|Title||Tongil Group Affiliates Ilhwa & Seil Travel Visited by FFWPU President Kyeung-Seuk Ryu|
The third and fourth visits to the affiliate organizations of the Tongil Foundation by the Korean Family Federation President, Kyeung-Seuk Ryu, took place on the 30th of March, with Ilhwa being visited at 10:30 AM and Seil Travel at 3 PM
The tour of Ilhwa proceeded at the new branch in Seoul (Gangdong-gu, Sangil-dong) that was relocated on the 11th of March, with Minister Chan-Ho Kim as the host. The ceremony commenced in the order of an opening declaration, a bow of respect, a reporting prayer by Pastor Jeong-Ho Park of the Ilhwa Seoul branch, an introduction of participants, a company introduction by Chairman Seong-Gyun Lee, the special words and benediction by President Kyeung-Seuk Ryu, a time for sharing notes and a declaration of closing.
On this tour of Ilhwa, President and Association Director Kyeung-Seuk Ryu, Patriarch of the Foundation Ho-Yeol An and Pastor Jeong-Ho Park (Seoul Head Office), Young-Seuk Kim (Chuncheon Factory), and Patriarch Yoon-Ho Ok (Chojeong Factory) participated, along with 60 other executives and staff members of Ilhwa, including Secretary General Sun-Pyo Hong, Chairman of Ilhwa Seong-Gyun Lee, Vice-Chairman Hyeon-Young Kim and Dae-Gun Shim, Headquarter Directors Seon-Uk Kim, Yong-Deuk Park, Min-Gu Cho, and Hyeon-Cheol Chi.
In his company introduction, Chairman Seong-Gyun Lee said, “It is the first time since I joined the company in 1978 where the President of the Family Federation has officially visited Ilhwa. I sincerely welcome him. Ilhwa was founded on the 16th of December in 1971. It set forth centered on four people in Songjeong-dong, Seong-Dong Gu. We set the mission of becoming a ‘company that pursues the good health and happiness of mankind,’ a motto that was given to us in a calligraphy by our founder, the Reverend Sun Myung Moon, as well as words of honesty, diligence and harmony by Dr. Hak Ja Han,” in his testimony about the founders’ love and investment towards Ilhwa.
In his speech, President Kyeung-Seuk Ryu said, “Last night, I prayed over Ilhwa. Putting everything aside, my heart was fluttering with excitement. The reason I first came to Seoul when I was young was because my parents were appointed to the Ilhwa Gangnam branch. Thinking back to the history of Ilhwa, I know that many major and minor difficulties were faced. Representing the members of the Family Federation, I would like to thank the staff of Ilhwa for going through the trouble to create the Ilhwa that exists today,” sharing the feelings of the Family Federation members to the staff of Ilhwa. In addition, he expressed his expectations for Ilhwa by saying, “Ilhwa is a company that has a deep relationship with the Family Federation. If the Family Federation is an institute that handles the souls of human beings, then Ilhwa is a company that deals with the physical health of people. The members of the Family Federation, centered on our founder and his esteemed wife, have a deep affection for Ilhwa. The meaning and value of this is extraordinary.”
On the same day, the visit to Seil Travel by President Kyeung-Seuk Ryu took place at 3 P.M., with Chairman In-Gie Han, Headquarter Directors Hyeong-Bo Shin, Yoon-Hee, and Byeong-Ho Cho, as well as Directors Oohyachi, Jung-Su Kim and Gwang-Su Lee participating.
In his reporting prayer, Patriarch Jeong-Ho Kim prayed about the expectations of the founders for this tour by saying, “We know that you have sent President Kyeung-Seuk Ryu so that through this tour our founders can bless Seil Travel, so please guide us toward becoming thankful for such blessings. Guide us towards victory, centered on the words of blessing that were given to us with the coming of the new era of providence, in order for the Family Federation and Foundation affiliates to continue the providences of the heavens.”
In his company introduction, Chairman In-Gie Han reported, “Seil Travel is a business that has been loved by our founders more than any other. The activities of the Family Federation and other institutes often start with Seil Travel and finish with Seil Travel as well. We are also dealing with leading companies such as Samsung and Hanwha, and exchange is taking place with many schools. From the view of Seil Travel, the social awareness towards the church has improved greatly.”
In his speech, President Kyeung-Seuk Ryu emphasized the expectations of the founders for Seil Travel by saying, “Instead of being called a company, I think that Seil Travel was founded due to providential necessity and takes on a unique role as a providential company or institution. As he presented to us the calligraphy saying, ‘When all people are happy, all goes well,’ our founder said, ‘I hope that Seil Travel staff members can harmonize with each other with loving hearts, interchange with one another, utilize every inch of work 100% and proudly proclaim results to each ministry, eventually showing a proper image that deserves the respect and love of God.’” In addition, he said, “I think that if the Family Federation and Seil Travel relate in harmony, Seil Travel can return to its glory days. I hope that many programs for the members of the Family Federation will emerge. For example, if Seil Travel creates traveling programs centered on pilgrimages to holy grounds, our members will actively participate in them.” He also added, “The identity of providential companies is to interfere with the essential sections. To summarize this, I think that if Seil Travel becomes an inspirational travel agency and forward-thinking company that leads the future, then it shall become the Seil Travel that our founder intended it to be,” presenting a vision where both the Family Federation and its founding companies can be victorious.