In Memory of Nomnandi Bengu(1975 - 2017)

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Name
Nomnandi Bengu
Children
Hyung Ah, Haylin
Birth Date
June 8, 1975
Blessing Date
November 28, 1997
Ascension Date
December 18, 2017  
Local Church
Harlem Family Church
family and friends

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:

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147 West 120 St.
New York, NY 10026

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Seonghwa Ceremony

Time
6:30 PM-9:00 PM
Date
Friday, January 5
Location
Metropolitan Baptist Church: 151 West 128 St. New York, NY 10027
Viewing
Friday, January 5 at 2:00 PM-6:00 PM

Comments (10)

  • David Floyd

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    May the Heavenly Parent be with you on your new journey to the Heavenly Kingdom!
    David & Yoshiko Floyd

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  • John Hitchler

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    I’m so sorry to hear this news. My heart is with the family, I bet she had a beautiful personality- one can tell in her eyes. God Bless You!

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  • Vanya and Giovanny

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    We are so saddened to hear of Nandi’s passing. Our deepest sympathy to her friends and family. May God richly bless and receive her.

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  • Brenda Muraoka

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    Dear Nancy. I can feel from your story, what a beautiful daughter of God and True Parents you are! May Our HP bless and guide your new life, and those of your beautiful family who are still here with us. Thank you. Look forward to meeting you in heaven.

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    • Katherine Duncan

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      I only met her once and she made an important impact on my life. I never knew she was suffering.
      Tears of love streaming down my face as I read this heartfelt story about her. Lupus must be stopped. I pray that Nandi’s spirit will find a way to use me in some way while I am still on the earth. Rest in peace, Sister.

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    • Mrs. Chapman

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      Nandy, Always I’m thinking about you, from now on I will miss you all the time. Your happiness and good energy as a pioneer for the mission, made you so so beautiful in my memory.

      Nandy, Everybody welcomes you and embraces you in heaven. Nandy, Good bye ~~

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  • Jean Gomis

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    Glorious Ascension, Nandi. My deepest sympathy to your Family.

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  • ANTOINETTE

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    your faith is really big sister. Sleep in peace. GOD WILL BE WITH YOU AND HIS COMFORT WILL BE WITH YOUR KIDS.

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  • pamela stein

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    My dear sister Nandi,
    When I think of you I think of God and of Harlem and of Africa and of all that you poured out in your lifetime for Heaven. And I thank you for that. I thank you with tears and with gratitude. Imagine! That you came from South Africa to this nation of America with such a glorious mission from God. I have such a wonderful memory of you teaching the young people of my nation, in a place where I could not go, but there you were on behalf of True Parents . . . teaching youth about the pure love of God. I thank you, dear Nandi. And when I called you to help and advise me how to increase the membership of WFWP, you were excited and full of ideas, imparting your conviction and passion and practical advice. Thank you! I know that you are called by Heaven to help build the bridge between Africa and America. How wonderful is that, dear Nandi. Let’s work together! Love from your sister, PamStein

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  • Birian

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    RECEIVING THE DIVINE PRINCIPLE AT YOUNG AGE AND FOLLOWING THE TRUE PARENTS WITH ENTHUSIASM IS A GREAT CONVICTION. Have a peaceful transition. And may God continue to protect the kids
    and their father.

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