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Hi I'm Grace

I'm a first generation Korean born in Provo, UT. I've lived most of my life in California and now live in Co. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a mother of four kids and a wife to a wonderful man. I met my husband when we were attending a university. I graduated with a degree in Finance and had the opportunity to work in Commercial Banking for 10 years. We knew we wanted a bigger family so I decided to give up my career and focus on our family. I feel blessed that I can be at home for my children. When I have time, I like to read and garden. I enjoy the quiet times, which are few, and I love spending quality time with my husband and children.

Why I am a Mormon

My mother joined the LDS church when she was a young adult in Hiroshima, Japan. She came to the United States to visit the church sites and never went back. My father came to America to pursue a higher education. He somehow ended up going to school in Utah and that's how he met my mother. He joined the church, but never went back to church after he graduated. As we moved around in my life, we would meet LDS members and my mother would bring my siblings and I to church. I remember going to Primary when it was held during the week. I was baptized at the same time as my younger brother, he was 8 and I was almost 11. These little seeds were planted in my mind and when we moved to California as a teenager, I wanted to go to church on my own. I should confess that the original motivation was a cute boy, but after that wore off, I just wanted to go. My parents would drop me off at church and then pick me up when it was done. After a while, my mother and siblings started going with me. I went to that ward consistently through my middle school and high school years. That's where I developed my testimony. I still wonder why as a young teenager I felt such a strong desire to be at church, but I feel so blessed that Heavenly Father gave me whatever gifts I needed to have this desire. I forever grateful. Because of this desire and my testimony, I went to a great school and met my husband. We have a wonderful marriage and beautiful children. We have a temple marriage and we are sealed together forever. If I didn't go to church and learn all these wonderful things, I wouldn't have all these blessings in my life. I know that when I truly live gospel in my life, I feel the Holy Ghost in my life, comforting me and testifying of truth. It is so easy to get caught up in the silly things of life, but the Gospel reminds me to keep my life in perspective.

How I live my faith

I try and read scriptures with my boys every morning before they go to school. I didn't grow up reading my scriptures every day with my family so this isn't something that is a natural thing for me to do. Some mornings it's a struggle to get them to participate or listen, but sometimes we have wonderful teaching moments. I hope that they will be able to take it into their day and life to help them. We have a family prayer with whomever is home before we go to bed. It may seem like a little thing, but it brings us closer together and unites us. I'm hoping that our children will understand the importance of having a relationship with Heavenly Father and of being part of this family. These things all seem trivial and little, but I know when we do them, our family is stronger. I notice the difference when we do not do the little things. I have the opportunity to work with children in our church from the ages of 18 months to 11 years old. I've worked with this age group for most of my adult life in many different capacities. I love the children! They are so pure and honest. Although the lessons and messages we teach to this age group are simple and basic, the gospel truths are so clear. The gospel of Jesus Christ is pure and uncomplicated. His message is basic and consistent. The children are getting this message at such a young age from their teachers and the beautiful songs we learn. I feel strongly that children need this message at a young age to strengthen them and prepare them for the things they'll face as they get older. It's a different world. The messages out there are so confusing. What a blessing it is to have a small part in helping them gain their own testimony.