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Hi I'm Sequoia Ploeg

I grew up an Aussie, I love science and music, I'm a missionary in Taiwan, and I'm a Mormon. 我是個澳洲人 , 我愛科學和音樂 , 我在台灣傳教 , 並我是個後期聖徒

About Me

I really, REALLY love music. I play the piano (for 11 years now), violin, and organ. I completed my Associate's Degree by the time I graduated from High School, and I love to read and learn new things. I'm obsessed with airplanes of any kind and shape, and I love science and math. And though I may not look the part, I also love longboarding.

Why I am a Mormon

I've been a Mormon every since I was a child, but I have seen the Lord's hand in my life. Through blessings which he has given to me and all the little miracles which I've witnessed, I know that this is God's church, and that God loves us. I know that when we follow the commandments, God will bless us. The main rock that my faith is built on is the Book of Mormon. I love the Book of Mormon because of the stories that are in it, the things it teaches, and the feeling I get when I read it. It can help me feel better when I'm down, it gives me advice when I don't know what to do, and it's just an amazing book; a book I know was written by ancient prophets and that is God's word. Because I know the Book of Mormon is true, I know that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is God's true, original church, once again established on the earth.

How I live my faith

In my home ward, one of my callings is to serve as the Ward Organist. I help select and play music on the organ, as well as prelude music to invite the Spirit. It's one way I use the talents the Lord has given me to serve others and bring them happiness. Hometeaching is another responsibility. I visit the homes of other families in my ward each month with my Dad and we bring a spiritual message that we then teach the family. We make friends with them, and watch over them. If they have any special needs, we do our best to serve them and fill those needs. Being a home teacher is an incredible blessing, because we have the opportunity to bless the lives of others. It's also nice to know that you have hometeachers looking after yourself. I'm currently serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in a mission to which I was called and assigned to by a living prophet of God: the Taiwan Taipei Mission. I am so grateful for the opportunity I have to devote two years of my life to serve the Lord as a full-time missionary and have the opportunity to help others by serving them and teaching them about the gospel and helping them learn about Jesus Christ and the Plan of Salvation. Being a missionary has blessed my life in so many ways; it's taught me how to draw near to the Lord, it's taught me how to look for the miracles that are all around me every day of my life, and also to enjoy and appreciate the small things which I used to take for granted. I firmly believe that if we pay enough attention, we can see miracles everyday in our lives, no matter how hard or how bad that day may have been.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Sequoia Ploeg
No, Mormons are not required to serve a mission, but it's highly encouraged. I'm serving a mission right now, because after everything the Lord has given me, it would be very selfish not to serve Him in return. Also, seeing how the gospel has blessed me life, I want to be able to help other people learn about the gospel so that it can bless their lives as well. That's why Mormons serve missions, because it helps other people. Show more Show less