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Hi I'm Thuy

I'm Vietnamese. I work as a nail technician. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I like to travel. I like to read. I love the scene of the ocean and beautiful flowers.

Why I am a Mormon

I grow up in a Buddhist family. I, however, never like to go to a Buddhist temple. I went there with my friends just for fun. My aunt is a Catholic and she used to take me to her Church a few times. I love the music and the preaching so I started to like church. I, however, did not become a Catholic. My father had a Baptist friend, and then he later became a member of a Baptist church in Vietnam. My dad told me about it and then took me to his church a few times. I later joined the Baptist church when I was about 15. When I started reading the Bible, I didn't understand much from it. But I love the activities at the Baptist church. And I also prayed every night. I learned about God and Jesus Christ. I did not know their exact identities, but I always know they love me. When I came to the United States, my life turned a new page. One day, I looked out the windows and I saw two Mormon missionaries biking outside. A few minutes later, they came knock on my door. I told them I wanted to learn English and I invited them back. They came back a week later and invited me to one of their church services. When I came to church, I realized that the Sunday service of the Mormon church is very simple and spiritual. The speakers did not yell as loud as my preacher usually did on Sunday. As I learned more about the commandments which their members follow, I felt that it's something good for me to do too. I also felt the Holy Ghost testify to me when the members bore their testimonies during fast Sunday. I then decided to join the Church of Jesus Christ of latter-day Saints, because I felt like it was the right thing to do.

How I live my faith

I have the oppotunity to learn and follow God's commandments, such as the Word of Wisdom (which teaches us what we should and should not put into our body) and the law of tithing. Before I join the Church, I used to feel peer pressure and do things to follow the crowd. Now I know what I should do and what I should not. I used to turn down my friend's invitation to walk into a night club because it leads to a lot of temptations, including drinking and doing drugs. I also learn that working to earn money is not the only path of life, but I always need to keep my material and spiritual life balanced. As I faithfully come to Church every Sunday, I feel the calm assurance through the Holy Ghost that God loves me. I also am called to teach the young women in my church.