In Memory of Mrs. Gil Ja Sa Eu (1933-2019)
Name: Gil Ja Sa Eu
Spouse: Eu Hyo Won
Children: Jin Seung Eu, Jin Gun Kim, Jin Hyung Eu
Birth Date: September 3, 1933
Blessing: 36 Couples Blessing
Ascension Date: August 20, 2019
Mrs. Eu was born on September 3, 1933 (by the lunar calendar). She was born in Ham Hong in North Ham Gyeong, and was the eldest daughter of Sa Gyeong Yuk and Yu Cheong Ja. She has two brothers and one sister.
Mrs. Eu met our movement on March 3, 1955, when she was introduced to the church by her close friend, Shin Mi Shik. She then joined the Unification church while attending Ehwa Women’s University.
On May 11, 1955, Mrs. Eu was expelled from the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences of Ehwa University during her 4th year in what is known as the Ehwa-Yonsei Incident in our movement’s history. So in 1956, she transferred to the Sook Myung Women’s University and graduated in February of 1958.
On April 21, 1960, she participated in the 3 Couples’ Blessing with her husband, President Eu Hyo Won. Mrs. Eu was then responsible for church development at the Shin Gak Church until 1961, and from 1960 to 1983 she has toured Korea and visited many churches and centers.
From February 1983 and until July 1991 she was a missionary to America. She served as a church leader and also traveled throughout the country to visit local churches and centers in the United States.
From July 1991 until April 1992, Mrs. Eu toured Japan and worked to prepare the establishment of the Women’s Federation for World Peace in Korea and Japan.
From April 1992 until August 2000, Mrs. Eu served as Vice President of Family Federation for World Peace and Unification International, as the second president of WFWP Korea, and as the first President of WFWP International.
In August 1992, she was appointed as Secretary General of the World Peace and Unification Party, a title she held until the present time. From April 1996, Mrs. Eu also served as National Messiah to Finland.
From March 1999 to 2008, Mrs. Eu has toured Japan to give the Divine Principle Lecturers’ Education she had developed. In 2000-2004, she has also offered the Divine Principle Lecturers’ Education for Christian pastors and church members in America.
In February 2005, Mrs. Eu received an honorary Doctorate of Theology from Sun Moon University
On February 19, 2019, Mrs. Eu completed the mission of Heavenly Tribal Messiah, and her family is recorded in the CheonBo Won. She ascended to the spirit world on August 20, 2019 in Korea.
Mrs. Eu had published many books over the years. She wrote about the Providence in America, and published several books on learning the Divine Principle and teaching it to children. She also published the Divine Principle Education Textbook.
Mrs. Eu is survived by her children: Eu Jin Seung (married to Kim Yun Sook, 2nd Gen. 36 Couples’ Blessing), Kim Jin Gun (married to Choi Hwa Suk, 2nd Gen, 72 Couples’ Blessing), and Eu Jin Hyung (married to Go Yuri), and by her six grandchildren: Eu Pil Seon, Eu Nam Mi, Eu Nam Ok, Kim Chung Won, Kim Chung Il, and Kim Chung Ho.
Date: August 23, 2019