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Hi I'm Lily

I grew up in Taiwan. I lived in Australia. I studied in the USA. I served in Ukraine. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a reader, I'm a photographer, I'm a traveller. I graduated in Advertising Management and served as a missionary in Ukraine. My family moved often growing up, so I've lived in 5 different countries and love it all. I'm a citizen of the world :) I love art. I love imagination. I love colors and creativity. I like lots of bouncing balls and bubbles in the wind. I like hot chocolate in the winter and snow flakes on the window. I make little origami cranes in my free time and decorations for fun. I like playing volleyball until my hands hurt. I like cooking more than I like eating... but I like turkey stuffing and cheese cakes. I like music, I like friends. I like cats but I'm allergic to them :P I dream to go on a hot air balloon and publish a book. I want to see a real castle. I want to sing well. I wish I could draw and play the guitar. I'm happy because I like being happy.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a Buddhist family. I didn't know who Jesus Christ was. I didn't know who God was. I didn't even know who Buddha was except someone my mother prayed to. Religion was cultural. Religion was traditions. When I joined the church at 13 with my family, I didn't understand who Jesus Christ. I didn't understand who God was. Buddha was now someone my mother used to prayed to. Religion felt like it was cultural - dresses on Sundays and no more tea. Religion was also traditions - early morning seminary and camping in the summer. I knew the Gospel like I knew mathematics at school. I could answer all the questions in Sunday School lessons. I could complete a young woman's personal progress without progressing. I could read the Book of Mormon without thinking. I knew everything but I didn't understand a thing. I left home at 17 to go to college. After an year of living on my own, I searched for something more in life. When I read the Book of Mormon, I found peace - an unreasonable sense of reassurance that annoying penetrated my daily life until I noticed it. When I lived the gospel I found hope - a source of strength to go on living because life is no longer mundane. When I prayed to my Father in Heaven with my soul, I found a Father - one that has patiently waited 5 years for me to stop pretending to live the gospel. And then I learned to use faith - the power of heaven that creates miracles. I've seen it. I'm a Mormon for 10 years and now, I know it's true.

How I live my faith

The gospel isn't just a part of my life, this is my life. I know this church is true, the teachings are from a loving Heavenly Father to help me live a happy life. This isn't just a hobby, it's not a to-do list or weekend past-time. I try my best to live every moment of my life the way Jesus Christ did. When I served as a full-time missionary, it's sharing the joy with people. I love walking down the street and sharing my testimony with others. I love teaching the simple truths of the gospel to people and seeing the light shine in their eyes as they learn about Heavenly Father's love for them. I also love the little opportunities of service and being able to make friends with everyone around you. After returning from my mission, I am now working full time in Taiwan while studying on the side. Sometimes it is a trial to put the gospel in my life. Everyday, we are faced with choices that force us to choose between the gospel and what is seemingly just as important. Do I take the amazing job opportunity that requires me to work Sunday? How do I find time to read the scriptures when I work 12 hours a day? Does it really matter if I don't prepare for my classes on Sunday? The question asks, how do I live my faith? The answer is, I live it by my faith. By believing that it is the truth. By relying on the Lord and knowing that somehow, He will pull me through to the end. It's learning to be happy every day and seeing the Lord in my daily life.