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Hi I'm Linh

I am Vietnamese-American, a convert and I am happy to say that I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently the only member of the church in my family. My parents came to the United States from Vietnam in 1980 and worked hard to provide my sisters and I with a good life. I have been a member for seven years, almost eight years now and I am really reaping the benefits. I am a wife and have been married for six years. I am 5'2 and my husband is 6'6, it is a match made in heaven. I graduated with my bachelors in Criminal Justice studies. I enjoy taking road trips and finding places to eat. I love having people come over and cooking for them. Obviously I am a little biased but Vietnamese food is my favorite!! Other than that I am just enjoying life!

Why I am a Mormon

It took a couple of years before I could get myself to be baptized. The reason for this was because my family grew up in the traditional Buddhist religion, but during some trying times I had a lot of friends who were Christian and by their example I wanted to learn more about different churches. While a junior in high school, I went to different churches and I associated most Christian churches as a "white people" only organization, I just didn't know any better. One day I rented some books at my local library about Mormonism and the book that inspired me the most was, "Faith is the Essence of True Religion" by President Gordon B. Hinckley. He wrote, "Years ago I was asked whether the missionary lessons we use in the Orient are substantially different from those we use in countries where the people are primarily Christians. I responded that we use essentially the same lessons because we teach the same kind of people whose hearts are touched by the same eternal truths. The fact that one's skin may be a slightly different color, that one's eyes may have a slightly different set, that one may wear a different type of clothing does not in any sense make him or her a different kind of individual. People the world over respond to the same stimuli in essentially the same way. They seek warmth when they are cold, they know the same kind of pain; they experience sadness; and they know joy. And everywhere people look to a superior power. They may call him by various names, and they may describe him in various ways, by they are aware of his being and look to him for strength beyond their own." I finally understood that we are true literal sons and daughters of a Heavenly Father no matter your race or background. This opened the doors for more learning and pondering. When I think about how the gospel got introduced into my life it was at the perfect time, and everything just fell into place; I think it was meant to be.

How I live my faith

I live my faith on a daily basis, it is seldom that I don't think about something that pertains to the gospel in my everyday doings. I know that I am not perfect and I am grateful that I can repent and have opportunities to become better. I also live my faith by being a good example to my family and friends. Being a latter-day saint isn't just about having a religion but really its about having a certain lifestyle. I try my best to heed the council of modern day prophets, to follow the commandments, have a Christ centered home and to have joy; I know this is possible because I choose this as a way of life.