Category: Early Members Tell Their Stories

On the Suffering Path of the Lord – Part 1

A Personal Testimony By Oh Yeong-choon This is the first part of a testimony by one of the earliest members of our church, Mrs. Oh Yeong-choon, whose life course, like that of many of her generation, was disrupted by the Korean War and the communist takeover. There are thus distinctive parallels with Father...

The First Missionary – Part 2

Mr. Choi Sang-ik (who later received the name Bong-choon from his father) is perhaps better known as Papa-san Choi. He was our first missionary to Japan, and the first missionary True Father sent out to witness in another land. Last week we posted Papa-san Choi’s brief testimony of his powerful conversion experience under...

The First Missionary – Part 1

Mr. Choi Sang-ik (who later received the name Bong-choon from his father) is perhaps better known as Papa-san Choi. He was our first missionary to Japan, and the first missionary True Father sent out to witness in another land. What may not be so well known is Missionary Choi’s course by which he...

A True Encounter with Father – Part 2

  By Tom Conneally Editor’s note: Tom Conneally was one of a very small number of members who met and spoke with Father personally prior to joining our movement. Some parts of this story may seem extraordinary but Mr. Conneally was not a person who ever sought to draw attention to himself. Indeed,...

A True Encounter with Father – Part 1

  By Tom Conneally Editor’s note: Tom Conneally was one of a very small number of members who met and spoke with Father personally prior to joining our movement. Some parts of this story may seem extraordinary but Mr. Conneally was not a person who ever sought to draw attention to himself. Indeed,...

Personal Impressions of Father and Mother

By Peter Ross This article is drawn from a longer article entitled “I Have Seen the Mountain,” a reference to the meaning of the name of the city Montevideo. When he wrote it, in the mid-1990s, Peter Ross was the Director of Public Affairs for the Unification Church of North America.   My...