Prepare by FFWPU Uruguay
In 1996, True Father led the Ocean Challenge Program in Uruguay, during the winter and spring embarked on the GoodGo that he sent from the US, but then had the inspiration to establish a Condition of devotion, started on December 1, 1996 an activity, called the Fishing Condition of the Black Corvina.
At that time no one knew the purpose of such activity, but over time we were taught that the use of the 33 canes was for the 33 countries of the Americas and would generate an internal condition for the unification of North, Center and South. Also the use of two hooks in each cane, would represent the female and male genders.
The first years the Fishing Condition was carried out during the months of December and January, under the strict leadership of True Father, as the spiritual world passed, everything indicated that the offering would not have continuity, but the National Leader of Uruguay Rev. Kazuhiro Tsusaka felt that It should not stop.
This year we celebrated the 22nd of fishing condition of the Black. Participants came from different nations of the world, an American, two students from UPA, the four Japanese missionaries from Uruguay and four from Argentina, two participants from GPA Argentina and five young people from the Uruguayan community who would receive special training to take charge of this activity. Later we also had several Uruguayan and foreign guests visited us for a few days.
The original team member of the Fishing Condition Captain, Antonio Palma who was the main instructor again this year came from Brazil. And we are grateful for his effort.
The opening ceremony was held on November 30, with testimonies and instruction. The first day, was very intense, with instruction, preparations and the transfer to Punta del Este and José Ignacio beach.
On the fourth day we had a very special atmosphere which was generated by testimonies of experiences with True Parents and at the request of a missionary captain Antonio prepared a night fishing in the mouth of the lagoon, getting four black corvinas and become the hero of the moment.
In the following days he took one per day, keeping expectations very high, but it was on Saturday 9 when something very special happened, one of the young people of GPA Argentina a 2nd Generation named Pedro Giulliano was able to get a large black reef weighing 21 kg. that we consider a gift from God for him and shared by all.
On December 10 we returned to Montevideo, and we prepared all the material for the next year. All the participants offered their efforts and sacrifices for the realization Heavenly Parent and true Parents dream in all around the world and in American continent. Hoping that this Fishing Condition will be a helpful to achieve peace and unification of the Americas.