Rev. In Jin Moon’s visit to our church family in Dallas, Texas, on February 21–22 was a memorable conclusion to her 12-district tour of the United States, and it marks a milestone in her ministry: She now has reached out to meet and speak to virtually every Unificationist family in the United States.
As she did in visits to other districts, Rev. Moon took the time to listen to our youths’ hopes and dreams and shared her hopes and new guidance with the community. By her own example, messages of each person's capability, and by expressing her sincere love and care for each individual, each member was touched and beyond doubt connected to the present and future of the movement. One member, Michael Joyce, reflected after Rev. Moon’s visit, “Some people now say this is the New Movement, although I would say the New Movement was already there, but we just did not know about it!”
Texas is part of a seven-state district, which includes Arkansas, New Mexico, Colorado, Oklahoma, Wyoming and Utah; which is led by Rev. Mark Hernandez. Texas also enjoys use of Tejas Trails, a ranch property owned by Rev. Ken Morgan and family located outside of Austin, where district and local workshops for families are held. Dallas, being the district headquarters, hosted Rev. Moon’s events at the local church and at the Radisson Hotel.
On Saturday, February 21, Rev. Moon came to the Dallas church to meet almost 200 youth, ranging in age from 6th grade through college. The evening began with a surprise celebration of the 25th wedding anniversary of Rev. Moon and her husband. A celebratory cake and cowboy hats were presented to the entire family to help them “blend in” while visiting the South.