Letterkenny businesswoman Frances Spears of Mourne Antiques and Amelia’s marked a major business milestone with a wonderful festive evening on Thursday last.Customers new and old visited the two popular gift stores on Letterkenny Main Street to congratulate Frances, enjoy festive treats and browse her unique stock.Keith Stevenson and Kathleen Salmon at the Mourne Antiques Traditional Festive EveningFrances Spears at the Mourne Antiques Traditional Festive EveningAlan’s Christmas WindowMourne AntiquesMourne Antiques Traditional Festive EveningThe 2 Mary’s, Catherine Cooke-Harkin at the Mourne Antiques Traditional Festive EveningThe Kennedy’s, Siobhan Grant and Clare McNickle at the Mourne Antiques Traditional Festive EveningFrances enjoyed welcoming everyone to the shop and offered great discounts as a show of appreciation. She made time to cut her birthday cake though, which was a beautiful bespoke design by Mel Rodriguez Cakes. Mourne Antiques began in Letterkenny back in 1992, when Frances moved her shop from Strabane to Letterkenny. Ever since, she has been sourcing one-of-a-kind pieces and beautiful gems, antique items and diamond jewellery for customers.Mourne Antiques and Amelia’s will be top spots for Christmas presents this month, where you’re sure to find something with a story that a loved one will appreciate.Amelia’s, Irish Design & Gifts celebrates Irish crafts from local makers and artists, so a gift from here is one that will bring delight to a loved one and also support the creative community.Amelia’s, Irish Design & GiftsAmelia’s, Irish Design & GiftsAmelia’s, Irish Design & GiftsAmelia’s, Irish Design & Gifts For opening hours and stock info, visit: www.facebook.com/mourneantiques and www.facebook.com/ameliasirishdesign Picture Special: Frances’ festive party celebrates 25 years at Mourne Antiques was last modified: November 27th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:amelia’sFrances SpearsletterkennyMourne AntiquesShop LK
By FFWPU Albania: With sincere love we would like to share with you a short report from Yeon Ah Nim’s visit in Albania from 20th – 22nd of November 2015 and especially after the yearly conference of Women Federation for World Peace on European level, which was held in Prague – Check republic, Yeon Ah Nim visited Hungary and Albania by representing and transmitting True Parents love. Since in Tirana was scheduled European Leadership Conference about Peace in Balkans, Yeon Ah Nim greeted the conference in the position of Women Federation for World Peace’s President.On Sunday, November 22nd 2015, at 15.00 o’clock, over 160 brothers and sisters, blessed families and members were gathered in the big hall at Hotel Tirana International to receive the message which Yeon Ah Nim had prepared for them.At the beginning, members of the National Team, together with some other sisters, offered some songs in order to express the gratitude and love towards the Heavenly Parent, True Parents and Yeon Ah Nim for visiting Albania. Then, Dr. No Hi Pak, Special Emissary of True Parents in Europe with special focus in Albania and France, warmly greeted the participants. He emphasized that Albania now was like their second hometown and how much hope True Mother has for Albania.After that, Rev. Jack Corley, European Continental Director, who visited Albania for the first time after receiving his new mission, introduced Yeon Ah Nim by emphasizing her humbleness and deep thinking, as well as the fact that Yeon Ah Nim now works side by side with True Mother how great & precious her support is for Mother.Excerpt from Yeon Ah Nim speech:Good afternoon, beautiful young faces. I can imagine how much True Mother really wants to see you faces. Whenever True Mother mentions and talks about Albania and young members she sees hope and happiness. And now I can see why and how True Mother all the times feels all that kind of big happiness.Unfortunately, because of coming foundation day, True Mother couldn’t visit you. So I am here on behalf of her love and heart. But my size of voice is very small comparing with hers. Even though you cannot feel True Mother’s love from me it’s not her fault it’s my fault.First of all, I want to start with True Father’s word. In 1997 True Father has spoken in America. Whenever I listen to this speech I reflect upon myself. What is my center? What kind of attitude I have now? And from these words I get always the same answer.The title is a little bit long: “Let us believe and uphold True Parents, know True Parents, live together with True Parents, achieve oneness of love in True Family and live a heavenly life here on this earth.”Even this title True Father wrote it on a blackboard and he put numbers, 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. This title is teaching us our growth in faith.We will start from the first: Believing in True Parents. Next is Knowing True Parents and then we have to live together with True Parents and with this life with True Parents we can achieve oneness in True Love. And then we will also live on this earth centering on Heavenly Parent and Heavenly Nation and Kingdom.So thinking about myself also, where am I, within this 5 questions. Maybe between believing and knowing? So I will read it.“Beloved brothers and sisters!When you hear about God’s will, you most likely think about purpose of history and the completion of purpose of creation. God’s will is the completion of purpose of creation. What then is the completion of purpose of creation? It is the completion of the will, the perfection of four position foundation. The perfection of four position foundation is the perfection of the True Family. What then is the True Family? In order to have a True Family there must be the True Parents. There must be a true man and a true woman, there must be the true couple and there must be the true children. What should be at their very center? The purpose of the individual must be True Parents. The purpose of the man and the woman must be True Parents. And the purpose of the babies or the siblings must also be True Parents. The order is to become True Parents and then to have sons and daughters and form a True Family.”So, whenever I read this one I am reminding also about my husband, Hyo Jin, he also mentioned in his life. “Even though I am a True Family member and I am a son of True Parents, I am not the center.”If thinking about the goal of God’s creation and providence, I am just one of those processing steps. I am just passing by, and eternity is close to Heavenly Parent and True Parents.True Father in his speech, he mentioned how much the center is important and that the center is True Parents. It’s not about True Father and True Mother as human beings. It’s about Heavenly Parent in origin. But Heavenly Parent we cannot see. That’s why as the representatives of Heavenly Parent we are following True Parents. Just to not be as I am, or to not go in a wrong way, I always remind this content to myself.Next title I want to introduce you is: “Let us attend the conscience as the teacher and engage in battle”.True Father spoke this speech on 1962. He spoke this speech for young members at that time, like all of you. And in that time our church all time had workshop every summer and winter. After finishing everybody are going to all areas and villages of the country. Our seniors of that time they did a hard work to witness True Parents. I know you are doing it too, right? This has come from our seniors. That time for 40 days they lived together and they got education together. But after finishing the workshop everybody should go alone. There is no teacher, there is no mentor. What they could trust was Heavenly Parent. True Father mentioned about conscience in this speech. But the conscience is related with Heavenly Parent and True Parents.“The wishes, circumstances and heart of God must remain on this earth eternally. If all the countless believes on this earth were to disappear today, if everything related to the systems of civilizations existing on this earth were to disappear, if all good institutions who are related to social structures were to completely disappear, and if the individuals or all of us were to disappear today, what is it that should remain after everything has disappear? The hope God had when he created the cosmos should remain. God’s hope must remain. The situation where God placed all His hope in this universe must remain. In order for God’s hope and situation to become a united reality, the only heart that will remain is that of God who lives happily. You should understand that this three conditions are the only ones which should remain. Therefore, you should understand that what should remain eternally is the hope of God to realize one united world. Centering on this united world, God wishes to share His absolute heart with everyone on earth and in heaven. Furthermore, God does not simply wish to share His heart, His grand principle of creation has been to share His love with humanity.”What is it to remain eternally? Even after we have ascended what shall we leave behind us? I think everyone know the answer now, right? Yes? The three things: Hope, God’s circumstance, God’s heart. When looking at it from this prospective we must look back and think once more: God, is Your hope been realized? Can we understand Your situation? Do You stand in a position where Your heart is filled with happiness? All the answers are no. Now that we understand God, we discovered that He is such a person. What is the conscience trying to tell us? What is God trying to tell us? For everybody, for all humanity the purpose is to realize God’s long awaited hopes. That is everything. So what will be accomplished when God’s wishes be realized? God’s situation will be clear to everyone. Than God’s heart will be felt by everyone. That is everything.In the end of her speech, Yeon Ah Nim gave a picture of True Parents as a present to all brothers and sisters who were present. She also offered some money, which some part she asked that all brothers and sisters should eat together “Heavenly Hamburger” and the other money to be used to witness about True Parents.After the meeting was finished, Yeon Ah NIm took picture with all members from each community and with each blessed family, by conveying True Mother’s love through shaking hands with each member.We are truly grateful for the love and heart Yeon Ah Nim showed and shared with Albanian brothers and sisters!