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Hi I'm Johnny

I am Cambodian, anime fan and a Mormon.

About Me

I love anything that has anything to do with Cambodian and Japanese culture. I am also a big anime fan too. Besides working everyday and wasting time playing video games, I like to explore around the area discover new places

Why I am a Mormon

My conversion started in November/December of 1999. While working on something( I don't remember what i did around that time) , I heard my house phone ring. My mom picked it and she had it on speaker phone. It was a friend of her asking if she can have someone come over. My mom said yes and 30 minutes later, i heard the door bring knocked. As my mom opened the door, 2 missionaries came into the living room. As they were introducing themselves, I was reading their black name tags. I asked them what did the words say under their name since it was in Vietnamese. They told me that it was the name of the church in Vietnamese and that they were Vietnamese-speaking missionaries. When they taught about prayer and I folded my arms for the first time, i felt a hand being put down on my shoulders. It didn't feel like someone messing with me, but it was more like a heart warm spiritual touch. From that point on, I told them that I would like to be baptized into the church. For the next 6 weeks, the missionaries would come by and teach me about the church and the gospel. On January 2, 2000, I was baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

How I live my faith

I live out my faith by following my standards. As a college-aged guy, I have so much stuff I can use to live out my faith proudly. Whenever I am out and about, I try to tune into the "Mormon Channel", a 24 hour radio station that is on HD radio and on the iPhone, when I am driving to work or walking to an event. I also read my scriptures on my iPhone when I am at work, home, church or on the Metro rail going into the city. With technology hand in hand, I can easily live my faith as well of opening my actual scriptures at home.

What is a ward/stake/branch?

Johnny
A Branch/Ward is the term to refer to the local congregation of the Church. A Stake is a geographical area consisting of several branches/wards. Show more Show less

What is the Word of Wisdom that Mormons talk about?

Johnny
The Word of Wisdom explains how members of the church can't have stuff like coffee, tea and alcohol. Show more Show less

What is the Mormon lifestyle like? How do Mormons live?

Johnny
Since I never had live in a full Mormon household, I had the unique experience of living out the Mormon lifestyle alongside with my modified Cambodian Lifestyle. Like any other person, my lifestyle remains the same. Since joining the Church, it has set new standards when it comes to lifestyle. Modest dressing & refraining from coffee/smoking/tea makes me have a health body. I still go to major Cambodian Holidays as i would back in the days before I was a member of the church, but i usually avoid the religious portions of it. Show more Show less

Do Mormons practice polygamy?

Johnny
No, The Church abolished the practice in the late 1800's. Show more Show less

How do I become a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church)?

Johnny
Either by the "chat with us" button on any page of Mormon.org to get in touch with the online missionaries, who will refer you to the local missionaries that are in your local area find one at nearby Mormon Church building. Any of these will get you to the missionaries and they will help out in the path of being a member of the church Show more Show less

Who is the Mormon prophet today?

Johnny
As of May 31, 2011 the current prophet and president of the church is Thomas S. Monson Show more Show less

Does The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints endorse political parties?

Johnny
No, The church's does not endorse any political parties and candidates Show more Show less

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Johnny
Absolutely not. We help out anyone in need or assistance. Show more Show less

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Johnny
No, serving a mission is voluntary. Show more Show less

What is done with the tithing that Mormons pay?

Johnny
It is used to support church operations, cost of missionary program operations, buildings current and future and many other programs run by the church. Show more Show less