Dong-sook nim could only be listed as a ‘True Child’ if she was one of Moon’s children.
Updated December 28, 2019
Dr. Joon-ho Seuk (International Vice President of the Unification Church) made this announcement on August 17, 2012:
“Currently, True Mother and the True Children (Hyung-jin nim’s family, Kook-jin nim’s family, Hyo-jin nim’s family, Heung-jin nim’s family, In-jin nim’s family, Kwon-jin nim’s family, Sun-jin nim’s family, Ye-jin nim, Eun-jin nim, Yeon-jin nim, Jeong-jin nim, Dong-sook nim and Shin-mi nim’s family) are by True Father’s side offering prayer and jeongseong.”
She could only be listed as a ‘True Child’ if Moon was her father.
Moon appears to be talking about Dong-sook as a daughter here:
Sun Myung Moon: Cheon Il Guk Leaders Assembly
February 24, 2007 Cheongpyeong, Korea
“… You children have gone and seen struggling families and seen more than Shin-gil had. I am thankful that Hyo-jin talked about him at Belvedere. How many days will you take to begin? How soon will you go? If you have the desire to set your sons and daughters before God on your behalf and be endowed with the right of ownership of everything, you should sacrifice all that and get rid of that desire.
Are Hyo-jin, Sung-jin and Dong-sook here? Haven’t they come? All you daughters should unite and bring your older brother Sung-jin here. His dad fulfilled his responsibility…”
On July 18, 1973, Moon married Dong-sook nim to Sung-jin Moon. Did he marry his own son to his own daughter – even if they did have different mothers? Was Moon thinking to restore Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden?
Was it too risky for Moon to hold the wedding in Korea? Too many people there knew that he was the father of Sung-jin nim, and probably also the father of Dong-sook nim.
Sung-jin nim and Dong-sook nim had grown up together with Won-pil Kim and Dal-ok Chong. They must have felt that they were each marrying a sibling.
▲ Dong-sook nim looking at Ye-jin nim in 1961
In 1961, Moon asked both Dong-sook nim and Sung-jin nim to participate in special ceremonies to prepare the way for the first ‘sinless child’ ever to be born, Ye-jin.
“About the time that Mother began to have labor pains, a ceremony for the Day of Restoration of the Four-Position Foundation was held, from 10:40 to 10:55 am. This used bowls piled high with rice, beans and chestnuts, representing the sea, the land and the mountains. Father said it was a ceremony through which God, all created things, True Parents and the restored sons and daughters formed a relationship of heart centering on the baby in True Mother’s womb. It began with Won-pok Choi, Jeong-ok Lee and Jeong-hye Yoon offering full bows. True Father offered a prayer, and then Sung-jin nim, Won-pil Kim, Hyo-won Eu, Dal-ok Jeong, Dae-hwa Jeong and Dong-sook Kim offered bows in turn and the same prayer was repeated.
Next, Father indicated the four directions—east, west, north and south—and stated, ‘The mind, representing heaven, and the body, representing earth, were separated, so heaven and earth were separated. However, Father, representing heaven and Mother, representing earth, have restored what was lost and by us the child in the womb is loved, loved, loved.’ Everyone then repeated his last words. Sung-jin nim also stated that the baby was loved and repeated ‘loved’ three times. Next, True Father had three women in the mother’s position, those in the position of sons and daughters, and True Mother, do the same.”
from the Unification Church Korean History Compilation Committee
It has been reported that Dong-sook nim’s mother died before 1960. The circumstances of her death are not known.
Dong-sook nim was born on March 7, 1955. She was presented as the daughter of Dal-ok Chong (who was the wife of Won-pil Kim).
It is said that Moon told Won-pil Kim to marry Dal-ok Chong. No marriage date or wedding photographs have ever been found for Won-pil Kim and Dal-ok Chong from 1954. In 1960, they were blessed as a previously married couple.
There is a strong family resemblance between Moon and Dong-sook nim, but Dal-ok Chong and Dong-sook nim do not appear to be related.
Dal-ok Chong died in 2000. If Dong-sook nim’s mother did die before 1960, then Dal-ok Chong is simply not her mother.
Who would have the correct lineage to be blessed with Moon’s eldest son?
Sung-jin nim’s mother was Seon-gil Choi. (They were abandoned by Moon in 1946, when Sung-jin nim was about 3 months old. Moon left suddenly and went to Pyongyang in North Korea. Moon did not see his son or Seon-gil Choi for at least five years. They had to fend for themselves during very difficult times.)
If Dong-sook nim was the daughter of Sun Myung Moon, she, according to Moon’s thinking, would have the right lineage.
It seems to be most likely that Dong-sook nim was another of Moon’s children who were born before 1960, along with Sung-jin Moon (1946, mother Seon-gil Choi), Hee-jin Moon (August 1955, mother Myung-hee Kim) and, reportedly, others.
According to Chung-hwa Pak, Moon had 11 illegitimate children.
Sam Park is one who is now well known. He was born to Annie Choi in January 1966.
Hyung-jin Moon announces new True Child
On September 6, 2012 Hyung Jin Moon made a public announcement in the Chosun Ilbo newspaper in Korea. He listed all of the bereaved family members. Dong Sook Kim is listed. Her mother was presumed to be Dal-ok Chong, the wife of Won-pil Kim.
The newspaper announcement reads:
“Public announcement of the Cosmic Seong Hwa Ceremony for Sun Myung Moon True Parents of Heaven and Earth
Wife: Hak Ja Han; Chairman of the Seong Hwa Ceremony: Hyung Jin Moon; Bereaved: Hyung Jin Moon, Kook Jin Moon, In Jin Moon, Sun Jin Moon, Yeon Ah Choi, Hoon Sook Moon, Yeon Ah Lee, In Sup Park, Sung Jin Moon, Ye Jin Moon, Un Jin Moon, Kwon Jin Moon, Yeon Jin Moon, Jung Jin Moon, Dong Sook Kim, Ji Yea Park, Hwa Yeon Jeon, Jin Sung Park, Shin Il Moon, Shin Mi Moon, Shin Man Moon, Shin Goong Moon, Shin Jun Moon, Shin Duk Moon, Christa, Hyung Jin Lee, Otsuka Hirotaka, Young Woong Kang, Soon Nam Lee, Soon Ok Lee, Otsuka Soon Mi, Shim Mi Kang, Shin Sook Moon, Shin Bok Moon, Shin Goon Moon, Shin Hwa Moon, Shin Choon Moon, Shin Chool Moon, Shin Heung Moon, Shin Nyo Moon, Shin Soon Moon, Shin Jin Moon, Shin Myung Park, Shin Kwon Park, Shin Sun Park, Shin Yeol Park, Shin Pyung Park, Shin Wol Moon, Shin Yeon Moon, Shin Ji Moon, Shin Ah Moon, Shin Rae Moon, Shin Soo Moon, Shin Gook Moon, Shin Cheon Moon, Shin Pyun Moon, Shin Joo Moon, Shin Pal Moon
September 6, 2012
Chairman of the Seong Hwa Ceremony, Hyung Jin Moon”
For some additional information there is this Cleopas Kundiona video:
At about the 15 minute mark: “Here in Japan there is one son and one daughter of Mr Moon. [Sung-jin and Dong-sook live in Japan] He divorced his first wife [Seon-gil Choi] and married another lady, Mrs. Kim. When this lady was pregnant, Mr. Moon matched her to Won-pil Kim. And now Mr. Moon has matched his son and his daughter together to start family life, and they are here [in Japan]. Do you think that is a messiah?”
It is not clear which Kim who Cleopas Kundiona is referring to. Myung-hee Kim had a son whose father was Sun Myung Moon. The wife of Won-pil Kim was called Dal-ok Chong. The mother of Dong-sook may have had the family name of Yang. It is clear that whoever the mother was, Dong-sook was hidden with Won-pil Kim and his newly given wife, Dal-ok.
▲ A birthday celebration for Ye-Jin. In the back from the left: Sung-jin Moon, Hyo-jin, Sun Myung Moon, Ye-jin and Hak Ja Han. From the right, Soon-ae Hong (the mother of Hak Ja Han) and Dong-sook nim.