Chapter 2 The Unification Movement in Korea






 Early Church Activities


 Reverend Moon with members at Pomnetkol, overlooking Pusan

 The activities of the church, which began in Pusan, reached Seoul via Taegu. Increasing in vigor, the church began to appear like a fully fledged church. The Holy Spirit Association for the Unification of World Christianity was registered at 391 Bukhak-dong, Seongdong-gu, Seoul, in 1954, and gradually grew in vitality along with is  expanding membership. Hyo-won Eu, Yo-han Lee, and Bong-woon Lee were appointed as official church leaders in Seoul, Taegu, and Pusan respectively. In order to manage the increasing membership that resulted from the commencement of witnessing in rural districts, young members of the church were dispatched to those regions after finishing a short term residential training course.

Reverend Yo-han Lee with members of the Yeongdo Church, Pusan

During the initial period, the church concentrated on establishing a firm foundation of nationwide witnessing, while at the same time consolidating its facilities. In terms of both membership and finance, this was the time of building heaven's bridgehead from the ground up.