The Plan: Nabileque Holy Ground Protection Project 2022
A Plan to Build a Sustainable Foundation to Protect the Nabileque Holy Ground
Captain Peter Paulo Alves Pinheiro
& Jung Hae Joo
OVERVIEW: The Origin of Heaven
Hotel Americano in Nabileque, Brazil is one of the most important Holy Grounds in the world.
“Finally we built the site that can become the Origin of Heaven. First it is the Original Holy Ground, secondly the Root Holy Ground and thirdly the Victory Holy Ground.” (7/27/1999, Prayer of the Original Holy Ground, Root Holy Ground, and Victory Holy Ground Consecration and Dedication Ceremony)
True Father had named the land three names: the Original Holy Ground where the original situation before the Fall was attained, Root Holy Ground where the spiritual foundation for a substantial Kingdom of Heaven was laid, and Victory Holy Ground where God was liberated by True Parents. This place is where Father had referred to as the very Origin of Heaven, and was where Lucifer had been liberated, being able to meet God after six thousand years.
Peter Paulo Alves Pinheiro, the main witness of Lucifer’s liberation at Hotel Americano, gave a testimony explaining the details of what had happened there.
This plan has been developed for the purpose of protecting, preserving, and reviving the Nabileque Holy Ground, which will be explained in several phases. This plan will be focused on making a sustainable economic foundation based on fishing ecotourism. While True Father planned to eventually build a "Water Palace" at Nabileque, the current plan will only cover the steps up to the building of a museum at the Holy Ground (or nearby).
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There are three main goals for this project: to protect the Holy Ground, to preserve the history and Heart in the Holy Ground, and to revive the Holy Ground.
GOALS: Protect & Revive the Holy Ground
Goal #1: Protect the Land
Hotel Americano had been burnt and robbed due to the lack of enough funds and people to manage and secure the land. To prevent from something similar happening again in the future, this plan proposes the steps to take in order to establish a sustainable economic foundation, and station people who can stay near or on the land to protect it.
We aim to train twelve young FFWPU members who will be capable to operate the ecotourism business, and able to stay and protect the Holy Ground for future years to come.
Goal #2: Preserve the History and Heart
To preserve the deep history and Heart of True Parents in the Holy Ground, information about that history must be collected, archived, and then displayed visibly to members and the public to be cherished and inherited. We will promote the holy ground and its history to raise awareness, and plan to build a museum to exhibit the history and True Parents' Heart.
Goal #3: Revive the Land
To bring back the life and excitement that this land had in the past, this plan aims to bring back the fishing workshops and events like True Father used to host. We aim to establish an annual fishing workshop at Fuerte Olimpo. Young people and members will be able to come and inherit the spirit of True Parents.
Goal #4: Create a model for eco-tourism business
True Father instructed us to build a global tourism business. In particular, He instructed us to build a tourism station in 182 locations along the Amazon River and Paraguay River, to create a base to protect the nature of Pantanal. This project will build a successful model for an eco-tourism business using small boats.
In this proposed plan, there are three locations that we look to utilize: Fuerte Olimpo, Porto Murtinho, and Hotel Americano in Nabileque. These locations are located in the southern region of Pantanal.
The Pantanal is the largest tropical wetland in the world, mostly a part of Brazil, but in total also spanning parts of Paraguay and Bolivia. The water levels fluctuate frequently and the lands are flooded. The Pantanal ecosystem is home to more than 400 bird species, 260 fish species, and thousands of other wildlife species. The iconic wildlife includes caimans, jaguars, capybaras, and parrots.
The Paraguay River, which is a border between Brazil and Paraguay, runs through Pantanal.
Fuerte Olimpo, Paraguay
Fuerte Olimpo, despite being a rather small city, has a vast exotic natural region around it. Fuerte Olimpo is a capital of a rural prefecture of Alto Paraguay and is situated by the Paraguay River. There are a few forms of tourism there, such as charter boats and hotels.
Fuerte Olimpo, with respect to FFWPU, is an extremely historical site as it was one of the places where Father spent much of His time in South America to train leaders and National Messiahs from all over the world. Not only that, but it is also currently the closest access point to get to Hotel Americano in Nabileque.
The Fuerte Olimpo church building, however, is currently in a poor state with cracked walls, missing windows, overgrowth of vegetation, etc. Near the church, there is also a ramp that True Father had directed the building of. The church and the ramp area are owned by FFWPU Paraguay.