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posted 8 Aug 2019, 07:28 by Peter Staudinger   [ updated 8 Aug 2019, 07:29 ]

Young Teens Study, Work and Play in Russian Countryside
Vladimir, Russia, July 25 – August 2, 2019

By Elena Kalmatskaya, Director, Second Generation Education Department Eastern Europe Region
A 10-day workshop for second-generation children between the ages of 12 to 14 concluded on August 2.
The workshop, which began on July 25, was held at the Dobraya Zemlya (Good Land) workshop site in the countryside outside the Russian city of Vladimir.
A total of 91 participants came from Latvia, Moldova, Belarus, and Ukraine as well as from many cities of Russia. This was the largest number of second-generation teenagers we had ever gathered in one place. They came from very different places: big cities and little towns. For some, it took more than two days to come to this workshop, for example from the Far East of Russia. Some children were coming to a workshop for the first time in their life.

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posted 8 Aug 2019, 07:03 by Peter Staudinger   [ updated 8 Aug 2019, 07:04 ]

STF Service Project
Glanow Training Center, Poland, July 14 - 28, 2019

By Jonasz Czyszczon
16 Participants from the STF Europe Program came to the Training Center in Glanow, Poland to help the family which has been taking care of the center for 12 years. For the past 2 weeks they have been cleaning out all of the buildings, building tables and benches, as well as restoring walls, floors, and various other things. In order to make all of this possible, the STF members raised funds for 3 weeks beforehand by themselves. Even though it may have been challenging at times, they were all so grateful and were able to gain so much through these experiences. 
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posted 8 Aug 2019, 06:55 by Peter Staudinger   [ updated 8 Aug 2019, 06:55 ]

STF Europe - São Tomé Project
Cantagalo, São Tomé, July 18, 2019

Most of the people who gather for this project are YSP leaders in their own country, UPA cadets, and people who have done a lot in leadership position, or taken responsibilities in our church.
In total we have 22 different nationalities from Europe, Asia, South America, Central America, America and Africa.
The first 3 days since we arrived we made some preparations for the summer camp: a workshop with 150 students from different districts of Sao Tome that are divided in different teams together with the volunteers of YSP for 10 days. We were preparing lectures of character education, printing the materials we will give to them, the food, all the schedule with the activities we will do during that time. Our accommodation is in schools and public spaces that we are going to fix or help reconstructing. Everything was done with the support of the assembly (town hall) of each district as well.

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posted 8 Aug 2019, 06:48 by Peter Staudinger   [ updated 8 Aug 2019, 06:49 ]

Pre-HARP Summer Workshop
Manantial del Corazon, Madrid, Spain, July 14 – 20, 2019

By Hideto Tomita
On July 14th, young people from 6 to 12 years old gathered in our training center “El Manantial del Corazón” to participate in Pre-harp Summer workshop. Satomi Yoshino organized it with the help of a few sisters (and mothers of youngest ones), and also a few older 2nd gen.

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posted 8 Aug 2019, 05:48 by Peter Staudinger   [ updated 8 Aug 2019, 05:48 ]

HARP Summer Camp
Manantial del Corazon, Madrid, Spain, July 3 - 14, 2019

By Stefan Campillo Fette
Good morning to all of you, first I want to thank God, the VPs and Miguel and Maryvonne for the enormous blessing they gave me by naming me director of the Harp.
The workshop started on day 3rd of July and finished on the 14th, being a total of 10 full days. We were a total of 36 participants including staff and kitchen staff. Although part of the staff and team leader and assistant arrived a day earlier. Because it is an important workshop, the committee decided to take those responsible for this workshop and come a day early with a program prepared by our brother Javier. This program was focused on preparing the leaders of the workshop to face the situations that arise in the workshop correctly.

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posted 8 Aug 2019, 04:10 by Peter Staudinger   [ updated 8 Aug 2019, 04:10 ]

Czech / Slovak HARP Summer Camp
July, 2019


posted 8 Aug 2019, 04:05 by Peter Staudinger   [ updated 8 Aug 2019, 04:07 ]

"Let the Sun rise wherever You Are"
7 Day Workshop for Second Generation
Warsaw, Poland, June 24, 2019

By Ela Duran
The first week of the summer holidays in Poland we decided to spend with our Heavenly Parent and with each other as Polish Unification Family. 39 blessed children from Poland and 2 from Hungary and Slovakia plus 9 adults met in our Embassy for Peace in Warsaw, 24th of June.
We are studying and experiencing Divine Principle , especially Principle of Creation from different perspectives: through praying, singing, playing and building relationships with each other. During one day children could listen to the history of the first years of Polish Unification Movement from one of the first Polish member, Krzysztof Gago. God blessed us with a beautiful weather. Older brothers and sisters are looking after younger siblings using their creativity to support and inspire them.
We are happy and full of gratitude to our Heavenly Parent and True Parents for this beautiful time together!


posted 8 Aug 2019, 04:02 by Peter Staudinger   [ updated 8 Aug 2019, 04:02 ]

Baltic Summer Camp 2019
"A Heart of Gold in the Lineage of God"
Paupis, Lithuania, June 30 - July 6, 2019

By Aram Karagezian
From the 30th of June to the 6th of July the Baltic Summer Camp 2019 was held in Paūpis, Lithuania, under the motto - "A Heart of Gold in the Lineage of God". This was the 6th Baltic Summer Camp to be organized, and it was the longest and, with 36 participants and 13 staff members, the largest one to date.
To delve deeper into this years summer motto, each day of the camp had its own theme and was dedicated to it's respective theme (Total Giving, Thankful Receiving, Absolute Purity, Unbroken Character, Heart of HyoJeong). Participants also had the chance to express themselves through different creative groups, received wonderful lectures and also participated in many games and sports session.
On the last day of the summer camp we had an Il Shim ceremony for the elder blessed children. Two received their purity rings, with seven others renewing their vows. A celebration and our traditional summer camp campfire followed.
Overall, the summer camp was a great success because of the overwhelming and sincere efforts of parents, taking care of and investing into each child so heartistically. We thank God and True Parents for guiding us through this summer camp and pray for ever greater success in the years to come.

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posted 16 Jun 2019, 10:07 by Peter Staudinger   [ updated 16 Jun 2019, 10:07 ]

High Noon STF Reflections

"I found this workshop very inspiring, and also useful. I appreciate the fact that these are very practical things we can apply to our lives and not even just with sex related issues. I’ve taken away practical steps to change various habits in my life as well as ways in which to support others with anything they’re dealing with. I could change my perspective of sex as well. Instead of it being a shameful awkward subject I could see it as a beautiful holy thing. I could really see so much value in it and how I look forward to an amazing future with my spouse. Actually these talks and sharing‘s gave me so much hope for my future but also for every BC I know. Because of this workshop I could make new determination to become the person I want to become for my future family."

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posted 16 Jun 2019, 10:01 by Peter Staudinger   [ updated 16 Jun 2019, 10:01 ]

Three Day Workshop for 8 - 11 Years Old
Moscow, Russia, June 2 - 5, 2019

Fufty elementary school children from Moscow, Moscow region, Nizhny Novgorod, Ulyanovsk, Saratov, Tula and Ryazan took part in it.
The topic of the seminar was related to the expectations of the True Mother that the 2nd generation should become the light of this world. And while the children are yet young, we compared them with fireflies. We taught that the light would come from their filial heart and respect for elders. We also talked about bad habits, curse words and deception that extinguish this light.
In addition to interactive lecture and talks, the workshop included many sports and entertainment games, a quest and thematic tasks. It helped children get to know each other better and make strong friendship.


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