Category: Early Members Tell Their Stories

The Indemnity Strategy

By Teruo Aratani This testimony, written at least 30 years ago, is a candid and honest reflection on the inner challenges encountered by many of the young missionaries who went out in 1975 to nearly 100 of the world’s nations. Father sent one Japanese, one American and one German missionary out to pioneer...

Coming Closer to Our True Mother

  By Michael Balcomb A week after the events in Vienna that brought European and Middle Eastern members together in an unprecedented outreach campaign, we interviewed Europe and Middle East regional group chairman Dr. Michael Balcomb in Korea. One part of his interview appeared in a recent issue of the online True Peace...

Confessions of a Divine Principle Editor

A Blog of Unification Theological Seminary   By Dan Fefferman (May 14, 2018) Dan Fefferman (UTS Class of 1986) is a member of the UTS Board of Trustees and President of the International Coalition for Religious Freedom. He is also the composer of several well-known Unificationist holy songs.   I had the privilege...

Worth Risking One’s Life For

By Gail Morey, Missionary in Southern Africa (from 1975) We are aware of the concept of committing ourselves to our mission at the risk of our life. This is a story of early missionaries consciously deciding to do so for a great purpose. The writer chose to withhold the name of the country...

Spiritually Protected

  By Our German missionary in Paraguay in the 1970s This testimony was written more than 30 years ago about events that happened more than 40 years ago. It is about spiritual protection in situations of personal danger. For reasons understandable at that time, our missionary decided to withhold her name from this...

Suddenly the Channels Opened Wide – Part 3

  By Elisabeth Cook  (Parts 1 and 2 were posted here in previous weeks) Elisabeth’s personal testimony of being a “Butterfly” missionary behind the Iron Curtain   The conclusion of last week’s installment: I had yet another significant dream connected to the mission situation in Hungary while living in a spacious apartment in...