Denver, the capital of the state of Colorado in the United States, is located on high plains, where you can see big and beautiful clouds which seem close enough to touch. The sun is also close, so it is very hot and scorching. Sometimes it is too hot to go out preaching.
On that day, too, the blazing sun was beating down outside, without fail.
‘It is so hot that I’m going to be sweating a lot. There are probably only a few people outside.’
I became fainthearted for a moment. However, thinking of Father who went out to preach the gospel alone without any of His children to accompany Him, regardless of how hot or cold it was outside, I went out to preach along with a local member. Encouraging each other by saying, “Let’s lead one soul to the World Mission Society Church of God (WMSCOG) for sure today,” we knocked on the door of the first house.
As the door opened, a lady came out. We told her about God the Mother, showing her the Bible verse that says, “But the Jerusalem that is above is free and she is our mother” (Gal 4:26). With her eyes wide open, she invited us in, saying that she wanted to learn more about the Bible.
Her name is Rhiannon. She said that she had been looking for God; she usually read the Bible carefully, even referring to many different versions of the Bible. Since her soul had been so thirsty for the truth, she readily accepted the word of God.
We promised to meet again on the following Sunday. Unfortunately, however, we forgot the appointment. After that, we lost contact with her. Repenting for having neglected one soul, I prayed earnestly to meet her again. A month later, we were able to contact her again.
She welcomed us gladly as she did when we first met. Then she studied the truth about Heavenly Mother again.
“Heavenly Mother has come to this earth to find you.”
Suddenly, Rhiannon started to cry with her face buried in a pillow. I was very surprised; what I had only heard through the fragrance of Zion was happening before my very eyes.
“I’m a sinner . . . How could Heavenly Mother come . . .”
“Even if your son commits sin, you’ll still love him. Can you stop loving your son?”
With gratitude in her heart, Rhiannon came to Zion (WMSCOG) with her three-year-old son, Brighton. In Zion (WMSCOG), she studied the truth about Heavenly Father.
“Heavenly Father has come to this earth a second time for you and me.”
Rhiannon shed burning tears again, and she received the blessing of becoming a child of God by being baptized in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Brighton also became a heavenly brother, shouting “Amen!” out loud.
Sister Rhiannon tried to find something pleasing to God and did it willingly even though no one told her to do so; she volunteered to wash the dishes after having a meal in Zion (WMSCOG) and helped with much more. After the worship service, she used to feed on God’s word, the food of life, until late at night. When she watched a video depicting the sacrifice of Father Ahnsahnghong and Heavenly Mother, she cried a river. Whenever she finished watching a video or studying the Word, she prayed silently in the temple and then cried again in our arms.
One day, she came to Zion (WMSCOG) after work to study the Bible as usual. As we were having dinner together after studying, she somehow looked depressed. So we asked her if she felt tired, but she shook her head no.
“Actually, I want to study the Bible more.”
She was so eager to study the Bible that she did not want to spend even a little bit of time eating.
She celebrated all the autumn feasts, and recently she bore fruit. I pray that she will be a strong gospel worker to share Father Ahnsahnghong and Heavenly Mother’s love she felt with many people.
“Sister, while you are studying, I will go out to find a soul who is waiting for God, just like you.”
For Heavenly Mother who prays all night long for us and always feels anxious and heartbroken over Her children who have not been found yet, I will not neglect even one soul but preach eagerly to everyone, “Father and Mother have come to this earth to find you!”