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Hi I'm Jae

I am an Asian, I am a French horn player, photographer, artist, math and science fanatic, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I was converted into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on October 2005 ago and now I am serving as a full-time missionary in California Roseville Mission. I am really interested in, in love with music, math, art, science, and photography. I've been playing french horn for many years and I am absolutely in love with it. I listen to classical music all the time and that's all I'd listen to. I believe music is very wonderful and powerful thing if it's used right but I also believe that it can destroy souls if it wasn't used right. Also, I am really in love with photography. In my personal opinion, photography is best way to capture memories that could last centuries. And art is one of the best way to express one's nature. Art and photo are really similar but at the same time they are so different. And they interests me like nothing else. I love to do random things that will entertain me. If you ever get to know me, I am 99.6% sure that I am the most random person you'll ever meet in your life. But it's okay, I still love you.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born in a family with multiple religious backgrounds. My paternal grand mother was a Jehovah's Witness and my maternal grand mother was a Catholic. My father was deceased when I was 2 and I was raised by my mom and grand mother. I was baptized as Catholic and later on, as baptist. Growing up, I was an atheist, had lots of questions and my biggest desire was to be able to see my deceased father again. My family - my mom, younger brother, and myself - moved to USA in 2005, when I was 13 years old. I was introduced to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and was baptized on late October. I found that the people of the Church were very genuine, kind and loving. One of problems I had with any other churches, paid ministry, was not found in this church. Because of these differences I saw, I knew somehting was very different in this church. I was taught by missionaries and though I don't remember a single thing they told me, I remember this felt right and this gospel could answer all of my questions, including the question, my greatest desire - will I see my father again? The good news wasn't finished yet. Not only I can surely see my father again but I can be with my family for eternity. O how great is the joy and how great of blessings this gospel brings. And I know, I do not believe, I KNOW that it is true. And this is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I am now a full-time missionary of the Church.I love to give service to other people and sharing messages about restored gospel because I know we are all children of God and it will bless their lives. I love music and I love playing french horn, but I had to give up music and many other things for the mission for 2 years because I know this is true and it will bless many others' life. Missionary work is not easy but I genuinely enjoy it and I love it. Out in the weather, whether it's 104 F or 29 F , 4 inches of rain or golf ball sized hails, finding people who's been looking for truth or years and years, looking for that missing link of their eternity, and seeing their life being blessed throught this everlasting gospel, that what makes it worth it. If you ever read this, I can testify that The Book of Mormon is true. It is word of God and it is the proof that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is The Church of Jesus Christ and Joseph Smith was His prophet of this dispensation and this Church has the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ, and I know President Thomas S. Monson is the living prophet on this earth. I will not and I cannot deny the truthness of this holy gospel.

What is faith?

Jae
I believe, every person, either they are religious or not, they have to walk by faith. For example, If you go outside to go to grocery shopping, the first step you take is because you have that faith, or hope that you'll go to the shopping center and buy whatever you need and be back. While on the way to shop and/or coming back, there are million things that can happen. For example, maybe your car would not start, maybe you will be in a car accident, or maybe the shopping center is closed without notice. But because you have faith or becuase you have hope that you'll be back with your grocery, you take your first step out of the door. And that is what faith is, except for in this gospel, you know that your hope is true. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons baptize their new members?

Jae
When Jesus Christ was baptized, He did not go to a random person on the street and asked him to 'baptize me.' He had to go to John the Baptist to be baptized. Why is that? It is because John the Baptist had 'priesthood authority' of God. From the Holy Bible, we learned that John the Baptist was born to prepare the ways of Jesus Christ and he had the Leviticus (Aaronic) Priesthood. But after Jesus's Crucifixtion and persecution of His apostles, that priesthood authority, the power to act in the name of our Heavenly Father, was taken away from the earth. Neverthless, when Joseph Smith restored The Church of Jesus Christ under the direction of Jesus Christ, that priesthood authority was restored as well. And because Jesus Christ was baptized by the priesthood authority, we must follow His example and be baptized by priesthood authority to make that covenant and be cleansed from our sins. And baptism is the first covenant we make in order for us to return to live with our Heavenly Father. Show more Show less