Father’s Speech At Memorial Service Talking About Kodan Providence
Sun Myung Moon
May 1, 1999
Belvedere Training Center, Tarrytown, NY
This is an American church. But I see more oriental faces than Western ones. Is it good? (No) Do you feel that Orientals have high religious sense? After Japanese members came to America, they saved meal expenses in order to make monthly donations. How about American members? Japanese work hard the way ants do. Which will prosper in the future ants or grasshoppers? (Ants) This is a serious matter. When winter comes, grasshoppers all die. We must make a preparation. Every Japanese member is donating $300 every month. What about American members? Do you understand the issue? If you do not understand the issue, you will complain about why you have to donate.
Japanese members working in America will leave this country when the time comes. America will be empty after they leave. Will you be defeated by the Japanese members by standing behind them or will you go beyond them? Which one? (We go beyond them) Those who said to go beyond them, stand up! Let me see your face. Do you work harder and go further than Japanese members do in your own country? (We go further than they do) Those who are committed to go beyond Japanese, raise your hands with serious commitment! You have made your promise. While each Japanese member is donating $300 every month, what are you going to do? You said that you will do more than Japanese members. Will you do it or not? (We will) Those Americans, who will do without failing, raise your hands! Koreans and other races, who will do more than the Japanese, stand up! If Japan fails, America must take the responsibility and work on her behalf as an elder son nation. Do you understand? Those who accept this tradition, say yes loudly! (Yes) Say yes with a much louder voice! (Yes) I put and keep it in my memory. Japanese and American members must become one and work together to protect America.