True Mother’s Testimony to Heung-jin Nim – Part 1
True Parents’ second son Heung-jin Nim was involved in a car accident on December 22, 1983 (December 23 in Korea), and ascended to the spirit world at 1:15 in the morning on January 2, 1984. At the beginning of the New Year’s leaders conference in 1984, Father asked Mother to share a testimony about their son.
We are sharing this testimony of True Mother at this time when the CheonShim Won is to be bequeathed and established around the world. Heung-jin nim’s image will become a feature of churches and prayer rooms around the world.
Father: some people might wonder why this kind of terrible tragedy hit True Parents. You do not understand that you should not think in this way. Mother and I went to Korea and accomplished an incredible, extraordinary event and victory.
Of course I will give you a full explanation about that. I would like you to listen to Mother for a little while, because Mother has had some spiritual experiences. All the spiritual people in Korea and all over the world connect with Mother, so Mother is receiving many remarkable spiritual messages.
Mother: this morning I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart that, after hearing the tragic report, you have been dedicating yourselves in prayer and making special conditions and offerings. I am deeply grateful. I know Father will give you the full implications from the standpoint of Divine Principle. I would like to give you a brief testimony – the feelings that I have, plus some spiritual testimonies that I have received. At the present time I feel rather peaceful and tranquil.
Right after the science conference in Chicago, Father asked me, “I have a plan to go back to Korea now to do some important things. What would you think?” Father was seeking my advice. So I responded to Father, saying, “I know that you have important work to do, but can you stay here until the end of 1983? Would you consider doing this in 1984?” I said that because I had a particular feeling. Furthermore, I had a desire to spend the end of the year and the beginning of the new year with all the family together.
Then Father explained that there is some unexplainable, yet very great and extraordinary providential meaning behind returning to Korea before the year 1983 is over. When Father said that, I had absolutely no further opinion to offer. I said, “Your will be done. Do your will.”
Father and I went back to Korea to prepare the national rallies for Victory Over Communism in the major cities of Korea. Father was advised by many mediums and spiritualists that this would be a very special time. Father must be careful. Father’s security and surroundings must in particular be absolutely careful, as the mediums felt something extraordinary going on.
During the entire period of the campaign I felt so welcomed by the people of Korea. Father was absolutely welcomed as a hero. All this gave me ecstatic joy – unquestionably – but somewhere in the bottom of my heart there was a big shadow of responsibility and personal feeling that could not be overcome or eliminated.
When Father and I arrived in Seoul around 5:00 after driving all day from Gwangju, around four hours of driving, I was given a message that an important call from Mr. Kim in East Garden had come two hours ago. I asked, “What kind of message was it?”
The person answering me said, “Well, Mr. Kim didn’t give me any details, but he said it is something very urgent. He must talk to you.”
Then Mr. Kim called back and reported Heung-jin nim’s accident to us. He said that Heung-jin nim was undergoing surgery in the hospital.
Last conversation with Heung-jin nim
A few days prior to the accident, I had had a conversation with Heung-jin nim at East Garden. At that time both Heung-jin nim and In-jin nim spoke with me. I asked Heung-jin nim, “What is your plan? What are you trying to do?”
Heung-jin nim said, “Mother, what do you want me to do? Anything you want me to do I will do.”
So I replied, “Well, you had been planning to repair an old car as a hobby. I think that it is a good time for you to do this and stay home. Why don’t you do that?”
Heung-jin nim said, “fine, mother, I will do that. In the meantime, I will go to Barrytown. Someone wants to give me a motorcycle. So I will bring the motorcycle home and then I will definitely begin repairing the car. I will do as you have suggested, Mother.”
The most important mission of the Unification church is to protect Father’s Life, so that Father’s physical presence on earth will continue for a long time.
Reflecting right now, that was my final conversation with Heung-jin nim. So when his winter vacation begun, on the 22nd of December, Heung-jin nim wanted to do what I asked him to do. That day he went to Barrytown with two friends to check on the motorcycle. On the way back, on route 9, the tragic accident occurred. This precisely coincided with the hour, Korean time 10 AM, that Father stood on the platform giving his final speech. The accident occurred at the same hour as the final rally in Gwangju, the very same moment.
You may have heard the report that the Gwangju rally was one of the most serious and rather dangerous rallies. Everybody expected something would happen during the rally in Gwangju.
Special revelations from the spirit world
Right now, I would like to report to you about those who, in prayer, receive special revelations from the spirit world. You may not know this. But in Korea are some members in the Unification Church who have the ability to communicate with spirit world. There are others outside of the Unification Church who also have special revelations about Father. They know who Father is and pray for him. They are constantly receiving messages for Father and about his well-being.
Those spiritualists, who are not our members—or shall we say spiritual mediums—unanimously testify that in the Unification Church, at this time, it is most important to safeguard Father’s life. For a member, there is nothing more important than to protect Father. Father’s physical safety must be secure. You do all kinds of things. But they are nothing compared to our Father being alive, strong, and physically present. This alone will bring a great victory. In short, what they are saying is this: Of course, Unification Church members have a mission—church mission, witnessing mission, all kinds of missions—but the most important mission of the Unification Church is to protect Father’s life, so that Father’s physical presence on earth will continue for a long, long time. Because that will guarantee the coming of the kingdom of heaven on earth. There is nothing more important. That is the most supreme mission of the members of our church.
This is the message the spiritual mediums sent. They all said that, in December 1983, a very dangerous time would come for Father. Everybody reported to me that Father must absolutely be careful, because December 1983 would be extraordinarily dangerous.
The circumstances of Heung-jin nim’s accident and surrounding events absolutely confirmed my feeling and conviction that his death was not an ordinary one.
Spiritual revelations unanimously confirmed that Heung-jin nim became a sacrifice on behalf of Father. To save Father’s life, Heung-jin nim went on his behalf. Thirty-six assassins were targeting Father. Spiritualists are saying that 36 satanic spiritual agents took the life of Heung-jin nim. So when I reflect, I feel this is an absolute, final, incredible, extraordinary attack of all satanic forces. This is like the final showdown of satanic forces mustering their entire energy to take Father’s life. They could not do it, so they claimed the most precious second son. So the circumstances of Heung-jin nim’s accident and surrounding events absolutely confirmed my feeling and conviction that his death was no ordinary death. He died for the most precious life on earth; that is, Father.
The second half of Mother’s testimony will be available here next week.