Cham Bumo Gyeong: Episode 267
Cham Bumo Gyeong
Book 10: Preparing the Ideal Environment Centering on the Providence of the Ocean and Latin America
Book 10. Preparing the Ideal Environment Centering on the Providence of the Ocean and Latin America
God has been leading the providence of restoration in order to save fallen humanity. According to the Principle, God's providence of restoration is the providence of re-creation. Therefore, work to restore the environment that had been taken over by Satan's world must precede the providence to establish the ideal human society. Starting in the early years of the movement, True Father initiated a variety of economic activities in order to create an environment conducive for the providence, establishing businesses and factories, and acquiring companies with advanced technology. In this, True Father spearheaded efforts to equalize the distribution of scientific technology in order to reduce the gap between developed nations and developing nations. Father saw it as essential to prepare the basis for the global community that God envisions as His purpose for creation.
In the early days of the church, True Father presented his vision for the ocean. He invested himself personally to see that vision actualized, going out to the ocean and braving the high waves himself. As time went on, he developed several centers for the ocean providence in different parts of the world. These included Yeosu and Geomun Island in Korea, and Alaska, Gloucester, and Hawaii in the United States. He trained people in these places, participated with them in deep-sea fishing, and educated them with his vision for developing marine resources.
One of True Father's goals was to develop fishery resources in the oceans to address the problem of world hunger. He developed a superior process for turning fish and krill into high protein products for alleviating malnutrition in developing nations. At the same time, he actively promoted the ocean recreation industry. He organized fishing tournaments and involved himself in small-boat design and manufacturing. Among his innovations was an unsinkable boat that would safeguard human life on the ocean.
South and Central America is another region of providential importance for the realization of one global community. True Parents see the unity between North America, representing the realm of Protestantism, and Latin America, representing the realm of the Catholic Church, as essential for world peace, and they have been investing heavily for this purpose. They mobilized all their global organizations and resources to support the nations of South and Central America. In Uruguay in particular, they established a strong financial foundation, including a hotel and a bank.
They also established organizations to promote the unity of the Americas, notably the Confederation of the Associations for the Unification of the Societies of the Americas (CAUSA) and the Association for the Unity of Latin America (AULA). These organizations brought leadership and manpower from North America to address the problems of the South. The education that these organizations provided to leaders of Latin America bore fruit in closer cooperation among the nations in the region.
True Parents launched significant activities in the Pantanal region of Brazil and Paraguay. They established the New Hope Farm in Jardim, Brazil, and launched a model ideal community project in Puerto Leda, Paraguay. Jardim became an international education center where thousands of blessed families from around the world attended training programs to get a taste of life in the heavenly kingdom. In the Pantanal, moreover, True Parents invested themselves for months on end to bring the providence of restoration to a conclusion. They made a number of significant proclamations there, including the Sao Paulo Declaration and seven Jardim Declarations.
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