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Hi I'm Priscilla

I'm Chinese-American, 1st generation, but was born and grew up in Phoenix, AZ. I converted when I was 23 and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've lived most of my life in Arizona but I spent my college years in Boston, MA and one year in Hong Kong. I'm happily married to my husband for 9 years now and I love him more with each day that passes. I love to cook cuisines of all kinds and love to experiment and try new things in the kitchen. I also love to read and you can usually find me with my head stuck in a book of some sort. Writing is also a passion of mine and I have a whole cast of characters in my head just waiting to be have their stories be put down on paper. Being Chinese-American, I try hard to balance the two sides of my heritage and introduce those around me to a very rich culture while learning more about the cultures they come from as well.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born Catholic and went to Catholic school up to high school. I found that I had many questions that would not or could not be answered so I lapsed into agnosticism for a long time, dabbling in Buddhism for a while because of my family history. While in college, I joined a Christian denomination church but still had many questions and doubts and eventually left, feeling burnt out on religion. When I returned back home after college, I had the great fortune to work in an international language department where many return missionaries were also employed (Where else do you find so many local people who speak a variety of languages?). I listened to them discuss Institute lessons and have wonderful talks about the Scriptures that intrigues me but I was very afraid to join another religion. I reluctantly took the missionary discussions with many misgivings and just as many questions but the missionaries and the family of my future husband were wonderful and very patient with me. If they didn't know the answer, they searched until they did. I read the Book of Mormon like it was a history book and even up until the last discussion I had convinced myself that I would not join the Church. But on that last day, the missionaries asked me if I wanted to be baptized and I said no, thank you and they nodded acceptingly, wanting only to leave with a few scripture passages that they deemed their favorites to bolster me. As they went through them, my heart felt very full and warm and I remembered the passage from Moroni 10:3-5 and Mosiah 18:10 and suddenly I realized that everything I had done was to prove the Church false but instead I had never prayed to see if it was true. When the missionaries asked me once more if I would be baptized, I squeaked out a yes and felt a happiness spread through me that I know was the Spirit. For so long I had looked for a church that lived by the principles it preached and it had found me!

How I live my faith

I've had a few callings in my life to serve the Church. I've taught to young women my own age (when I was that age!) about different aspects of the Church and Scriptures, usually trying to bring a convert's perspective to it. I've also helped my husband with Cub Scouts and teaching the 10-12 and 14-15 year old boys in his family ward. Most recently, we were teaching the 16-17 year olds, though we had some 18-19 year olds sneak in or stay behind with our class. Occasionally, I've taught a cooking class or two for our womens' Enrichment class. All have been fun and educational for me and hopefully for those I have taught as well.