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Hi I'm Chai

My dad was in the military and I was still a young boy when our family became members of the Mormon faith.

About Me

I am a father of 5 children and currently reside in southern Utah. I specifically came to Utah --after serving as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints (the Mormons)--to find a wife. Obviously I did, and have been happily married for 20 years now. We currently have a son serving in Nebraska as a missionary. I love to spend time on the computer but it does not take away from my love for my family. My father was in the military so I had the opportunity to travel to many parts of the U.S. and Europe. It was in Germany when my father met the Mormon missionaries and eventually became a member. I spent some of my youth in Texas but feel that my real personality comes from our families stay in Hawaii. I was able to attend 7th grade and continued on until I graduated high school. From there I served a mission (as I mentioned previously) then moved to Utah. I have been here ever since because I fell in love with the area. I knew this is where I wanted to raise my children and have not regretted leaving Hawaii.

Why I am a Mormon

I have grown up in the church. Because my father was in the military it was hard to move every 4 years or so and have to make new friends. As a young boy it meant a lot to be able to go to church and immediately feel welcomed. The church was a constant foundation every place we moved to. Growing up in the military even became bearable. I've always known that the church was true. Once I was on my mission though I came to realize that my testimony of the church, of God, and of the Book of Mormon were borrowed from my parents. I started to search for my own answers, and the great thing is, I found them. As a missionary, I had was able to find my own testimony, that the steps I was teaching really worked, they worked on me. By the time I came home and eventually got married I thought my testimony of the church couldn't get stronger. After my fathers death though I found that I had so much more growing to do. My father had kept a journal that I knew nothing of and after his death they were passed on to me. It was here that my testimony grew as I read the pages of my fathers journals. You see it was here that I was able to see the struggles this man had in raising a son. I was able to read the prayers had to help him to overcome the trials that plagued him. My testimony become stronger when I was able to read the answers he received and how is changed his spirit. I am a Mormon today because of the many prayers I have seen answered by a loving God. Not just the prayers of others but of my own prayers. I am a Mormon today because I have found that this tree bears good fruit. I know that God lives and wishes all of us to find the truth. Confusion is not one of his tools to answer prayers. Joseph Smith searched for answers and had the courage to act upon the promptings of the Holy Ghost and because of this I know he was chosen to be our first Latter-Day-Prophet. I know that our Heavenly Father is pleased with my decisions so far and that he loves me.

How I live my faith

I am currently an Elder in our Ward and have been called to be a youth teacher. I have been able to hold many teaching positions both in church and also at my place of work. I work with troubled teens so having a testimony of Christ has really helped me to be more spiritually aware of youths needs. Working with these youth have given me the desire to become an elementary school teacher. Without my faith in God I do not feel I could even attempt such a feat. I am grateful for the opportunities that I have to live by example. All of my friends and work mates know that I am a Mormon, so I do my very best to be a good example to all who would ever meet me. When the opportunities arise I try to help those in need. I hope that by sharing a little part of me I will have helped you to feel that you not alone. Good luck in your search for truth and I pray that you will become strong where ever you decide to plant your flag.