As the capital of Cheon Il Guk, the Hyojeong Cheonwon Holy Ground has been developing day by day with holy dignity and stunning beauty. Heavenly works have filled this place with jeongseong and love for 48 years and now amazing grace is being spread to the world in the new CheonBo era. After new direction came with the change of name from Cheongpyeong Heaven and Earth Training Center to HJ Heaven and Earth CheonBo Training Center, Branch Training Centers were established in four Regions—in the Heavenly Asia Pacific, Heavenly Europe and the Middle East, Heavenly Africa, and Heavenly Latin America Regions. Through the work of these Branch Training Centers, CheonBo Special Events were held throughout the world, along with many other Overseas Tours and Japanese Sub-region Tours. Also this year, the opening ceremonies for CheonBo Won revealed the splendor of this special hall where visitors can experience the stories of Daemo nim and True Mother, the heavenly tribal messiahs, the training center and True Parents’ history of restoration. New developments in the training center such as the renovated Hyojeong Café and extended Tree of Love Plaza have made the training center even more versatile, convenient and beautiful. Thanks to True Parents’ special grace, ancestors from generations 1-430 are now being reborn as absolute good spirits, and new portraits of Hyo-jin nim and Heung-jin nim have brought an even more vibrant spiritual atmosphere to the Jeongshim Won prayer hall. The two brothers now greet all the members who visit the prayer hall attired in royal robes and official hats, helping us to understand the revered positions they occupy as part of the royal family in the spirit world. We would like to bring you the top ten news stories for 2019 from the HJ Heaven and Earth CheonBo Training Center.
1. 2019 Hyojeong CheonBo Great Works Commemorating True Parents’ Birthday and the 6th Anniversary of Foundation Day (Feb. 9~11）
A total of 26,000 people from 69 countries participated in the Great Works. On the second day, a splendid Celebration of True Parents’ Birthday was held at the CheongShim Peace World Center under the theme of “Shining Rays of Hope around the World with a Filial Heart for Heaven.” The other events of the Great Works included: *Opening Prayer *Special Lecture by International President Sun-jin Moon *Celebration of True Parents’ Birthday and Hyojeong Cultural Festival *Ancestor Liberation Ceremony for generations 1–378 and Ancestor Blessing Ceremony for generations 1-329 *Fulfillment of Wishes Prayer * Special Removal of Evil Spirits through Chanyang *Holy Ground Pilgrimage for the Inheritance of Heavenly Fortune *Prayer of Gratitude for Victory. The Great Works was accompanied by a series of events held in Seoul, including the 2019 World Summit (February 7-11) to firmly open the era of a unified, Heavenly Korea, and a number of former and incumbent heads of state visited the training center.
2. A New Name: HJ Heaven and Earth CheonBo Training Center, and the Grand Dedication Ceremony for CheonBo Won
From February 14 to 15, 2019 approximately 500 Cheon Il Guk leaders from 120 countries gathered at the HJ Heaven and Earth CheonBo Training Center to attend 2019 Cheon Il Guk Leaders Assembly. During the closing ceremony (February 15), True Parents gave a speech and bestowed a new name for the training center, changing it from “Cheongpyeong Heaven and Earth Training Center” to “HJ Heaven and Earth CheonBo Training Center (HJ天宙天寶修錬苑)”, saying, “The scope of the training center’s work is not limited to the locality of Cheongpyeong. This work is on a national and a cosmic dimension. It is my hope that through this training center, all of humankind can be raised up to qualify for registration in CheonBo Won as families whom Heaven will always remember.” True Parents raised the status of HJ Heaven and Earth CheonBo Training Center, making it an affiliated organization directly under the guidance of True Parents, and gave it a new start at a new level.
On the anniversary of Foundation Day, 1.13 by the heavenly calendar in the 7th year of Cheon Il Guk (Feb. 17, 2019), the Grand Dedication Ceremony for CheonBo Won was held, hosted by training center Vice President Myong-kwan Lee in attendance to True Parents. The Grand Dedication Ceremony proceeded as follows: offering of flowers, unveiling ceremony, and a full tour of CheonBo Won by True Parents. True Parents blessed the whole CheonBo Won building after looking carefully around every floor while listening to the explanations of the exhibition. As a special program to commemorating True Parents’ Birthday, previews of the exhibitions and experiences on all four floors were opened to visitors. The members who attended this event attested to the fact that everything has been prepared in line with the providential timetable centered on the CheonBo Won, thanks to the unending jeongseong of True Parents.
3. Inauguration of HJ Heaven and Earth CheonBo Branch Training Centers and Japanese Sub-region Teams
In order to connect the amazing grace and blessings of CheonBo Works to more people and diverse locations, the providence of Branch Training Centers which True Father had mentioned many years earlier, was finally inaugurated in earnest around the world at the instruction of True Mother. The first branch center inauguration, for the Heavenly Latin America Branch Training Center was held at the FFWPU Brazil Headquarters in Sao Paulo on January 12 and other Branch Training Centers’ inaugurations followed: on January 19 in Bad Camberg where the Heavenly Europe and the Middle East Branch Training Center is located and in Lusaka, Zambia where the Heavenly Africa Branch Training Center is located. On February 3, the Heavenly Asia Pacific Branch Training Center was inaugurated at the Pak-chong Training Center in Thailand. After their inaugurations, all the HJ Heaven and Earth CheonBo Branch Training Centers started their work in earnest.
Along with these new centers, Japan, which bears the great mission as the mother nation, was given the go-ahead to organize Japanese Sub-region Teams to hold CheonBo tours throughout all Sub-regions of Japan. For the education of the lecturers and supervisors, a Hyojeong CheonBo 21-day Workshop for Japanese Sub-region Tour Teams was held at the HJ Heaven and Earth CheonBo Training Center starting April 1 and the Inauguration Ceremony for the Japanese Sub-region Tour Teams was held at the Heavenly Japan FFWPU Headquarters in Tokyo on April 24.
4. 2019 Spring Hyojeong CheonBo Great Works for the Inheritance of Heavenly Fortune (May 10-12)
The total number of participants from around the world for the 3-day event was about 43,000 people from 73 countries. In accordance with True Parents’ instruction, the Tree of Love Plaza and the Hyojeong Café were newly remodeled and all the special exhibits in CheonBo Won were completed. The HJ Heaven and Earth CheonBo Training Center welcomed the participants of the Great Works from all over the world with a refreshing new look and beautiful scenery. The schedule for the first day of the Great Works included the Opening Ceremony for the renovated Tree of Plaza, the CheonBo Won Grand Opening Ceremony, and a Special Luncheon with True Parents Celebrating the Grand Opening of the Hyojeong Café. On this bright sunny day, many families had an amazing time harmonizing with each other at the Hyojeong Café, Food Plaza, and Hyojeong Family Land.
On the second day of the Great Works, the 2019 Hyojeong Offering Ceremony for the Inheritance of Heavenly Fortune was held at the newly expanded Tree of Love Plaza, officiated by True Parents. True Parents’ teachings of life show us clearly the path of victory that we should pursue through the light of a filial heart. As the fireworks lit up the evening sky, the shimjeong of the members present became one with True Parents, and it was a precious time for them to resolve to complete the victory of the heavenly tribal messiahs in spirit and truth.
5. Hyojeong CheonBo Great Works Commemorating the 7th Anniversary of the Holy Ascension of Sun Myung Moon, the True Parent of Heaven, Earth and Humankind (August 16-18)
Approximately 40,000 people from around 60 countries attended. The main programs for the three days were as follows: Special Lecture by International President Sun-jin Moon, Hyojeong Offering Prayer, Seonghwa Festival Commemorating the 7th Anniversary of the Holy Ascension of Sun Myung Moon, the True Parent of Heaven, Earth and Humankind, Ancestor Liberation Ceremony for generations 1–430, Ancestor Blessing Ceremony for generations 1–378, Blessing Ceremony for Unmarried 1st Generation Spirits, and a Special Prayer Gathering for Blessing the 2nd Generation Children who have Reached their Marriage Age. Through those various programs, the blessing of True Parents was given and the incredible CheonBo Works were carried out.
On the 2nd day of the Great Works, the Seonghwa Festival was held at the CheongShim Peace World Center. True Mother offered a letter expressing to True Father her firm resolution to achieve Vision 2020 and presented a wreath in memory of True Father’s Ascension to the spirit world. FFWPU for a Heavenly Korea and HJ Heaven and Earth CheonBo Training Center President Gi-seong Lee stressed the early Beomnaegol spirit and appealed earnestly to all of those gathered that we all open the doors of the heavenly world together. Lastly, the Cheon Il Guk leaders stood together on the platform with shimmering holy candles and offered a prayer in unison, then sang “Danshimga” and made a strong resolution, shedding tears, to empty themselves and dedicated their entire hearts to attending True Parents.
6. The birth of absolute good spirits in our ancestors up to 430 generations by the special grace of True Parents
The fruit of jeongseong offered over 48 years of CheonBo Works is the redemptive works for the spirit world and physical world rooted in True Parents’ true love. In welcoming the new CheonBo era, an event that will be remembered for all eternity in the history of the providence, the Ancestor Blessing Ceremony for generations 1-430 was held, in an atmosphere of miracles. True Parents have given us special grace to be able to liberate up to 7 sets (49 generations) at a time, rather than the previous limit of only 1 set (7 generations) at once, so that all the Unification families can complete the blessing of their ancestors up to 430 generations and have their achievements recorded in CheonBo Won by Foundation Day in 2020. In accordance with True Parents’ guidance, Ancestor Liberation Ceremonies for generations 1-430 began from May of 2019. Following a period of 100 days during which the liberated spirits could complete the spirit world 100-day Workshop in preparation for the Blessing, the long-awaited Ancestor Blessing Ceremonies for generations 1-430 were held in spiritual splendor starting from October. With the strong support of our ancestors up to 430 generations who were reborn as absolute good spirits standing behind our heavenly tribal messiah activities, we were able to establish the spiritual foundation.
7. 2019 Autumn Hyojeong CheonBo Great Works (Nov. 1-3)
During the blessed season of abundant harvest, moving close to Vision 2020, the 2019 Autumn Hyojeong CheonBo Great Works was held from November 1 to 3, attended by approximately 34,000 people from 53 countries. With the renewal of the environment in the spirit world, new portraits of Hyo-jin nim and Heung-jin nim were completed and installed in the Jeongshim Won, where they now greet all the members in royal robes and official hats, suiting the roles of these two precious sons in the royal family in the spirit world. On the first day of the Great Works, a Memorial Service for Soon-ae Hong Daemo nim and Seung-eun Han Daebu nim was held to cherish the 30th anniversary of the ascension of Daemo nim who dedicated herself with a loyal heart. On the second day (Nov. 2), True Parents directly officiated a Hyojeong Offering Ceremony for the Inheritance of Heavenly Fortune at the CheongShim Peace World Center with the ACLC and KCLC pastors, an event full of miracles and great harmony. The ACLC and KCLC pastors made a pilgrimage to the HJ Heaven and Earth CheonBo Training Center and testified to True Parents. During the Grand Revival with Christian Clergy at the CheongShim Peace World Center, we witnessed the fire of the Holy Spirit burning through the assembled crowd.
The Tree of All Things Prayer, Ancestor Liberation and Blessing Ceremony for generations 1-430, and Global Hyojeong Matching Festival were held, and many participants inherited heavenly fortune and luck in the golden age of the providence that True Parents have been leading and received the amazing grace of all things. The venues of all the events in the program were full of the blessing and Works of the Substantial Holy Spirit.
8. Jeongshim Won Prayer Vigil and Cheon Il Guk Hyojeong Won Inheritance Ceremony hosted by FFWPU for a Heavenly Korea
The passion of the members of FFWPU for a Heavenly Korea for the firm establishment to open the era of a unified, Heavenly Korea and the victory of heavenly tribal messiahs was clear in their prayer vigil for victory. The Jeongshim Won Special Prayer Room prayer vigil for Vision 2020 victory began on the 100th anniversary of Independence Day Movement (March 1), followed relay prayer vigils by all the Sub-regions for victory of the Rallies of Hope. Each night of the prayer vigils was organized by a different Church from Sub-regions all over Korea, taking turns to pray nearly every day from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. On September 1, True Parents specially called three elder leaders (Gyu-nam Park, Man-ung Cho, and Nae-cheon Park) and asked them to offer special jeongseong every day, and as a result, there were no days when lights of jeongseong were turned off at Jeongshim Won.
In addition to Jeongshim Won prayer vigil, each Sub-region held Cheon Il Guk Hyojeong Won Inheritance Ceremonies. The place where our absolute good ancestors can stay was settled on the earth for the firm establishment to open the era of a unified, Heavenly Korea and now we can see the spiritual environment rapidly expanding because of this.
9. Events by Branch Training Centers and Tours actively held
More than 5,000 members from local areas attended CheonBo Works when the HJ Heaven and Earth CheonBo Training Center made tours in the U.S. and Taiwan twice respectively. Japan Tours were conducted 19 times since July, with more than 74,300 members attending, and Japanese Sub-region Tours were a huge success with more than 180,000 members attending a total of 723 occasions starting from the first event at Chiba Church on April 26.
In addition, a total of 95 Hyojeong CheonBo Special Events were held this year through the four Branch Training Centers, with more than 47,000 people participating, and the grace of Chanyang Yeoksa, Ancestor Liberation, Ancestor Blessing and Hyojeong Offering Papers spread to every corner of the world, creating a spiritual environment for Vision 2020 victory. The four HJ Heaven and Earth CheonBo Branch Training Centers held CheonBo Events to directly convey the grace of CheonBo Works to many nations. The Asia Pacific Branch held events in the Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia, the Solomon Islands, New Zealand, Australia, Nepal, and Mongolia. The Heavenly Europe and the Middle East Branch held events in Germany, Albania, Italia, Russia, Poland, UK, Turkey, Spain, Israel, and France. The Heavenly Africa Branch held events in Zambia, Benin, DR Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Kenya, Mali, South Africa, and Uganda. The Heavenly Latin America Branch held events in Brazil, Argentina, the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Paraguay, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Guiana, and Mexico.
10. Participants in CheonBo programs surpassed 530,000 in 2019
On November 30, the Hyojeong CheonBo 2-day Workshop made a monumental landmark with the training center’s 1,500th 2-day workshop, and a total of 51 2-day Workshops, including four Great Works were held this year, with 205,320 participants. A total of nine Hyojeong CheonBo 40-day Workshops were held with a total of 2,214 participants, including members of the 3rd generation of True Family and elder Japanese pastors. Education for the Spirit World and Physical World Blessing Ceremony has also been conducted, resulting in the creation of many couples ready to participate in the Blessing. Various other programs such as Hyojeong CheonBo Midweek Workshops and Hyojeong CheonBo 3-day Divine Principle Workshops were held at the Chinhwa Education Building B and these were attended by more than 20,000 people. In addition, throughout the course of the year, various training sessions including KTGY, JTGY, Hyojeong International 21-day Workshops, and Branch Training Centers’ events were conducted, setting a remarkable record of about 538,000 participants.