Tagged: early members

Understanding How True Parents Feel

    By Anonymous Sometimes for reasons we do not know, the authors of testimonies choose to keep their name secret. This testimony was written in the early days, and exemplifies the wisdom gained from experience in the field. We are grateful, some forty years, later to share this with the worldwide membership...

Confirmation of the Son of God

By Barbara Burrowes Van Praag Barbara Van Praag (née Burrowes) joined in Italy in 1965 when Doris Orme was witnessing there as a missionary. Barbara returned to her native Guyana in South America as a missionary in 1971. She currently resides in London, England where she is still an active member of the...

An Ancestor of Faith for a Nation

  By Tomoyuki Shirao Tomoyuki Shirao was the original missionary to Vietnam when True Parents sent missionaries around the world in 1975, but he spent more time in Hong Kong and Singapore. This reflection appears to have been written in Singapore around 1980.     Her name is Lai Mun. If she had...

How Things Bring Us to Change for the Better

  By Kathy Harting Rigney Kathy Harting Rigney was one of the original three missionaries to Dahomey (now Benin). She later moved to Ivory Coast (Now officially Côte d’Ivoire) and became regional leader for West Africa. Since then, Kathy has worked in various regional positions on the continent of Africa, including as a...

How Much God Loves Each of Us

    By Sylvia Dick   Witnessing When the first members moved into our center, we had to establish the tradition of our True Parents and education on a foundation of almost nothing. Of course it was not easy and we had to overcome many conflicts to put God’s Word into action between...

The Unity Factor as a Basis for National Restoration

  By Kenichi Ito [Missionary to Burkina Faso (1975-1996)] Rev. and Mrs Ito remained in Burkina Faso until 1996 when they accepted the National Messiah mission to the Marshall Islands. True Parents awarded the Itos as exemplary missionaries.     I found my first difficulty was not with the physical environment of the...

Faith to Move Mountains

    By Mary Bizot Johnson Missionary to the Central African Republic I knew that the spirit world was very protective and wanted to help me on my journey to the regional conference with our world mission’s director in Kinshasa, Zaire, in 1979. Since the weekly airplane flight between Bangui and Kinshasa was...