59th True Parents Day Celebration
Charlotte, North Carolina
Reported by Co-Pastors Tim and Margaret Sisserson
On April 30, 1863, Abraham Lincoln summoned all Americans to a , " Day of Humiliation, Fasting and Prayer."
On April 15, 2018, Charlotte Family Federation hosted the 59th True Parents Day. Charlotte-North and South Carolina Family Federation communities came together to celebrate the accomplishment of True Parents on earth, the key to True Liberation centered on Southeast Sub Region 2 in Heavenly USA with Director Rev. Ernest Patton.
Reflection Rev. Dr. Ernst Gerhard Bessell
Rev. Patton gave a warm and uplifting speech which included his personal testimony. In this way he drew the hearts of our members near and left everyone uplifted and with kind thoughts. Afterwards over lunch he made himself available and showed himself easily accessible for conversation.
I also enjoyed to have Mrs. Jongsook Moon with us, who is a good friend of our family since the study days at UTS. She showed loving concern for everyone. My family and I feel especially honored that she took motherly care of our youngest son during the time of our loss of my wife. She also showed a special interest in him now, which is truly remarkable after all these years.
A good number of members from SC felt attracted enough to make the long journey. Working and celebrating together certainly gave a boost of hope for the unity of the region. I believe that a regional HQ as well as collaboration on a regional level can be expected. Charlotte family center certainly has a greater potential.
I felt Rev. P.atton ‘s suggestions to choose wide range of goals including business and community relations was spot on. This may help our diverse membership to feel appreciated. I hope to see more attention to young people and the three generational family.
Personally I like to support with looking for deeper understanding of the DP and for time appropriate presentation of our movement both within and without.
Jongsook Moon leading a congratulatory song with second and third generations.
A big Thank You for both Charlotte and South Carolina families for bringing all the
wonderful dishes to share on this Holiday.
Charlotte community volunteers outdid themselves with preparation. Kamsa Hamnida!
Thank you South Carolina for making the trip up to celebrate our True Parents together.
We appreciate the Director of Southeast Sub Region 2
Rev. Ernest Patton and Secretary General Mrs. Jongsook Moon Lee for making the trip on such short notice.
Yes, we will do it, Mansei!