In Memory of Mrs. Ki-sook Yun
Mrs. Ki-sook Yun, one of True Parents’ longtime followers and wife of Dr. Bo-hi Pak, ascended to the spirit world on October 14 at the age of 84.
The Seonghwa Ceremony for Mrs. Yun was held on October 17 at the Asan Medical Center in Korea. Over 300 Unificationists attended her ceremony to celebrate her life, including Julia Moon, General Director of Universal Ballet, Kyeong-seuk Ryu, President of the Korean Family Federation for World Peace and Unification (hereafter FFWPU), Seon-jo Hwang, Chairman of Sun Moon University, Eiji Tokuno, president of FFWPU-Japan, and Jung-hyun Pak, president of International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace (IAPP).
Mrs. Yun was born on April 25, 1933 in Cheongyang, Chungcheongnam-do in Korea. She married Dr. Bo Hi Pak in 1953 when they received the 36-Couple Blessing in 1961. That same year, she went to America, supporting the Little Angels and their overseas performances in 1962. Three years later, she co-founded the Washington, D.C. Family Church. From 1965 to 1996, she accompanied True Parents with their providential work in America. She was devout to the providence through her efforts as a national messiah to Cameroon (1996-2017), as an executive director of the Women’s Federation for World Peace (1992-2017), and as a national messiah and an anointed representative to Mongolia (2010-2017).
Important representatives including Seon-bok Hong, the head of the Korean Blessed Family Department, Jeong-ho Pak, a Korean regional leader, Deok-myung Yun, a professor at Sun Moon University, and President Ryu all shared deeply about Mrs. Yun’s deep heart and the profound impact she had on Unificationists worldwide.
Mrs. Yun’s family members and representatives from various Unificationist organizations offered her beautiful flowers in remembrance of the beauty of her spirit. Everyone then sang the Unificationist song, “The Garden of Eden,” celebrating her entrance into the spirit world.
Words in Memory of Mrs. Ki-sook Yun
When I think about my mother’s life, she lived as Heavenly Parent’ daughter, a husband’s wife, a wise mother to her children, and a missionary for the church. She strived only to achieve a life loyal to True Parents’ will. Heavenly Parent, True Parents, our ancestors, and saints and sages, please welcome my mother.
Kyeung-seuk Ryu, President of FFWPU Korea
Mrs. Yun was an honest and upright person who lived her life with absolute faith, absolute love, and absolute obedience to True Parents. Her husband, Dr. Bo Hi Pak attended True Parents closely in the early days of the church and has completed his important providential mission. He was deeply involved in the founding of and world tour of The Little Angels, an apostle of peace, and thus raising the status of Unificationists and the Republic of Korea. Moreover, beginning with the parliamentary hearings in America, he was given responsibility in press organizations such as the Washington Times and Segye Ilbo and played an important role in the providence centering on True Parents. Above all, he also did his best to fulfill his role when True Parents met President Mikhail Gorbachev and Premier Kim Il Sung to solve the Cold War between American and the Soviet Union and the conflict between North Korea and South Korea respectively. Supporting all of Dr. Pak’s achievements toward God’s providence was Mrs. Yun. Together with her husband, she lived an exemplary life for all Unificationists and left behind her legacy of a traditional devotee. Furthermore, she raised Julia Moon, her second daughter, into the field of culture and art, which illuminates the beautiful culture of Korea to the world.
Around the time Mrs. Yun joined, the Unification movement was in financial difficulty. Upon hearing this, she consulted with her husband and they sold the newly built home they had and donated this money to the movement. Hyo-won Eu, the church president at the time, said with great gratitude and encouragement, ‘It felt as if we were an emergency patient receiving a blood transfusion through their donation.’ While the church was pioneering in Washington, D.C., Mrs. Yun would sincerely treat dozens of guests whenever they came to visit with her own cooking and tea. After the Little Angles was founded, its world tour went on for more than ten years. During this entire duration, Mrs. Yun cared for and helped the troupe behind the scenes. Moreover, she also personally attended True Father for three months, showing us her life of true love. She also fulfilled her responsibility and calling by silently supporting her husband through moments of hardship including when Dr. Pak traveled with True Parents, had a public hearing led by Donald Fraser, and when Pak was kidnapped.—
Jeong-ho Pak, Regional Leader
As Mrs. Ki-sook Yun’s blessed life on earth comes to an end today, we pray for her happiness as she makes a new start on her next mission in her eternal spiritual life in the original homeland. Under True Parents’ blessings, may she also enjoy a life of giving glory and joy to True Parents in the world of the eternal Heavenly Palace.