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Hi I'm Cromwell Wong

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Father, husband, and friend...energy analyst, investor, and a businessman...

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it's teachings center around Jesus Christ and it is wholesome, faith promoting, and inspiring. You take the best teachings of every religion out there and you get all of it in the LDS faith, plus more. It teaches me that I am a son of God and that I have the potential to become like him. More on the same line, everyone is my brother or sister who I should love, care, and support. I became a member of the Church when I was 10 years old (from Catholic) but it wasn't until I was 16 that I fully embraced its teachings. There are so many things why I chose to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: Foremost, is that, at the very basic, it teaches all the good that is found in other religion -- faith in God and Jesus Chris, charity, repentance, love for all men, and others. Second, it expounds on those teaching. For example, it teaches that revelation exists today, that we have living prophets who give continous revelation. We receive guidance from the Lord through his prophets at this time of our generation! Third, it teaches the truth. I found that the teachings of the Mormon faith reconcile the teachings of true science; they neither contradict nor negate each other. They complement each other. Fourth, there are other sets of scriptures out there that witness to the divinity of Jesus Christ. I am an analyst and for me, the more evidence I have, the better it is to get to the truth. The Book of Mormon does just that. It is another testament of Jesus Christ .

How I live my faith

I strive to live the gospel principles the best I can. I am not perfect and I have a lot of weaknesses. I try to be a good leader and example to my family, co-workers, community and all the people I associate with. I served as a local ecclesiastical leader in Brooklyn, NYC. That time my wife and I didn't have any children yet, so I didn't fully understand the love parents have for their children. One night around 11pm, a concerned mother (she was in the West Coast) called and asked if I could visit her daughter who was having some issues - emotionally, physically, and financially. I had a very rough day at work that day and all I could think of was sleep and get plenty of rest. Then my wife asked me what if she was our daughter and was in distress? I asked someone to come with me and visit her late that night. I learned a valuable lesson then that as we see each person as a brother or sister, we act differently. One of the other things I like to do at Church is teach a lesson. In our Church, we all volunteer and are not paid. We all serve freely and on our own accord. When I teach I learn quite a bit from the people participating. What I particularly like about the class is that we have people from different backgrounds, age groups, and professions and all give different perspectives in life. It is interesting to hear an answer from a 45 year old geologist about his view on a topic and another from a 60 year old lawyer. Despite different backgrounds and ways of assessing the situation, each one would arrive to the same conclusion since they are basing their answers on time- tested principles.