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Hi I'm Donna

I'm a Mormon. I have lived in three countries- U.S.A., South Korea, and Japan. I'm a violinist, a pianist, and a music teacher.

About Me

I learned to speak three languages- English, Korean, and Japanese, as my family lived in the U.S.A., South Korea, and Japan during my childhood. Through this experience, I came to understand that there is one universal language in the mind of every person, no matter what country they're from, the language of our thoughts, but it is expressed in different languages around the world. Having learned three languages in my childhood, is why I have enjoyed studying languages, and became a musician and teacher of English to speakers of other languages. In my childhood, I grew up listening to alot of good classical music and my mother sang and played the piano. This influenced me to become a musician and now I am a violinist,a pianist, play the organ, and teach piano and violin lessons. I also have taught English to speakers of other languages in colleges and universities for 15 years in the states and abroad. I enjoy teaching piano and violin lessons, am a violinist in a community philharmonic orchestra, and in a symphony, sing in choirs at Church and have a great love for the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I grew up in a home with several Holy Bibles in the home library and enjoyed reading the Scriptures, the words of prophets of God, and good books. This helped me later to recognize the truth and become a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints when I was baptized. I love helping people, and also have worked as a registered nurse in home health.

Why I am a Mormon

I was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in December of 1988. It has been the greatest blessing of my life. As a child and youth, I wanted to follow Jesus Christ and live his teachings. My mother's family was Methodist, so the family occasionally attended Methodist church meetings. The Christian heritage on my mother's side of the family helped me develop a love of reading the Holy Bible,and learning about the Gospel of Jesus Christ from the words of the ancient prophets. In my twenties, I faced many challenges and the comfort I had felt when reading the Bible was no longer there. I still had faith in the teachings of Jesus Christ and the Gospel in the Bible, but it was as if something was missing. When missionaries from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints found me in 1988, they showed me a Book of Mormon, and explained that it is another testament of Jesus Christ written by prophets who lived in ancient America and gave it to me to read . As I read the Book of Mormon, the Spirit of the Lord, and the Holy Ghost, spoke so strongly that I knew I was reading the words of Jesus Christ and true prophets of God. Light and truth enveloped my mind as I read, and I began to receive discernible and clear answers to prayer. Studying the Scriptures and investigating The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints confirmed what the Spirit of the Lord had witnessed, that I had finally found the path I needed to be on to follow Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I have been a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints since my baptism in 1988. I find great joy and happiness living each day since my baptism. I attend Church meetings every Sunday to partake of the Sacrament, worship God, and renew my covenants made at my baptism. I have served in many different voluntary callings in the Church. and served recently for 2 years in a calling as a teacher of a Primary class - a Sunday School class for children. I have given voluntary service in callings in temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints for over 16 years. The temple is a special, holy edifice consecrated and dedicated for the Lord's work. I served a voluntary full time proselyting mission for 19 months to help people come unto Christ. Now I'm a ward organist and Primary pianist. I've also served as a choir pianist,and music director. Through prayer, fasting and faith, I have received direction from the Lord regarding educational endeavors, talents, relationships with family members, friends, serving in voluntary Church callings, and how to live my life. Since my baptism, I have returned to school as an undergraduate and graduate student and have earned a Master of Arts degree and a music teaching credential. It is wonderful to be able to live each day knowing the things I am doing are in harmony with God's will for me. I know Heavenly Father will continue to bless my life as I live each day in obedience to His commandments.