On the weekend of September 22 and 23, the Montreal Unification Community hosted a Matching Preparation Seminar with John Abelseth, Blessed Family Ministry Director for Canada.
25 participants with representatives of both the first and second generation participated in an interactive seminar that included presentations on the meaning of the Blessing, the varied approaches to finding partners in the Unification tradition, guidelines for healthy relationships, and also testimonials by some of the parents and their children who had been through the process.
Mr. Abelseth provided many examples based on his experience with his own six children and from what he has learned through the many seminars he has conducted throughout North America and in other countries around the world.
Several members also participated in the Matching Supporter Training on Sunday, which proved to be educational, experiential, and informative for all participants. The seminar provided the basic training for those who want to be a certified Matching Supporters to support families, as well as singles who have joined our movement and will be seeking a partner and preparing for the Marriage Blessing.