America's Destiny Tour
One Family Under God - Hope · Harmony · Healing
~ Mrs. Jun Sook Kwak Moon ~
"Pacific Rim Era in God's Providence"
May 26, 2007 - Kansas City
Report by Rev. Bill Dillinger and Rev. Carl Swearson
The Kansas City weather forecast was not good – it called for heavy
rain. But the storm was coming from the overflow crowd at the church
this night, rather than from the sky. Rev. Christine Dunn, New
Testament Pentecostal Church was the host pastor for the Kansas City
stop on the 50 State Tour. After she welcomed all the guests, she
turned the program over to our Master of Ceremonies, Richard Karnowski.
Richard quickly invited up the Praise Team from Reaping the Harvest
Ministries and Apostle Leo Standley to get the spirit moving. “You’re
going to see some friends here tonight. And you’re going to see some
friends you haven’t met yet. I want you to go shake their hands, and
meet your new friends,” he directed from the pulpit. After a couple of
praise numbers, the audience was ready to receive the spiritual
messages read by District 8 Director, Rev. Carl Swearson.
The main portion of the event began with an invocation from Rev.
Beverly Farrell of the Universal Awareness Center. Mr. Karnowski
followed up with a PowerPoint presentation of the 5 core values of the
Ambassadors for Peace.
Mr. Karnowski then read from Isaiah 9:5,6 which describes the
“burning away” of the old tools of war and bloodshed in preparation for
the coming of the “Prince of Peace.” Then 3 representative couple
participated in a symbolic purification ceremony. Marriage communion
was shared by the entire assemblage.
Rev. Swearson proceeded to give an overview of the 7th World Tour.
He brought to everyone’s attention that it’s not just Rev. Moon, but
his entire family that is in involved in bringing the Peace Message to
the whole world. Father Moon has devoted himself for more than 34 years
to the spiritual renewal of America.
A musical interlude was provided by Thelma West, who drew the
congregation out with her a cappella rendition of “Closer to Thee” in
an operatic style.
The video “One Family Under God” was shown on a large 8’ projection screen at the front of the church.
Next, Rev. Jesse Edwards came to the pulpit and tapped into the
Pentecostal spirit. Everyone responded not just to his words, but his
enthusiasm as he witnessed to his faith and life experiences since he
began ministering with Father Moon. “They asked, ‘What is a Pentecostal
like you doing with Rev. Moon?’” he said. “I replied, because he
believes God must be dwelling in the family. If we want all our social
problems to disappear, all we need to do is obey the Word of God about
male and female.” He then introduced the keynote speaker, Mrs. Jun Sook
Speaking in a quiet but confident manner, Mrs. Moon proceeded to
give the keynote address. When the air-conditioning unit was turned off
because it was making too much noise, the only sound heard was that of
her voice, sharing the heart of God through the message. The audience
was enraptured and delved deep into the message even as the room warmed
As she ended her address, she was presented with flowers and a gift
from the Welcome Committee of 15 women leaders from the community. They
gathered on the pulpit to sign the Declaration of Peace, joining their
names with Jun Sook Nim’s in declaring “One Family Under God.” Mrs.
Moon then departed the church to a standing ovation.
Elder Sennie Johnson, from Washington, DC, extolled us to build
strong families and presented a concise summary of the address and
several action items to help the congregation implement this grand
vision in the own communities and neighborhoods.
New Ambassadors and Peace were appointed by Rev. Peeter Saarna and
Rev. Juan Acosta. All were grateful to be acknowledged for their
service to God and the community.
Again, Reaping the Harvest Choir raised the roof with powerful
praise music. As one minister noted “Many minds and hearts were changed
tonight.” The meeting let out, as soaring spirits cleared the clouds
away, the crowd spilling out onto the sidewalk and back into the world.
“This program was great, wonderful,
spiritual, uplifting, it was educational. I never thought I would have
a program like this in my church. I learned so much tonight from these
words. Many minds and hearts were changed tonight. I want to be a part
of this. As for Jun Sook Nim, she is a great speaker and a great
person. The message touched my heart to hear Rev. Moon’s message about
- Host Pastor, Kansas City, KS
“Rev. Moon’s message had an uncommon intensity that you don’t hear much today.”
- Participant, Overland Park, KS
was an excellent program. Everyone has 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
We can use this time to share, elevating the character of mankind. That
is what was accomplished tonight.”
- Interfaith leader, Topeka, KS
message has given me the motivation to continue to share the word of
our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I understand more the role that women
must play and the importance of exemplifying peace in everyday life to
the sake of the world.”
- Assistant Pastor, Kansas City, MO
evening was great. I see the direction this movement is going. I like
to hear Rev. Moon’s ideas and I really love the people around him.”
- Minister, Lee’s Summit, MO
message to Jun Sook Nim is this: Keep the good work of your father
going on. You have a wonderful family. May God bless you throughout
- Bishop, Kansas City, MO
a thought provoking program that sent a strong message to the unity of
one nation of God to continue until all work is finished under God’s
plan of salvation for love and peace among all nations.”
- Participant, Lenexa, KS
“This was a beautiful night. We need more like this. Mrs. Moon, keep on doing what God has called you to do.”
- Pastor, Kansas City, KS
really liked the different denominations - you don’t usually see that
anywhere. I agree that now is the time for women to lead the world to
peace. It really is the way of the heart, not power or intellect. I
enjoyed the evening.”
- Participant, Kansas City, MO
Photos by Peter Holden