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Hi I'm Liza.

I grew up in Hong Kong. I love delicious food. I'm a happily married newlywed. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My major is Nutritional Science and I am studying at Brigham Young University in Provo, UT. Considering the amount of time I spend with my school work my thought processes surround the complexities of digestion and chemical breakdown of foods. I spend a lot of my spare time looking at food online. I love delicious food and cooking is prerequisite to eating so I do a good amount of cooking. It took some time for me to understand the blessing of the human body. I was a somewhat awkward, overweight teenager and I did not have an understanding of the worth of my soul and of my body. After my freshman year of college I felt disappointed with my grades and my direction in life. I happened upon a massage therapy apprenticeship and for a year I learned about the effects of stress and nutrition on our bodies and I also began to learn how to better take care of myself. I decided then that I would devote my life to understand how to care for the human body. If there is one thing I've learned in a Nutrition major is to not worry too much about food. I eat well and pray that the Lord will bless my efforts according to my understanding. Our God is in all things including the food that we eat and the way our bodies efficiently use the energy that comes from our diet.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. As I grew older I was teased in school for being a Mormon. I never doubted and never swayed from my belief in God. And then as I reached my college age years I began to question all things I had learned to believe about life as a child. I wondered if I only believed because I had been trained to do so. I studied other faiths and the truths that I felt were in each religion. Then I came to the Lord in prayer and devoted my life to Him and His truth. I continued on in faith and received a confirmation of the truth of this church by the power of the Holy Spirit. Every aspect of life is a part of this truth. The Lord is our Father and we are here to learn about Him and who He would have us become. The air we breathe and the emotions we feel are all given to us by our loving Father.

How I live my faith

My husband and I teach the children's nursery for our congregation. We begin class time by spending about an hour playing freely with books and toys donated to the church. Then we begin clean up time and show the children where to put things away. I always ask the little boys to help carry big boxes over to the cupboard because they are so strong. After clean up time we have snack time. We have three little picnic-like tables that we have all the children sit down at before moving them (very slowly) into a line. They get to unfold their napkins and they have pretzels, Goldfish crackers, and fruit snacks. After snack time we make a circle of chairs on the other side of the classroom and have singing time. Some of their favorite songs include: "Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam", "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star", and "Wheels on the Bus". Then we have a lesson starting with one of the kids saying an opening prayer. Their prayers are a wonderful reminder of the importance of gratitude and simplification. One little girl named Brooklyn is grateful for mommy and daddy and for snow white princess doll. Our half minute lesson is always based on a picture they can color that we've photocopied out of our lesson manual. We teach things like sharing, loving our neighbors and helping our moms. As a newlywed it's hard to conceive the notion of parenthood just now. In our evening prayers together my husband and I keep these little ones in our hearts. We're so grateful when Matthew, who usually doesn't want to stay in nursery for very long, will spend the whole two hours in class. We pray for Kylie because she just turned eighteen months old and is new in class and very shy. We pray for preparation for the time that we will expand our family. We are so grateful for the time we spend every week with these young souls. We gain little in depth understanding of a Bible scripture in our class, but our learning is simple and great.