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...