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Hi I'm Me-An

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Family and friends call me Me-An. I am a single mother of two wonderful boys. When my marriage broke down, my family, friends and the Church rallied behind me. This and the special moments I have with my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ helped heal my broken spirit and inspired me to push along. I know Heavenly Father is mindful of us and what we stand in need of. I had an experience I will never forget when I was going through rough challenges of impending separation. I was on the washroom floor crying and hyperventilating when my sister opened the door with a bouquet of flowers on her hands. She rushed to me, knelt down and hugged me. Later on she said that she asked leave from her boss and told her that "my sister needs me." She was like an angel sent from above. Now I strive to live a good life, learn from experience, and apply gospel principles the best I can in my day to day activities. I continue to pray and seek guidance from Him who has always been there for me.

Why I am a Mormon

As far as I know, I was the first person in our town who was introduced to the Church through a friend in college. She was very friendly and has taken me under wings. After I was introduced to her church and the missionaries started visiting me and my family, we noticed an increased persecution and attacked from other religious sects in our area. Although my mother became interested, my brothers were not. They would suddenly disappear when the missionaries come. At a young age, they were already introduced to drinking, smoking, etc. and my mother being a single parent with 8 children was at a lost as to how she'll manage us. She found a glimmer of hope from the teachings of the missionaries. The first greatest challenge was the Word of Wisdom. Another challenge was the payment of tithing. Being subject to poverty, there was no extra for other things. I may be the first person introduced to the Church but it was my mother who started living the gospel. Slowly our lives turned around. My brothers left their vices and served full-time missions. My mother became a pillar of strength and an example for us to follow. That amidst adversity, poverty, and difficulties, we can overcome when you side with the Lord.

How I live my faith

One summer my boys and I visited my hometown. We met a boy through my brother's school who was going to stop schooling because his father, the bread winner of the family, was lost at sea in a storm. The date the tragedy occurred was the same day as my oldest son's birthday. When we came back to Canada, I encouraged my son to do a little bit of fundraising on his birthday. To accept cash instead of gifts and use the money to send to the boy's family. Being 7 turning 8, he had difficulty understanding the purpose. It's his birthday, why can't he have presents? I did my best to explain and tell stories of my own so that he can empathize and sympathize. Grudgingly he conceded. The parents of his school friends were impressed and were generous with their gifts. Some also gave him toys in addition to cash. The little party was successful and at the end of it, when my son turned to me and said: "Mom, I am so glad we did this and can raise some money for the boy's family. I never thought it would make me so happy." With that my heart softened and hugged him tightly with tears in my eyes. No words were spoken at the moment but I thought of Jesus Christ, the greatest example of charity.