What Is a Church Community?
Loading.....

The video player could not be built.

Do you want to chat with a missionary?

We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Start a chat or call us at 1-888-537-6600.

Hi I'm Betty Yi Yuan Deng

I'm from Taipei, Taiwan.

About Me

I was a missionary serving in Canada Toronto Mission. I love my mission life! I love to listen to music, read, watch movies, and cook. I have a wonderful family. I'm just so grateful that I got to know His gospel! It's so precious!

Why I am a Mormon

When I was 8, there were missionaries stood right in front of the gate of my elementary school. At that time, my mom was chatting with them just because they are white. From then on, she decided to meet with them. They were friendly. They shared the gospel with us and invited us to go to church. Unfortunately, my mom just became a Buddhist so that she didn't accept the last invitation---Baptism. After I graduated from my elementary school,we moved to southern Taiwan---Pingtung. Four years later, it was the hardest time for me to stay in high school. I felt absolutely upset because of my friendship and my school work. One day, our Chinese teacher asked us to hand out the extra assignments so that we could get bonus. I did it. She is also a christian, but not a Latter Day Saints. I wrote some sentences on the paper sheet such as " I want someone to help me! " Then she invited me to the Bible-reading club. At that time, I was thinking if there is a church of Jesus Christ and God. Several weeks later, my mom met the missionaries on the street and asked me to meet with them. I know God has His best plan for us! Because of His love, I know the church and the abundant gospel are true. I love my Heavenly Father.

How I live my faith

I really am a big fan of watching movies. Especially the scary movies! When it comes to the episode of the preacher chasing ghosts, it always reminds me of the restored gospel! I'm so grateful that we have the Holy Ghost to be with and to protect us, then we don't need to fear. I'm so grateful that His gospel has been restored in this latter day. Although there still are lots of predicament in my life, I still know that through Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father, our trials can be solved. I pray, read scriptures(especially the book of Mormon), and go to church to find answers which I've been asking for. God did answered my questions. And I know He will answered mine and ours again and again. Just have patience and faith. Then things will work out eventually. From time to time, I'll keep my faith and motivation by reading the church magazine(which called Liahona). It really is a good thing to strengthen our faith by reading testimonies and words from God's servants.

Why don’t Mormons drink coffee, tea, or alcohol? What is the Mormon Church’s law of health and proper diet?

Betty Yi Yuan Deng
God has His plan. He set those rules not to give us the limitation, but protection. He wants us to be happy and healthy. I had been experienced the life without the word of wisdom. It was just like the things which dominate me in my life. Imagine a scene: we cannot do anything without tea, alcohol and coffee. That's terrifying! I know when we keep the word of wisdom, not only can we get healthy body, we can also get peaceful feeling and spiritual experience. By keeping this commandment, I feel happy! Show more Show less

How can we come to know our Father in Heaven?

Betty Yi Yuan Deng
The special way for us to know our Father in Heaven is to pray about it. This is the easiest way to know. God is there. He just wants to listen to what we say. He knows each single one of us by names, therefore, when we show our faith in Him and pray to Him, He will surely answer our questions. Then we'll know He is there. Show more Show less