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35th & 8th 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 35th anniversary and the couples of the 2009 Cosmic Blessing Ceremony who are celebrating their 8th anniversary. Congratulations to all the couples that received the Marriage Blessing from True Parents on Oct.…

Prayer Request for Angelika Cutts

Contributed by Tom Cutts Dear Brothers and Sisters,  Please pray for Mrs. Angelika Cutts, as she is presently dealing with colorectal cancer in her abdomen. Angelika would especially benefit from any cards expressing how much…

Prayer Request for Caroline Patton

Let us pray for 13-year old Caroline Patton. Earlier this year Caroline suddenly began suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, causing pain and swelling in her wrist, knee, elbow, and ankle joints. Caroline Patton is the beloved…

Kona, Hawaii Hosts Hyojeong Cosmic Blessing

Contributed by Rev. Chuck Frumin This month, the Kona Family Church held two local Blessing Ceremonies in conjunction with the Hyojeong Cosmic Blessing.  A ceremony was held on September 8 for my son, Kanoa…

Bay Area Family Church Remembers Terry Watanabe

Terry Watanabe worked for many years at True World Foods, volunteered in the Bay Area Family Church, the Boy Scouts, and National Rifle Association, and had his own hiking ministry. When he was killed…

Los Angeles Holds Cosmic Blessing Ceremony

On a still hot and sunny day in September in Southern California, five beautiful couples attended the Hyojeong Cosmic Blessing Ceremony at the Los Angeles Family Church. Peter and Klara Chen, Representatives of Blessing…

Hyojeong Cosmic Blessing Ceremony in New Jersey

Two couples were blessed including 1 Unificationists couple (in full wedding dress). Pastor Darryl Franklin and his wife Sara, officiated the blessing on behalf of True Parents. Also, we invited a guest speaker, Dr.…

Amidst Threat of Hurricane Irma, Charlotte Holds Hyojeong Cosmic Blessing

A few days before the local Hyojeong Cosmic Blessing Ceremony scheduled for Sept 10, the weather reports warned all in Charlotte to prepare for Hurricane Irma. Despite this warning, we kept our promise to…

Philadelphia Celebrates the Hyojeong Cosmic Blessing Ceremony

Philadelphia held the Hyojeong Cosmic Blessing for 1st generation Unificationist couple Kevin Maher and Ana Dequiros. 50 of their family and friends joined the ceremony along with the Unificationists of the Philadelphia community. The…

Tampa Family Church Holds Hyojeong Cosmic Blessing

The Tampa Family Church held a local Hyojeong Cosmic Blessing on September 6, 2017. Mihoko Gonzalez, the organizer for the event, shared "I met the couple three years ago and kept in contact with…

Chicago Holds Local Hyojeong Cosmic Blessing

The Chicago Family Church held a local Hyojeong Cosmic Blessing at a Holiday Inn. With approximately 100 participants in attendance, the Holy Wine Ceremony and Cosmic Blessing Ceremony for three participating couples and their…

In Memory of Laura Nabetani

Our beloved Sister, Laura Nabetani, of the Belvedere Family Church, ascended to the Spirit World on August 1, 2017. Laura has been part of the Belvedere community for many years, and has been instrumental in creating and developing the curricula for the Jacob House Sunday school, which she managed for…

In Memory of Hitoshi Onishi

Hitoshi Onishi was born in Mei, Japan on August 24, 1954. He was the youngest son of Rei and Kiyoko Onishi, and he has one brother and one sister still living in Japan. Mr. Onishi grew up with a love for animals and dreamed of becoming a veterinarian. However, that…

In Memory of Harue McCracken

On August 31, 2017 we are celebrating the life of Harue Hosono McCracken. She was born in the beautiful city of Nagoya, Japan on February 3, 1951. She recently visited Japan with her daughter Haruko and remembered how beautiful it was in Japan, and it's still beautiful.As a child, Harue…

In Memory of Edward Abendroth

Edward was born on October 12, 1988 in Fairfax, Virginia to Bob and Diane Abendroth; he was the eldest of their 5 sons. His family moved around several times during his childhood, finally settling in Bowie, MD, where he lived from age 11 to 27. Edward was Blessed in Korea…

In Memory of Betty Lancaster

Betty Lancaster passed away peacefully at her residence in Las Vegas on July 25, 2017.  Betty is one of the early American members, who has been dedicated to God and True Parents since joining the Unification Church in the 1960s in Arlington, VA. Betty’s deep faith in God and True…

In Memory of Connie Dehen

Our dear sister Connie Dehen passed away Friday, June 30 in a hospital in Oregon City, Oregon with her husband Fred by her side. Connie was born in Germany on Oct. 24, 1954. She was raised in a Lutheran family; her father was a minister. She is the youngest of…

35th Anniversary of 2075 Couples’ Marriage Blessing

We wish a happy 35th anniversary to the 2075 couples of the 1982 Holy Marriage Blessing! A very happy anniversary to all those celebrating the 35th anniversary of the 2075 Couples' Blessing in Madison…

In Memory of Nathan Terrell

Nathan Dean Terrell was born in Gary, Indiana on July 3, 1959 to Nathaniel and Irene Terrell and has 7 sisters. Nathan served in the U.S. military in the 1970s and then left it to join the Unification movement in Las Vegas. He later worked with the fish business in…

In Memory of David Coryell

David was born October 23, 1953, in Pocatello, Idaho. He is the middle child of John and Doris Coryell and he has an older brother, Eric, and younger sister, Judy. He was married to Kelly for 35 years and they have five children: Amerika, Benjamin, Sharon, Rebekah, and Elizabeth and…

Update on Keiko Burton’s Kidney Transplant

Contributed by Doug Burton Keiko Burton would like to thank the hundreds of brothers and sisters who prayed earnestly for her to get a kidney transplant. The good news is that she got her transplant…

Prayer Request for Laurie Shoultz

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Please pray for Laurie Shoultz. She recently discovered that she has rectal cancer, and is undergoing chemotherapy. Laurie has been a role model, loving “aunt”, and caretaker for hundreds of…

In Memory of Nathan Hunter

Nathan Andrew Dana Hunter was born on June 7, 1983 to Richard and Elizabeth Hunter, members of the 1800 couples Blessing.  Just before his sixth birthday, the Hunter’s moved from Annandale, VA, to Maryland, first living in Beltsville, where Nathan learned to ride a bike.  Several years later, the family…

In Memory of Joseph Coyne

Joseph Coyne was born on November 20th, 1954 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Joseph and Theresa Coyne as the oldest of four children. He was raised in Gibbsboro, NJ and attended Bishop Eustice Preparatory School in Pennsauken Township, NJ. Joseph began attending Rutgers University, New Brunswick in 1972 where he studied…

In Memory of Charles Spacek

Charles Spacek was a true son of God and True Parents. He left a successful career in the Merchant Marines when he met the Unification Church in Oakland, California in 1977. Once he knew God had called him, he gave up his wealth and savings and fully dedicated himself. He…

In Memory of Dennis Taylor

Dennis Taylor was born in 1952 and is a rare third-generation Arizonan. After serving in the Navy, he joined the Unification Church in 1975. He fundraised in Arizona and Utah to support his brothers and sisters and was soon called to New York City to assist then UC President Neil…

16th Anniversary of the Inter-Religious, Interfaith Blessing

Congratulations to the couples that participated in the Inter-Religious, Interfaith Blessing on May 27, 2001.

31st Anniversary of the 118 Couples Blessing

On May 21, 1978, in London, True Father with Ye Jin Moon (representing True Mother) Blessed 118 couples in holy matrimony. Of the 118 couples, 106 were international; only 12 couples were matched with the same nationality. Most of the Germans present were matched with their age-old enemies, the French.…

In Memory of Bryan Lopez

Bryan Lopez was born in Brooklyn, New York on January 10, 1954, son of a Cuban American seaman and a North Carolina African American woman. He delighted in telling stories about his early years growing up in the city and in Wilmington, North Carolina--one nuclear family, but two locations he…

In Memory of Robert Ouellette

Robert Ouellette ascended on April 30, 2017 from a stroke. He was diagnosed with cancer and during an operation in September, he suffered a stroke which left him paralyzed. Bob joined the Unification Movement in New Hampshire in 1973. He was active in witnessing in New Hampshire and Arizona, bringing…

56th Anniversary of the 36 Couples Blessing

True Parents conducted the 33 Couple Holy Blessing in the Chungpa-Dong Church Headquarters on May 15, 1961. Together with the Three Couples whom True Parents blessed on April 16, 1960, they comprise the 36…

Revival and Blessing Ceremony Among Native Americans of Oklahoma

Contributed by Reiko Jenkins A small group representing FFWPU and American Clergy Leadership Conference (ACLC) had an unforgettable experience meeting and giving the Holy Marriage Blessing to Native Americans in Oklahoma during a five-day…

Richmond, Virginia Shares the Marriage Blessing at the Imani Temple

A Holy Wine Ceremony and Blessing Ceremony were held on Sunday, May 26, after regular weekly Sunday 10:30 AM Temple Mass, at the AACC-African American Catholic Congregation Imani Temple of the Capital Region, 2420…

Columbia, South Carolina Shares the Marriage Blessing

Contributed by Rev. Randall Reeves On Saturday, April 15, seven couples received the Holy Wine along with three single individuals at a local minister's church. The participants also included single individuals who made commitments…

Elizabeth, New Jersey Shares the Marriage Blessing

Contributed by EJ Rapada We recently shared the Holy Wine and Blessing Ceremony with two couples in a local Marriage Blessing Ceremony: Walter and Ellie Wysocki, who are Filipino-American, and Liza and Aniwan Camacho,…

Clifton, New Jersey Shares the Marriage Blessing

Contributed by Atsushi Akino My tribal messiahship trinity group held a Marriage Blessing Ceremony on March 25, 2017. For ten years, our family used our family church as a base to witness by connecting…

Tampa, Florida Shares the Marriage Blessing with Assi & Muyen

Contributed by Rev. Gary Chidester It is indeed a glorious occasion as our first couple of 2017 was Blessed on April 22, 2017. Assi and Muyen Tifuh, originally from Cameroun in Africa, have been…

Columbus, Ohio Shares the Marriage Blessing

Contributed by Rev. Frank Sanchez Our Columbus Re-dedication Marriage and Blessing transcended boundaries and religious affiliations and created a shared experience as one family under God. The eight couples reflected diversity, representing the Philippines,…

In Memory of Marlene Trenbeath

Marlene (Dudik) Trenbeath ascended to the Spiritual World two years after receiving the diagnosis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Marlene was born on November 21, 1942, and the only child of Stephen and Rose Dudik. She ascended to the Spiritual World on April 25, 2017. Marlene graduated from McKeesport High School…

In Memory of Jacob YoonMyung Park

Jacob YoonMyung Park’s Biography 1969 Date of Birth: August 14 (solar) July 2 (lunar) Place of Birth: YeonCheon, GyongGi Do 124 Blessed Couple Parents – Do Hee Park & Hee Seok Kwak Third of 5 children 1984 December 27: Immigrates to Seattle, Washington with family 1988 Graduates from Roosevelt High…

In Memory of Michiko Kawasaki

Michiko Okubo was born on July 28, 1966, in Tochigo, Japan to Seiji and Sachiko Okubo. She graduated from a two-year college in Chiba, studying Nutrition. When Michiko was twenty-one years old, she met the Holy Spirit Association for World Christianity. In 1992 she was blessed with Kazuyuki Kawasaki as…

Interfaith Peace and Marriage Blessing in Richmond, Virginia

Contributed by Rev. F. George & Chiyomi Russell A joyful spirit greeted Richmond, Virginia as the sun broke through several days of cloudiness to welcome the Interfaith Marriage Blessing. In the outreach efforts to…

In Memory of Anthony Lehrer

Anthony "Tony" Tadaichi Lehrer was born on November 11, 2000, as the first child of PJ and Moe Lehrer, nay Ito. Throughout his life, Tony faced prominent physical challenges due to his genetic disorder, Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome (WHS). He developed very slowly and was unable to talk or walk unassisted. He…

Nebraska Families Commit to Sharing the Marriage Blessing

Unificationists in Nebraska are working toward their state goal of sharing the Marriage Blessing with 430 couples build spiritual foundation and momentum. After Dennis & Mayuri Hoffman came to Nebraska and demonstrated how to…

Prayer Request for Delia Javanasundara

Let us pray for Delia Javanasundara from Thailand, who suffered from a recent stroke. She has been under operation and has been in a coma. Please pray for her speedy recovery and for those…

Prayer Request for Ricky Joswick

Our brother, Ricky Joswick, husband and father of one young daughter, is fighting bladder cancer and needs our fervent prayers and financial support. Ricky is the founding member of the "Prayer for Revival" movement…

In Memory of Steven Vogel

My husband Steven Vogel was born in 1952 in Louisville, Kentucky to a family of seven children. They were raised Catholic, but he began searching and researching different religions right after high school. He heard the Divine Principle while still living at home, and quickly decided to move to the…

In Memory of Mari Oyamada

Mari Oyamada was born July 26, 1956 in Barre, Vermont to Franklin and Elsie DeForge. As the oldest of 5 children, her brothers are John DeForge and Jaime DeForge and sisters are Bev Kinne and Jeanne DeForge. Mari started her schooling in a one room schoolhouse in Graniteville, VT. She…

Prayer Request for Manfred Felberbauer

Let us pray for Manfred Felberbauer from Ohio. Manfred was diagnosed with cancer, recently underwent surgery, and is now having problems with his heart. Please pray for his healing and his family.

49th Anniversary of the 430 Couples Blessing

We want to wish a happy 49th anniversary to the 430 Couples of the 1968 Holy Marriage Blessing! twih_140217a_430CouplesBlessing The 430-Couple Blessing was held at the Seoul Civic Center on February 22, 1968. According…

10th Anniversary of the Cross-Cultural Blessing Ceremony in the Sacred Region of Peace

Congratulations to all those who participated in the Cross-Cultural Marriage Blessing Ceremony in the Sacred Reign of Peace ten years ago! DaeMoNim-070222a February 22, 2007 The Cross-Cultural Marriage Blessing Ceremony in the Sacred Reign…

40th Anniversary of the 74 Couples Blessing

We want to wish a very happy 40th anniversary to the 74 couples of the 1977 Holy Marriage Blessing! On February 21, 1977, True Parents officiated at the largest Holy Marriage Blessing ceremony yet held outside Korea. Seventy-four couples from eleven nations took part in the ceremony, which was conducted…

In Memory of John Tremper

John Tremper was born in Kingston New York on June 24, 1960. He joined the Unification movement in Kingston, New York in 1995. He received the Marriage Blessing with his wife, Amy (Valeur) Tremper, and they have one son, Eric Tremper. They lived in Raleigh, North Carolina for twenty years,…

In Memory of Raymond Mas

Our Beloved brother, Raymond Mas, of New Hope Family Church in Maryland, ascended to Spirit World early Saturday morning, February 11th, 2017, after long illness due to a stroke suffered in 2010. Ray joined the Movement in 1971 in Washington, D.C., and was called to mission in Bolivia, as the…

In Memory of Mark Turegano

Mark Alfred Turegano passed away peacefully at home at the age of 62, surrounded by his family on February 7, 2017. He is survived by his wife Michiko Shimizu Turegano and his children Dr. Mamina Turegano, Annette Turegano Campagna (husband Andrew Campagna), Bernadette Turegano, and Mie Turegano, and granddaughter Cecilia…

In Memory of Donald Gordon

Donald Gordon was born on December 3, 1929, in Buffalo, New York. He was the oldest son of Charles and Thelma Gordon. In 1950, Don married Dolores Hedrich Gordon and their first son, Gregory was born in 1951, followed by Bruce in 1954, and Debra in 1955. In 1964 he…

15th Anniversary of the 400 Million Couples Blessing in 2002

We would like to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the 400 million couples Blessing in 2002! Congratulations to all the couples that received the Holy Marriage Blessing from True Parents on February 16, 2002.…

17th Anniversary of the 400 Million Couples Blessing in 2000

We would like to celebrate the 17th anniversary of the 400 million couples Holy Marriage Blessing! Congratulations to all the couples that received the Holy Marriage Blessing from True Parents on February 13th, 2000.…

42nd Anniversary of the 1800 Couples Blessing Ceremony

We want to wish a happy 42ndh anniversary to the 1800 Couples of the 1975 Holy Marriage Blessing! 1975020802 On February 8, 1975, our True Parents officiated over the historic 1800 Couples’ Marriage Blessing…

6th Anniversary of the Interreligious Cross-Cultural Couples Blessing

Congratulations to all those who participated in the Interreligious Cross-Cultural Marriage Blessing Ceremony eight years ago! This special Blessing Ceremony was the last ceremony officiated in America by True Parents, and was especially memorable…

16th Anniversary of the 400 Million Couples Blessing in 2001

We would like to celebrate True Parents' spiritual victory of the 16th Blessing Anniversary to the 400 million couples! Congratulations to all the couples that received the Holy Marriage Blessing from True Parents. Blessing-040726b…

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…

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…

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…

7th Anniversary of the Oct. 10, 2010 Cosmic Blessing Ceremony

We would like to congratulate the couples celebrating their 7th 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…

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