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Hi I'm Dong

I am a father, backpacker, and a concerned Filipino citizen. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am 35 yrs. old, been married for 10 years to a lovely wife who is a very able partner in raising 5 children. We live a simple, debt-free life. I work as a distributor manager for a Nutrition, Health, and Wellness company in the Philippines. This has blessed me with opportunities to travel the world and see how others live. Truly, there's no place like home!

Why I am a Mormon

I was baptized by my father when I was 8 years old. By age 15, I decided to read the Book of Mormon every day after coming home from school. I felt like the young boy Bastian in the movie "The Neverending Story". It was very engaging even for a young kid like myself. I thought how marvelous how this book came to be, how it was preserved to come out in these last days. Those afternoons were special. My testimony of the Book of Mormon was cemented when I served a 2-year full-time mission. I saw how it changed people's lives. It is proof that Joseph Smith was a true prophet, and that God speaks to prophets in OUR day.

How I live my faith

I quietly live my life by striving to be a good citizen and employee, and magnifying my calling in the Church. I serve as an adviser to the youth in our Church's area. I am excited about having a key role in rolling out the new Young Men's program called "The Duty to God Program".

Why do some call Mormonism a cult?

This is actually a puzzle to me, and a hurtful comment at that. This perception has something to do with the sacred ceremonies done inside the temples. Since these ceremonies are sacred and not openly shared, they are often misunderstood as 'secret as like cult practices'. These beautiful ceremonies are centered on Jesus Christ's role as our Savior and Redeemer. Show more Show less

Do Mormons practice polygamy?

Heck no! Anybody who has a friend who's Mormon knows that this is not true. One thing is for sure though, most Mormon families are LARGE. My wife and I have been married for 10 years already, and we have 5 children. It's not that many really, especially when they grow up and begin to live their own lives. It is awesome to bring children into this world, to discover their talents and help them cultivate it. They are truly gifts from Heavenly Father, with pleasant surprises as they grow. As members of the Church, we are expected to be fiercely loyal in marriage. Infidelity is dealt with church disciplinary action as a necessary step of repentance. This is not a common occurence in most Mormon couples. Show more Show less