|Victory Celebration for Africa Summit 2018 (2018.1.20)|
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True Parents’ Victory Celebration for Africa Summi 2018
January 20, CICAD
Its nice to see you! Before I came out here today I wondered what the etymology of Africa was and searched for it. Africa! I learned that Africa was called "Motherland" because it is the called the cradle of civilization and that Africa means “light.”
Then Africa, according to heaven's providence, is a continent prepared to unite with Mother. You know True Parents. You are blessed families and blessed children who were blessed by True Parents. Then should you know the Parents' language? Alternatively, will you continue to communicate in your own language? You must learn the parent’s language.
Therefore I have given Sunmoon University scholarships to our second-generation members from around the world to educate many of them haven't I? Those children, in four or six years will become global leaders who speak perfect Korean. In regards to Africa, the reason I chose Senegal, is because I met righteous people [(from) there] prepared by Heaven.
By liberating Africa's painful past, I wish to raise them into a position where they can take responsibility for Heaven's providence through the physical and spiritual worlds. Even in the world, there is nothing a mother will not do for the happiness of her children. I am the True Mother of the cosmos. Today, in society, if you say “Africa,” people think of a poor continent with low living standards and various difficulties. Yet if we look at history, Africa is the cradle of Ancient Civilization. However, the reason this flower could not bloom was because of the Fall. This was because we became fallen human beings who were not qualified to meet Heavenly Parent, the center and the Creator. The beginning and end of Heaven's providence is the same. Adam and Eve, whom God created to become the first ancestor of humankind fell but God could not throw away the principles he had put in place at the time of the Creation and begin again with new people. The providence had to continue according the principles put in place at the Creation.
This was why, in order to save fallen humankind, God had no choice but to begin the providence of salvation and go through the sorrowful, lonely, and sad providence of restoration through indemnity. Today there are 7.4 billion people in the world but they all did not know the Creator God, the Heavenly Parents' essence. The Christian providence continued for two thousand years but they do not even know why Jesus had come. The providence continued through Christianity, which began with the Pentecost experience of the Apostles. They had no center. There have been many mistakes and errors made because [Christianity] was passed down through people-oriented thought.
One example is that after Jesus' crucifixion, after 313 years the Roman Empire recognized Christianity and it spread from the Italian Peninsula across Europe to Britain. In the 17th century, King James had the bible translated from Hebrew into English and laymen could begin to read the Bible. That is why the Puritan movement emerged so those who had been confined under man-made systems could freely attend God. Thus they set off to find a new land where they could freely worship God. That land is now the United States. God blessed America. Why did God bless America? This was because they had made the foundation for the returning Lord who had promised to return.
Therefore during the short time of 200 years America became a democratic world power. Yet America is forgetting its essence. Many problems are arising—the breakdown of the family, juvenile delinquency, drug problems.... America was becoming sick. On top of that they were being threatened by communism. Heaven had prepared the great nation of America for 200 years! America should have been a nation that lived not only for itself but for the world. Yet America could not do this and when True Parents went to America because we are the True Parents, we shed blood and tears for forty years for a movement to revive America. Yet America did many wrongs to True Parents. Nevertheless, because True Parents are the True Parents of all humankind, we forgave and gave America another chance. God blessed America as the eldest son nation which could unite the global siblings. In a family, the eldest son must unite his siblings and help them so they can fulfill their responsibilities and become filial children to their parents. Yet today, what state is America in now? They must be taught again by True Parents. Yet the ACLC ministers from America who have a Christian background have come to life and they have begun to take full responsibility as Heavenly Tribal Messiahs in their congregations. Earlier Rev. Bakary Camara said that the Heavenly Tribal Messiah Movement in Africa is going well. This is a good thing. The 7.5 billion people of the world longed for and wished dearly for the True Parents of humankind! They are living at the same time as True Parents, yet how sorrowful will they be if they go to spirit world not having met, nor seen, nor heard of True Parents! I went to Goree Island yesterday. Missionaries who came from Europe to Africa in Christ's name forgot Christianity's essence and became self-centered. Europeans colonized Africa for more than 500 years and didn't teach them. They stole the natural resources Heaven had bestowed on Africa and because of differences in skin color they enslaved them rather than treating them as humans. That they did all of this in the name of Christ truly pains my heart as the True Mother. Thus even though it was difficult I went to Goree Island and felt I had to release the sorrow of the many young Africans who had passed through this place.
If you look at a riverside there are pebbles. There are stones that are round with no edges and shine very brightly. When I see your faces I see that you are shining brightly. Through this, I can feel another interesting aspect of God, the Creator. Now, Heavenly Parent’s dream, humankind’s dream is being completed and concluded, but you cannot be the only ones who receive blessings. You must know that the further you spread blessings, the greater your happiness will be. You cannot stop once you become tribal messiahs, you all must become national messiahs through the highest leaders in your nation. In order to do that, the young second-generation members here, must study hard and be prepared in all respects for the future. They should strive in every respect to become united in heart with True Mother during this age. The reality is that one world centered on Heavenly Parent, one human family, can only be realized when we center ourselves on True Parents and attend them. Only through that can you become filial children who can stand in Heavenly Parents' presence. Isn’t this something we should be grateful for? This is a happy thing! During these five days in Senegal we held a historic event. We cannot stop with this and let this opportunity pass by. Now that we have plowed the field, we must sow seeds and have them take root. Then what must we do? When we look at Africa there must be a center. I have already selected a spot on this continent. Therefore I have decided to create a headquarters which will play the central role for all of Africa, here in Senegal!