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[USA] The Beautiful Steps of Faith

[USA] The Beautiful Steps of Faith

Preparation for the Bible Crusade in New York City.

All of the congregation in the USA is pouring their heart for the Bible Crusade which will be held in New York City from the 24th to the 26th. Pastor Yeong Kook Park shared the word and said, “Let us prepare this conference with a heart to learn faith. No matter what kind of work you wish to do, just try it.” With this new heart, the pastors and missionaries are going to many different places that they have never been before and are inviting people in new ways.

-Mind Education at the Police Department

With Nilda Hoffman, Chief of Community Affairs at the NYPD

After meeting police officials at the Bronx Supreme Court in March, we went to an event that the NYPD were hosting for the Jewish community of NYC. There, we were able to meet the Nilda Hoffman who was the NYPD Chief of Community Affairs. She was amazed by the Mind Education program and she wanted to invite Pastor Ock Soo Park and the Gracias Choir to the police department. She introduced us to the officials in charge of different boroughs, such as Queens, Staten Island and the Bronx, and we made an appointment to demonstrate a sample of a Mind Lecture. We plan to start a program for the police academy as well. Recently, the rate of suicide has been increasing steadily for people that work inside of law enforcement so the department senses the need for anti-suicide education. The police officials show much interest in the Mind Lectures including the other Mind programs.

Police Cadets of the Explorer Program participating in a Mind Recreational activity

Also, we held a Mind education session which included Mind Recreation and a Mind Lecture at the 46th precinct police station. The students actively participated in the program and had a great time. We have much hope of how Mind Education will grow in the police department.

-Senior Program

A participant of the arts and crafts activity

Our footsteps continue on to our senior program. We held two programs on the same day at two different senior centers in Brooklyn. At the first center, 15 elderly folks and at the second, 7, participated in “healthy clapping” exercises and “healthy memory making” arts and crafts. After the program, we were able to share about God and invite people to the Bible Crusade.

A picture with the administrators of the senior center

They allowed us to continue the program into the future and we felt how much they had opened up their hearts to us as they took our flyers to be given to the residents of the senior apartment.

-Mind Education at Homeless Shelters

Story telling time about the world of the Heart

We started a Mind Education series at a center for the homeless and runaway youth. 11 new students came to attend the event at the Bronx center. The program included “Heart-based” dancing, origami, storytelling and other various programs along with a mind lecture. We hope for a steady relationship through continual events.