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Hi I'm Victor Kwan

I was born and raised in Hong Kong. My wife and I have three children. I work as a tax accountant. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the youngest of my parent's eight children. I grew up in a poor family in Hong Kong but somehow I always felt I had everything I needed. Actually it makes sense because I had the most kind, wonderful, and caring parents. I had a lot of friends from my neighborhood and school to play with. I also got along pretty well with my siblings. My teenager years were kind of tough as I was struggling to find my identity and to try to be accepted by peers. I guess it's typical for teenagers. I did not do well at school and was spending too much time playing basketball and going after what was popular. Fortunately the friends I was hanging out with were mostly good so I did not really get into any big trouble. I was just feeling lost at times and not clear what the future would hold for me. Fast forward.. now I am a father of three. And they are all grown. However, it was not long ago when they were teenagers and going thru similar challenges as I did as a teenager. I admired them for their self-discipline and courage as they got up and stepped out of the house each morning knowing that they would face various challenges at school or at work. I prayed for them each morning that they might have the strength and guidance they need to choose the right. And I still do. I have a perfect wife and I am very very grateful for her. I like soccer, basketball, skiing, hiking, camping, reading novels, watching TV & movies, listening to music, and travel.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints for 35 years. Personally this means a lot to me because I see active membership of the church bring blessings. In fact, I feel tremendously blessed spiritually and temporally over all these years. My family and I had our ups and downs. We had challenges and trials. However all these experiences strengthen my faith that the gospel is true, that God loves us, and that we can have peace and joy this life and hope and promises in the life after if we strive to live the gospel.. Perhaps I am just more used to being a member after all these years. However, I believe that it is the blessings to me, my family, and others brought by this religious practice that gives me the strength and desire to keep going. I no longer see it a burden living the gospel as when I first joined the church. Instead I see the gospel as tools for us to attain the purposes of this life. I know they are the road maps to joy and happiness this life and after. I am grateful that 35 years ago I did not reject the opportunity to hear the message about the restored church of Christ and the Book of Mormon. That opportunity changed my life forever.

How I live my faith

I try to live my life in harmony with my faith which is centered on Jesus Christ's teaching that we should love God and our fellow men the best we could. Although I have fallen short of it and often found myself failing due to my personal weakness, I have kept trying in hopes of improving myself as a disciple of Jesus Christ. I am hoping by following Jesus' teachings and examples, I may have a closer relationship with my Father in heaven and I may be a good influence on others and have peace and happiness in this life and after. Seeking guidance from our Heavenly Father is important for me to live my everyday life. I pray to Him everyday to express my gratitude to Him for the blessings He gives me and to ask Him for guidance and protection. I read and study scriptures to seek inspiration and directions. Jesus Christ has set an example for us in serving others. I believe the best way to live the gospel is to reach out to others who need help. I feel good when I step in and take the opportunity to serve others. There are plenty of opportunities out there for us to serve in our church and community. I pray for more strength, selflessness, and attention to others that I may be of more service to others. .