On this momentous day, my heart overflows with gratitude to the Almighty. Today marks the 20th anniversary of my ordination, a journey guided by unwavering faith, love, and the grace of God.
With the utmost reverence, I desire to express my deep adoration and exaltation to my Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ, for His steadfast presence, resolute guidance, and unwavering strength during these two decades of my service as an ordained pastor. His boundless grace has consistently stood by my side, and I am profoundly humbled by the abundance of His blessings.
I extend my appreciation to my cherished Intercultural Mosaics family, who have stood by my side for the past decade. Your unwavering support, love, and encouragement have formed the bedrock of Mosaics. Each one of you represents a unique piece in the mosaic of our shared journey, contributing to its breathtaking beauty.
To the Presbytery of North Central California, I extend my heartfelt appreciation for your invaluable guidance, mentorship, and the profound privilege of serving our community throughout the past decade. Your steadfast belief in my abilities has been an instrumental driving force in our ministry at Intercultural Mosaics.
I wish to convey my deepest gratitude to several key individuals and organizations who have played pivotal roles in this journey. First and foremost, I want to express my profound thanks to my ministry partner and beloved wife, Grace Moon. Additionally, I extend my gratitude to our sponsor and partner, Davis Community Church, as well as Mosaics’ former home, Faith Presbyterian Church, and Mosaics’ former home and supporter, Parkview Presbyterian Church.
I am immensely appreciative of the unwavering support and guidance provided by my brother and coach, Rev. Dr. Eunsuk Cho of Golden Gate Presbyterian Church, and my cherished mentor and brother, Rev. Dr. Ken Winter. Equally, I extend my gratitude to my sister, Rev. Dr. Mary Westfall, and my former liaison, Elder Kathy Trott. Last but not least, I am profoundly thankful to my liaison and co-worker, Rev. Jeri Viera Dahlke.
Your collective contributions have enriched our ministry, and I am deeply grateful for your unwavering support and dedication.
Lastly, I want to express my deep gratitude to the Christian & Missionary Alliance who consecrated and equipped me for a missionary role that will impact future generations. Over the past two decades, your steadfast prayers have profoundly enriched my life and ministry in numerous ways.
As I celebrate this significant milestone, I carry each of you deep within my heart. Your prayers, your love, and your unwavering support have been my greatest blessings on this remarkable journey.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope, in the power of the Holy Spirit. – Romans 15:13
With profound gratitude and enduring faith,
Rev. Dr. Stephen Moon