alfred Moisiu, Former President, Albania.
(Above, left) Departing crowd from the Cheongshim Stadium. Giant-size pictures of Rev. Moon holding a copy of his teachings, the Divine Principle, grace both sides of the front of the Stadium. Cheong Jeong Gung (CJG) Peace Palace can be seen in the mountains (top, white building, right). CJG Museum (within) host the historic and providential collection of pictures; sculptures; plaques; proclamations; and other collections, of the True Parents (Rev. and Mrs. Moon's) victories for peace from around the world.
(Center photo) Layout of the Cheongshim stadium for the event.
(Right) Disembarking from a ride to the top of Dragon's Peak (highest point) at the Yong Pyong Ski Resort with some of my Taiwanese friends.
A climb to the very top of Dragon's Peak (where few dare to tread - smile), as I began my descent, I met John F. Kennedy (from Ireland) - a most memorable encounter.
In closing this report, I would like to express that Rev. Moon (92), has lived a full life, dedicated to fulfilling God's will on earth. Once he decided to accept the mission and responsibility, he never looked back. Prior to his departure, he said that he had "accomplished everything" in regards to God's will. He had successfully concluded, completed and perfected the work God had given him to do.
Soon, I will post some details of the path he took in fulfilling this arduous providential mission, given by God. He has laid all the necessary foundations for lasting world peace. He will now work from the heavenly world with True Mother Moon, working on the earth. "Foundation Day" (Jan.13, 2013 - lunar calendar), he explained, will be the official Day for a new era of God's Direct Dominion to begin in Heaven and on earth.