Tagged: early members

The First Missionary

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...

My First Feelings toward Father

  By Rev. Won Pil Kim Won Pil Kim first met True Father in 1946 in Pyongyang. Father was 26 years old and Won Pil Kim was 18. During the winter of 1950-51, in the midst of the Korean War, Won Pil Kim accompanied True Father on his journey south to Busan. The...