Category: Early Members Tell Their Stories

Why I Am Indebted to True Parents – Part 3

by Rev. Reiner Vincenz Peter Koch, the first missionary to Europe, had arrived in his native Germany in 1963. Reiner Vincenz, his spiritual son, was the first member to join in Europe. This is Rev. Vincenz’s story as told to a congregation at Sunday service at Belvedere, New York, in March 1984. Part...

Why I Am Indebted to True Parents – Part 2

by Rev. Reiner Vincenz Peter Koch, the first missionary to Europe, had arrived in his native Germany in 1963. Reiner Vincenz, his spiritual son, was the first member to join in Europe. This is Rev. Vincenz’s story as told to a congregation at Sunday service at Belvedere, New York, in March 1984. Part...

Why I Am Indebted to True Parents – Part 1

by Rev. Reiner Vincenz Peter Koch, the first missionary to Europe, had arrived in his native Germany in 1963. Reiner Vincenz, his spiritual son, was the first member to join in Europe. This is Rev. Vincenz’s story as told to a congregation at Sunday service at Belvedere, New York, in March 1984. Meeting...

Father’s Response to Difficulty

By Dr. Mose Durst In 1984, Father was unfairly convicted of evading the payment of taxes on money he held for the use of the church. This resulted in him spending time in a US prison. True Parents had by then invested millions of dollars to help America to realize its great mission...

Dr. Sang Heon Lee Encounters God’s Heart of Love – Part 1

By Dr. Sang Heon Lee President, Unification Thought Institute The following testimony was given by Dr. Sang Heon Lee at an advanced seminar on Unification Thought sponsored by New ERA in Athens, Greece—the birthplace of Western civilization—in June 1984. Dr. Lee is the author of Communism: Critique and Counterproposal, Unification Thought, and Explaining...

Becoming Victorious Over Oneself – Part 2

by Dr. Joon Ho Seuk A few weeks ago we posted Dr. Seuk’s testimony about how his family responded when first his mother, Mrs. Won Pok Choi, and then he joined True Parents’ movement. Dr. Seuk has overcome many challenges in his years of service to God’s providence. This story is his honest...

Becoming Victorious Over Oneself – Part 1

by Dr. Joon Ho Seuk A few weeks ago we posted Dr. Seuk’s testimony about how his family responded when first his mother, Mrs. Won Pok Choi, and then he joined True Parents’ movement. Dr. Seuk has overcome many challenges in his years of service to God’s providence, and the following is a...

Inheritance and Bequeathal

by Rev. Won Pil Kim We know Rev. Won Pil Kim as one of Father’s very first disciples. Yet he would say that many joined Father before he did, but that many were lost during the Korean War; and that he was fortunate to be able to come south with Father. The humble...

Prayer Works Wonders

The Ninth World Media Conference, held in 1987, might not have been so remarkable had something not happened that threatened to upset the careful preparations. by Larry Moffitt The end of September saw the successful completion of the Ninth World Media Conference, which like every previous conference had a noticeably better quality of...