Oceania Region Reports
UPF & WFWP
The 26th 7.1 Jeol and 20th 7.8 Jeol Celebration
9 th August
The 26th 7.1 Jeol and 20th 7.8 Jeol were celebrated on Tuesday, 7 July on Heavenly Calendar (9 Aug),
2016 at the National HQ Church in Sydney. Offering table was prepared by blessed wives and centre
members. Rev Soon Teck Lim gave the main address and encouraged all presence to inherit True
Parents’ victorious foundation and build CIG ideal within our families, communities, and the nation.
Peace Road 2016 MELBOURNE
TF’s 4 th Seonghwa Anniversary gathering
28 th August
At Novotel Hotel St Kilda
11:00am Steve gave presentation from TF’s Autobiography, and
John Bellavance testified TF’s life course.
12:00pm Start Peace Road course at Novotel Hotel St Kilda
The Second starting location at Catani Garden
Motor Bike Joined.
Cycling route : Novotel Hotel to Station Pier, Port Melbourne
One way 6.7km x 2 = Total 13.2 km
Enjoy Cycling and Walking,
Conference ; 11:00am-12:00pm
We gathered at Novotel Hotel St Kilda and held seminar for the True Parent’s peace ideology and
After Rev John’s opening prayer Steve Sibanda gave presentation “The core principle from True
Father’s Autobiography”. And John Bellavance testified TF’s life course.
Peace Road; 1:00pm-2:00pm
After the Seminar, we gathered and started cycling and walking, and joined to the second location at
the Catani garden.
This time we selected Melbourne’s beach side cycling course which is beautiful ocean view and very
safety for children, for cycling and walking.
It was one of the best weather this year, and all the attendants were enjoyed lots and youth, children
and parent having good time together with fantastic nature.
We try to realize the idea of One Family under God and also we like to connect international peace
network of Parliamentarians for peace and establish international association of parliamentarian for
Pastor/ Sate Leader of Victoria
Seong Hwa Ceremony For Timothy Taupiri Anania
27 th August
9:30am Viewing-Flower offering
10:00am Opening remarks & Eulogy by MC Mrs. Brenda Muraoka
Opening Prayer – Rev Arai,
Seong Hwa Address – Mr. Rick Mclnerheney
Celebration of Life Video Presentation
Song by Samoan Church
Testimony -Mr Temura Anania
Mr Warwick Dean Ms Katie Ryan
Maori Song- Mr. Temura Anania & NZ Family
Going to Won Jeon- Springvale Cemetery
Arrival to Springvale Cemetery
Won Jeon Ceremony MC- Steve Evans
Invocation: Mrs. Brenda Okada
Won Jeon Address - Rev Arai
Offering of Flowers and Soil
Haka –Led By MR Doss Anania
3 Cheers of Oku Mansei- Rev Arai
Farewell to Dear Tim forever,
Celebration of Life,
Hangi by Temura and Family
It was a truly heart moving Seong Hwa ceremony.
More than 170 people attended. With no extra chairs available many were standing during the
People came from, NSW, Adelaide, Tasmania, NZ and Qld. There were many 2 nd generation as well as 1 st
generation who seldom came to church. Rev Stone attended privately and Carl Redmond & son Dan
Young also attended as did Lance and Lucina Clarke, John and Heidi McLeod, Steven Auwaki and Tony
Besides FFWPU families there was generous representation from the Samoan church, Monash Men’s
shed Peace Ambassador, neighbours, friends of Doss and Tammie there to support them, friends and
business associates of Irene as well as whanau from NZ. A number of poems and songs were also
written for Tim by friends which will be cherished by the family.
Brenda did a remarkable job as MC, keeping everything flowing smoothly and to a strict time table
with heart and humour and Rev Rick was able to interweave the meaning of the Seong Hwa ceremony
with a joyful message testifying to Tim’s warm personality and how he touched so many people.
The Samoan choir members testified with tears how Tim gave them joy and taught them many songs
that they now sing proudly as part of their service. They gave a stunning performance of two of their
favourites that moved the audience.
Countless messages of sadness and love were sent from so many people such as the National Leaders
of NZ and the Solomon Islands, from Queensland and personal messages from many Pacific Islanders
and members from around Australia and NZ. The MC managed to pick up a few to share, particularly
messages from Tim’s younger brother, Marty, and sister Connie; Susi Evans, Irene’s spiritual mother
and Joachim Kuman whose deep and sincere testimony was selected as it best represented the
sentiments of the islanders in general.
Temura showed his brotherly love, Warwick, a close music friend, shared his early experience with
Tim and offered a Maori song, and Katie thanked Tim and Irene for their love and care for her over the
It was amazing to see the turnout at the Won Jon as most of the attendants at the Seung Hwa joined
the Won Jeon Ceremony at Springvale Cemetery along with others that had not been able to come all
the way out to Belgrave.
The Anania Family, Irene, Doss, Tammie and Temura offered flowers and soil; it was a moment of last
Mrs. Brenda Okada offered the prayer; Rev Arai gave short message for the Won Jeon ceremony, and
offered 3 cheers of Eok Mansei.
Doss lead the Haka with his Whanau (Temura, Keanu, Wynyard and kuias in the background) which
shook all present to the core and moved us to tears.
After the Won Jeon Ceremony, many joined the Cerebration of Life for Tim, enjoyed Hangi food which
was prepared by Temura Family and Doss, and joined in the entertainment.
Mrs. Arai supported the Seong Hwa ceremony, and James made the fantastic banner for Tim’s Seong
Irene expressed the heart of gratitude to the people and families who supported, helped and involved
in his life and attended to Tim’s Seonghwa, and she said that she felt love from community in deepest
way her 25 life of faith in Church.
Timothy Taupiri Anania was born in Huntly, New Zealand into the Ngatiwhatua tribe on the 29 th
August 1956. Mum was a young 17 year old Maori, dad was an ambitious naval officer who wasn’t
about to be tied down, and baby Tim was raised by grandad Jack in a hut at the foot of Mt Taupo.
When Tim was 7 his one role model and source of all that sustains a child, passed away suddenly,
leaving him and his siblings Temura, Connie and Martin at the mercy and charity of various relatives.
Aunty Katie was the one they called mum for a while and they honoured her till the end of her life.
Time doesn’t stop for anyone but by his mid twenties time was really slowing down for Tim. It was a
kind Korean man by the name of Heun Keung Kim, pastor of the NZ Unification Church, who took him
under his wing and brought him to Melbourne, Australia with him. I suppose Tim didn’t suspect that
he would find his match here. He buckled down, changed his life around and stayed true to the new
life style and belief system that our True Parents presented him with.
He loved to tell everyone that his favourite subject in school was ‘lunch’, but that doesn’t mean that
Tim shunned education. Everything he knew, and knew how to do, he had taught himself from car
mechanics to guitar playing. He had acquired a wealth of information on subjects that were of interest
to him especially since computers became a staple in our household. No one taught him how to use
that either, but his perseverance and drive had him sitting in front of it squeezing out all the learnings
His humble, stark upbringing made him very resourceful when it came to acquiring material things as
well as information (please come and help yourself to his riches) but as the years went by and I wasn’t
winning the battle of keeping our spaces clear of material things I came to realise that in his heart
what he was doing was collecting things that people had mentioned they needed so that next time
they asked he would be able to offer it to them and make them happy. Whether it was fishing rods,
leather coats, bicycles, BBQs or sewing machines Tim would get it for you. And then another and
There was a part of him that was very protective of women and animals and those weaker than
himself. And he was fearless in standing up for them when the need arose. But then, we had some
pretty scary moments at home ourselves. Times when Tim was overwhelmed and dominated by
elements stronger than his gentle accommodating nature. Times when it took all the strength, resolve
and love I had to hang on to the Tim that God had given me.
The spiritual intention behind the 30,000 couples Blessing in 1992, was to overcome barriers of race
and culture on an international level. In our couple we bridged a number of gaps: between the oldest
and youngest Christian cultures, between the tribal indigenous and one of the oldest civilisations,
between black and white, between formally educated and not. Yes there was shouting and tears and
even bloodshed but as we grew older we started to notice a peaceful unity, a wordless oneness that
will see us into eternity.
He was very proud of his children, as am I. They are the products of our efforts to bring peace and
harmony to this world through our personal lives against all odds. That is the legacy we have been
entrusted with by our True Parents, and Doss and Tammie have themselves honoured that, to the best
of their ability, by their sheer perseverance, their loyalty through thick and thin, their wisdom and
Tim mate, we’re not done yet. With me still here and you in spirit world, now more than ever, is the
time to get cracking and funkisise this place.
Sun Myung Moon Memorial Family Fishing Day
on the 4 th Seungwha Anniversary
28 th August
Shorncliffe Pier, Queensland. 28 th August 2016
The Family Federation for World Peace and Unification, Queensland celebrated the 4 th Anniversary of
Rev. Sun Myung Moon’s Seungwha with a family fishing day at picturesque Shorncliffe Pier on
Throughout Rev. Moon’s life he invested physically and spiritually in the Ocean Providence. At many
critical moments in providential history True Father spent long hours in all kinds of weather setting
spiritual conditions through fishing investment and prayer. It is fitting that he be remembered
through a fishing event.
This year instead of the tournament of previous years Donald Coles made available his boat “Kingdom
Come” for members to be able to do boat fishing as well as fishing from the pier. Donald and Dr. John
Coles invested intensely into preparing the 21 ft. long vessel as it is still in the process of restoration.
Members gathered at the one of the pavilions in the parkland near the pier and a day of fishing
socializing, eating and boating was enjoyed by members and friends of the Unificationist community.
“Kingdom Come” was launched at Cabbage Tree Creek, Sandgate and driven around to the pier where
it was used to take members out fishing. The second and third generation particularly enjoyed the
boat experience, though one shed tears of disappointment that he hadn’t been able to catch a fish!
Thanks to all who made the day a fitting memory of True Father and a great example of True Father’s
vision for “hobby industry”
Report by Kim Raymond
Report on the Holy Wine Ceremony and
Bequeathal of the Four Great Holy Items
14 th August
New Farm Library, Brisbane, Queensland.
On Sunday the 14 th August 2016, Reverend Soon Teck Lim came to Brisbane with the purpose to
facilitate the bequethal of the Four Great Items of Cheon Il Guk and Holy Wine Ceremony for members
in the Queensland region. These ceremonies are a blessing and a substantial condition for Special
Grace at this time in Heavenly Parent’s providence.
On a beautiful Sunday morning twenty four members gathered to participate in the ceremony, with
those unable to attend being able to participate in another ceremony at a later date.
The program was in the format of previous ceremonies in Sydney and Melbourne including a spirit
filled rendition of the Cheon Il Guk National Anthem , followed by Family Pledge.
John Adamedes gave an appropriate invocation prayer that reminded us of providential history
leading to this point and the significance of True Parent’s conditions to allow this Special Grace for
Soon Teck Lim gave an address about the Holy Items of Cheon Il Guk and the significance of the Holy
Wine. This summarized a more complete explanation during special education held in July at the same
All participants then partook of the Holy Wine as Blessed Couples and Blessed children.
Participants could then have some reflection time to complete our Statement of Resolution. Such a
resolution requires deep thought, repentance and redetermination, it is hoped that those who didn’t
have sufficient time or couldn’t focus in the group atmosphere can continue to reflect about this new
start that comes with this Special Grace. The resolution papers were then offered to Heavenly Parent’s
family by family.
Soon Teck Lim then presented each family with the Holy Items of Cheon Il Guk Candle, Consecrated
Soil and Salt.
We then received a Benediction from True Parent’s in the form of True Mother’s prayer at the original
presentation of the Holy Items. It is a deeply moving prayer reflecting Heavenly Parent’s heart ache
for failures but of love for His children and His hope for unity and reconciliation centred on True
The ceremony was closed by Steve Evans as he conducted a rousing three cheers of “Eog Mansei!”
report by Kim Raymond
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