The Words of the Werner Family

The conviction and dedication of the German family became even stronger

Paul and Christel Werner
May 8, 1971
Essen, West Germany

Dear Mr. [Young Hwi] Kim,

Father has led us through another month of great joy and great struggle, and each passing day brings us closer to our Parents' visit. As we visited our centers in north and south, east and west, all our members expressed a feeling of great urgency.

They are constantly being pushed forward by the spirit world not to be satisfied with their achievements but to work even harder in the months to come. Many and varied are the conditions being made throughout Germany to speed up the restoration like getting up at 5:00 a.m. every morning to pray and study Principle before going to work (some only get 3 -- 4 hours' sleep every night), fasting or eating just rice cooked in salt-water for a certain length of time, witnessing wherever they are and lately trying to sell as many Principle Books as possible.

We are very happy to get the 5,000 books (German translation of the Study Guide) off the press and into circulation. They were delivered at Headquarters on Friday and by Monday all German centers were supplied with the new books. All our members were surprised about the fast distribution and are very enthusiastic about the new possibilities of spreading the Truth in their territory, and quite a number of books have been sold within the last week already.

Here at Headquarters the family studies Principle together every morning before going to work from 6:30 to 7:00 a.m. These 30 minutes of sharing are most precious to everyone as they provide a good atmosphere and a wonderful start for the new day. At 12:00 noon we unite in prayer for our Parents trip wherever we are in Germany. This also gives us a great sense of unity.

New life is springing up in nature everywhere and we enjoy the blossoms and the young green leaves on our way to the Holy Ground with a deep desire, that all of mankind soon will become aware of the Cosmic Spring. Father created everything so beautiful and stimulating, waiting for its lord.

The long Easter weekend (4 days) was a welcome opportunity for the districts close to Essen to come to Headquarters for a training session. Father really was the center of our studies and our singing and sharing together and His presence was felt by all members. A great sense of unity drew us closer together, even though Satan's attacks 1-1 rough the magazine and newspaper were quite severe at that time. We even received anonymous calls threatening our lives, and we could feel in a small way what our Leader had to endure in Korea. We are thankful to Father for bringing us much closer to our Parents through this experience.

The conviction and dedication of the German family became even stronger during the past weeks, when Satan was trying by all means to stop us. We will double our efforts to reach many people, to lead them to our Father through our Parents.

Right now we are in the process of training certain members to become good leaders as the mission is expanding in all directions. We will need many capable persons.

We welcomed our brother from Japan, Akihiko, who will stay at Headquarters for a few weeks. Through him we learned many things about the activities in Japan.

May all the suffering of our family in Korea soon be turned into joy. You are always in our prayers.

All our love goes out to Father, Mother, the Children, Mrs. Choi, to you and all the family.

In our True Parents' Name,
Paul and Christel Werner 

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