Hi I'm Lisa
High school senior, avid writer, blogger, humanitarian. A lover of all things food- Mormon.
I guess you could say I'm a typical female, Asian student. I get admirable grades, I take off my shoes at home and am a chopstick pro. However, if you asked some of my friends they would tell you I'm all but typical. I'm overly passionate about a service organization called Operation Smile. In the last two years I've devoted over 1,100 hours of service just to further the efforts. My work through this organization has given me so much love and perspective in life. Along with the gospel of Christ, I can truly say it has impacted me more than anything else. It has imbued within me a passion to serve, and let me know that I find the most joy in life while getting to help others. Currently a high school senior, just doing my best to do well in school. College is about me shortly, and I can't wait to meet those new challenges and experiences. I have a deadly fear of all things with feathers, Avid leader in all things, and a Food Network enthusiast. The first act to take advantage of my adulthood was create a profile on Mormon.org. High school senior, Humanitarian, aspiring journalist- Mormon.
Why I am a Mormon
I was baptized when I was 14 years old- a mere 8th grader in middle school. I am a Mormon because before I came to this earth I agreed with Heavenly Father I would do all I could to return back to him. I know that through His everlasting gospel of truth, I will be able to be exalted in eternal glory- it is the only way. I am a Mormon because nothing in this life brings me more happiness than the people, friends, opportunities, testimony and blessings I have experienced through the Church. I can honestly say that nothing brings me more joy or peace when I am down than the things I can find through this Church. The people who surround me are some of my biggest supporters, the Scriptures (which includes the Book of Mormon, the Bible, and Doctrine and Covenants, and many others) that bring me divine answers, knowledge that everything works out exactly as it should and that trials are blessings. I am so grateful that I have knowledge of eternal life and eternal marriage. Especially in my high school years, I have learned that it would have been almost impossible to get through life without the Church in my life. A trying and definitely challenging time it is. There are so many expectations and pressure from even your best friends to veer off the path of truth and righteousness. Even though I have made some very poor choices, I know that I can repent and find answers through Heavenly Father. He is not "out" to "get" me, rather, he gives me trials he knows I can and will overcome for my benefit. These are just a few of the reasons why I am a Mormon. Through the Holy Ghost it has been confirmed unto me that only through His plan can I truly reach my true and whole potential. I love the Gospel with my whole heart, and owe who I am and will become to it.
How I live my faith
Currently, I serve in two callings for the Church. I am a part of our Stake Youth Council, which plans and executes events for all the youth of our stake. Secondly, I lead all of the young women in my home ward geographical grouping of members who attend Church in the same time block whose ages range from 12-18. I lead meetings, help plan fun and uplifting activities, and help these inspiring young women grow and develop what we call "Young Women Values" which include Faith, Knowledge, Good Works, Integrity and Virtue, among others. Both callings have deeply enriched and blessed my life. The time and effort I put in to each call has been outnumbered hundreds fold by what it has taught and imbued within me. I also live my faith by going to church, paying a 10 tithe, and serving as much as I can. I try to live what I know and what I have learned