Hye Jung Kim (1800 blessed couple)
After starting hoondok there was a queer atmosphere in the church. When I went to
church I was very happy to see our brothers and sisters and wanted to embrace them. It
was not just me; the other members seemed to feel the same. I could feel the aching
heart of others. I am feeling an atmosphere just like the early days of our church, where
we miss one another and even a single word can bring out tears from us. ...
I started the 100 hoondok on Feb 27 and finished it on April 13. Contrary to my initial
scepticism, I came to be absorbed into Divine Principle hoondok. It even made me think
of eating time and time for hospital treatment as expandable, so I would only take an
emergency care and hurry back home. Although my busy schedule forced me to skip
some days, after having a taste of hoondok I have often reduced sleeping time to do
In the past, I memorized Principle contents as an obligation to give lectures, but these
contents did not remain with me as a lasting memory. Now, however, the more hoondok
I did, the more overflowing grace I had, and the more fun the Divine Principle became.
All throughout the time of hoondok I felt as if I was inside the heart of God, who has been seeking central figures to fulfill His Will while experiencing intense pain. I could
not stop crying as I became one with the pains of God and the central figures. The
experience of hoondok was also changing my wrong deeds and habits. It was as if my
inner self was being reborn.
Another amazing change is that before hoondok I had been addicted to TV dramas. After coming home my eyes and ears were all fixed on them, and I could never miss an
episode. But after hoondok, dramas felt like an affair in another country; I no longer had
interest in them.
From Testimonies on 100 Hoondok of Divine Principle Lecture Manuals toward the Foundation Day, published in 2012 by Songpa Church, Seoul