Saturday - September 22, 2001
Dear Families and Brothers and Sisters,
Thank you for your support. Over 1000 clergy joined together today
for the Interfaith Prayer Breakfast. The Secretary of State of New York,
Rev. Preston Washington of Harlem and many important representatives
of Christianity, Islam, Judaism, and all world religions attended. The
head of the Queens Federation of Churches and National Bd. member of
the National Council of Churches joined in the litany of prayer that
was organized by Bishop Stallings. 14 representatives of every major
religion offered prayers for the victims of the September 11th tragedy
in NY and Washington. They also prayed for peace.
Our VIP team did and excellent job as we visited the National Council
of Churches headquarters and met the heads of the Methodist, Episcopal,
American Baptist and Presbyterian churches and welcomed representatives
from each at the breakfast. There is a new feeling of openess to True
Father. Many AFC leaders gave great support, especially Tom Cutts, Eugene
Harnet, Carl Swearson, Scott Simonds, Joshua Cotter and many others.
Renowed Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker came to the rally in Harlem. CNN, CBS
and many other media covered the event. The ministers feel very strongly
as they heard Father's words concerning the Elder Son Nation. Father
said, as the Elder Son nation America cannot attack it's younger brothers.
If it does it could lead to a religious war and eventually a race war.
The ministers are drafting a statement to the President to pray him
and his deliberations.
Dr. Wyatt Walker told Bishop Stallings that he couldn't believe that we could have that kind of event with two days notice. (He knew that our other venue closer to the WTC was not permitted and that we changed on Thurs. am.)
I really want to thank the America for your support and love.
Many western sisters, as with the 50 state tour, mobilized and sacrificed
so much to work here full time. Denver, Chicago, Indiana , California,
San Francisco and many other regions gave so much here.
Special thanks to Rev. Levy Daugherty, Dr. Kenyata of Harlem and Bishop Stallings and Bishop Johnson. Bishop Johnson took 40 ministers last night to ground zero. Every time we go the police and firemen are so grateful for the counseling and someone to talk to. We went after the rally today and with Bishop Johnson in the lead our ministers were given special all access status to minister to the police (Like Kathy Winnings has been doing.)
Today we were there with chaplains that had come from the Oklahoma bombing disaster. They gave us good advice on the trauma that hits the police and firemen.
Bishop Johnson has received the nickname from some of the police as Bishop Zero.(For Ground zero).
Tonight he is taking many more ministers to the sight. We must continue to come together and support the efforts of the rescue workers every way we can.
The clergy foundation is becoming very solid. They suffered through great persecution and overcame to bring victory for September 22nd.
Again, I really thank all of our family, especially the New York and New Jersey blessed central families for tremedous support. Dr. Yang gave certificates of appreciation tonight. Dr. Wyatt Walker thought that it was the greatest rally he had ever seen in Harlem. Thank you God !! Thank you True Parents !! Thank you Jesus !!
Thank you America!!!