Category: Early Members Tell Their Stories

From Schoolmate to Disciple – Part 2

There were some people who met Father very early on in life, and whose insights are therefore precious for us to glean now, as they write from their unique perspective and add details we have not known before. One of the earliest disciples of Father’s was at first more a friend than a...

From Schoolmate to Disciple – Part 1

    By Aum Duk-moon Part 1 Father and I were students in Tokyo at the same time, but Father’s major was in engineering and my major was architecture. There were many Korean students in Japan at that time, and I was president of the Korean students in Tokyo. Father was very quiet;...

On the Suffering Path of the Lord – Part 4

  A Personal Testimony By Oh Yeong-choon The testimony of 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. In this final installment, as refugees in Busan, Rev. Lee Yo-han and...

On the Suffering Path of the Lord – Part 3

  A Personal Testimony By Oh Yeong-choon The testimony of 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. In this installment Mrs. Oh meets up with Rev. Lee Yo-han, at...

On the Suffering Path of the Lord – Part 2

  A Personal Testimony By Oh Yeong-choon The testimony of 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 distinctive parallels with Father and Mother’s own life courses.  ...

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...