Ten years ago, I faced an unexpected trial after a long working life.
Whatever I did went wrong, and I even put my family in a difficult situation. But I still kept my worthless pride. I covered myself up even more so that nobody would notice my problems, and I even tried to hide it from my family.
As time went by, the situation got worse. Then I found myself in rags. One day, my daughter began to attend a church and soon she took my wife and my son to the church. She said that their church was called the Church of God. She asked me to come with them, but I strongly refused her request. A few times, I persecuted her so severely that she even cried. But she still asked me to go just once to find out what kind of church they were attending. My wife and my son also asked me to go, saying that it is the true church.
‘Well, if it is a place where right principles have been established … ’
I made up my mind and I was reborn as God’s child. I didn’t want to stop there. I wanted to know more about the Church of God and its teachings. As I continued to study the Bible, I realized what I should do. I kept all the services and tried not to miss any of the events held in Zion.
When I was three years old, my father passed away, and I grew up under my mother. Since my mother was always very strict, I didn’t know what the warmth of the family felt like. I always longed to have a kind father and a kind mother. Now I guess I lived such a hard life to meet my Parents; Heavenly Father Ahnsahnghong and Mother.
Now, being in Zion (WMSCOG), I am always deeply moved by the warm and pure hearts of the brothers and sisters. I sometimes cry, being overwhelmed by inexpressible joy. I would like to say thank you to my family members who prayed for me with tears for a long time, and to my loving brothers and sisters.
Now, my only wish is to be reborn as a beautiful child of Zion. I will take care of people who are just like me before, and repay God for all Their goodness and kindness to me.
SH seok from Korea