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Hi I'm Peter

I was born in Mainland China and I grew up in Hong Kong. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I joined the Church in Hong Kong when I was 16 years old. It was surely a turning point to me. I now have a happy family with a wonderful wife and three kids. I work as a university professor and I enjoy spending time with my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I attended a Buddhist secondary school in Hong Kong and believed many of its teachings. When I first saw the LDS missionaries, I wonder why they wasted their time telling people about God. I thought I might "enlighten" them with the teachings of Buddha. They answered my many questions patiently. After many days, I accepted the missionaries' challenge to pray to see if God would answer my prayer. It was really a struggle for me to offer that first prayer. At the end, I prayed sincerely. I not only asked if the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was truly a Church of God as the missionaries requested me to ask. More importantly, I asked God if He truly existed and if He was truly my Father in Heaven. He answered my prayer! It was a feeling of joy that was difficult to described. The feeling was so strong that I opened my eyes immediately after I said "amen" because I thought an angel of God was standing in front of me. There was no angel, but everything seemed to be brighter and I was overjoyed. I have found the ultimate truth. I have found God. I excitedly jumped up and down in our little apartment in that quiet afternoon. Over the years, however, my greatest testimony of the truthfulness of the gospel of Christ comes from the constant application of it in my own life and see that God will really guide me and my family. He has a plan of happiness for me and you. Please give Him a chance and He will answer the sincere prayer of your heart.

How I live my faith

In our Church, we try to care for each other. For example, I am assigned to care for three families. Two of them comprise of elderly couples. There is so much we can learn from wonderful experiences of many decades. The third family is currently facing sickness and some other life challenges. As I learn to assist these families, I learn to live closer to Christ. "What Would Jesus Do" is a question that we like to ask ourselves daily. My wife also has similar callings among the sisters. She also teaches 13-14 year old youths in Sunday School. She has always been a good teacher and a good example to these teens.

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

Peter
We believe that the purpose of our life is to learn to exercise our God-given freedom free agency to make correct choices according to the will of God. God is our Father in Heaven, he will guide us in our life journey if we seek Him. He will not force us to choose one way or another because only when we learn to use this agency correctly, we can grow. Just like when we send our children to college, we want them to return with knowledge and skills that will help them succeed. They may be "safer" if just keep them at home with us, but they will not grow. God's plan of happiness can lead us and our family back to Him. If we will let Him, He will show us the way to properly use our free agency for good. Show more Show less