The Action Committee against Abduction and Confinement
Mr. Toru Goto 12 City Speaking Tour in Korea and Testimony at the Interreligious Forum (Dec. 5~19, 2009)Mr. Toru Goto went on a speaking tour in 12 Korean cities from Dec. 6~17, 2009, and also spoke at the Interreligious Forum. He previously testified at the Korean Headquarters Church during its services on Nov. 21~23, 2009. The Korean members were keen on hearing Mr. Goto’s testimony and welcomed him wholeheartedly wherever he went. Many were moved to tears when they heard his one-hour testimony.
On Dec. 17, the Interreligious Forum, sponsored by the Korean Religious Council, was held in Seoul with 100 religious leaders (Christians, Buddhists and Muslims) in attendance. A fifteen-minute summary of the abduction and confinement issue was given during the conference, followed by Mr. Goto’s testimony. After hearing his testimony, the participants showed indignation concerning this issue, beyond differences in their religious beliefs.
During his recent visit to Korea, Mr. Goto re-encountered the sister he had been educating 14 years earlier at the time he was abducted and confined. He was moved to see this sister matched to a Korean husband and having grown so mature in faith, and felt God’s hand in bringing them together again.
Dec. 5: arrive at Incheon Airport Dec. 6: Guri, Suweon Dec. 7: Incheon Dec. 8: Kwangjin Dec. 9: Tongdaemun Dec. 10: Sun Moon University Cheonan Campus Dec. 12: Taegu Dec. 13: Pusan, Ulsan Dec. 14: Jinju Dec. 15: Kwangju Dec. 16: Iksan Dec. 17: Interreligious Forum Dec. 18: visit the old HQ Church Dec. 19: Leave from Kimpo Airport
Japan Victims' Association against Religious Kidnapping & Forced Conversion