[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.