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Hi I'm Gary

I grew up in Hong Kong. I am a university professor of computer science and mathematics. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I attended my first computer lesson when I was 8 years old, and I fulfilled my child dream while at Brigham Young University-Hawaii, where I majored in computer science and mathematics. After returning back to Hong Kong, I completed my master's degree in electronic and computer engineering, and PhD in computer science. Now, I teach both computer science and mathematics at the university level, and I also help train local math teachers. Beside teaching, I do research in wireless networking and communications, and mobile learning. I love watching movie, playing the violin and the piano, and reading books. I am married with two adorable kids. More importantly, I am an active LDS in the Church in Hong Kong. When I was 19 years old, I served a full-time mission in the Canada Toronto East Mission. My assigned language to teach was Cantonese. But I also taught lessons in Mandarin and English to people in Toronto.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the Church when I was born, but I chose to become a member of the Church when I was eight, and the decision has never been changed no matter how difficult the life may be. I enjoy the gospel, and richness of the knowledge in the scriptures. I love the teachings of the Jesus Christ, and the leaders of the Church. I am not perfect, but the gospel helps me become closer to God. The gospel opens my eyes and brings me further knowledge in this world and beyond. The only way to know the truth is to know it and experience it. Once I taste the sweetness of the gospel by reading the scriptures, praying about it, experiencing it, and witnessing it, I never want to let it go after I receive the confirmation of the truth. When I was a teenager, I wondered about everything including the Church. I knew if I wanted to know if the Church was true, I simply needed to follow every single instruction and principle taught by the Church and then observed the outcomes. I attended the seminary classes, participated in the Church services, meetings, and activities, I went on the mission to serve others, I prayed, I read the Book of Mormon, I attended the Church university, I married in the temple, I accepted all the voluntary services by the Church leaders, and lived in the gospel. As long as it is by the Church, I follow willingly with faith. Then, the answer comes right into my heart and mind, that my decision to become a Mormon is true.

How I live my faith

I live in a busy world now, but I keep myself connected to the gospel through technology. I bring my iPhone and iPad with me everyday. I listen the church hymns with my mobile devices on bus, I read the scripture and conference talks from the Church leaders downloaded from the Internet on subway, and I share spiritual thoughts online on my social networks to strengthen my friends around the globe. I stay in touch through emails and phones to provide services to others wherever I go. Sometimes when friends are in needs, I can immediately share with them about my views through instant messages. I try to serve and bless many others through technology everyday. With the experience and knowledge blessed by God, I share with others about what I know and bless others. Especially, I love serving the youth in the Church. Their young and humble spirits always remain me that I was once like them, who are eager about the future but with many doubts about their identity and directions. After experiencing myself by following the gospel, I feel obligated to help others with what I have been given. I strive to become a good example for others who are yet to become.