With the restoration of seven countries for Vision 2020 and the triumph of the restoration of religious communities, the True Parents declared the era of the firm establishment of Cheon Il Guk, and on October 10th, they held the Cheonbo registration ceremony—the highlight of the Cheonbo Grand Festival—where Cheonbo families emerged. During the victory banquet on October 11th, True Parents blessed the Japanese branch of HJ Heaven and Earth Cheonbo Training Center along with the reorganization of the Heavenly continents for the victory of Vision 2027, and appointed Eiji Tokuno, as the Chair of Cheon Eui Won in Japan.
Moving forward, the Cheonbo conventions, which include the praise and works, and “HJ Cheonbo 21-day Workshops” will be held through the Japanese branch 日本分苑. I sincerely hope that all members actively participate in these events, as well as in the grace of the Providence for Branches of HJ Training Center given to them by True Parents, and that everyone can become victorious Cheonbo families.
Background behind establishing branches
From early on, True Father mentioned the need to establish a balanced spiritual education center centering around the holy land of Cheongpyeong.
We have to build training centers like Cheonpyeong in each continent. We need to visit the six continents every two months to establish branches. The reason: gathering people in one location costs money. It costs money (for members) to go to Cheonpyeong. However, (if branches are established) this need will be eliminated. If branches could be established in each of the six continents, thousands of people would be able to take part at the same time, and expenses could be cut. Spirit world will be moved with the spiritual works. People of Africa could also be mobilized. Only when Cheonpyeong-like (training centers) are established on the six continents, and when these can also be established in each country, can a place for balanced spiritual education be created.
Selected Works of the Word, vol. 294, p. 197. 14 Jun 1998.
In addition, True Mother gave the directive to establish branches in each continent for Heavenly tribal messiahs to be victorious in their responsibilities in Vision 2020.
She gave the order, on August 30th, 2018, to “establish branches of HJ Heaven and Earth Cheonbo Training Center in the four regions of the Heavenly Asia and Pacific, Heavenly Europe and Middle East, Heavenly Africa, and Heavenly Middle and South America,” along with the words, “The branches of HJ Heaven and Earth Training Center will play an important role in the world’s providence.” In addition, she permitted the Heavenly Japan, which carries the major mission as the Mother Nation, to form a regional team to tour the region of Japan, making it possible for (leaders) to tour independently.
Under the direct instruction of True Parents, the “Special 21-day Training for the HJ Cheonbo Regional Team of Japan” was held at HJ Heaven and Earth Cheonbo Training Center from April 1st, 2019 for the education of lecturers and training managers. On April 24th of the same year, the Embarking Ceremony of the HJ Heaven and Earth Training Center for the Regional Team of Japan was held at Japan Headquarters in Tokyo, after which meetings were held in each church district, and training managers were established in these districts in August.
A. Purpose of the Providence for Branches of HJ Heaven and Earth Cheonbo Training Center
1. Global expansion of works directly supervised by True Parents
In accordance with the providential development of “creating the environment” mentioned by True Parents, we will establish places acknowledged and designated by True Parents, where works—similar to those of HJ Heaven and Earth Cheonbo Training Center in Korea, but not limited to the praise and work of separating from spirits and the grace of Cheonshimwon—can be carried out.
2. Localization of the grace from Cheongpyeong
The same grace and works of Cheongpyeong (praise and works, ancestor liberation, ancestor blessing, training for the spirit and physical world blessing, and hyojeong dedication ceremony) have been carried out in areas far from the HJ Heaven and Earth Cheonbo Training Center when Cheongpyeong staff toured the world. Therefore, branches of Cheongpyeong can be established in different regions of the world.
3. Catalyst to accomplish the mission of Heavenly tribal messiahship
These centers will be utilized actively in order to achieve the providential objective of bringing “victory of Vision 2027” administered by True Parents, and to carry out the responsibility regarding the “completion of ancestor blessing for 430 generations of eight families between husband and wife, and formation of 430 blessed families representing the realm of three generations of the spiritual tribe” for the accomplishment of Heavenly tribal messiahship. Furthermore, they will be utilized as institutions to educate, organize, and manage (new) members with spirit and truth for their spiritual and physical bodies.
B. Temporary location of the Japan branch: Central Training Center, Chiba