It’s been over ten years since your book trilogy “Conversations with God” brought the thinking storm and big changes in our lives. The book influenced our ways of viewing and thinking about things we do and how we interact with others. With the belief of your ability to communicate with God, we were inspired to bring God’s message to our work through the following charity and world peace projects:
- We visited the Vatican 17 times. We had the honor to meet with Pope John Paul II and were granted the license of Jubilee 2000 by the Vatican.
- We met with many world religious leaders and joined them in various charity and world peace projects.
- We were awarded the Interfaith Visionary Award by The Temple of Understanding of the United Nations.
- We were awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor.
- We established Jewelry Institute of America, using education programs to promote Charity Everyone, Everywhere, Forever.
- We established African American Goods Foundation to help ethnic groups.
- We developed and designed Pearl Bible, we are also preparing Pearl Koran, Pearl Sutra, and much more…
After years of research of world cultures and religions, we had an amazing discovery which we would like to share with you.
Pearl is the only sacred treasure that is mentioned in all the important books of religion. In our heart, pearl is associated with heaven, paradise, peace, happiness and safety, especially natural pearls that grow in clear sweet water. All religions consider it God’s given treasure. The value of natural sweet water pearl is not something to which artificially cultured pearls (with nucleus beads inserted in them) can be compared.
There are some biblical quotes referring to the beauty and inestimable value of pearls:
“Also, the Kingdom of heaven is like this. A man is looking for fine pearls, and when he finds one that is unusually fine, he goes and sells everything he has, and buys that pearl.” (Matthew 13:45-46)
“Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where they can be eaten by moths and get rusty, and where thieves break in and steal. Store your treasures in heaven, where they will be safe from thieves. Wherever your treasure is, there your heart and thoughts will also be.” (Matthew 6:19-21)
“So don’t be afraid, little flock. For it gives your Father great happiness to give you the Kingdom. Sell what you have and give to those in need. This will store up treasure for you in heaven! And the purses of heaven have no holes in them. Your treasure will be safe – no thief can steal it and no moth can destroy it. Wherever your treasure is, there your heart and thoughts will also be.” (Luke 12:32-34)
The BIBLE tells us, through Matthew 13:45, 46 “The Kingdom of Heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls: who when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all he had, and brought it.” In Revelation 21:” The twelve gates of Heaven are laden with pearls.” Hence, the reference to the “Pearl Gates of Heaven.”
The “fine pearl” referred to in the BIBLE Scriptures more than 2000 year ago, is considered to be “The nucleus of the sweet water pearl,” according to Chinese teachings.
Christianity teaches its more than 1.3 billion followers of Jesus Christ, an appreciation for the beauty, vitality, and enduring value of pearls.
In the teachings of the Jewish Talmud, there is a particular passage, which says, “The secret of a happy family is to treat your wife like a valuable pearl.” While the Israelites did not ascribe holy powers to pearls, there is a rabbinic story that when Abraham was entering. Egypt, he hid his wife, Sarah, in a chest because of her great beauty. At the border when challenged as to the contents of the chest, he said he would pay customs for clothes, gold, the finest silk, even for pearls. The customs officers could think of nothing of greater value than pearls. According to this tale, they demanded that Abraham open the chest. When he did, the land was “illumined with the luster of Sarah’s beauty.”
The Mormons who are members of the Church of the Latter Day Saints, believe in the “Pearl of Great Price BIBLE.”
Of the Islamic teachings, “SURA56” of the KORAN States: “And there will be companions with beautiful large eyes, likened to pearls well-guarded. A reward for the deeds of their past life.” “No Frivolity will they hear therein, not any mischief, only the saying Peace!” And in “SURA55”, it says “Then which of the favors of your Lord will ye deny?” “Out of two seas come pearls and coral.” “The two seas are fresh water and salt water.” “Pearl from freshwater and coral from salt water.” “Then which of the favors of your Lord will ye deny?”… But we will abide forever the face of thee Lord, full of Majesty, Bounty, and Honor. There are more than one billion Muslims in the world.
The Buddhist religion teachings include reference to “Seven precious materials and eight treasures, which are gold, silver, coral, amber, mother of pearl, jasper, and pearl.” Tibetan Buddhists, have accepted pearls as a “gift from Heaven.”
The fine pearl referred to in the BIBLE Scriptures more than 2000 year ago, is considered to be “The nucleus of the sweet water pearl”, according to Chinese teachings.”
From the above extracts of the major religion classics, we can clearly see that all major religions mentioned pearl as the message of peace.
We sincerely hope that we can use Pearl Bible as a medium to enhance the communication and understanding between various ethnic groups. So that through Pearl Bible, people realize the real meaning and intention of religions and the similarities between all religions.
The Pearl Bible is not only of sacred spiritual significance, but, as pearls must grow in clean and pollution-free water, it is more of a reminder to people to care for our survival environment. It is an initiative to protect our water resources and the climate. The proceeds raised by Pearl and Pearl Bible can contribute to charity in a significant way. Therefore, Pearl has the real ability to turn all of us into Angels.
Please refer to the attached files and items in the package for more details of our work. With your ability to communicate with God, we ask you to please have God give us the guidance of what we should do next.
Please also ask Mr. Warren Buffett to join us and make this great venture even bigger.
Please contact JewelryInstituteofAmerica@gmail.com. We look forward to hearing from you.