Testimony of Alex Apostolides
February 19, 2003
I came to Korea with my two sons, age 17 and 9. We ended up in Jin
Hae is a beautiful city in the South of Korea and with another 12 members
from America and Japan we experienced a week of True Father's heart and
Heavenly Father's Love.
The local leader had just moved there in October and two days later was
asked to go to the 50 day leaders workshop. He left his small daughter
and wife and came back when we all went down there. He was as fresh as
us but had a heart of gold and truly took Father's position with embrace
I always admired a leader that had no pride and Rev. Son was that
kind of leader. From giving everything to accommodate us to massaging
some sick members feet.
The Korean members' heart was so unconditional and very moving. We
set out on Monday 10th and hit the streets of Jin Hae to reach out to
the local people and bring the awareness of True Father's heart.
My 9 year old son Chaz was in the front line knocking the doors and
saying hello in Korean and engaging with the Korean old people we would
visit. I was so proud of him and also my 17 year old Jourael always
reminding me what our purpose was. I cried tears of sadness and love
when I had to leave. That one week was a week we will never forget. We
have to take True Parents' words so seriously and establish homes that
God can dwell in. It starts from within us to deny our fallen nature
and truly become true sons and daughters. I am so grateful to Heavenly
Father to have been able to experience this and in my heart my family
has a place we can call home.
We must always be grateful for what we have and even if the conditions
at the local center were very hard, with a hole in the floor for a toilet
and a bucket for a shower all of us gave our hearts and the everlasting
feeling was that of a True Family.