Category: Early Members Tell Their Stories

After Sacrifice, Blessing Comes

  A short, true story for the Day of All True Things By Julian Gray Day of All Things is Creation Day, when we celebrate with wonder the unfallen beauty of the natural world. The beauty of God’s creation fills us with the certainty of our Heavenly Parent’s love and of His original...

A Culture Shockingly Beautiful

  By Fritz Piepenburg Missionary to Yemen 1975 Before I left I could not find much information about Yemen. In a small booklet, I found some printed black and white photos of Sana’a, the capital. I did not have a very good or hopeful first impression from what I saw. Simple stone and...

A Time of Women Leaders at CARP

By Christine Froehlich Published by CARP United Kingsdom   I first came to work with CARP after graduating UTS in 1980. At that time, Tiger Park was the leader of CARP and this was an exciting time. You could say CARP was a very masculine organization. We were trained to be tough, to...

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....