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NORTHEAST
Story By Laura Sikes


Church planter Brian Moon followed a dot on a Google map that appeared to him in a dream to find the location of Life Mosaic Church. When he woke the next morning, Moon did a Google search and found the dot was in a North Bethesda, Md., neighborhood.


The young Korean pastor searched for current churches within a five-mile radius of the dot and did not find any churches serving the multi-cultural community he envisioned reaching. Moon believes God gave him the dream as an answer to prayer. For the next seven months Moon and his wife, Jessie, continued following God, searching real estate listings for a home to move their family into and plant a church near the dreamed about dot.


This may seem extraordinary but not to the Moons and the friends they prayed with for seven years about starting a church plant. They always trusted God even when the rent for their new home was too high. One member of the group stepped forward and paid the first seven months rent for the church.


While serving as a worship leader at Global Mission Church in Silver Spring, Md., Moon saw the need and prayed to start a church like Life Mosaic. Moon visited churches that were multi-language, but the sermons were given in English. He wanted ethnic groups to be able to experience worship and Christian community in their heart language. So Moon leads worship in Korean with an English translator using visual aids.


MULTI-CULTURAL NECESSITY
North Bethesda is part of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, which is home to people from 150 nations and almost 200 language groups.


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