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Hi I'm Ting

I'm a Chinese who grew up in Chia-i, Taiwan. I'm a home maker and a mother of three beautiful daughters. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Taiwan and graduated from college in Tan-shui, Taiwan. My parents are both from mainland China. My mother grew up in Henan Province and my father grew up in Jiangsu Province. I grew up in a culture influenced by Buddhism and Taoism. My family was not religious (and still aren't) but are very good people who taught me good values. In my early-twenties, much to my parents concern I traveled abroad to Utah to get my Masters degree where I ultimately met my husband, got married and started my family. I now have three wonderful grown daughters who I am so proud of. I taught school for a couple of years at the beginning of our marriage but now am a stay-at-home mom. I love to cook (especially Chinese food), crochet, read, listen to smooth jazz, watch classic movies, do yoga, and travel. We have traveled to Puerto Rico, a number of the Caribbean islands, Mexico, Costa Rica, Alaska, Switzerland, France and more recently Hong Kong, China and Taiwan.

Why I am a Mormon

I joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Taiwan when I was about 12 years old as a result of the missionaries. Nobody else in my family joined and my parents weren't very supportive of my decision. In Chinese culture, there is immense pressure to get good grades in order to qualify to be admitted into a good junior or high school. Because of the time associated with studying, I became inactive in the church for a few years. Upon completion of high school, I went to Tam-shui for college where I was found again by missionaries and returned to actively attending church. This was a great time as I was more mature and really developed my faith in Jesus Christ through serving Him. My testimony grew and I realized that I had not been forgotten by God. He had always been there for me. From that point on and throughout all these 30+ years, I've learned and know that the Book of Mormon is another testimony of Jesus Christ. There is a plan of happiness for us to follow in order to find our own happiness and that is by following our Savior. We are saved through the atonement of Jesus Christ. We will be united with our loved ones for all eternity. We have a living prophet and he reveals the will of God to us. We can receive personal revelation from God as well. One of the most beautiful and precious aspects of this church is the plan of God to save ALL his children. I have literally thousands of ancestors going way back many generations of Chinese history. None of these were Christians. I imagine that most had never even had the opportunity to hear about Jesus. Although most Christian faiths would say that they are damned because they never accepted Christ, I now know a loving and perfect God has designed a plan to allow ordinances (e.g. baptism) to be done on their behalf in the Holy Temples. For a Chinese who is taught the importance of honoring their ancestors, this brings me such joy and a grateful heart. I love being a Mormon.

How I live my faith

My husband and I are serving in a congregation that consists of young single adults who are 18 to 31 years old. We assist, teach and sometimes help organize events for these young single adults who we enjoy and have come to love so much. As my own children are on their own, I serve as a 'mother' to many of these wonderful young people. I also serve one day a week in the Houston LDS Temple. I find this to be a very holy and sacred place. I enjoy assisting those who come to perform ordinances for the salvation of their ancestors.