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Hi I'm Suni

I grew up in an orphanage in Thailand. I was adopted by a family in Arkansas. I love service. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

For the first 10 years of my life, I lived in an orphanage in Bangkok, Thailand with many other children. Life in the orphanage was not an easy thing for me. The staff members were very physically and emotionally abusive to all of the children, leaving me only my peers to turn to for any comfort or reassurance. One day I learned that an American family was interested in adopting me. When I realized I would be leaving that terrible place behind forever, I began to have hope. But my troubles were not over yet. The adoption process took much longer than usual: 3 extra years. The staff took the opportunity during my remaining time within their walls to increase their harassment tenfold. I wanted to leave, and at the same time I feared for the safety of the younger children that I had taken under my wing once I left. The day I had been dreaming of finally came when I was 10 years old. My adoption was finalized, and my new mom came to Thailand to bring me home. I was more excited than a 4 year old on Christmas morning! I had a family. I was wanted. I was loved. I belonged. My first 2 years in the United States were full of adjustments. Everything seemed great for a while, but then things changed in a way that was difficult for me to understand at such a young age. My new parents were getting a divorce. The family we had fought for for so long to piece together was now falling apart at the seams. This was a hard time too because I was facing several major surgeries.

Why I am a Mormon

When I started college, life was good, but I could feel that something was missing. I had visited many churches during my time in high school in the hopes of finding that missing piece of puzzle, but none of them fit. Then, in one of my classes I met a girl. We became fast friends. She began sharing with me her beliefs about God, and Jesus Christ. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I wanted to learn more, but I was worried that this church would leave me unsatisfied, just like all the others. I decided to give it a shot, and started taking the missionary discussions. For the first time in my life, all the pieces of the puzzle began to fit together and form a beautiful picture. It didn’t take me long to realize that I wanted to be a member of the church, and I took the missionaries’ baptism challenge. The gospel has changed my life in so many positive ways. I cannot wait to see what Heavenly Father has in store for me in my life; and I am excited to begin a new adventure. I am so grateful for the Lord’s help in overcoming so many challenges. I have learned a great deal, and look forward to continuing my growth in the gospel, and moving forward with my life.

How I live my faith

Service! I love volunteer and helped those around me. One of my favorite service today at the moment is that I love to do cook for my friends or be the the ears to those who needs it. I take care of people that are having a hard time. I believe that as a member of the Church, the Lord wants us to take care of each other and us to be unified as one. I also love to read the scriptures - it brings the Spirit into my life and helps me stay in touch with history. I love following the promptings of the Spirit. The Spirit helps me know what to do - like work on my family history, or to know when someone is in need of help, if someone is praying for help. This gives me hope. The Spirit helps me see that I will have a family in the future.

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Whenever I do baptisms for the dead, I am drawn closer to my Savior and those around me that didn't get a chance to receive the gospel. I desires dearly with my heart that my family and friends draw closer to the Savior just as I am trying to do each and every day. Show more Show less