Contributed by Rev. Gary Chidester
It is indeed a glorious occasion as our first couple of 2017 was received the Marriage Blessing on April 22, 2017. Assi and Muyen Tifuh, originally from Cameroun in Africa, have been residing in Florida and attending University in Florida. They have longed for the Holy Blessing for years, and now they have their dream come true!
We have held other Blessing Ceremonies of couples this year in Florida by just giving the Holy Wine, but this is the first couple to receive the Holy Blessing with the Holy Water, vows, ring exchange, the Chastening Ceremony, and 40-day Separation. They were able to drive two hours to Tampa, Florida where I could meet them and conduct the ceremony along with my wife. It was a most wondrous occasion! I feel it is a great blessing for District 5 as well as America.
According to local Unificationist Mihoko Gonzales, upon returning to their local community the couple was “so humble, appreciative, and happy for this Blessing.”