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Hi I'm Sotith

Video gamer. K-pop enthusiast. Procrastinater. Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Lowell and the church all my life. I live with my mom, aunts, and cousins. I love manga and anime, and I like to play video games. My favorite sport is volleyball. I love to listen to mostly K-pop music, as well as Chinese and Japanese pop. I love watching the music videos and trying to follow the dance routine. I find transitioning into an adult difficult, but thanks to the support of my family, friends, and ward members, I can keep pressing onward.

Why I am a Mormon

My mother and aunt came here from Cambodia and joined a year after I was born. Raised by a single mother, I also had many youth leaders to learn from and look up to, as well as friends. Their testimonies, support, and fellowship inspire me to become a better person, and give back to others. Many of my coworkers notice something about me; they love working with me even though I'm so shy and quiet. The church members have become my extended family, and the idea of returning to Heaven together is such a blessing.

How I live my faith

I have had the pleasure of helping out the youth in Boy Scouts for a number of years, as well as being a Sunday school teacher for a brief period of time. They were sad I had to stop being their teacher, and rejoiced when I managed to accompany them on Scout Camp for a few days. I volunteer to go with the full-time missionaries to accompany and assist in their lessons when I'm able to. I also do "hometeaching," where I visit my assigned families to share a spiritual messages and see how they are doing. Visiting them each month renews my faith as well as becoming closer to their families, and loving them more. Part of being Mormon is being a missionary. Growing up, I was always afraid and shy of revealing who I am; it was my nature. Now, I have an easier time inviting my friends and coworkers to church events, like Christmas parties, barbeques, and whatever. This gives them a chance to see who I am, what the church is about, and what great foods they have been missing out on.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

I live in a home with just a mother and no father. While we do our best, it's really difficult. Being a Mormon, is being in an even bigger family. It means we agree to help, comfort, support, and love each other. In order to do so, it starts in the home. In a home with lots of contention, there is no room for the Spirit. You simply can't feel any love when someone is angry or sad. I've become close with other families, and the atmosphere is amazing. Eating together, playing games, joking... When you're a single child with a single mother, it gets boring and kinda lonely. My mother worked all day and after school my source of entertainment/interest was either books, television, or video games. Both my mom and aunt were too tired from working or cooking, so I had to have fun by myself usually. My mom wants what is good for me. All parents want the same, right? Heavenly Father is no different. He sent us here to learn and grow, and bring the rest of His children so they can learn, grow, and feel loved as well. The most important thing in a child's life is their childhood, and so as a family, we need to be united. Show more Show less