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In UBF Child Neglect and Spiritual Abuse is God's Training 
28th-Sep-2006 08:27 pm
2nd gen Dr. Joseph Ahn Jr's Life Testimony
Stay in This Land
God’s Calling To Become a Second Generation Missionary

God called my parents Missionary Joseph and Maria Ahn in the 1966 in the early pioneering ministry of Seoul Korea UBF. I was born in the summer of 1975, during the first historical International Summer Bible Conference at Niagara Falls. When I was young, my father was out of the country for nine years serving God in Spain, Guatemala and Mexico alone while my mother served God’s work in Seoul. My father had to endure the pain of being called “Uncle” each time he returned to Korea because I did not recognize him. They both sacrificed much including their dreams of sweet family life to follow God’s calling in their lives. As I grow older and have a family of my own, I have come to appreciate and admire their decisions of faith to live a mission centered life. Their lives are living reminders to me of the truth in Matthew 6:33, “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness and all these things will be given to you as well.”

In 1983 my family was briefly reunited in beautiful Niagara Falls at another International Summer Bible Conference. But after the conference, Dr. Samuel Lee asked my mother if she could leave me in Chicago and go back to Korea alone. She took it seriously and decided to offer me to God as Abraham offered Isaac. It would be a life changing decision, on which God would begin his training on my life.

At the age of 8 in America, I was a mischievous troublemaker at school and at church who struggled with loneliness, and homesickness. I often didn’t want to go to sleep because I was afraid I might dream of my mother. But Dr. Lee and Missionary Grace A. Lee cared for me for one year at their house. I learned obedience through hair-curl permanent training and discipline through daily memorization and English training. I learned to overcome the difficult situation. I upset many mothers because I hit their sons and teased their daughters. They all came to complain to Dr. Lee but he protected me and encouraged me in prayer to grow like the boy Jesus. I could not let my son Abraham go to another country by himself at the age of 8, but I believe that it was my Father God who led me to America to prepare me to grow as his useful servant. It was God’s wonderful grace and unique plan to help me meet him as my Heavenly Father.

In God’s time, our family reunited in Mexico City and moved to New York City in while {sic} my father served at the United Nations.

Note: the rest of the testimony can be found at chicagoubf.org in the North American mission report section.
29th-Sep-2006 02:45 am (UTC)
Truly sad and sickening to read. Sam Lee basically took the place of God in the Ahn family, in my family and in so many others. And they still can't see what was wrong with that.
29th-Sep-2006 10:30 am (UTC)
I wanted to comment, but I was lost for words about such sillyness. I remember him being my Bible study group leader at the MSU in 1996 or so. Gratefull for hair-curl permanent training? And he did not even mention the worst physical abuse done to him because it is so embarrassing and revealing. He still covers up for Lee and is thankful for such moronic and sadistic nonsense, justifying any past and future UBF abuse. He is a victim, but also an enabler and supporter, hence a culprit. He should be old enough; his foolishness and the power of brainwashing will not be an excuse for him in front of God. Indoctrination is powerful, but some people are just too compliant in letting that happen to them and others.

"In fact, you even put up with anyone who enslaves you or exploits you or takes advantage of you or pushes himself forward or slaps you in the face."

"Mark my words! I, Paul, tell you that if you let yourselves be circumcised, Christ will be of no value to you at all."
29th-Sep-2006 10:41 am (UTC)
If he would admit that Lee's dealing with him and his family were worst kinds of abuse over years, he would have to admit that he and his parents were morons in letting this be done to them. He probably prefers to be considered "wise" for tolerating that abuse and even being thankful. But

Woe to those who call evil good
and good evil,
who put darkness for light
and light for darkness,
who put bitter for sweet
and sweet for bitter.
30th-Sep-2006 06:01 am (UTC)
Why is this called a life testimony? What part of this so-called life testimony makes it a life testimony? This is no life testimony. This is a foolish attempt to gain honor in UBF community by showing off how loyal and faithful he and his parents have been to Dr. Samuel Lee's organization.

This Northwestern-educated individual paints his so-called life testimony with his cheap spirituality and shallow intelligence only to promote UBF propaganda, Stay in This Land, so that he could be honored by UBF Korean leaders as an exemplary 2nd gen who is absolutely loyal to the UBF system.

He says in his testimony that he had a problem with his medical license because he was legally reported to be dead. He took the problem as a sign that he should repent. So he cancelled his vacation plans sacrificing the unrefundable expenses. But when his wife was barred from coming back into US from their honeymoon, did he also take the problem as a sign that God was not pleased with his marriage by faith!

In Genesis 12, God called Abram and told him to leave his country, his people and his father's household and go to the land he was going to show him. But this Northwestern graduate think that God told him to stay in this land and doesn't think that God told him to leave this land and leave his parents. Is it another UBF tradition that all UBF 2nd gens must stay with their parents but all other UBF members must leave this land to go to other country as a missionary?

stay in this land and leave this land are two popular themes used by UBF leaders to manipulate their sheep. When UBF leaders think that they need to increase the number of missionaries, they use Genesis 12 and tell their sheep to leave this land. But when their sheep try to move away from UBF, they use Genesis 26 and tell them to stay in this land. It is all about UBF business and has nothing to do with God's calling.

It is a Korean tradition that children live with their parents even after they are all grown up and are married. This tradition has a merit that children and parents can maintain a stron bond. But throughout Korean history, this tradition has done more hard than good. Parents become so controlling and interfere with every aspects of their children's life even after they are married. Even today, this is a very serious social issue in Korean society. In Genesis 2, God said that a man should leave his father and mother to be united with his wife. But Korean parents do not want to let their children go and have their own life.
2nd-Oct-2006 03:57 pm (UTC) - The Genesis switcheroo
Thanks for this accurate analysis of UBF's situational-twisting-of-Genesis game. They pulled the same trick on me. Rather, I pulled the same trick on myself (as Ahn, Jr. has done), prompted by my UBF conditioning.

If they want to push a recruit into a UBF "common life" apartment, it's "Leave your father's house." If they don't want a recruit to leave town after graduation, it's "Stay in this land." This is all part of the UBF system.
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