This article began as a report to True Mother given through
Rev. Kim Ki-hoon, chairman of the North American RegionalGroup, in late September.
By Joe and Sun Willett
Two years ago True Mother strongly talked about the state level blessing.
October 5th 2017, Sun was thinking and planning how to do this state level blessing till late into the morning. She then made her commitment and promised God that she would bless all the rivers, lakes, creeks, reservoirs and all the drinking water sources for all 120 counties and Bless officials at their county seats in Kentucky.
That night she asked True Father, Is this plan good? If it is then show me a dream tonight. Father gave her the dream, we were waiting in the Grand Ball Room for True Father’s speech. This was the answer she needed.
Since that time we have driven over 16 Thousand miles. We were driving 8 to 12 hours a day, coming home late into the morning hours. Even in the winter time we were out very late giving blessings and blessing water resources in far away counties.
We first visited all 120 counties and more than 120 cities to bless their water resources and bless county and city officials. We were blessing County Judge Executives, Sheriffs, Fire Chiefs, Battalion Chiefs, emergency services leaders, Mayors, Police Chiefs, assistant Chiefs, Captains.
They were also in and out of their offices for meetings, emergencies and on sight responsibilities. So we realized we would have to go back to many counties to reach the leaders we had missed.
We have re-visited 120 counties to reach these leaders and we have blessed 500 Leaders so far by the Holy Wine ceremony.
We needed to change our strategy when we were doing counties further away. We found we could do a 3 to 4 day trip, do 3 to 4 counties in a day, then go to a hotel in the next days working area and repeat. We not only had shorter trips at night, we had better coverage of each county and we averaged 10 to 12 counties on each trip or more.
We have had many dreams and revelations and miracles that have spurred us on. We have hundreds of pictures of blessing dignitaries. We have not had much time to write out our testimonies yet but Sun has kept accurate notes of our records and experiences.
For official, sheriffs and police who we could not meet because they worked on a different time shifts we left the Marriage re-dedication candy packets (included blessing vows) for all the married couples in their departments. They were deeply grateful for our prayers for their safety and their families.
The Blessing re-dedication packets are made of two mints and the re-dedication vow message, so the official can take it home and do the re-dedication with their spouse
We still have to do 3 days for the flower business a week but during those days, what ever time is needed we take for blessing and encouragement of Blessed couples to do the 40 day and 3 day conditions. We have 40 couples so far who have done the 3 day ceremony.
Visions and dreams
Since we started the state level blessing, we have receive over 30 dreams that promised fruitful results and visions for the future, but also challenging us to speed up our activities. Those dreams are exciting and amazing and we wanted to share two of them now and a miraculous vision we received our last day.
On a beautiful sunny day Sun was standing on the top of a chain of mountains that seemed to be u shaped but also appeared to be in ¾ of a round shape around a huge valley. It reminded her of a stadium. The valley was filled with thousands and thousands of members who were surrounding True Mother. Sun was looking for True Mother but she could not see her. She was so far away that the people looked like dots, but she could feel That True Mother and members were so happy and they were taking pictures with True Mother.
In the second dream True Mother is seated up in the front of a bus full members. Two young men, second generation are both sitting in the drivers seat and they are sleeping and exhausted. Sun is sitting behind True Mother and True Mother is turned ¾ ways round toward the members and she is so happy she is singing. Sun had never seen her so Happy but True Mother also looked tired, Still she was so joyful Sun wanted to sing along with her.
Admiring dedication and service
On Wednesday September 26, 2018 we were visiting the last 3 counties on our second round of 240 visits to Kentucky counties. Many times I have felt tired and dizzy but we always went out, but on this day I also felt nausea and a headache on top of the other things I was dealing with. I really worried about how I could meet people in this condition and it would be very dangerous for me to drive as there were heavy rains and slick roads.
Our first county was very hard. We only Blessed the Chief of Police and a emergency services official.
It was even worse at our second county, the county and the city government had closed at noon already. The only place that was open was a storefront with re-elect a state senator signs.
The people there were not to interested when we explained our mission to network with prayer groups to pray for first res-ponders and they rejected the blessing ceremony. It seemed the most reluctant one was an older gentleman, but when one of the others let on that he was a pastor, I was very excited to meet him and to hear about his life. At one point I asked him if he knew if there were any pastors serving as chaplains for the fire and police departments. It turns out he had a long history serving as a Chaplin for first responders for many years. I felt as if we had only been and praying for first responders for only a year but this minster has been on the front line experiencing the pains and suffering along side of his flock for so many years. I told him it would be an honor if he could share some of his experiences on our web sight, ( First Responders, Pray for them. ) I then asked him again, we need a least one person in this county to do the Holy Wine Blessing and he accepted.
Looking back on this meeting I felt this was the break through for what happen next.
Reaching our objective
We moved on to our very last county, Carroll County but we were worried. We wanted to reach 500 holy wine Blessings on this last day of our year long Blessing Activities, but it did not look possible.
As we entered this last county the Sunshine brook through the clouds and the sky started to clear.
While the government offices were open nobody was in. The last office we visited the lady said the Fire Chief, Police Chief, and the Sheriff were all in the same place at one of the fire departments and the police station was next door. They were putting in new radios systems into some of their vehicles.
We met and explained to the police chief what we were doing and we wanted to take pictures and the Chief actually got the fire chief and the sheriff and this is the first time we were able to take a picture of 3 leaders all together. They each did the blessing and the fire Chief had his wife there for his Blessing.
There were a lot of other police dropping by and a some firemen working. One at a time among all this activities we would stop each person and bless them with holy wine. Not one person objected. When we were driving away Sun counted up the Blessings and we had met our goal of 500 Blessings!
It felt like a real victory but I soon felt haunted by an often revisit nightmare. I am no father of faith like Abraham, but Abraham failed to do a small part of the offering to cut the dove and what became of his descendants! But at the same time we felt liberated and grateful we could devout our lives for this.
We were driving home on one of the most dangerous winding roads in Kentucky. I was struggling to keep sharp. The winding road took us up to the top of a hill and we saw about 12 giant wild turkeys right on the side of the road. We slowed thinking they would fly away from us but one of them took off right in front of our car and the rest flew right over us following the first turkey. We cheered at seeing this unbelievable spectacle.
Then further down the road there were two even bigger birds on the road and I was concentrating on the curve in the road and just then one of the birds rose up and began flying so close to my drivers side window he was blocking out the view and his wings nearly hit the window as he flew parallel to us for about 4 or 5 seconds.
A sign in the sky
As we were entering back into our home county I see the most unusual cloud formation
It looked like God had taken a giant comb and raked the front edges of the clouds strait down into a vertical drop of several hundred feet. These puffy thick strands of clouds had both a uniform thickness and a uniform space between them. The wind curved these thick strands into duplicate curves as if they were strands of puffy hair.
When we got home we where unloading the car and something reminded me to look up and right above and just to the north of us were the vertical strands of clouds. Something prodded me to look up again this time above and slightly to the south. And then I saw it. I began yelling to Sun to look up!!!!
I was struggling to get my camera to get a picture of it before the wind blew it away; it was a
perfect gigantic head of an American Eagle. Under its hooked beak, its mouth was open as if it were
calling out. The eye and the protruding brow that makes that stern and noble expression were
And the clouds that curved out from the eagle’s neck in a half circle and turn back right at the
place where the shoulders of the wings would be, and then the clouds sweep back forming the front
shape of the wings. The top of the beak was beginning to change just as I took the picture but it still
shows the shape with unmistakable certainty. We were speechless. As God showed us this American
eagle in the clouds, he reminded us to be strong, bold and brave; so let us bless America and the
True Father’s tears
I was going to finish the edit and send this report tomorrow but this morning Sun came to me and
told me she just had a dream and she broke out crying. In her dream, True Father came to her in her
room. Tears were in his eyes and he was holding her hand. Father started to go, but Sun was holding
his hand, crying, Don’t go! Don’t go! Don’t go! as Father was walking away, while Sun was still crying
loudly. We long for the day when God and True Parents will not have to cry.
That same morning, while reading hoondokhae, we came upon these words by Father, “I want to
meet you to praise your hard work with my tears.” We were reading Cham Bumo Gyeong page 588
chapter 26. We are especially grateful for our brother Laurent Ladouce and his wife Shigeko san.
Laurent’s request that his wife, Shigeko, could come from the spiritual realm to help us in giving the
blessing deeply moved us. There were those who were stubborn and refused the blessing many
times but then without any visible reason, they suddenly changed their minds and received the
blessing. I think that Shigeko san was a bright spirit working hard to educate and convince the ancestors
to change the minds of their descendants so that they could receive the blessing. We will always
be grateful for their help.
This was the last day of 240 visits to Kentucky’s counties in order to bless and rededicate the marriages
of county officials, other leaders and all the people in each county. In the past year traveling
over sixteen thousand miles, we have faced many challenges but God has always been there ahead of
us every step of the way. On this journey we experienced the deeply profound sadness of God and of
the Messiah, True Parents, who have always hidden their unspeakable burdens from us.
This journey has also brought us many wonderful dreams and incredible visions as God pushes
us to work harder, longer and faster. Our last day was the most incredible day of all and we want to
bring that testimony to all our brothers and sisters soon. Throughout our journey, God was reminding
us again and again, so I say it here: BE STRONG, BE BRAVE.
I was struggling to get my camera to get a picture of it before the wind blew it away! It was a perfect gigantic head of an American Eagle. Under his hooked beak his mouth was open as if it was calling out. The eye was there and the protruding brow that make that stern and noble expression was present.
And the clouds that curved out from the eagles neck in a half circle and turn back right at the place were the shoulders of the wings would be, then the clouds sweep back forming the front shape of the wings. The top of the beak was beginning to change just as I took the picture but it is still shows the shape with unmistakable certainty. We were speechless.
As God showed us this American eagle in the clouds he is reminding us to be strong and bold and brave so let us bless America and the World.
I was going to finish the edit and send this report tomorrow but this morning Sun came to me and told me she just had a dream and she broke out crying. In her dream True Father came to her in her room. There were tears in his eyes and he was holding her hand. Father started to go, but Sun was holding his hand, crying, Don’t go! don’t go! Don’t go!, As Father was walking away while Sun was still crying loudly. We long for the day when God and True Parents will not have to cry.
That same morning while reading Hoondok Kay We Came Upon these words by Father,
I want to meet you to praise your hard work with my tears.
We were reading Chambumo Kyeong page 588 chapter 26
We are especially grateful for our brother Laurent Ladouce and his wife Shigeko-San. We were deeply moved by Laurant’s request that his wife, Shigeko could come from the spiritual realm to help us and giving the blessing. There were those who were very stubborn and refused the blessing many times but then with out any visible reason they suddenly changed their mind and receive the blessing. I think that Shigeko-San was a bright spirit working hard to educate and convince the ancestors to change the minds of their descendants so that they could receive the blessing. We will always be grateful for their help.
Joe and Sun Willett