In February 1954 Sang Chul Kim had a meeting that changed his life, and his name!
One of his friends had encountered a new spiritual group and recommended that he check them out. He made an appointment to see the leader of this group in Taegu. However, when he arrived the leader was not there, only a woman. Being a typical Korean man (that means not ready to listen to a woman!) he was ready to leave. But she told him she had had a vision that morning in prayer of a young man she didn't know, and that young man was him. So he agreed to stay a while.
Suddenly this woman began shaking and her voice changed to the voice of the "old, gentle and loving man" in purple robes who had guided him to the safety of the Buddhist monastery! Realizing that God was speaking to him again, he listened. This is what the voice said:
Listen, dear Sang Chul! I have been training you for 30 years, since the age of nine, to search for the truth through various religious experiences and groups. The time has now come; this is the place I wanted to lead you. From now on, your new name is David, after King David who destroyed Goliath in the Old Testament. You will be going overseas for pioneer missionary work for this group.
Well, that's quite a message! And not only that, as he slept that night Sang Chul Kim, now David, had a spiritual experience where a man was running towards him. They met and shook hands and he saw the man's smiling face. This man was Sun Myung Moon.
Based on these experiences David Sang Chul Kim became Reverend Moon's loyal follower for the rest of his life.