The Words of the Korthuis Family
We are so anxious for you to come to the United States to give us guidance and direction and to enjoy a personal relationship with the members here. I think about you so very often and pray that Father is pouring all of His power and strength into the things which you are accomplishing for Him.
Today I read an article in the newspaper concerning the turtle and its symbolic meaning. The article says, "In Korean tradition, the turtle is a symbol of a long life, energy, good health, loyalty and earnestness. He defies bad luck and evil spirit. For these reasons he is often chosen for a loved one or an honored person." I was reminded of the fact that you desired to buy a gift for me in the form of a turtle when we went shopping together. I see the wisdom of your choice of gift and I thank you very deeply for your thoughtfulness.
In that same newspaper article was the story of Admiral Yi Soon-sin and his fantastic invention of the turtle ship which defeated the Japanese navy. I requested that instead of buying a turtle, you might consider buying a turtle ship, which you did. I am happy to have this ship because it reminds me of the victory which the Koreans had in their struggle for freedom and independence. A victory under tremendous odds. Gladys and I pray daily for a victory for Korea find for you in the restoration of the world.
Our love and prayers are constantly with you; please give warmest love to Mother for us, and to Mrs. [Won Pok] Choi.
In the Name of our True Parents,
Jack and Gladys Korthuis