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Hi I'm Dixon Lau

Born in Hong Kong, grew up in London, aspiring to be a Structural Engineer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I come from a family of 4, Mum, Dad, my younger sister, and me! I grew up in a real mish-mash of cultures, while being very passionate about some British things, like football (soccer)! I also embraced and very much enjoying my Chinese upbringing, and the very colourful culture that came with it! I am currently studying in London, to one day, become a successful structural engineer! I also have a huge interest in architecture, which is what I studied before my mission. So you can imagine that I just love living in London, and in Europe, with all the fantastic architecture all around, not to mention tons of free galleries and museums here! I served as a Cantonese speaking missionary in Toronto, Canada, where I spent the most enjoyable 2 years of my life thus far! I learnt so much, about people, about myself, but mostly importantly my Saviour, Jesus Christ. Among many hobbies, like playing football, taekwondo, video games, listening to music. I absolutely love cooking for myself, family and friends!

Why I am a Mormon

My mum started taking me to church when I came home one day from my Catholic primary school (I was about 6), asking why we did that cross thing with our hands during assembly. When I went to church, it was fun, and I got baptised at 8! "Why am I still a Mormon?" however is a different question, it's by choice. I didn't go to church when I was at university, without the support of family, when there are so many new things in your life, religion often find its place in your backburner. After university, I went through some personal challenges in my life, and I was crying out for someone to be there, and I for the first time I really prayed with all my heart, and discovered that my Heavenly Father was truly there for me. From my upbringing in the church, I always knew He was there, somewhere, but never bothered to really learn about Him and His Son, Jesus Christ. I started to read to the Book of Mormon in earnest, to find out who they really were, was Christ was really my Saviour? As I read, one thing I knew for sure, was the peace and comfort I felt in my hour of need, I felt it once more, and continued to feel it the more I read, which led me to pray about it to receive a testimony of its truthfulness. Since then I've always been to church, the challenges in life doesn't get easier with the Gospel in my life, but my ability to deal with those challenges have got stronger, and I've made more correct decisions. Choosing to serve a mission was definitely the best one!

How I live my faith

I really started to embrace my faith while I was on my mission in Toronto, I say that, because before I didn't know how good of a "thing" I had. Apart from going to church every Sunday, I try to continue what I do participate and organise events, especially for the Chinese students that join the Church in London, it gives me a sense of purpose, to continue utilising the skills I learnt in Canada. I relish the many opportunities I get in the Church to volunteer and to help others. I immensely enjoy organising Family Home Evenings, teaching with the missionaries, teaching the children at church, and generally having a great time doing so! I think I enjoy doing these things so much, because, Christ showed us by His example that living our faith isn't just about believing, but putting that faith into action! Studying the Bible and the Book of Mormon, and praying regularly is very good. However I find that when I am out and about, losing myself in service, giving my time to others, making their lives better, putting smiles on other people's faces. It is then, I truly begin to find myself, find out who I really am, what I enjoy doing, what Christ really wants me to learn, and slowly become the best person I can be! So how I do I live my faith? I go out and serve with a big smile on my face!