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Hi I'm Don

I have a loving wife, and two wonderful sons. I'm an IT consultant in Washington State. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a second generation Korean American from Washington State. I lived in Boston for 6 years while attending school for my undergraduate and graduate studies. I love doing fun things with my wife and children. Fun for them lately has meant fishing, camping, pine wood derby car making, and bug hunting. I'm an engineer by training, and currently I work as an IT consultant.

Why I am a Mormon

I was an atheist before I became a Christian in my late twenties. I was challenged by a colleague to investigate the historicity of the New Testament. After much investigation, I found that it took more faith not to believe in the Bible, than to believe. Shortly thereafter, I met members of the LDS church. They were different, and the things they did were a clear reflection of the conviction of their faith. After several years of investigation, I found that the LDS doctrines were consistent with my reading of the scriptures and joined the church. But, it wasn't until I prayed, and received answers that I truly believed with all my heart in our living God, and that he knows me, and cares for me. Through the LDS church, I've learned to hear our Savior's voice, and act upon his commands to serve each other. It has brought immeasurable joy in my life, and that is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

One of my favorite church responsibilities is called Home Teaching. It is like an "assigned friend" program. I am assigned a partner, and we go visit 2 or 3 family every month together to see how they are doing. Typically, we bring some goodies, prepare a spiritual message, and chat about how things are going in their lives. I have had the privilege of getting to know numerous people and their children through this program. They share their joys and sorrows. There is an expectation that we serve them to the best of our ability if they are ever in need, and rendering service or sometimes being the recipient of service has brought me closer to these families than any other group of people in my life my own family excluded. It is a lot of hard work being a faithful member of the church and much is expected of us home teaching being just one responsibility. But, it is sweet work that yields joy and lasting friendship as its fruit, and I can not imagine time better spent than in the service obeying Christ.

What is faith?

Don
Faith is taking action because of a hope in something. Often the Savior asks of us to do certain things or live in certain ways. When we see a stranger in distress, we stop and help them as Jesus commanded us to in the Good Samaritan Luke 10:25. The act of helping is the evidence of our Faith in Christ. We are asked to tithe. Tithing is evidence of our faith. We tithe in hopes of the promises in Malachi 3:10 that the floodgates of Heaven are open to us. Faith is when we put our beliefs and hope into action. Show more Show less