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Nabileque Holy Ground Protection Project 2022 - Plan

Updated: May 12, 2022

A Plan to Build a Sustainable Foundation to Protect the Nabileque Holy Ground


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.


Unfortunately, in early 2021, Hotel Americano was robbed and burned and is now currently reduced to rubble. (This linked article/video gives a report on the current state of Hotel Americano.)


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).


Hotel Americano back when it was still flourishing and in use.

GOALS: Protect & Revive the Holy Ground


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.


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.


Father speaks to members at Hotel Americano.

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. We aim to bring 4,000 FFWPU members from around the world to the Holy Ground by 2027 and have all members to have visited by 2034.



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. By 2027, 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.


Father gets everyone ready and excited to begin fishing.

KEY LOCATIONS


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


The Pantanal is the largest tropical wetland in the world, mostly a part of Brazil, but in total also spanning over 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.


A view of the 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.



Porto Murtinho, Brazil


Porto Murtinho is a small city on the Paraguay River on the Brazil side. It is located south of Nabileque, about 3 hours on a fast boat. Though small in size like Fuerte Olimpo, the tourism industry is much more active in Porto Murtinho. It has multiple hotels, fishing hotels, hotel boats, and various tourist attractions.


A nighttime view of Porto Murtinho.

Porto Murtinho is located right across Paraguay's Carmelo Peralta. Between the two cities, there is an islet called Isla Margarita. Both Porto Murtinho and Isla Margarita have economies reliant on mostly tourism.


There is an international project in South America that would be extremely beneficial to Porto Murtinho. This is the building of the Bioceanic Route, a plan to create a highway connecting the Pacific and the Atlantic, straight through South America, for which Porto Murtinho serves as an important location. An article (Paraguay Fluvial) even claimed that Porto Murtinho would become one of the largest logistics hub in the region.


Porto Murtinho is right in the middle of this route.

Hotel Americano, Nabileque, Brazil


Hotel Americano in Nabileque, as mentioned previously, had been the place where Lucifer had been liberated and was declared the Original Holy Ground, Root Holy Ground, and Victory Holy Ground. It was also the location Father wanted to build a Water Palace.



It was eventually robbed and burnt down in 2021. The reason for this was not simply because of the lack of funds and maintenance. It also lacked people to operate the hotel as a sustaining business.


(One more important note to consider is that the Nabileque property has been in legal court cases, and depending on when that ends, the use of the land there for our purposes may be limited. The rest of the region is generally a wilderness and can be described as isolated from the civilized world.)


Hotel Americano is located in a tributary of Paraguay River.

THE PLAN PHASES


The primary focus of the plan is sustainability. The reason why the Hotel Americano was not protected was that there was no funding as well as human resources willing to settle in this remote location. By establishing a cash flow from a local business of ecotourism, we can financially support the people who can settle in the region, who can operate bigger businesses.


There are two main aspects to this plan, (1) Infrastructure and (2) Sustainability & Human Resources. The aspect of Infrastructure includes the various investments needed to complete the plan, including boats and structures. The aspect of Sustainability & Human Resources will cover actions and methods needed to be taken in order to create a sustainable economic foundation that generates the funds necessary for people to be able to continue to work for the project. Both of these aspects should be carried out in phases.


The plan will be implemented in 4 phases, to develop infrastructure and human resources while building a sustainable economic foundation.

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​PHASE

Infrastructure

Sustainability & HR

​1

Start Eco-tourism Business and Holy Ground Pilgrimage

​OH304SA Good Go Repair

ST161 Good Go Engine

(Option) 2x 28ft Center Console Boat Repair

Start Fishing Charter & Pantanal Tourism

Start Holy Ground Pilgrimage

Train Tour Guides

2

​Clean Nabileque Holy Ground

Fuerte Olimpo Church Repair

Tool Shed @ Nabileque

Security House @ Fuerte Olimpo

Clean up volunteers for Fuerte Olimpo & Nabileque

Fuerte Olimpo Fishing Workshops

3

Build Supporting Infrastructure for the Tourism Business

Security House @ Nabileque

Boat Repair shop @ Porto Murtinho

(Option) Purchase adjacent land @ Nabileque

Start Boat Service business @ Porto Murtinho

Train boat service technicians

4

Build Museum at the Holy Ground

Design of Nabileque Museum

Construction of Museum

N/A

 

PHASE ONE:

Start Ecotourism Business and Holy Ground Pilgrimage


Phase one is mainly about getting an initial flow of funds and people. We will be focusing on starting an ecotourism business and bringing people to the Pantanal and the Holy Ground on a small scale to generate the money to self-sufficiently fund the project so that its success doesn’t need to rely on just donations. We will also begin training young tour guides as well as inviting members to pilgrimage to the Nabileque Holy Ground to start raising and connecting members to the project.


True Father also wished us to start tourism businesses using small boats.

"In the future, what we need to do is to start a tourism business that uses small boats to fish and carry goods." (Development of the Oceanic Realm, 1994.8.1)

We will be focusing on fishing tourism, naturally meaning that we will be in need of attractive boats to utilize. Father often said that without a boat, nothing could be done, and one way he wanted these boats to be used was for tourism:


“Without a boat, no matter how good the environmental conditions are for providence, nothing can be done.” (Development of the Oceanic Realm, 1994.8.1)
“In order to develop the tourism industry, we will use the manufacturing technologies of small boats to eventually deploy small boats in major port towns around the world and hope to be able to guide tens of thousands of customers for sightseeing and fishing.” (Development of the Oceanic Realm, 1994.8.1)


Step 1.1: Restore the OH304SA Good Go


First, we will start by restoring the OH-304SA Good Go boat, which was one of the boats that True Father used for fishing in the Pantanal. For the last twenty years, OH-304 had been abandoned, therefore it was in a terrible state.


​PURPOSE

​OH-304SA (One Hope) was one of the boats that True Father used in Pantanal. OH-304 holds the immense history of Father out on the waters of the Pantanal. Father poured his heart into every boat he used, and OH-304 is no exception to this.

“It is like a marriage. If you are married for ten years and your wife gets old, do you try to get rid of her and get a new one? How would the New Hope feel if that happened? Would it be happy or sad? It would cry out! ... This says something to all of us. How are we different from the rest of the world? Through our heart. We are making a heartistic world which is quite different from what most other people are doing. If we are going to ride on the New Hope and on the One Hope boats, we must really love them.” (God’s Will and the Ocean, Chapter 9, 7/2/1984) The restored OH-304 will be put into use to start a tourism business at Pantanal and the protection of the Nabileque Holy Ground. It is attractive and small enough to travel through the waterways of the Pantanal, making it perfect to utilize.

RESOURCES REQUIRED

​The estimated cost of restoration is about 58,000USD with two new outboard engines.


ENG One Hope 304 GG Project Plan & Budget v1
.pdf
Download PDF • 12.55MB

TASKS

  • The restoration has been completed as of November of 2021. These links show a report and video of the boat restoration process.

  • There are a few additions like bathroom walls and trim tabs that must be installed.

  • As of March 2022, the boat is in the process of registration in Paraguay.

Step 1.2: Install Engines in ST161 and Donate it to Fuerte Olimpo Church


Acuamundo S.A. in Asuncion, Paraguay currently has an inventory of ST161 Good Go boat (without an engine) in their factory. In this step, an engine will be installed and the boat will be donated to the Fuerte Olimpo Church for future use.


ST161 is currently without an engine.

PURPOSE

The Fuerte Olimpo church serves as an ideal location as a base and access point to the Nabileque Holy Ground (which itself cannot be as such because of its being burnt down and current legal situations). It can serve also as a place for future workshops to train youths. Fuerte Olimpo church currently has the potential to be a connection point for people and the Nabileque Holy Ground. We will cultivate a mutually beneficial relationship with the Fuerte Olimpo church community centering on the boat, the tourism business, and the workshops. The starting point will be the ST161. By having a boat for the church, they can also find a means to be self-sufficient economically.

RESOURCES REQUIRED

​Suzuki DF60ATL Black: 9,500USD (Price March 2022)

Trailer: 1,500USD

Transportation to Fuerte Olimpo: 1,200km trip ~500USD (400USD for Diesel)

 

Total Estimate: 11,500USD

TASKS

  • Purchase the engine and install it.

  • Find an appropriate trailer and purchase it.

  • Transport the boat to Fuerte Olimpo Church.


Step 1.3: (OPTION) Restore the Two Boats at Fuerte Olimpo Church


There are two abandoned 28ft Center Console boats at the Fuerte Olimpo Church. It is an option to repair the two boats to expand the tourism business.


​PURPOSE

There are two abandoned boats at Fuerte Olimpo church. We can consider repairing them to expand the fleet of boats we can use for the tourism business as well as for workshops.

RESOURCES REQUIRED

The estimated cost of repair including new engines is 20,000USD per boat.

The engines inside the boats can possibly be repaired or sold for parts to offset the cost.

Some of the tires are missing from the trailers.

Transportation to Asuncion for repair per boat (9 trips x 600km) is about 2,250USD

 

The total estimated cost is 45,000USD

TASKS

  • Evaluate the current status

  • Create a detailed budget

  • Repair the boats

  • Repair the trailers


Step 1.4: Begin Fishing Charter/Pantanal Tourism Business


In this step, Peter Paulo, who served True Father as a boat captain in the Pantanal, will begin a fishing charter and tourism business with OH-304SA centering first on Porto Murtinho.


PURPOSE

This will be the first step toward a self-sufficient economic base. Because the Pantanal itself is full of fascinating nature and a variety of fish, the environment can be utilized fully to help generate funds to sustain this project long term.


Initially, the fishing and tourism business can start at Porto Murtinho, where there is already a booming fishing tourism industry. In addition, the city will become an important hub of transportation, and the tourism business will expand.


We can start the business by renting a small room in Porto Murtinho and advertise the boat to visiting tourists. Posters and pamphlets can be placed in hotels. A website can be set up to advertise in both Brazil and Paraguay.

RESOURCES REQUIRED

​Marketing - establishing a website, advertisements, pamphlets/posters 1,000USD

Boat hull wrapping - vinyl sticker with graphics, logo, and boat name 1,200USD

Starting capital ~10,000USD - serves as equipment costs such as fishing and safety equipment, initial fuel costs, boat docking costs, traveling costs, maintenance costs, and living costs at Porto Murtinho

 

Total Estimated Cost: ~12,000USD


The boat OH304SA will be mainly used to start the tourism business.

TASKS

  • Create a website

  • Design & install vinyl stickers on the boat

  • Find a living space in Porto Murtinho

  • Find a place to moor the boat in Porto Murtinho

  • Prepare fishing and safety equipment

  • Transport the boat to Porto Murtinho

  • Begin fishing tourism


Step 1.5: Train Local Second Generation Tour Guides


Once the tourism business is established, Peter Paulo will begin training local second-generation members by bringing them along on tours as mates. We look to have raised 12 full-fledged Pantanal tour guides by 2034.

PURPOSE

As the business continues and grows, we need adept tour guides that can give tourists an exciting and rewarding experience. We will prioritize training local blessed children over others such that they can understand the providential meaning of the holy grounds and become people who are capable of inheriting this part of the project long-term. They should also be capable of guiding Unificationist members to the holy grounds as pilgrimage. Peter Paulo had received the instruction from True Father to train 12 tour guides, so this step will be working to eventually accomplish this.

RESOURCES REQUIRED

​No estimated cost (utilize from profits of the business)

TASKS

  • Work with local Brazilian and Paraguayan churches to make the value of the project clear

  • Select candidates

  • Train the candidates internally and externally to be the protectors of the holy ground


Step 1.6: Begin Pilgrimages to the Nabileque Holy Ground


With the use of boats, the pilgrimages to the Nabileque Holy Ground can begin. Utilizing an online portal site, FFWPU members from anywhere will be able to schedule a trip to visit the Holy Ground with Peter Paulo at Fuerte Olimpo, from where he will guide them up the Paraguay River to Nabileque Holy Ground.


Another image of Hotel Americano from the past.