Ambassadors For Peace Reunited in North Carolina
Durham, NC – It was snowing on the day of the event but it was so amazing to see about 60 people courageously came out and even as families with their children. The members of the Triangle Family Church made extra efforts to help host and support the event.
As part of the Dr Martin Luther King Dreamfest Celebrations, Ms. Carolyn Sampson, an Ambassador For Peace and President of Martin Luther King Task Force of Cary and Ms. Sharon Pace, Executive Director of UPF North Carolina, organized a special Sunday Service to honor Dr. Kings Legacy and Reunite North Carolina through an Ambassadors for Peace Reunion on the 17th of January.
Registration began from 9:30 in the morning and a service of inspirational readings, testimonies and musical offerings went from 10 to noon. A UPF Introductory Video was shown then later Ms. Tatiana Irvin explained the 5 Principles of Peace. Other presenters were Rev. John Pace, Pastor of Triangle Family Church, Ms. Carolyn Sampson, and Ms. Beverly Yekeson, UPF Chairwoman for North Carolina.
Mr. Willie Sherman (husband of Levonder Brinkley) received his Ambassadors for Peace appointment. He is the Founder of WHAM- An International Youth Leadership and Character Development program that incorporates music, poetry, and dance to teach leadership skills and has impacted the lives of many young people. He is also a former Baptist Pastor and was an Instructor of the American National Business College.
After the lunch break, each of the participants were asked to join one of 4 discussion tables with various topics such as: Youth and Service; Inter faith Peace building; Marriage and Family; and Peace and Education. Later, participants gave report on the answers to questions that they were asked to discuss. The program concluded with great hope and much enthusiasm as clearly seen through a smile on everybody’s face.
Reported by: Sharon Pace, UPF NC Exec. Director