Does the Unification Church observe the Sabbath?
Sun Myung Moon and Myung Hee Kim
June 24, 2007
Hoon Dok Hae
Cheon Jeong Gung
Translation of unofficial notes taken by the Unification Church History Compilation Committee
(True Father asks the age group of the participants. Rev. Song replies that they are in their thirties and forties.)
Summary of Father’s words:
Do the members of the Unification Church observe the Sabbath (pronounced Ahn Shik Il in Korean) or Ahn Shi Il? It is Ahn Shi Il, of attending God. You have to observe these days. God is in those days.
(True Father asks Rev. Yoon to give a report.)
(True Father asks Mrs. Myung Hee Kim to talk about her husband Mr. Bong Tae Kim, president of Sun Moon University to whom she was blessed in the 777 couples blessing.)
Summary of Mrs. Myung Hee Kim’s testimony:
I was blessed to my husband in the 777 couples blessing. My husband is Bong Tae Kim, currently the president of Sun Moon University. There are a lot of things I can boast about him but there is also a lot I can complain about. That would be because any women would want to be loved by her husband and would wish for a considerate husband at home. But I think my husband is a bit remote from that description. Of course he is now passed his sixtieth birthday and I will also be sixty in two years. I think there is still a long way to go.
We all wait in anticipation for the warmth of love. But that is just what I hope for. I always complain to my husband. My husband is someone who has been to the spirit world and back but I still do not know much of the spirit world. My husband tells me that he will make up for all this once we are in the spirit world but I feel that he should be treated me better while we are alive. Otherwise it would be the same in the spirit world. I don’t know if he is really going to keep his promise once we are in the spirit world. They say that couples immediately know each other’s thoughts in the spirit world. I hope it’s not too late when we are there.
Throughout our entire life I have seen my husband to be consistent without a waver of doubt. I sometimes wonder if I could have kept my faith if I hadn’t joined the church or wasn’t married to my husband. To be honest, we quarreled many times. I wanted to be loved; my husband wanted to do more for the members. Yet, as we grew older I regret not supporting my husband and have come to repent for my past behavior.
After becoming the president of Sun Moon University a lot has changed. In the past my husband had to do his mission in situations where he didn’t have any money. I felt sorry for my husband at such times and we spent many “wearisome” (forgive me True Father) years making ends meet and trying to create something out of nothing. Now that my husband is president of Sun Moon University we live in the official presidential residence which seems to be quite spacious. I never thought that we would be able to live in such a place.
I remember seeing in a dream someone showing me a large castle in the spirit world saying that it was my house. It was an enormous castle much larger than the ones you see in Europe. The voice told me not to worry as this was the house that my family was to live in once we were in the spirit world. After that I didn’t concern myself about where I lived. I’m sure this is something the elder members went through in the past. We lived in a small room that served as a kitchen and bedroom. But now we are living in the official presidential residence of the school so I guess you can say my dream has been realized. I’m grateful to True Parents for allowing us to live in this new home.
With True Parents blessings we were able to have four sons. They are all grown up and are leading an honest life. My eldest son is in charge of PR at the headquarters of W-CARP Korea. His wife works in a company owned by Hyun-jin nim. My second son works in the PR office of the Korea Land Corporation. My third and fourth sons are still students. I am truly grateful to True Parents.
(After her testimony Mrs. Kim sings “Little Lover.”)
You who are in CARP (YFWP) are under Hyun Jin. You must be trained so as to not be less than Hyun Jin.
Go forth with the determination in becoming even more than you can be and be an owner.