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Hi I'm Kevin Phung-Vuong

I was born and raised in Hawaii, I'm a mechanic and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in Hawaii. I'm currently studying in the field of Automotive Performance Technology and am looking for a career in the automotive industry. I love spending time with my family whenever I can considering they live 3000 miles away. My passion is cars, I love everything about them working on, reading about, and most of all driving and racing cars. Drag racing, road racing, drifting, autocross or just going for the occasional drive/road trip, if it involves a steering wheel, a shifter and speed I will most likely be there.

Why I am a Mormon

Why I'm a Mormon? The answer to that question can go back well into my youth. I was born and raised Buddhist and I was always interested in why people believe what they believe and do what they do for religion. So during my high school years I began studying and learning about different religions. I've visited many different temples, churches and meeting houses of different religions: Catholicism, Judaism, Buddhism, Taoism, Lutheran, Baptist, Southern Baptist, Muslim, the list goes on I always believed that Buddhism was the right path for me. I was introduced to the Mormon church in the summer of 2006 when a coworker and I attended the same class. We decided to start studying together and the topic of religion came up. After many months of talking about it my coworker who had now become a very close friend asked me one simple question that would change the course of my life in ways I never imagined, "would you like to go to stake conference with us?". Being the curious person that I am I agree wanting to learn more. I began speaking with the missionaries every week, going to church every week for over 2 years. I even went to, made flyers and helped to plan many activities in the church I never joined and told them I never would (proof of how stubborn and hard headed I am). Until one day while I was sitting in church and a feeling came over me, a very powerful feeling, that I needed to ask my friend to baptize me. Well I made the decision on December 7th, 2008 to be baptized. The feeling I received I could never explain it was the most incredible feeling of peace that I have ever felt, all my problems and worries had gone away, it was as if nothing else in the world mattered, the only thing that mattered was my decision to be baptized and that it was the correct choice. So on December 13th, 2008 I was baptized and became a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and I have never been happier. The blessings it has brought me are immeasurable.

How I live my faith

Like family and friends, faith is one of the 3 most important things in my life. “You must be the change you want to see in the world.”- Ghandi I strive every day to be a better person, I enjoy bringing laughter and smiles into the world. Life is far to short to take seriously all the time, if I can make one persons day go from bad or fine to good or great, then it has been a good day. In order to achieve this I have created a life centered around Christ. I start my week with church on Sundays (what a better way to start a week?!), I do my best to read my scriptures and say my prayers every night. I am a home teacher, which is a great experience, making sure people in our own faiths know we care about them to bring us closer. When I can I go out with the missionaries to help answer the questions people have about the church the same questions and concerns that I had. If I could but help one person find the same answers I did and open their minds and hearts to a whole new world of happiness that I have found, I would be a happy person.