About boats and the rivers
Sun Myung Moon
August 4, 2011
Hoon Dok Hae
Cheon Hwa Gung in Las Vegas on 7.5 by the H.C.
Note: These notes are taken from a Peace TV video clip. They cannot be published as definitive texts and should never be used in the future as an “official” publication of True Father’s words. However, they do provide a good idea of the “spirit” of the message. — Rev. Katsumi Kambashi
Mrs. McDevitt read Father’s speech from his speech book # 27, titled “Owner of the Harvest.”
After Father talked about boats and the rivers, he told Mr. Sung Won Moon (who was recently Blessed with a Japanese sister and is in charge of the tour in the area) to report on the rivers in the west. The following is the summary of his report.
“I think the most important river is the Colorado river. In the early days, many people lost their lives during their exploration of the river in the area of the Grand Canyon. But the scenery along the river of that area is so beautiful that nowadays people as tourists have to wait to go on the river for almost 13 years. There is Lake Powell near to the Hoover Dam, where there is a bridge called the Rainbow Bridge, which Indians used as an altar. They say if you pass under the bridge good fortune will come to you, and that’s why there are so many tourists especially from Japan.
It would take approximately 7 hours to go to and come back from the bridge. This lake is located between the Grand Canyon and Bryce Canyon, and so on the way back from the Grand Canyon you can see it. There is also Antelope Canyon where even non-professionals can make artistic photos due to its excellent beauty. You can see it on the way back from Sedona and Japanese members who visit here see that spot without fail.”
Then a person who is responsible for boat manufacturing made a report.
“The boat that we are making now is very different from all other ones. After Father came back from Europe, he said at Hoon Dok Hae at Yeosu all creatures that depend on air can have and transfer all energies, and then suddenly told us to make a boat utilizing air. Father had talked about that idea before, but we have never been able to proceed with it in reality. The lightest material is hydrogen (H), but it combusts too easily, and so we came to conclusion that we cannot use it as material to run a boat on. Then we examined helium (He), and found out it worked. We already applied for a patent for this new technology.”
Then Rev. Yang read a report from Dr. Chae Hee Lee, the continental director of Canada, regarding the performance of the Universal Ballet in Vancouver, Canada which took place on July 29, and 30. At the end of the report, True Father initiated applause for the report.