After the successful launching of Rally of Hope last Sunday, this week’s Sunday Family Service of HPHC-FFWPU Philippines, Dr. Robert S. Kittel, the Director for Education of UPF-Asia Pacific and International Chairman of IAYSP, shared his reflection on the One Million Rally of Hope for the Realization of a Heavenly Unified World.
Dr. Kittel highlighted how all speakers emphasized the importance of Mother Hak Ja Han Moon and the work of Universal Peace Federation in establishing interdependence, mutual prosperity and universal values. He also reflected in detailed on Mother Moon’s speech emphasizing the longing of True Parents to all of Heavenly Parent’s children and the call for unity to solve the present situations.
The speakers during the event were H.E. Ban Ki-moon, H.E. Hun Sen (Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia), H.E. Brigi Rafini (Prime Minister of Niger), H.E. Macky Sall (President of the Republic of Senegal), Hon. Newt Gingrich (Former Speaker of the US House of Representatives), Rt. Hon. Date Chuichi (President of the House of Councilors, Japan 2016-19), Pastor Paula White (Spiritual Advisor to President Donald J. Trump), Rt. Hon. Stephen Harper (Prime Minister of Canada 2006-15), H.E. Jimmy Morales (President of Guatemala 2016-20) and H.E. Alfred Moisiu (President of the Republic of Albania 2002-2007).
Dr. Kittel also shared the Rally of Hope (ROH) media report in Korea and Asia Pacific. In Asia Pacific, there were more than 100 promos for several days before the ROH. On the day of the ROH, there were more than 200 media-events including TV broadcasts, radio, print and social media coverage. There were 9 nations that had live TV broadcast channels: Philippines, Cambodia, Nepal, India, Bangladesh, Fiji, New Zealand, Indonesia and Vanuatu. Five of them were national TV channels: National Television of Kampuchea, North East Live (india), Prime Times TV (Nepal) and Fiji TV. In summary, there were around 55+ million viewers joining live during the event.
Then, he reflected in detailed on True Mother’s speech where she said that when human beings fell, the creation didn’t. Humanity has failed to recognize its Heavenly Parent and thus has been unfilial and a lot of problem arises including this covid-19 pandemic. She highlighted that this could be solve when people stop being selfish. The path that people must take is that of seeking out the Heavenly Parent. She also shared about the importance of the Marriage Blessing given by True Parents. Finally, she reminded that blessed families must fulfill their responsibilities. The responsibility to lead their fellow human beings, wherever they are in the world, back to Heavenly Parent’s bosom through True Parents.
In conclusion, Dr. Kittel shared the story of the small island of Samoa and how the Prime Minister determine to watch live the Rally of Hope by going to the house of the National Leader of Samoa. He said that this situation is like how the monarch butterfly travel all the way from Canada to Mexico, miles away to know more about True Parents. Finally, he said the passion and will made this possible.
The program started with the singing of the Holy Songs, the Cheon Il Guk Anthem and the recitation of the Family Pledge and its meaning. The Opening Prayer is led by Ms. Rea Hangor and it was followed by the Scriptural Reading by Ms. Mary Jane Carillo Then, a special report on the One Million Rally of Hope by Dr. Yoon Yong Ho, Director General of FFWPU IHQ was telecast. For the offering song, Ms. Celine Louise Deapera reminded everyone of God’s love as she sang “We are All God’s Children”. After the Sunday Message, it was followed by the singing of Holy Song # 10 and the Offertory Prayer led by Ms. Joy Delos Santos. Subsequently, everyone offered the unison prayer then the singing of Holy Song #35 as recessional song.
This week’s service is hosted by yours truly and headed by PR Department. Thank you for joining us. See you next week!
Written by: Ms. Gabrille Elizabeth Bigol
Photos taken by: Mr. Armando Lomawig