True Parents’ Hoon Dok Hwe and Movements in Hawaii
June 12, 2011
Translated by Tossa Cromwell
Hawaii King Garden in Kona, HI
Two days after arriving in Kona, Hawaii, True Parents oversaw Hoon Dok Hwe at 5 a.m. on June 12, 2011 at the Hawaii King Garden. USA Continental Director Dr. Chang Shik Yang, as the day’s Hoon Dok Reader, read “The Time and the Mission,” on page 208 of the 24th volume of The Sermons of Rev. Sun Myung Moon.
True Parents concluded the reading at 6:30 a.m. with the words, “The purpose of an individual being is to keep step with the purpose of the whole being. An individual being exists for eternity when it keeps the same direction as heavenly fortune.” Then Father asked International President Rev. Hyung Jin Moon to explain the Unification Church symbol, which he always wears proudly around his neck. Rev. Hyung Jin Moon explained the symbol to members using the principle of the Fibonacci spiral.
Next, Dr. Yang reported about attending the inauguration of Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan and offered a prayer at True Parents’ request, concluding Hoon Dok Hwe.Farley and Betsy Jones, a 777 couple.True Parents boarded a boat from Honokphau Marina out to the ocean and offered devotion while trolling, then returned in the afternoon and invited Mr. Farley Jones, a former president of the Unification Church USA, and Mrs. Betsy Jones, his wife, to dinner and praised them for their hard work over the years. Mr. Jones is a lawyer in New York and a member of the board of the Unification Theological
At Hoon Dok Hwe the next day, Hoon Dok Reader Wonju McDevitt read “Let’s become representatives,” from page 244 of volume 24 of The Sermons of Rev. Sun Myung Moon. She finished reading Father’s sermon at around 5:30 a.m. When she had finished reading, Father said that his detailed teachings were not told to him by someone, but that “they are words that came from God, who is someone that cannot be met, cannot be seen and cannot be related with. Thus, if you don’t know God, then the world of God’s heart and His will shall forever have nothing to do with you and you will be miserable.”
Father asked Mrs. McDevitt to sing the song she wanted to sing the most. Next, Father asked Chuksajang (high priestess of the Blessing) Yeon Ah Lee to sing. After hearing her song, He asked Sun Jin Nim to report about Hawaii Queen Coffee. After her report, he asked her to sing a song. Finally, Father asked International President Hyung Jin Moon to report about True Parents’ European Tour and to sing as well.
Hyung Jin Moon explained the motive for the tour saying, “It was possible for True Parents to set off on this recent world tour thanks to the earnest heart of members who missed True Parents during an uneasy time when many extraordinary events were taking place in the world, as we prepare for Foundation Day of the new Cheon Il Guk.”
President Hyung Jin Moon reported stops on the tour, starting with what happened in Spain, the first nation True Parents chose to visit, and ending with Las Vegas, the final location of the first tour. Though it was a short report, it was vivid and authentic. Hyung Jin Nim testified that when True Parents went to St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, there was an Ambassador for Peace who wished that he could have attended True Parents, who have come as the Messiah, in a place as large and as populated as Rome. In response, Hyung Jin Nim said to the Ambassador for Peace, “Recall Jesus’ times.”
In comparison with Jesus’ time, when Jesus was persecuted and oppressed in many ways together with his 12 disciples and went through trial and error in the process of conveying God’s will, True Parents’ foundation as the Messiah and True Parents of Humankind is a huge foundation that cannot even be compared with that of Jesus.
When Hyung Jin Nim accompanied True Parents to Turkey’s Grand Market (a bazaar of the largest scale and grandest history in the entire world), he saw many people gathering around a famous basketball player who was visiting, and it hurt that people could not recognize the Messiah and True Parents of Humankind.
Hyung Jin Nim asked, “Where is the Kingdom of Heaven?” and said, “You are in the Kingdom of Heaven when God and True Parents are alive in your mind and heart. There are many peaceful and luxurious places in the world, but that sort of peace cannot be eternal.”
Reported by Rev. Ken Doo