Yeon Ah Nim’s Dinner with Queensland Family Federation Members
16th September 2015
Royal on the Park Hotel, Brisbane, Queensland
Yeon Ah Nim and her staff, Continental Director Rev. Yoo and his wife, and WFWP Oceania
President Anne Bellavance arrived in Brisbane from Auckland New Zealand early in the
morning of the 16th of September. Not soon after, her party had to prepare and attend a
Women's Federation Bridge of Peace Ceremony. In the evening a dinner had been arranged
for her party and the members of the local FFWPU community.
The dinner was to be informal. So the agenda was ad hoc with advice from Rev. Yoo.
Following an opening prayer, dinner was served then after the first course, two second
generation volunteers Rachel Newman and Julia Raymond offered a rendition of Amazing
Grace. Gifts were exchanged between the Queensland community and Yeon Ah Nim
representing True Mother. Deep thanks were offered by members that our small
community could meet directly with a member of the True Family in Brisbane.
Yeon Ah Nim asked if members had any questions for her. A member asked,”how does Yeon
Ah Nim keep faith in the face of the many challenges coming to True Family and the
church?”. Yeon Ah Nim responded by asking what is the meaning of “faith”. There were
various responses. She concluded that it could be seen as a way of being in the world. She
explained about the nature of love from the view point of her children. Easy comfortable
love, vs the true love: that comes from genuine care, isn't comfortable, but has lasting
benefit. She referred to True Mother’s love and investment in members and especially the
second generation. In particular True Mothers concern: for the future development of our
community, creating a nation that demands respect and protects our True Parent centred
community. She challenged members to fulfil tribal messiah responsibilities as part of this
protection and for personal growth and development. Though difficult, this is the hard love
message that True Mother gives.
Finally, Yeon Ah Nim spoke of her observation of True Mother’s constant investment and
her desire to take a part of True Mothers burden. Thus the very tiring schedule that means
not seeing her own children for long periods, in order to take care of members.
We observed in her visit a constant desire to serve, from taking time from rest to go and buy
breakfast for her party (who had to make an early departure the following day) to taking
time to buy gifts for the members who came to see her off at the airport the next morning,
even while her flight was past boarding time.