FFWPU Ukraine: The All-Ukrainian members’ meeting was held on May 3-5, 2015 and over 100 members participated. The main topic was establishing the common rules and the work schedule for all UC centers including recommendations concerning effective methods of involving the new guests. The meeting was in the form of discussion; it also included an internal guidance by Ukraine National Messiah, as well as testimonies of Japanese missionaries.
Later on May 4-10, we had a 7-Day Divine Principle workshop for the three new guests and on May 22-23, we had a leaders meeting to discuss about special lectures for WT guests.
WFWP: Participating in the City-level project on Mother’s Day
On May 10, WFWP-Ukraine was a partner of the City-level action related to Mother’s Day. The project initiated by the Kiev State City administration took place in the beautiful Botanic garden. Hundreds of people and families that came to the Botanic garden that day could enjoy entertainment and attend master-classes offered by public organizations. WFWP also presented its activity to visitors in the thematic tent, and held a master-class on making ribbons poppies.
The event also included the official award ceremony for 24 women-activists who received letters of gratitude for their volunteer work from Kiev City mayor. We are happy to inform you that the WFWP head, Tetiana Kotseba, together with a member of the WFWP-Ukraine, also received that award. The event was highlighted by TV channels, and WFWP members gave interviews to many of them.
“Father, Mother and I make a sports family” project related to the Day of Family In cooperation with the governmental structure, Kiev district center for physical health “Sports for all,” WFWP was a sponsor of “Father, Mother and I are sports family” project dated to the Day of Family. The project was launched on May 16, in Bela Tserkva city, Kiev district. 11 families from different cities of Kiev district took part in this bright sports contest promoting the united family and healthy life style. WFWP-Ukraine provided prizes for families-winners and gifts for all children.
Religious Youth Service
At the 36th session, of the UNESCO General Assembly, proposed to proclaim the period 2013 — 2022 as the International Decade for Rapprochement of Cultures. This proposal was approved by the UN General Assembly. On May 7 – 11, young people from Korea and Japan took part in religious youth service projects. The program started on May 8, in the Lviv City Council, where the chief specialist of the “Office of the mayor,” Oksana V. Krutiy, conducted the tour of the city. The guests climbed to the top of the Town Hall and observed the city from a bird’s flight. After that, the volunteers joined the action of improving the Metropolitan Gardens, near St. George’s Cathedral in Lvov.
Vasily PRONKO (chef at the “Nobilis” hotel in Lvov) conducted a master-class in making dumplings. The overall objective together with friendly communication did the trick. At the end of the day, the participants took the cooked food to a local hospital. On May 9, the volunteers visited the Ukrainian Catholic University. Vasily PRONKO (chef at the “Nobilis” hotel in Lvov) conducted a master-class in making dumplings. The overall objective together with friendly communication did the trick.
At the end of the day, the participants took the cooked food to a local hospital. On May 9, the volunteers visited the Ukrainian Catholic University. There was a competition dedicated to the Mother’s Day, where they came up to with a song. After dinner, we admired the exhibits at the Museum of Folk Architecture and Life “Shevchenko Hai.” The volunteers were greatly impressed by the meeting with IDPs from the Crimea and the Donbas, with whom they learned the Ukrainian language and sang songs.
On the last day, the guests got to know the Christian traditions of Ukraine. With the help of the head of the center of inter-religious dialogue, Taras Dzyubanskogo, the volunteers visited the Monastery of St. Nicholas Krehivskyy of Basilian Fathers, founded in 1612. In the tour, we were together with monk Parkhomiy. He told us about the history of the monastery and sang a song. The program ended, and relations between the three countries went up to a higher level. “Ukraine will always be in my heart,” – said a volunteer from Korea Kim Joo Son.