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Hi I'm Ze

I'm Hmong, and I'm a Mormon attending Twin Cities 2nd Branch.

About Me

I am the middle out of 5 children. I love snowboarding, football, and working on cars. I am a graduate of the University of South Dakota with a degree in Criminal Justice, currently pursuing my Master' Degree.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I've come to know that this is me. Growing up, we were one of the few Hmong families in town, added with a small LDS stake. I was the "Asian Mormon," one of the very few. It was hard being different by race and by religious faith, but by enduring, it has strengthen my faith and my belief. I look back to how I was raised and how I grew up, and I am so thankful of my upraising. I can only think about what my life would be like if it was not for the sacrifices my parents made to make sure I had these positive influences in my life. I can see the differences in my life compared to those around me, by the decisions I make and the way I live my life. I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints because I know I will see my family again after this life, and we will continue to be a family. I am a member because I want to be sealed with my future spouse in the Temple with my family. I am a member because in this hectic life, there are so few moments and times in my life where everything makes sense, and those moments are when I am in the service of others and the Lord.

How I live my faith

My mother's greatest words are "its twice as hard to be a good person. If it was easy, everyone would be doing it." Although it is often repeated by my mother, it is a good reminder in how to live a righteous life. I live my faith by being an example to others, friends and strangers alike. Showing compassion and love is always the best lesson to teach others of the love of Christ and our Heavenly Father. The Lord commands us to love one another as we love Him, and in that light, we are all brothers and sisters.