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Hi I'm Linh Tran

I'm from Vietnam. I am a college student in the States. I love life!!! And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in Vietnam. I grew up in a small town named Binh Phuoc and when I was 10 my family moved to Hanoi. I have a wonderful family with my mom, my dad and my older sister. Since I was little, I always wanted to go study abroad because I was always fascinated in languages and cultures. That dream almost seemed impossible since my family wasn't the most well-off family and I was the youngest out of 2 daughters that my parents had. I tried to study so hard hoping that I someday would get a scholarship. When I was 15, my parents decided that it was time to let me go pursue my dream. I signed up for an exchange student program and went to Tucson, AZ for my senior year of high school. After finishing high school, I went back to Vietnam for the summer and came back to the States. Now I am studying Statistics at Brigham Young University. I love hanging out with families and friends. My most favorite things in the world are water and trees (I guess that's why I was born in Vietnam ^.^ )

Why I am a Mormon

I wasn't born in the church and my family are not members. However, the most wonderful blessing came to me when I was 15. My aunt's friend had two daughters that went to Brigham Young University (BYU) but none of them was a member. Nevertheless, he told me about the school, which is owned by the church, and he took me to church once. My first thought when I went to church was "Oh man...there are so many American people and this is so fun!". I kept going to church and first with the intention of learning English. Eventually, I decided that I would take lessons from the 2 Vietnamese elder missionaries. I started to read the Book of Mormon and I prayed about it. It wasn't until one day something terrible happened and I really felt that I should kneel down and pray for help to see what would happen. That was the moment that I knew Heavenly Father lived and He loved me so much that he gave me the opportunity to learn about gospel. Because my family were not members, it was first very hard for me to decide whether to get baptized or not. However, I knew that the church was true and I got baptized on July 20th, 2008 and became one of the first members of the branch in Vietnam. I know that the church is true. I am so grateful for the opportunity to know about the gospel. I have a firm testimony of Jesus Christ. I know that He lives, He loves me and He loves each and everyone of us. I know that He sacrificed himself and atoned for my sins that I can have the opportunity to return to God someday. I know that one day my family will accept the gospel and we will return to Heavenly Father's kingdom as an eternal family.

How I live my faith

When I was in Vietnam, I was the president of Young Woman group which at that time had 2 members (me and my counsin ^.^). I wanted to be an example for my little cousin who got baptized a year after I did so I tried to read the Book of Mormon with her and pray everyday. Now because I'm in the States, I have the opportunity of going to the temple so I make and effort to go there when I can. I go to church on a weekly basis and try to keep the commandments and do things that I'm supposed to so I can have the spirit with me always.