Category: Early Members Tell Their Stories

Serving in Our Parents’ House

  Stories from my years with the True Family at Belvedere and East Garden Part 3   By Joe Kinney Joe Kinney was the maintenance man at East Garden from June 1974 until February 1978. In this series of three (of which this is the third), Mr. Kinney shares his personal experiences with...

Serving in Our Parents’ House

Stories from my years with the True Family at Belvedere and East Garden Part 2   By Joe Kinney   I was the maintenance man at East Garden from June 74 until Feb 78, and was the only male staff member to live in the same house with True Parents. Beyond just the...

Serving in Our Parents’ House

   Stories from my years with the True Family at Belvedere and East Garden By Joe Kinney   I was very fortunate to spend most of my first five years in the church close to True Parents. I saw Father for the first time at 10:00 a.m. on March 1, 1973 at the...

True Father Was My Sunday School Teacher

  By Park Kyung-do Park Kyung-do met Father earlier than almost anyone else in our movement outside of Father’s own family–before Mother was born and eight years before Rev. Kim Won-pil joined Father in Pyongyang. He shares some of his earliest memories of Father.   It was in 1938, when I was in...

Framing a Strategy for Peace during the Cold War

  By Mr. Osami Kuboki The International Federation for Victory over Communism (IFVOC) was founded in early 1968, first in Korea and then in Japan. In the following years, members in Korea and Japan invested much to counter the very real communist threat in their respective countries. In September 1970, the World Anti-communist...

On the Eve of True Parents’ Departure

By Emilie Steberl First missionary to the communist Eastern bloc, Czechoslovakia, 1968-1970 This letter was written at the beginning of April 1969, during True Parents’ second world tour by Emilie Steberl, who was the first missionary to the Eastern European communist bloc. Emilie had entered Czechoslovakia in October 1968. From time to time...

Introduction

By Julian Gray On this page we will post the words of the members who have participated in the building of our movement in more formative years, with an emphasis on those who with great faith in the earliest years, worked side by side with True Parents to establish our church in countries...