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Hi I'm Jamal Vang

I am Hmong, I was born and raised in Sacramento California. I am a member of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

About Me

My parents are both converts of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I was grew up with the church always right at my side. I grew up in a Hmong ward in Sacramento California. I like to play volleyball and to be with my family. Having the Gospel of Jesus Christ always in my life has helped me to understand better what God wants me to do in my life. Being a child of God has brought me many realizations of how I value my life and how I live it. Being able to see the love that my Heavenly Father has for me and his children has greatly blessed my life and many others. I am very grateful that my parents decided to be baptized in the church of Jesus Christ, I love them very much and will forever be thankful. Growing up as a Hmong kid others have wondered why I don't believe in the Hmong culture, which is Shamanism, and why I go to church instead. I told them,"When you find something in your life that you know will bless your life forever and eternally, would you let that chance go?". I know that the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is true and that I have been given an answer from the Holy Ghost of its truthfulness. I am currently serving the Lord in the Alaska Anchorage Mission, going forth and teaching others of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and helping them to also know its truthfulness by the Holy Ghost. Two years of my life is not much but being able to serve the Lord is the least I can do to show my gratitude for loving and guiding me in my life.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the Mormon church and have studied the principles and teachings in it. I grew up not having a strong testimony of the church and of it's truthfulness. I have always believed in a God and the many things that the church has taught me. But, I never truly believed that the Book of Mormon was true,. That it was a record of the inhabitants of America. Later in my youth years I was questioned if I would go on my mission. I told everyone that I was going to go on my mission, but deep inside I thought that I didn't know enough and that I haven't truly read the Book of Mormon. So I made it a goal to read the Book of Mormon and to finish it before I go on my mission. Well I did it, and it changed my life forever. My faith in Jesus Christ grew, I tried to listen and notice more the Spirit's influence in my life. I tried to keep the commandments that have given us to follow and do. I have learned to have faith that the Savior will always be with us at all times. My testimony became something I never thought it could be, and it now still continues to grow. Why am I a Mormon? I am a Mormon because of the Savior Jesus Christ and our Heavenly Father. They truly did come visit Joseph Smith and did reveal to him the Gold Plates or Book of Mormon. I know that Joseph Smith did translate the Book of Mormon by the power and authority of God. I know that as we all strive to read and understand more the many messages of the Book of Mormon, our Heavenly Father will manifest unto us of its truthfulness as long as we truly seek to know if it is true. My testimony lies within the things that have happened in my own life and of the many witnesses that our Heavenly Father has given to me. I cannot deny the Holy Ghost and what it has testified to me. I cannot read the Book of Mormon and say that it means nothing to me. I know that all of these things are true And I say all of these things in the sacred name of our savior Jesus Christ, amen.

How I live my faith

As I became older and older I came to love church and what we did as a faith, a family. I grew to love our Lord the Savior and all that he has done for us. Our religious faith is not a one day thing to be done on one day of the week. I believe think religion as a lifestyle in my everyday life. I strive to keep and obey all things that my Heavenly Father has asked of me. I have a great family that has taught me to love the Savior, our Heavenly Father, and everyone. I show how I live my faith by following the examples that are in my life. I have had two older brothers who have gone away and have come back from their missions serving the Lord and preaching the word. I now am serving in the Anchorage Alaska Mission preaching the gospel as my brothers have. I have two older twin sisters and a younger brother who are also on their missions at this time. The Lord has helped me to learn and understand so much of the gospel as I have studied it and shared it to others. I am grateful for this opportunity to have the gospel in my life. In my mission I have seen many miracles, many trials and opportunities come and go. I have felt the Spirit so strongly as I tried to listen and hearken to it's message it has for me. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has truly helped bring me closer to my Savior ans I am forever grateful. Going forth to serve and share others of the love I feel from our Heavenly Father and seeing how his love affects those we go and see is an experience that I will always hold deep in my heart as a memory forever. I live my faith by having Faith in our Heavenly Father, his son Jesus Christ, and in the teachings and many things that have been thus far revealed unto us. I live my Faith by striving to learn and understand what my Heavenly Father wants me to do and become. I live my faith by keeping the commandments that have been given to us. I live my faith by doing all I can to serve my fellow men and our Heavenly Father and our Savior.