Dedication and Launching of the Won Mo Boat
Sun Myung Moon
August 18, 2011
True Mother [Hak Ja Han] delivered this speech of Father’s at the presentation of the Won Mo boat in Las Vegas on August 18.
Respected leaders from around the world, distinguished guests from home and abroad, ladies and gentlemen! I offer you my heartfelt welcome and thanks for taking time out of your busy schedules to participate in this ceremony to launch the Won Mo boat. Let us all thank God for making today’s launching ceremony possible.
The ceremony in which we are taking part today and a similar ceremony held this past February in Yeosu, a beautiful port city in South Korea, are part of my effort to make Yeosu and the Colorado River region, especially the area around Hoover Dam, into the Eastern and Western hubs of the marine leisure industry. Yeosu will be the site of Expo 2012 Yeosu Korea, which is recognized by the Bureau of International Expositions.
Ladies and gentlemen, close to one billion people today are suffering from hunger. On average, one person dies of malnutrition every six seconds. Of greatest concern is the number of children who are losing their lives through malnutrition. The UN proclaimed that it would cut the population of starving people in half by the end of 2015. Yet, output of corn, for food, and other crops has dwindled, and experts predict that the rate of starvation will double by 2020.
Where can we find a solution to this serious issue? The solution lies in the world’s oceans, which cover 75 percent of the earth’s surface and are rich repositories of natural resources. The oceans are treasure stores of raw materials that could revive the Earth, which is dying due to environmental pollution and resource depletion.
The oceans promise humankind a bright future.
I have been investing in oceanic industries and developing marine-related technology for more than fifty years. My purpose has been to liberate humankind from suffering and death due to hunger. In the 1980s, I built the Good-Go boats and laid a foundation for marine businesses in more than thirty locations throughout the United States, including Kodiak, Alaska, and along the Gulf of Mexico. In the 1990s, I invested in oceanic industries in South America, particularly in Brazil and Uruguay, thus creating a global marine network connecting fifty-two nations.
On this foundation, in the new millennium I have been developing Yeosu, situated on the southern coast of Korea, and Hawaii, situated at the center of the Pacific Ocean, to become hubs of oceanic industries in the Pacific Rim era. Today, you will be introduced to the gypsum plaster mold method that I devised, and you will participate in the launching of the Won Mo boat, which was built using this and other new technologies.
Beginning with the Cheon Jeong boat, launched in Yeosu six months ago, Master Marine is expanding the horizon of the boatbuilding industry and is contributing greatly to innovation in marine transportation in Korea, indeed in all of Asia, improving the quality of life for everyone. Ladies and gentlemen, throughout my life I have taught the way of living for the sake of others, of practicing the true love of God. I have continuously promoted the welfare and security of the people of the world, not only through oceanic industries but through a variety of fields. In 2010, I held Cosmic Assemblies for the Settlement of the True Parents of Heaven, Earth and Humankind and for the Proclamation of the Word by God’s Substantial Self. Through those assemblies, I summed up the accomplishments of my peace initiatives.
I am ninety-one years old, but I have never stopped working to bring about world peace. The ultimate goal that we share in common is to seek and establish God’s kingdom and his righteousness. The kingdom that we are seeking is a kingdom in which we live while attending God at the center. It is an ideal kingdom of peace in the form of a true, ideal family in which three generations — grandparents, parents and children — live together in mutual trust, respect and interdependence, united in love. In other words, God’s kingdom is the realm in which God is sovereign, the ideal world for which humankind has always hoped.
God has called us, in His providence to establish true families, in order to hasten the founding of the kingdom of cosmic peace on earth. The movement to realize a society based on interdependence, mutual prosperity and universally shared values starts with one family. It is the movement to make all humankind one family through breaking down the walls in our hearts and removing the borders, both spiritual and secular, between nations.
Ladies and gentlemen, we are living at a time of great historic transition. It is a time for us to change history, to unite the spiritual and the physical worlds and to found the ideal kingdom of heaven that God has longed for since the beginning of time, in a great cosmic revolution. We can no longer postpone or prolong this. Heaven has already proclaimed that January 13, 2013, will be the Day of Origin. It will be the substantial beginning of the Nation of Cosmic Peace and Unification (Cheon II Guk). Less than two years remain. Therefore, it is now time for all humankind to submit humbly to Heaven’s commands. A predestined time is upon us today, when we must establish a peaceful world under the guidance of the True Parents, who administer God’s providence on earth as his substantial self, as the King and Queen of Peace.
Ladies and gentlemen, during this serious and unique time, you must bring revolutionary and cosmic changes to your own lives. With that in mind, I would like to convey Heaven’s message to you by summarizing the concluding remarks in my address given at the Cosmic Assemblies for the Settlement of the True Parents of Heaven, Earth and Humankind and for the Proclamation of the Word by God’s Substantial Self.
First, all families should attend God as their center and parents and children should completely unite through studying together daily. In each family, parents and children should read together the teaching materials and textbooks True Parents have bequeathed as well as True Parents’ autobiography. Through daily study, parents and children become one.
Second, parents and children must establish an absolute family by setting the standards as absolute parents and absolute children with God at their center. Heaven has permitted families to receive the grace of the Seunghwa authority, which allows for rebirth and resurrection. This grace can be received once there is complete unity between parents and children under God. For this cause, you have to establish absolute families.
Third, you must open the victorious reign of peace, with God and True Parents at its center, during True Parents’ time on earth. Humankind has passed beyond the authority of the era of restoration through indemnity, thanks to the grace of True Parents’ blood, sweat and tears.
Now we must all fulfill our responsibility to liberate families, tribes, peoples, nations and the world from the authority of hell. Do not forget that this must be done during True Parents’ time on earth.
Fourth, less than two years remain until we enter an era of peace under God’s direct dominion. Please bear in mind that we have entered the era of the authority of the cosmic Sabbath of true love. This is the era in which up to eight generations can live together joyfully in a single home, with the vision of one peaceful human family at the center. The world as one family under God, where all people are equal and all nations are brothers and sisters, is unfolding before your eyes.
U.S. Marine in America and Master Marine in Korea will ultimately help to achieve this grand purpose. I expect that the Won Mo boat, which was made using a new manufacturing method and is being launched today, will contribute greatly to the exploration of the area surrounding the Colorado River, which includes Hoover Dam and Lake Mead, and to the development of ocean resources.
I would like to conclude my speech with the wish that Heaven’s blessings be with your family and nation. Thank you.