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A Memorable Ten-Year Anniversary Celebration for Lome Center
By Lome News Group (Originally in French)
[Lome] Ten years ago, in 1997, the Lome Center, in Togo, West Africa opened its doors to the public. It was on October 25, a Ching Hai Day. This year, as in others, fellow initiates and Convenient Method practitioners took this extremely great opportunity to promote our beloved Master’s teachings to the public.Various activities were conducted all week long from October 22 to 28, through radio, television and the setting up of a Quan Yin booth.
Information about Master’s teachings and the Quan Yin Method as well as a fun question-and-answer radio game on vegetarianism were prepared and broadcasted on a local radio station. The audience’s interest in the question-and-answer game was so great that the station was willing to conduct it for another week. One of the most popular television channels aired Master’s lecture and an introduction of our Association’s humanitarian activities.
A booth displaying Master’s publications that was set up downtown Lome in front of our information Center, attracted many visitors. Alternative Living flyers, News magazine and sample booklets were distributed. Master’s celestial music played in the background, and inside the Center, Her lectures were played non-stop, creating a peaceful and uplifting atmosphere.
On Saturday October 27, a group of our fellow initiates went to the pediatric area of the Lome public hospital to offer gifts to the children, which touched the hearts of the children’s parents and hospital staff. On the last day, brothers and sisters of the Lome Center concluded the celebration with a picnic on the beach together with their guests. They enjoyed delicious vegetarian dishes and happily danced like children in heaven.
Through organizing these activities, the fellow initiates learned to put their trust in God’s power and had the chance to experience again the powerful grace of our beloved Master. They would like to say, “Thank You Mommy and Happy Ching Hai Day to Master and all the Quan Yin family.”