In Memory of Li-Chuan Chang(1934 - 2016)
- Li-Chuan Chang
- Ching Ching Chang
- Birth Date
- March 29, 1934
- Blessing Date
- October 14, 1982
- Ascension Date
- September 20, 2016
- Local Church
- Bay Area Family Church
Mrs. Li-Chuan Chang made the transition to the spiritual world around 9:20pm on Sep 20th, 2016 in Fremont, California, where she has been living with her sons. We humbly and sincerely ask everyone to keep her in your prayer at this important time as she returns to our Heavenly Parent, meets True Father and enters into a brand new world.
The Seonghwa Ceremony was held at 1pm on September 24, 2016, conducted by Rev. Kevin Thompson, District Pastor of Northern California. Mr. Tuo-Huan Chen, a spiritual child of Mrs. Chang, offered an opening prayer, representing Unificationists in Taiwan. The Bay Area Family Church Nadeshko Choir offered beautiful songs, and Mrs. Chang’s oldest son, Chwen-Cher, gave a moving testimony of “Our Mom’s Story,” followed by a beautiful slideshow of her life.
Rev. Thompson gave the Seonghwa message, recognizing the amazing life of faith to God and True Parents of Mrs. Chang and her husband, Professor Ching-Ching Chang, who laid the foundation for the early mission work of our movement in Taiwan. Rev. Thompson also acknowledged the challenges faced by the children of Professor and Mrs. Chang, and thanked them for enduring. Mrs. Chang’s lifelong companion and eternal Blessed husband, Professor Chang, gave concluding remarks of thanks from the family.
Please find the following testimonies given by elder brothers, Mr. Chen Tuo Whan and Mr. Hwang Da Jin:
Mrs. Chang was witnessed by her own physical mother who heard the Divine Principle lectures from missionary Fuku Ta. Then Mrs. Chang joined the Unification movement together with her mother, but she also witnessed to her husband, Professor Chang. Her husband was doing research in America at the time, and after he returned back to Taiwan, he heard the Divine Principle lectures and joined the movement as well. All three of them could speak Japanese fluently. Together they all dedicated their time and energy to outreach and assisting church work after their jobs with great enthusiasm.
Mrs. Chang is the biggest supporter of her husband’s work with God’s Providence and various activities domestically and internationally. Due to a misunderstanding by the Taiwan government during the early years of the Unification movement in Taiwan, Professor Chang was forced to give up his teaching position and leave Taiwan University. This is when their children were still in school, studying and needed financial support. The media also reported about these incidents. Professor Chang’s name would be in the news often. Under all these difficulties, Mrs. Chang endured, overcame them and supported her husband entirely.
No matter what the external circumstances or internal hardships, she always tried her best to walk the path of following Heaven Parents’ will and the road of the Providence. Mrs. Chang’s mother, Grandma Lin, became a young widow and raised her only daughter by herself. Grandma Lin has a really pure mind and heart. Though she was a Christian at that time in Taiwan, as soon as she heard the Divine Principle, she followed the Messiah, our True Parents. She also was able to bring her own daughter and son-in-law to the movement. She raised her daughter to be a model mother and wife. Both the mother and the daughter are great mothers and the exemplary women of faith!
- 1:00 PM
- September 24, 2016
- Chapel of the Chimes – Hayward, California