September 6, 2000
Thank you for your prayerful consideration of all the requests coming from True Father and the Movement. For many of us, our faith is being stretched to the limit. But let us work together as a community to maintain our focus to build a Healthy Church here in Washington, even in the midst of so many Providential directions. Please remember, by working together we can turn most any trial into an opportunity to create True Love.
Regarding True Father's desire to work with the Million Family March (MFM), let me share some insights I have learned recently from True Father and Rev. Kwak. Firstly, regarding the suddenness of this direction: True Father has been praying for many years to unite Islam, Judaism and Christianity. Secondly, we have learned that True Father had not received a report regarding the recent developments of our association with the MFM until Thursday of last week. Thirdly, we believe that when True Father heard of the many significant meetings around the country with members of the Nation of Islam, and of Minister Farrakhan's personal desire to ask him to Bless all the families at the MFM, True Father was moved to make this seeming last minute decision. In reality, it was not last minute! It is the fulfillment of years of our True Parents' tearful prayers.
With that understanding, I would like to add some thoughts to the memo from headquarters. Let me take each issue individually:
SPECIAL MEETING: We will have a special "Insights on the Providence" meeting to discuss all these matters, this Sunday, Sept. 10th, from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM at Columbia Road. I will be there to answer all your questions.
I want you to know that myself and the rest of our staff here at Region One Headquarters appreciate what our community has been through in the past month as we prepared for the formation stage of the National Level Blessing. Let us remain prayerful and united as we follow our True Parents into this exciting new phase of the Providence, which is undoubtedly connected to the National Level Blessing we have been preparing for in a powerful new way. Please feel free to call Columbia Road should you have questions or a need for support in understanding the current directions from our True Parents.
Rev. In Hoi Lee
Washington DC Regional Pastor
Family Federation for World Peace and Unification