In Memory of Nomnandi Bengu(1975 - 2017)
- Nomnandi Bengu
- Hyung Ah, Haylin
- Birth Date
- June 8, 1975
- Blessing Date
- November 28, 1997
- Ascension Date
- December 18, 2017
- Local Church
- Harlem Family Church
Nomnandi Bengu was born in South Africa on June 8, 1975, attended primary and secondary school where she met the Unification movement via CARP activities. In 1995, she committed herself to join after studying the Divine Principle. With enthusiasm she engaged herself in missionary activities in her hometown, Johannesburg, until 1997 when she travelled to the USA to support the American Movement, first in Washington DC. She joined the 911 Team under the leadership of Rev. Levi Daugherty, doing outreach work to Christian churches and ministries. Working with CARP, she mastered the Character & Abstinence education curriculum, educating hundreds of high school students. Educating youth on clear moral values and the reasons for living them was her passion.
On November 28, 1997, Nandi received the Marriage Blessing with Mr. Jonte Moton at RFK Stadium in Washington DC. The union produced two beautiful girls, Hyung Ah (14) and Haylin (11).
From 1997 to 1998, Nandi’s mission was Mobile Fundraising. In a short period of time, she had the opportunity to travel far and wide across the USA learning about the American way of life. From 1998 to 1999, she reengaged with CARP-USA, drawing strength of faith from the clear vertical standards espoused in their training. She also formed a number of deep friendships that lasted to this day.
In 1999, Jonte and Nandi set up home in Atlanta, Georgia where they gave birth to and raised their two children. She involved herself in the local activities of the Atlanta Family Church, where she led the choir to new heights. In 2013, Nandi and her two children moved to New York City, set up home with the Harlem Family Church, and deeply engaged herself in local, as well as providential, activities. Nandi loved to sing as her offering to God and True Parents. She was a firecracker in character, fearless in her determinations to get things done, deeply devoted to True Parents, and never failed to call out sloppy standards of conduct in Principle. She leaves behind many wonderful memories of what it means to live a life of profound dedication.
Nandi ascended to the Spirit World on the morning of December 18 at Bellevue Hospital after over two years of battling the dreadful autoimmune disease, Lupus.
Financial gifts in support of the Seonghwa Ceremony can be made through a GoFundMe fundraiser or made out to HSA-UWC Harlem:
Harlem Family Church
147 West 120 St.
New York, NY 10026
- 6:30 PM-9:00 PM
- Friday, January 5
- Metropolitan Baptist Church: 151 West 128 St. New York, NY 10027
- Friday, January 5 at 2:00 PM-6:00 PM