Abbreviated News: From the Midwest Retreat With Love

Abbreviated News: From the Midwest Retreat With Love

From May 17th to 19th, the Midwest CARP chapters held a retreat in Benton Harbor, Michigan, with the theme, “Leaving a Legacy of Love”. Nineteen participants came to join the retreat.

Our guest speaker, Dr. Robert Beebe, flew in from New Jersey to give three presentations from the CARP Curriculum: Education, Love and Sexuality, and Marriage and Family. From the presentations, participants deepened their understanding about the value and importance of families.

CARP Bay Area Shares about Healing in 'Peace Starts With Me' Event on Campus

CARP Bay Area Shares about Healing in 'Peace Starts With Me' Event on Campus

On Friday, May 3rd, CARP Bay Area held an on-campus event titled Peace Starts With Me gathering an audience of over 80 participants consisting of students, faculty, and community members from the Bay Area. The event was held at Chabot Community College, and the keynote was given by Dr. Sandra Lowen, LCSW, on “Reconciliation and Healing Our Communities.”

CARP NJIT talks Family in Change Starts With Me Event

CARP NJIT talks Family in Change Starts With Me Event

CARP NJIT hosted an event on April 26th to discuss how families are a school of love and investing into those relationships lead to overall fulfillment and success! Over 70 people attended the event including faculty, administration, and local community members.

CARP Las Vegas Gathers Allies for Sexual Integrity

CARP Las Vegas Gathers Allies for Sexual Integrity

The 4th Campus Talk was an all day conference inviting notable speakers from different non-profits and institutions, students, and local community members to discuss the issue of Family and Marriage in a Pornified Culture.

CARP Joins Forces with Peace Starts With Me on April 6th

CARP Joins Forces with Peace Starts With Me on April 6th

This past month, CARP USA teamed up with Peace Starts With Me for the April 6th Peace Starts With Me event at the City of Refuge in Los Angeles. Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon, co-founder of CARP, was the keynote speaker, and she invited 500 of the youth to join her in this event.

CARP Grand Rapids Discuss Healing America on Campus

CARP Grand Rapids Discuss Healing America on Campus

On Thursday, March 28th, CARP Grand Rapids held their second Campus Talk on Campus with the theme, Healing the Heart of America, with guest speaker, Dr. Frank Kaufmann.

He emphasized that in order to start healing the divisions in our country, we need to have conversations with a foundation of respect and love because “as soon as you shut down conversation, you stop learning.”

CARP Las Vegas Empowered in Final Two-Day Retreat of the Semester

CARP Las Vegas Empowered in Final Two-Day Retreat of the Semester

Last month, CARP Las Vegas held their final two day Divine Principle retreat of the semester. Students took time out of their busy lives to rejuvenate their spirits and get back on their feet to finish the semester strong. In attendance were five guests (two new, three returning), ten community members, and eleven CARP members - a total of 26 people. Out of the 26, three participants drove a total of 18 hours from Oregon to attend the workshop.

Abbreviated News: CARP Bay Area spends March talking Marriage and Family

Abbreviated News: CARP Bay Area spends March talking Marriage and Family

This past March, we focused on the ‘Marriage and Family’ presentation from the National CARP Curriculum both in our weekly club meetings and our bi-weekly Ignite evening events.

“It [kind of] made me think of old times with my family, like how we [used] to do family trips and how happy I was as a child.” — Jonathan Jiang

CARP in the Midwest trains in becoming Peace Designers with YSP

CARP in the Midwest trains in becoming Peace Designers with YSP

On March 9, CARP Grand Rapids, CARP Chicago, and CARP Indianapolis came together to host a Youth and Students for Peace (YSP) seminar for youth and CARP members at the Chicago Family Church.

Naria Gaarder, the Program Coordinator YSP, and also the main speaker of the event, started the event off by explaining YSP as an organization and its goals towards creating a world of peace. She explained the importance of creating peace on three different levels; starting from within the individual, peace could be spread to the community and to the environment. The participants were able to take the time to reflect on their own lives and develop action plans towards generate peace in their own lives. Naria informed the audience that peace could only be developed when we were able to envision it in our own lives.

Student Spotlight: Mia Taguchi

Student Spotlight: Mia Taguchi

I had always been very ambitious growing up. My greatest desire in life was to change the world and contribute to world peace. I never really knew how I would do it, but I knew it was something I deeply valued. Being surrounded by the CARP members in Las Vegas sparked a desire in me to come back and continue to support the work that CARP was doing.

To do so meant leaving behind my family, my community, and the college I was looking forward to attending in Maryland. I had no idea what exactly being a part of CARP would entail, but there was an undeniable gut feeling that led me to go against many of the desires of those around me to stay in Maryland. There was no doubt that I could do the work of God while I was home, but I could not deny that there was something uniquely precious about the work that was being done in Las Vegas.

Chapter Leader Spotlight: Takafumi Mashiko

Chapter Leader Spotlight: Takafumi Mashiko

As a chapter leader of CARP, one motto that I kept to myself at heart is that the best leader shows by example rather than words. Perhaps it’s because I have challenged myself and have gone through a trying path, that for some reason it’s so easy for me to fall in love with people. When I see a person going out of their comfort zone, even for one second, because I know the challenge behind it, I find deep appreciation towards that person.

I’m grateful to be part of CARP, and my time in CARP has most definitely shaped who I am today. I was able to learn on a deeper level the heart of God and the heart of my brothers and sisters. My life is for the better, and I’m proud to have been part of CARP.

Chapter Leader Spotlight: Josue Kisile

Chapter Leader Spotlight: Josue Kisile

For me personally, it’s not about increasing the membership of CARP; it’s about how many people can I love today? How many relationships can I create today? Can they feel the authenticity of God’s love through me? Those are my main concerns every time I am on campus.

The biggest lesson I have learned from being in CARP is that the most effective formula for happiness is to give it to others. I have learned that only through raising others can I truly grow.