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Hi I'm Mee-Jin

I was born in Korea. Our family migrated to Australia when I was seven. I'm a graduate medical student and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I enjoy reading, sewing, playing the piano and drawing. I am also interested in family history work, philosophy and social justice. I study full time and work part-time as a language teacher for overseas doctors and nurses to pass the national occupational english test. Both my parents joined the church when they were young in Korea. I am the oldest of 3.

Why I am a Mormon

I feel a warm and good feeling as I follow the gospel of Jesus Christ. When I sung the children's songs at church as a child my heart used to feel so full of happiness and gratitude to God that tears filled my eyes. I felt the same feelings whenever I held and opened up the copy of the book of Mormon my father gave me on my eight birthday, the day I was baptised and became an offical member of this church. Later I came to know that this was the spirit. One time I was home alone and I was watching a DVD about the Saviour Jesus Christ and then one about the prophet Joseph Smith and I remember crying and feeling the spirit strongly confirming that this is truly the church of Jesus Christ. I loved all the church programs and written publications throughout my youth because it really set a good foundation and was a source of solace during times when l felt very insecure. The gospel has given me faith to pray and to access a relationship with God and Jesus Christ such that amazing things have happened in my life that are many. Being Mormon I have become more than I could possibly be and fills my life with peace, joy and hope for all things to come.

How I live my faith

Everyday I commute on the train for 1 hour into the city to school and back. During this time I like to read the scriptures. When I walk to the station, the sun, the sky, the beautiful nature around me always draws my heart to converse with God in gratitude. Every week I play the organ for church, the piano for the primary children, teach Sunday school for the Young Single Adults 18-30 y group and help organise activities for the Young Single Adults. We do service projects and try to reach out to people in our age group. There are bible study classes weekly and other singles activities where we can meet people our age. There are a lot of opportunities to meet new people, from all spectra of the community, which is nice. There is Family Home Evening, something the church encourages where we get together as a family once every week. Since our family are all very busy it is a great way to get together and bond. I try to do the best that I can at school because the church teaches us that education, learning and contributing to the society is important.

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

Missionaries are there to give people an opportunity to learn about the gospel of Jesus Christ because there are people out there who want to know but just don't know. Sort of like an informations desk only they come to you. I think being out there also allows opportunities for the general public to become more aware and initiate religious thought or discussion. For me personally, I volunteered as a proselyting missionary because I felt a great sense of indebtedness and gratitude to God for the knowledge of the gospel of Jesus Christ in my life. I hoped that in some way I could share what was a source of great joy and peace in my life. Dedicating a period of time to an entirely selfless cause was a unique and priceless experience that drew me closer to God. Show more Show less