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Hi I'm Morgan

I'm a Mormon. I grew up in Taipei, Taiwan. My father baptized me when I was a 10 year old boy.

About Me

I came to the United States years ago for graduate school to study water resources engineering. I have two daughters who are both in college. I like to do some yard work, outdoor activites, and spend time with my pets at home. My professional job is related to the flood control facility and sewer system design.

Why I am a Mormon

My father was the first generation of Mormons in Taiwan during the 1950's. Since there was no church building available at that time, my father was baptized in a river about 15 miles away from the city by a missionary. When I was young, I was so excited to see missionaries at my house for dinner, even though I did not know English at all. When I was ten years old, my father told me that I was mature enough to make the decision of becoming a church member. I decided to become a member and he baptized me in a church rental building. Although I did not fully understand all aspects of my religion at my young age, I was proud to be a Mormon. I continued to learn in the church and gradually gained more knowledge about the teachings of the gospel of Jesus Christ. I realize that the more I focus on His teachings, the more my spiritual eyes are opened. The gospel of Jesus Christ helps to lead me in the path to come.

How I live my faith

My family attends church meetings on Sundays and we keep the Sabbath Day holy. Under the instructions of our branch president, we have Sunday School, church activities, community service, and missionary work. Our church feels like a big family because the members know each other individually and we share our knowledge and experiences with each other. When I was young, my father gave me very good advice. He told me to "be honest, be righteous, and be brave" in my life and in my faith. To this day, I still carry his advice with me in everything I do. Now that I have children of my own, my advice to them and to the generations to come is: "I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth (3 John: 4)." I want them not only to live in righteousness, but more importantly to live in the "truthfulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ." I believe that the teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints can guide them to "walk in truth." My father lived a "true and faithful life" and was a good example for all of us to follow.