Category: Early Members Tell Their Stories

Confronting an Unknown World in an Unknown Nation

  By Ulrike Baecker, 1975 German Missionary to Algeria At the time of True Father’s 60th birthday, he asked the almost 300 missionaries that had gone out around the world five years previously to write a report of their experience. The reader may recall that True Parents had assigned one missionary from Japan,...

Rev. Moon and America’s Destiny

    By Ken Owens Article to a Lynchburg, Virginia newspaper published July 30, 1980 The following article was written by then 40-day pioneer Ken Owens and published in the local newspaper of the town he was witnessing in.   Much controversy has arisen in the past eight years in America concerning the...

1960: The Spirit Moving in Earliest Times – Part 3

  The history of our movement begins with members being deeply by God’s love and expressing that love among themselves and to others. In the earliest years, members went to many towns and cities throughout South Korea and helped local farmers, and taught English and mathematics to school children. This was “Enlightenment witnessing.”...

Testimony of Dr. Bo Hi Pak – Part 3

  Part 3 Forgiveness, Prayer and Love for Others Dr. Pak’s life has been an adventurous one. He has been a heavenly general standing up to defend True Parents and working to break through barriers to assist them in fulfilling their mission (for example, with their work in relation to North Korea), and...

Testimony of Dr. Bo Hi Pak – Part 2

  Part 2  Husband, Son, Disciple, Diplomat During the time he was working closely with True Parents, Dr. Bo Hi Pak told the story of his life to Today’s World magazine. In this week’s installment, Dr. Pak says more about his family life, how he met our church, and how he came to...

Testimony of Dr. Bo Hi Pak – Part 1

Part 1 Younger Days and the Korean War During the time he was working closely with True Parents, Dr. Bo Hi Pak told the story of his life to Today’s World magazine. Through his testimony of faith and love, we can glimpse how the challenges he faced in his youth, and in wartime,...

Mission Accomplished with Tears

  A Japanese missionary to an African country experiencing a state of war writes about his relationships with the other two missionaries and how the circumstances they faced drew them together despite their differences. In 1975, True Parents sent three missionaries—one Japanese, one American and one German—out to pioneer 95 countries of the...