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Happy 28th Blessing Anniversary 1275 & 72 Couples!

We want to wish a very happy 28th Blessing Anniversary to all 1275 couples and 72 couples! Congratulations on 28 years of love, life, and lineage! unititled2 3 1275 Couples Blessing - Jan. 12,…

11th Anniversary of the International Inter-Cultural Blessing for World Peace

Congratulations to the couples that received the Holy Marriage Blessing from True Parents at the International Inter-Cultural Blessing for World Peace on December 29, 2005.

In Memory of James Allen

Jim had overcome many difficulties in this life by the time he joined the Unification Movement in 1987. Through the guidance of Jesus and Scriptures, Jim had adopted a very disciplined, abstinent lifestyle, living very simply, and serving others as he could. He came to Project Volunteer Food Bank, that…

12th Anniversary of the 123 Couples Blessing Ceremony

Congratulations to the couples that received the Holy Marriage Blessing from True Parents at the 123 Couples Blessing on December 26, 2004!

Prayer Request for Tony Christian

Please pray for our dear brother, Tony Christian, who had a recent stroke on December 6, 2016. The stroke has caused extensive damage to the left side of his brain, the right side of…

In Memory of Susan Herrman

Susan Carol Herrman began life on November 26, 1952 in Brooklyn on 21st Street near Brooklyn College, New York. She was the younger of her parents’ two children; her older brother was born two years previous. Susan was born to show business people, her brother Benedict reported. Her father, Robert…

19th Anniversary of the 3.6 Million Couples Blessing Ceremony

Congratulations to the couples that received the Holy Marriage Blessing from True Parents at the 3.6 million Couples Blessing in 1999!

In Memory of Dietrich Seidel

Dietrich was born in 1943, the middle of World War II, in the small Austrian town of Pernitz, in the Piesting valley, about 40 miles south of Vienna. Pernitz, especially the home for mothers in Feuchtenbach, was known for creating a new beginning for humanity by raising babies that came…

In Memory of Reiko Watanabe

Reiko Watanabe was born on April 5th, 1994 in Yonkers, New York. She was the youngest of two siblings, born to Shinichi and Kazuyo Watanabe. She lost her life to a year-long battle with colon cancer but her memories remain strong in the lives of the many people she has…

In Memory of Michael Dahlberg

Victorious Life of Michael Dahlberg Joseph Michael Dahlberg was born Jan. 19, 1990 and was known to everyone as Michael. He was the youngest of three, born to Michael and Kyoung Sim (Kay) Dahlberg. From his first breath, Michael was faced with illness that grew in severity throughout his life.…

7th Anniversary of the Cosmic Blessing Ceremony Couples • Nov. 16, 2009

We want to wish a very happy 7th anniversary to the couples that received the Marriage Blessing on November 16, 2009! November 16, 2009 On November 16, 2009, a magnificent Holy Marriage Blessing Ceremony…

Prayer Request for Dietrich Seidel

Please pray for Dietrich Seidel, who has been battling with leukemia and other issues for some time. He had a bone marrow transplant in May 2016, which was ineffective. He is now in a…

In Memory of Joseph Wakaria

Joseph (Joe) Njoroge Wakaria was born on September 1st 1963 in Nairobi, Kenya as the third son and fifth child in a family of seven. His elder brother James witnessed to his beloved younger brother, and Joe joined the Unification Church of Kenya in 1983. Eventually, all his brothers and…

28th Anniversary of the 6500 Couples Blessing • Oct. 30, 1988

We would like to congratulate the couples celebrating their 28th anniversary of the 6500 Couples Blessing! Congratulations to all the couples that received the Marriage Blessing from True Parents on October 30, 1988. 6,500 Couples Holy Marriage Blessing Unites Korean and Japanese in Marriage October 30, 1988 On October 30th, 1988,…

In Memory of Takeshi Watanabe

Takeshi "Terry" Watanabe was born on November 24, 1961, in Matsue, the capital city of Shimane prefecture on the main island of Honshu, in southwestern Japan. Terry was the only child of Yukimasa and Kyoko Watanabe. His father was a hard working car mechanic and Terry’s mom was a seamstress…

46th Anniversary of the 777 Couples Blessing • October 21, 1970

We would like to congratulate the couples celebrating their 46th anniversary of the 777 Couples Blessing! Congratulations to all the couples that received the Marriage Blessing from True Parents on Oct. 21, 1970. “You, the 777 Couples, are worthy of our pride. Thus, you should stand at the forefront as we…

34th & 7th Blessing Anniversaries • October 14, 1982 & 2009

We would like to congratulate the 6000 couples of the 1982 Holy Marriage Blessing Ceremony who are celebrating their 34th anniversary and the couples of the 2009 Cosmic Blessing Ceremony who are celebrating their 7th anniversary. Congratulations to all the couples that received the Marriage Blessing from True Parents on Oct.…

In Memory of Nathaniel Hinkle

Nathaniel Li Hinkle unexpectedly passed into the spirit world Friday morning, October 7, 2016. Heaven was probably ready for Nathan last February when he nearly died in circumstances resulting from an unexpected brain chemistry imbalance. From that time on he made steady progress in a heroic effort to recover. This…

In Memory of Russell Lockmiller

Franklin Russell Lockmiller was born on October 20, 1932, in Monett, Missouri, and finished high school at Chattanooga, Tennessee. He graduated from the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD, after which he became an Air Force pilot. Russell joined the Church in 1974, after meeting a brother who was selling…

6th Anniversary of the Oct. 10, 2010 Cosmic Blessing Ceremony

We would like to congratulate the couples celebrating their 6th anniversary of the Oct. 10, 2010 Cosmic Blessing Ceremony! Congratulations to all the couples that received the Marriage Blessing from True Parents on Oct. 10, 2010.  On October 10, 2010, they extended the previous year’s Holy Marriage Blessing in conducting the…

In Memory of Michael Yurechko

Michael John Yurechko was born on April 25, 1953 in Jersey City, New Jersey. He was the second son in a family of four boys, and always the most adventurous brother. He grew up playing in the backwoods of his family's home in West Long Branch, NJ and graduated from…

In Memory of Kerryn Gontijo

Kerryn Gontijo, 58, and her twin brother, Wayne, were born in Melbourne, Australia to her parents Lorraine and Graeme McClymont. While Kerryn was in her early 20’s, she traveled to America with a one-way ticket and her best friend. Soon after their travels ended, and Kerryn joined the Unification Church…

In Memory of Matthew Kosim

Matthew Kosim was born on June 1, 1960 in a rural community in Poland. He was the first son in his family. As a young man, Matthew studied photography and worked at a television station in Poland. He joined the Unification Movement in 1992 in Austria, while living there with…

In Memory of Wesley Samuel

Our beloved elder brother, Wesley Samuel ascended to the Spirit World on Friday, September 23, 2016. Wesley Samuel is the first African-American brother to join the Unification Movement, and he and his wife, Gladys, are the first African-American and Latino couple to receive the Marriage Blessing from True Parents as…

In Memory of Li-Chuan Chang

Mrs. Li-Chuan Chang made the transition to the spiritual world around 9:20pm on Sep 20th, 2016 in Fremont, California, where she has been living with her sons. We humbly and sincerely ask everyone to keep her in your prayer at this important time as she returns to our Heavenly Parent,…

Prayer Request for Lee Baneni

Please pray for Lee Baneni, who is a delightful 12 year old young man with quite severe autism. His mother died just a few months ago and his father, Daniel, is left to care…

In Memory of Tetsuo Tomeda

Tetsuo Tomeda joined the Unification movement in 1970 at the early age of 20. Before that, he had joined the communist movement, but left disappointed because of the many flaws in communism. He was walking one day when he heard a Unificationist sister giving a lecture on the four position…

In Memory of Marie Hudson

Elsie Marie Hudson was born on the south side of Chicago into a family of four older sisters and six older brothers. Her mother, Reesey, was Marie's daughter's namesake. Joe Alderson was her hard-working father. Marie grew up with aspirations of being a teacher, but her accomplishments in life far…

In Memory of Gaston Kisile Kamangu

Gaston Kisile Kamangu was born as the second child of three children on August 28, 1964 to Alphonse & Mayemba Kamangu. He was brought up in the Catholic faith. However, as he grew he set out on his own to search for the truth. After he was married to his…

In Memory of Barbara Vincenz

Brigitte Barbara Rotraut Koch (Barbara Vincenz) was born on June 12, 1930 in Magdeburg, Germany. She grew up in a nice home with her parents Rudolf and Rotraut, big brother Peter and little sister Christel. Barbara had a wonderful childhood but life changed as WWII hit. Her father and 16…

In Memory of Era Thompson

Era was born on May 1, 1946 to Moshe and Hilda Matalon. A year after her birth her brother Yossi was born. She grew up in Haifa, Israel, on Mount Carmel, overlooking the lovely bay area and main seaport. As a child, Era was steeped in a rich and deep…

In Memory of Sung Bok (Lee) Hsu

Sung Bok (Lee) Hsu, 85, ascended peacefully, surrounded by her family on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 in Columbus, OH. Mrs. Hsu was born on October 9, 1930 in Asan, Korea to Chung Koo Lee and Bok Soon Yang. Mrs. Hsu is preceded in death by her parents and six brothers…

In Memory of Peter Ostrenko

Peter Ostrenko, 60, of Lutz, Florida, ascended on August 13, 2016. Born in Miami, Florida in 1956, he was the oldest son of Alfred and Gertrude Ostrenko. Peter was a missionary and came to Hillsborough County in 2011 from Miami. He belonged to the Family Federation for World Peace and…

In Memory of Philippe Jacques

On Tuesday, July 26 2016, our dear brother Philippe Jacques ascended to the spirit world following a brief hospitalization at the UZ Leuven in Belgium. Born on February 21, 1951 in Anderlecht in Belgium, he joined the Unification Church in Brussels in 1979. In 1992, he received the Marriage Blessing…

In Memory of Adrian House

Adrian was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA, where he joined the church in 1976 at the age of 19. He participated in MFT and worked in various organizations affiliated with the church. He especially enjoyed working at the Paragon House publishing company and the International Relief Friendship Foundation (IRFF).…

Prayer Request for Sun Ok Dispenza

Let us pray for Sun Ok Dispenza, who was diagnosed with invasive breast cancer on June 6, 2016. Please pray for the tumor to shrink so that surgery can be performed, and that the…

In Memory of Miguel Robles

Miguel A. Robles was born in Puerto Rico on February 28, 1944. When he was a young boy of five years, his family moved to New York City, where he grew up with his four siblings in the Lower East Side. He met and joined the Unification Church in 1973…

In Memory of Andrew Carlson

Andrew was born in Washington, D.C to Eric and Lois Carlson. He has an older sister and brother, Anna and Stephen. Andrew lived his entire life in Edgewater, Maryland which is about 30 miles east of Washington on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay and the South River. Andrew thoroughly…

In Memory of Mirna Eggenberger

Mirna ascended to spirit world on July 2, 2016 ten minutes after celebrating their 34th Blessing Anniversary at her hometown Zamboanga City, Philippines at the age of 56. She was born on November 16, 1950 to Pascual Gadon and Concepcion Ledesma. She was the fourth of the twelve children and…

In Memory of Marcus Beresford

Pastor Marcus Beresford was born in the British Protectorate of Uganda. He grew up in Uganda, Cyprus and England and educated at Canford public boarding school. As the age of 22, he traveled to Canada and then to the United States. He met the Unification Church in San Francisco. In…

In Memory of Alexander Ershov

Alexander (Sasha for short) Ershov was born in the town of Tver, the Moscow region of Russia. He was among those were able to join our movement at one of the large Divine Principle workshops for Russian high school students, in 1992. He was a bright, fresh, pure sixteen-year-old at…

34th Anniversary of 2075 Couples’ Marriage Blessing

We wish a happy 34th anniversary to the 2075 couples of the 1982 Holy Marriage Blessing! Today we give thanks to God and True Parents for the 34th Anniversary of the Holy Blessing of…

In Memory of Shigemune Mori

Our beloved second-generation brother, Shigemune Mori, from the Bridgeport community ascended to the Spirit World on Sunday, June 12, after a tragic boating accident. He was truly a Global Citizen, who loved others and exemplified altruism in everything he did. He is survived by his wife Yoshi, his daughters Yumika…

In Memory of Mark Nishio

The Unification community of Columbus, Ohio is greatly saddened by the sudden death of Mark Nishio in a motorcycle accident at 11 a.m. June 22. The fourth child and third son of Hiroyoshi and Susan Nishio, he was studying engineering technology at Columbus State Community College. An excellent artist, well-traveled…

In Memory of Lilibeth Baneni

Our beloved sister, Lilibeth Baneni, ascended to the spirit world on Thursday, June 23, at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson, NY. Lilibeth was dedicated to her family and friends, and put her love and care into everything she did. She will be sorely missed by everyone. Lilibeth is survived by…

In Memory of Teng Mei Hu

Teng Mei Hu, 87, ascended on June 6, 2016 peacefully at home in Anchorage, Alaska surrounded by loved ones. Teng Mei Hu was born in Fukushima, Japan and was an active traveler throughout her life. When she was nine years old, she moved to Manchu, China and lived there until…

In Memory of Doris Orme

Today, our American Unification Family joins our British and worldwide community in sending our greetings and love to our beloved elder sister Doris Orme as she enters the Heavenly realm. Doris will always be remembered in the United States with affection and appreciation for her love and devotion to God,…

In Memory of Madeline Raucci

Madeline was born on December 11 in New Bedford, MA, as the 7th of 11 children in a Portuguese Catholic family. She loved the Drum and Bugle Corps since taking it up in Junior High and onward. Later, she moved to New York and worked as a secretary for ITT.…

In Memory of Hisae Baklarz

Our beloved sister Hisae Arashima Baklarz ascended to the spirit world on Tuesday, April 12, 2016, at Serenity House of Mooresville, North Carolina. Born on April 28, 1954 in Japan, Hisae came to America as a church missionary. She received the Marriage Blessing with Karl Baklarz in 1989 as part…

In Memory of Raquel Chibuisi

After a two-year- long battle against cancer, Raquel Theresa Chibuisi passed to the spirit world at 9:32 a.m., Wednesday, February 17, at Beth Israel Medical Center, Newark, in the presence of her beloved husband. Though she will truly be missed, it is an occasion to remember and celebrate her exemplary…

In Memory of Merlinda Fournier

Merlinda Skow Fournier passed into the Spiritual World on February 1, 2015, at age 66. Due to many unfortunate circumstances this was not discovered by her spiritual family until January 8, 2016. Merlinda joined the Unification Church in 1970 in California. She participated on the Southern One World Crusade (OWC)…

In Memory of Danory Spitz

Danory Michael Carleton Spitz was born in the same hospital as his father on May 16, 1985 in New York City. He was given his first name by Rev. Sun Myung Moon, signifying the Danbury Victory over the religious persecution that he had suffered in America. His mother, Suzie Spitz…

In Memory of Linda Perry

Linda Lee Marchant Perry was born on August 25, 1942 in Alexandria, Virginia. She was the oldest child of Joe Marchant and Marie Campbell and elder sister to Larry Marchant. She was a talented child, known for her love of reading and her acting on the stage. In 1970 she…

In Memory of Yayoi Kageyama

Yayoi Kageyama was born in Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture of Japan on October 26, 1961. She is the daughter of Masaru and Masami Nakamori. Her younger brother, Yoshikazu, preceded her in death. Yayoi grew up with a very vibrant and happy personality. After graduating from college, she worked as a…

In Memory of Myron Fuellas

Myron Fuellas transitioned to the spirit world peacefully on Friday, November 27, 2015 at his home in Kailua Kona, Hawaii. He was 54 years old. Myron was born in Kohala, Hawaii (on the northern tip of the Big Island of Hawaii) on January 25, 1961. He was the eldest of…

In Memory of Thomas Lutz

Thomas met the Unification movement in Germany while in college in 1972 at the age of 19 years old. He came to the United States with Rev. Verner and a team to participate in God's Hope for America in 1973. He joined the staff of the New Yorker Hotel when…

In Memory of Songja Ono

Songja Ono ascended to the spiritual world on December 5 at 7:45 PM. Songja is the 21 year old daughter of Hiromi and Catherine Greene Ono and younger sister to Suja Ono.

6th Anniversary of the Cosmic Blessing Ceremony Couples • Nov. 16, 2009

We want to wish a very happy 6th anniversary to the couples that received the Marriage Blessing on November 16, 2009! Read testimonies below from two of the couples! November 16, 2009 On November…

27th Anniversary of the 6500 Couples Blessing • October 30th, 1988

We would like to congratulate the couples celebrating their 27th anniversary of the 6500 couples Blessing! Congratulations to all the couples that received the Marriage Blessing from True Parents on Oct. 30, 1988. 6,500 Couples…

In Memory of Fritz Piepenburg

Our dear brother, Fritz Piepenburg, ascended on Oct. 17, 2015. The Seonghwa Ceremony took place on Oct. 22, and was an impressive event, with 210 participants from Frankfurt (where Fritz was a community leader),…

In Memory of Jon Schuhart

Jon Gordon Schuhart, who received the Marriage Blessed in 1969 as part of the 43 Couples Blessing, ascended on Oct. 9, 2015 after a lengthy illness. He was 76 years old. He passed peacefully, lovingly surrounded by two of his daughters and his wife of 55 years, Sandra Lee Schuhart…

45th Anniversary of the 777 Couples Blessing • October 21, 1970

We would like to congratulate the couples celebrating their 45th anniversary of the 777 couples Blessing! Congratulations to all the couples that received the Marriage Blessing from True Parents on Oct. 21, 1970. “You, the 777 Couples, are worthy of our pride. Thus, you should stand at the forefront as we…

In Memory of Mike Alvarado

Mike Alvarado transitioned to the spirit world at 4:21 am on Sunday, October 11, at Mt. Sinai Hospital in the New York City borough of Queens, after experiencing a heart attack. He was 59 years old. Mike was born in New York City (Metropolitan Hospital) on May 4, 1956. He…

33rd & 6th Blessing Anniversaries • October 14, 1982 & 2009

We would like to congratulate the 6000 couples of the 1982 Holy Marriage Blessing Ceremony who are celebrating their 33rd anniversary and the couples of the 2009 Cosmic Blessing Ceremony who are celebrating their 6th…

5th Anniversary of the Oct. 10, 2010 Cosmic Blessing Ceremony

We would like to congratulate the couples celebrating their 5th anniversary of the Oct. 10, 2010 Cosmic Blessing Ceremony! Congratulations to all the couples that received the Marriage Blessing from True Parents on Oct. 10, 2010.  On October 10, 2010, they extended the previous year’s Holy Marriage Blessing in conducting the…

In Memory of Serenity Carlson

Natalie Serenity Rollag, also known as Maxine Carlson, was born on July 22, 1926 near Granville, North Dakota. She was adopted as an infant, and after half a century learned about her birth mother. Serenity married Edwin Carlson around 1952, and they raised three children in northern California, Paul, Elaine,…

In Memory of Kazue Barnes

Kazue Fukasaka Barnes was born on March 16, 1948 in Numakuma, Japan. Her parents were Akira Fukasaka and Umeyo Kobayashi. She was the eldest of three children. Kazue loved growing up in the countryside, where she could play at the tide pool, go fishing and explore nature. She studied English…

“My Brother Paul” by Bruce Sutchar

Dr. Rev. Paul Swanson, one of the first ministers to work closely with the Unification community, ascended to the spirt world on July 18, 2015. Below is a testimony from Rev. Bruce Sutchar, who worked closely with Rev. Swanson. My Brother Paul By Bruce Sutchar I first met Dr. Paul Swanson…

12th Anniversary of the 4th Phase Marriage Blessing In 2003

We would like to congratulate the couples celebrating their 13th anniversary of the 4th phase Marriage Blessing in 2002! Congratulations to all the couples that received the Marriage Blessing from True Parents on July…

In Memory of Welborn Rozier

Welborn Kent Rozier was born on July 23, 1948 and ascended to the spirit world on July 5, 2015. He received the Marriage Blessing with Karen Lisabeth on July 1, 1982 as part of the 2075 couples' Marriage Blessing Ceremony. Here is a short autobiography that Welborn wrote before ascending:…

8th Anniversary of the Cross-Cultural Marriage Blessing Ceremony

As part of the 2007 World Culture and Sports Festival (WCSF 2007), True Parents officiated an international marriage blessing at Yoo Gwan-soon Indoor Gymnasium in Cheonan, Korea (one hour south of Seoul) on July…

13th Anniversary of the Second-Generation Christian Youth & World Religious Youth

True Parents officiated at a series of Interfaith Marriage Blessings centered on the American Clergy Leadership Conference (established in 2000) and their “We Will Stand in Oneness” 50-state speaking tour (2001). The first of…

33rd Anniversary of 2075 Couples’ Marriage Blessing

We wish a happy 33rd anniversary to the 2075 couples of the 1982 Holy Marriage Blessing! A large percentage of American Unification movement—2,075 couples, or 4,150 persons in all—participated in a record-setting Blessing officiated…

In Memory of Curtis Fladung

Curtis Fladung was born in Denver, Colorado on October 9, 1963. He joined the Unification Church in 1983. He received the Marriage Blessing with Rita on January 12, 1989 in Korea as part of the 1,275 Couples' Blessing. Together they lived in Korea as missionaries for two years promoting the…

Las Vegas Honors Life of Mrs. HeeSeok Kwak Park

Beautiful pink and white flowers decorated the reception area as well as the sanctuary. A fresh scent of cedar wood incense traveled throughout the building reminding us that, as we are created from nature,…

In Memory of Thomas Peterson

Thomas Andrew Peterson, son of Thomas and Janet Peterson was born June 14, 1956 in Portland, Maine and raised in Queens, NY. He grew up with a passion for music and sports, and was a die-hard Mets fan. Tom joined the Unification movement in October 1975. Since then he has…

In Memory of Heeseok Park

Our beloved sister, Mrs. Heeseok Park, ascended into the spiritual world June 4, 2015. She was born on March 26, 1940 in Gyeonggi, South Korea to JoonBok Kwak and SoonBong Park. Mrs. Park met True Parents and joined the Unification Church in February of 1960. She received the Marriage Blessing…

In Memory of Maria Durkee

Our beloved sister, Maria Perez Durkee, ascended into the spiritual world on June 1, 2015. Maria was born on October 5, 1954 in Beeville, TX to Juan and Matilda Casa Perez. Maria met True Parents and joined the Unification Church in November of 1979. She received the Marriage Blessing as…

Prayer Request for Hafey Jonsson

Please pray for Hafey Jonsson, as her life currently hangs in the balance due to a very rare condition affecting only two out of 100,000 people in her age group. The medical field does…

In Memory of Kevin Scott Winter

Kevin Scott Winter was born on April 10th 1954 in Muskegon, Michigan, son of Robert Jay Winter and Vernetta Alfredson Winter, the third of four children, an elder brother Jay elder sister Robin and younger sister Wendy. He was an avid boy scout and always kept his boy scout manual…

55th Anniversary of True Parents’ Holy Wedding

We want to wish a very happy 55th Holy Wedding anniversary to our True Parents! Today marks 55 years since the Holy Marriage Blessing of True Parents in 1960. That day was a momentous…

In Memory of James Coleman

James Coleman was born in Liberia on January 15th, 1960 to Thomas Coleman and Mary Coleman. James joined the Unification Church in 1983, then became a member of the Liberian Family Church fundraising team and dedicated to support church finance. He then felt a calling for giving Divine Principle lectures.…

In Memory of Gerhard Peemoeller

Gerhard Peemoeller was born on April 6, 1945, in Lübeck, Germany as the eldest of three children. His father was wounded in World War II and his mother ascended when he was 17 years old. His grandmother was very religious and he developed a deep faith at an early age.…

13th Anniversary of the 144,000 Clergy Couples’ Blessing

We wish a happy 13th anniversary to the 144,000 clergy couples of the 2002 Holy Marriage Blessing! True Parents pose with participants and dignitaries at the 144,000-Couple Clergy Holy Marriage Blessing, April 27, 2002.

Prayer Request for Bernadette Turegeno

Please pray for our second-generation sister, Bernadette Turegeno. She was in a car accident and is in intensive care at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital, Baton Rouge, LA. She has bleeding in her…

In Memory of Clifford Accra

Clifford Augustus Accra was born on September 8th, 1947, in his mother’s home in Plaisance Village on the East Coast of Demerara, Guyana. He was part of a family of 2 boys and 5 girls. His father was a sugar cane cutter and labourer. He was a dutiful son and…

In Memory of Debbie Haratian

Debra Gurfein Haratian was born in Brooklyn, New York on February 16, 1951 to Jewish parents, Harold Gurfein and Sarah Fishman, when her brother, Ira, was four years old. Two years later, the family moved to Flushing, New York where she graduated from Flushing High School. She excelled in school…

29th Anniversary of 36 Couples’ Blessing for Second Generation

We wish a happy 29th anniversary to the 36 second-generation couples of the 1968 Holy Marriage Blessing! Below is the Benediction Prayer for the second-generation couples in attendance of the Marriage Blessing of the…

In Memory of Kotei Whitmore

Kotei Ezekiel Whitmore was born on February 27, 1993 in Amsterdam, Holland. His parents are Ken and Masako Whitmore, who have been pioneers for 21 years in Holland and Uruguay and married for 33 years. His mother Masako is one of the 43 Japanese sisters chosen to work in the…

In Memory of Fumiko White

Fumiko White was born on June 19, 1949 in Yokohama, Japan. She was the youngest child in her family. Before joining the Unification Church, she worked at a studio where she drew and painted pictures on material used to make very expensive and beautiful kimonos. She was a highly skilled…

In Memory of Hiromichi Shimoyama

Hiromichi Shimoyama was born on December 14, 1951 in Tsuyama (Okayama prefecture) Japan, to Shingo and Yoshiko Shimoyama. Hiro leaves behind brother Yushi and sister Harue, wife Valerie and children Tokuhiro, Karin and Marina.…

In Memory of Kotei Whitmore

Kotei Ezekiel Whitmore was born on February 27, 1993 in Amsterdam, Holland. His parents are Ken and Masako Whitmore, who have been pioneers for 21 years in Holland and Uruguay and married for 33…

3rd Anniversary of the 2012 Holy Marriage Blessing Ceremony

We want to wish a happy 3rd anniversary to the couples of the 2012 Holy Marriage Blessing! The Holy Marriage Blessing Ceremony on March 24, 2012 held great significance. With it, True Father was…

In Memory of Shinnosuke Takahashi

Shinnosuke Takahashi was born on July 22,1953 in Aizu, Fukushima prefecture in Japan. He was raised by his grandparents and parents who both worked in farming and carpentry. Shinnosuke had an older brother (Shinsuke) and a younger brother (Takahiro). Shinnosuke loved nature and spent much time in the hills and…

In Memory of Tim Comey

Timothy James Comey, born on October 21, 1949, passed on and ascended to the spiritual world on March 2, 2015. He left behind the legacy of being a loving father to his family, a…

In Memory of Morrow Willis

Morrow was born to John and Sakiko Willis on a full moon night, January 25, 1986, at a midwifery center in Oklahoma City. He grew up in a rural setting for two years until…

In Memory of Yoshihiko Masuda

Dr. Yoshihiko Masuda, a professor at the Cheong Shim Theological Seminary, ascended to the Spirit World at his daughter’s home in Arizona while recovering from a stroke. Dr. Masuda was a kind, gentle, soft-spoken man of deep inner conviction. He was blessed in marriage to Yasuko Takahashi in 1977 and…

47th Anniversary of the 430 Couples’ Blessing

We want to wish a happy 47th anniversary to the 430 Couples of the 1968 Holy Marriage Blessing! The 430-Couple Blessing was held at the Seoul Civic Center on February 22, 1968. According to True…

8th Anniversary of the Cross-Cultural Blessing Ceremony in the Sacred Reign of Peace

Congratulations to all those who participated in the Cross-Cultural Marriage Blessing Ceremony in the Sacred Region of Peace eight years ago!

In Memory of Seiko Yurechko

Seiko Kubota Yurechko was born on August 7, 1953 in the countryside of Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan. She came from a family of farmers who lived on the same land for many generations. Growing rice and harvesting nori, they were always extremely busy, and Seiko, her older brother Yoshimi and her…

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