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Hi I'm Gina Bui

I am Vietnamese. I like to make people laugh. I love playing with kids! and did I mention ... I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I am the youngest sister of three siblings; I have one older brother and one older sister. My siblings and I are about 16 to 17 years apart. I am a freshman in college and currently a Biology major, possibly changing it to Education. The prominent, unique, and identifiable things about me are my leadership skills, the hard work and dedication I put into the things I love, and for a lot of people, I smile...A LOT :) My family came over to the United States the year before I was born. They were able to come to the U.S because of my father's help since he was in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. When I was young, I used to be a tom-boy or at least, I remember I spent more time playing chess and backgammon games with boys in my class. I have visited Vietnam when I was about four years old. Currently, I am attending Georgia State University to complete my B.A in Science. However, I am undecided to what I want to become after college. Even though I love to spend all my time with kids, I have debated a lot between becoming an Elementary School Teacher or somewhere in the medical field in pediatrics. Hopefully, freshman year may change my decision. I love to make people smile, so I hope to achieve a dream of working with kids, like at Children's Hospital of Atlanta and knowing that I am able to help them in their time of need.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the Church since I could remember. My family members were introduced to the Church by the Vietnamese missionaries. I was baptized at the age of 8 and we have been part of our small branch for many years. We have moved Wards before, but we always find ourselves back to this branch. Most of my middle school years, we were inactive for reasons only my family members knew that I could not understand at the time. But, we returned to the branch two years ago and I am grateful to be back. The people I knew when I was small still look the same and some...look different than I remembered, but now I am glad to know everyone again. My faith has grown ten-fold since I was young; definitely. My faith grew when I was a freshman in high school. During this time, I felt alone because I changed high schools, leaving my best friends. Now that I think about it, it was petty, but I was young, experiencing high school for the first time by myself and I felt afraid, thinking there is no one to help me. All the students in my new high school already made their groups of friends, so I felt secluded and had a very low self-esteem. To cut it short, freshman year was not my favorite. But, the following summer, I realized the only people I needed to be friends with is Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. Once I believed in myself and slowly grew faith in God, I knew I should not be depressed about being an invisible person in a student body of 1300 because I have so much faith that God wants me to express. Continuing my freshman year, my family had several trials that we had to overcome, but the Gospel has given me a place where I knew that God has a plan for us and that these challenges test our faith in Him. I have found happiness that cannot be compared to other places where I have been and I am grateful to have God's word in my life. I would be a totally different person without it. I am thankful for my family's blessings we have received and I couldn't be any happier

How I live my faith

As of right now, I am a busy student with extracurricular activities. But, I try to live my faith by following the commandments and learning the Gospel little by little. In my branch, I teach a lesson once a month; not only do I teach other girls in our youth, but I am also teaching myself when I prepare each lesson. For church activities, the youth, primary president, counselors, and I plan numerous activities for our church such as: trips to fun places, picking strawberries at local farms, and making special projects like videos, crafts, and other creations. My family and I go to church every Sunday and we live by the Gospel daily. I can't go by one day without my family talking about our Heavenly Father and Christ in our lives. By having the Book of Mormon and the Bible, I hope to learn more of the Gospel by completing the Book of Mormon to strengthen my faith and testimony.