I was very humbled and also extremely honored to be considered to serve on the council. Here is some information about me that you may want to think of in order to make the right decision.
I was born in British Guyana, South America into a very devoted Christian family who were from the Methodist and Anglican persuasion. In spite of the differences, I received and was able to glimpse at an early age that regardless of denomination, they loved Jesus dearly and yearned for his return in their lifetime.
At age 22, I got married, birthed 4 children, the youngest of whom died tragically at the age of 5. In 1972 when I met the Unified Family, which in our country that was what it was called, I was very hesitant to leave my church and even attend their workshops, until a revelation from Jesus convinced me I was going to be in the right place. After much tribulation, I quit my job and took my kids, who at the time were 9, 10, and 11 years old, to live as active Church members. By that time however, I was already divorced so I had no trouble making such a heavy decision.
My job was in telecommunications, so as a missionary I had an opportunity to reach out to many people in high places. When True Father asked that we bring presidents to Korea, I was able to go back home to convince the then President to go to Korea and attend the UPF workshop. He was very intrigued with the work we were doing and was able to influence one member of his cabinet to follow suit. I believe that the member served on one of UPF’s committees for a while. That specific president has since passed away.
If I am accepted I hope to be a useful addition to the council and be of service to my church community. Sincerely,
Esmee U. Joseph