Category: Early Members Tell Their Stories

Father’s Soft Beauty

  By Henri and Loretta Schauffler (United States) In 1977, we were a young blessed couple (blessed December 1976, among thirty-five married couples). True Parents came to Boston where we were working. I had the honor of joining True Parents at the lunch table. Loretta had the honor of assisting in serving them....

The Power of God’s Love Made Manifest

  One member’s glimpse into True Parents’ heart   By Cindy Pfeiffer (United States) I was twenty years old when I first met Father; questions spun in my head. I wanted to experience the person who taught what had caused the fall of man, who knew Jesus’ mission and taught us how to...

A Nation Open to the Spirit of God

  By Hanna Lotterie, former Missionary to Africa Beginning in 1975, Hanna Lotterie (née Reinbold) spent 25 years as a missionary and national messiah in various African countries. Here we present a brief testimony from her hope-inspiring work in the Republic of Congo in the mid-1990s.   During the years 1992 to 1996,...

Encountering True Kindness

  By Stephan Schmid Stephan Schmid joined our church in Austria in the late 1960s. Later, other members of his family also joined. Here he describes how, one day, his whole family met True Parents during one of True Parents’ global speaking tours.   In 2005, True Parents visited cities around the world...

A Chance Encounter with True Parents

  By Robert Spiegl In 1981, I was working with Peter Koch Candles in Germany as a sales representative. True Parents were then in Europe and were travelling around Germany. At that time, we sometimes heard nice stories about members meeting True Parents. In my heart I imagined what it would be like...