True Mother in Vienna, Austria

by Robert Granc
October 12, 1996

Dear brothers and sisters,

I would like to share with you about a wonderful event that took place yesterday, 12th October. As you know True Parents are recently giving the speeches "In Search of the Origin of the Universe" and "True Parents and True Family" worldwide. Europe had the blessing of True Mother coming here and giving her speech with Rev. Kwak reading Father's speech in two nations, Italy and Austria. Rev. Kwak will go to further 8 nations reading Father's speech, with local representatives reading Mother's speech. All these speeches are read at the inaugural conferences of the Family Federation for World Peace in different nations.

Here in Hungary, and in numerous European countries we have to organize the inaugural conference without the physical presence of our True Parents. 8th Novemberin the building of the Chambers of Economics, just opposite the Parliament, Peter Zohrer, National Leader of Hungary will read Father's, and Elisabeth Cook, President of Women's Federation for World Peace Mother's speech.

The Inaugural Conference of Austrian Family Federation for World Peace was held in Vienna International Center, a famous conference-center. The hall with capacity of 1800 was completely packed. Of course not only austrian guests and members attended: as Mother will not visit other European nations after giving her speech in Rome and Vienna, people from all around the Old World gathered there to receive the precious guidance of True Parents. We attended with three buses, over 130 people and all three MFT-s made short break in their missions and came to attend the speech. Other East-European countries, such as Poland or Czech Republic, also sent many members.

Mother read the speech in excellent english, just sometimes stopping for a moment or two. I am sure that she must feel tired, as she is investing so much into this worldwide speech tour for few weeks already. At the end of the speech, reading " is the International Holy Weddings that establish this new blood lineage when the Lord of the Second Advent comes in flesh", and later, on "I hope that in the future all of you can also receive this joyous new marriage blessing", she dropped few tears and stopped for a while. The atmosphere was high and we could feel the same way as her, understanding the value and importance of the True Parents and the Blessing.

Rev. Kwak delivered Father's speech slowly, respectfully, also with great empathy. Actually I could not speak with guests, but I am sure this speech made them think about many things...

At the end of the victory celebration first Rev. Kwak made a few remarks concerning this speech tour and True Parents' recent activities, and after him Mother spoke to us. She spoke in korean and the first thing she asked was: how many times did Father tell us to study Korean? So, how much did we take him seriously and how much did we study Korean language? She did not scold us as Father does, she was really motherly, calm, quiet, but all we felt ashamed we do not speak Korean yet.

Then she spoke about Father educating South American leaders and how he told them to read these two speeches more times than their age, to read them every morning and every evening. She asked us to follow the same pattern, because by reading these speeches we can be cleansed spiritually, we can attract good spirits, we can elevate our own spirit, and they can give us constant inspiration and guidance in our everyday lives.

We are now even more sorry she will not come to Hungary, and we are all very happy we had the opportunity to see her, to meet with her in Vienna. All we pray very hard for her speech tour and all we are grateful from the bottom of our hearts to be able to receive such a blessing to be here on Earth while true Parents are here and to be able to follow them with all our lives. We are really grateful for that and want to qualify ourselves to be good children of our Ture Parents and our Heavenly Father.

I wish for all of you the blessing of meeting True Parents many-many times and I wish for all of you deep, unshakable faith in our True Parents and in our Heavenly Father.

May God bless you and your families!