Category: Early Members Tell Their Stories

Suffering to Catch Father’s Spirit

  Special 40-Day Fishing Workshop for National Messiahs in the Pantanal (January-February 2000) By Michael Kiely   Catch one hundred and sixty fish, True Father told national mes­siahs. But he didn’t say anything about swarms of mosquitoes, killing hot sun, flesh-eating pira­nhas, alligators and tarantulas. Those one hundred and sixty fish were not...

You Will See Miracles Happen

    By Angelo Chirulli Church leader in the city of Padova (Padua), Italy The following testimony was originally the main content of a letter that Rev. Chirulli wrote to encourage church members in Padova last year.   I have a motor neuron disease that is slowly compromising my nerves and muscles. It...

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,...