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Hi I'm Leslie Chia

I grew up in Singapore. I come from a family of 5. I love playing tennis. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I was born & raised in Singapore. I enjoy a game of tennis, travelling and eating out with friends. Thai food is my favorite. The most memorable trip by far was travelling to Nepal to teach kids English & life skills, and painting a local school there. I graduated from University with a Bachelor's degree in Economics and I am currently serving a full time volunteer mission in Santa Rosa California. I help people come closer to Christ so they can have the greatest amount of happiness in the life. I also love serving people in anyway that I can. I suffered a stroke at the age of 26 and have never felt more scared in my life. I was blessed to receive the best treatment in time. My right leg was paralysed but through therapy & countless prayers, I was able to walk after a month. I know it is a miracle & God has a hand in all this.

Why I am a Mormon

I am Mormon because I know that God loves us infinitely & gave His son, Jesus Christ, to suffer & die for our sins. I know that Jesus Christ did in reality do that. I know that if we rely on His grace, we can overcome any kind of difficulty in our life. I know that through following His example & living his teachings, we can gain the greatest amount of happiness, and can live with God again with my family after this life. I am Mormon because I know that Joseph Smith is a prophet, and through him, God restored His church on the earth again. I know that God's power, the Priesthood, has been restored to the earth as well and is here to bless us all. I am Mormon because I have read the Book of Mormon, prayed about it, and have gained a testimony of its truthfulness. It was not easy, and did not come instantly, but happened over a gradual period of time, with consistent effort. I know the Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ, and is to be used with the Holy Bible, neither book decreasing the importance of the other. Both contain essential truths for our salvation, and can help us live a more fulfilling life if we abide by its teachings. Because I know these things are true and can help others in their lives, I have chosen to serve a full time mission to share the wonderful message with others!

How I live my faith

I live my faith through daily prayer and scripture study, and these things have helped me grow closer to Jesus Christ, recognize His love for us and learn of His teachings. Besides learning about Jesus Christ, I have learnt that it is important to live His teachings. It is not easy and I make many mistakes, but I know the Lord wants me to learn from these mistakes, change, become a better person, and serve my fellowmen. I know that the scriptures contain many teachings that we can apply in our lives, and if we do these things, we will grow closer to God. I attend church meetings every Sunday to learn from the members of the Church and share my own thoughts as well. In Church, we are like a big family & we constantly strive to strengthen each other and our testimonies of Jesus Christ. I strive to serve to the best of my ability as a missionary. I strive to be an example to others in thought, word & deed.