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Hi I'm Christina

I am from Taiwan. I live a simple and fulfilling life... and I'm a Mormon. :)

About Me

I was born and raised in Taiwan. You can find some of the nicest people and the best food in this beautiful country! :) I love my life, and I love making new friends and learning new things. My Father in Heaven, my Savior Jesus Christ, my family, good food and music are things that brings me most happiness in my life. I am currently a missionary serving in the Washington Spokane Mission. I love the gospel and am very grateful that I get to share it everyday!

Why I am a Mormon

In the introduction of the Book of Mormon it reads, "We invite all men everywhere to read the Book of Mormon, to ponder in their hearts the message it contains, and then to ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ if the book is true. Those who pursue this course and ask in faith will gain a testimony of its truth and divinity by the power of the Holy Ghost. (See Moroni 10:3–5.)" I'm a Mormon because I've put this promise into test and gained a strong testimony of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon. I've read the Book of Mormon, pondered the message it contains, and asked God whether it is truly His words through sincere prayers. I've received an answer, by the power of the Holy Ghost, that the Book of Mormon is true. Once I received that the Book of Mormon is true, I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is Christ's church once again restored on earth.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by being the best person I can be. That means to live the gospel-- having faith in Jesus Christ and His Atonement, repenting and being baptized by the priesthood authority, receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost, and keeping God's commandments. I have felt the great love my Heavenly Father and my Savior have for me through the peaceful feelings brought by the Holy Ghost. (Galatians 5:22-23) Because of the love They have for me, I know can become better; I can be forgiven of my mistakes; I can receive the strength to forgive myself and others. As I live my life according to the principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ, I have found so much happiness and peace. :) Everyday I strive to be a better daughter, a more loving sister, a more compassionate friend, and a more faithful disciple of Christ.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Christina
No, serving full-time missions is not required for the members. It is a personal choice to serve a full-time mission. Full-time missionaries voluntarily serve from 18 to 24 months, and they pay their own expenses while they are on their missions. Missionaries are from all around the world, and they serve wherever the Church calls them. Our Savior has commanded, "Go ye therefore, and teach all nations” (Matthew 28:19). Full-time missionaries are official representatives of the Church. Their role is to invite others to come unto Christ by helping them receive the restored gospel through faith in our Savior Jesus Christ and His Atonement, repentance, baptism, receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost, and staying strong in the gospel of Jesus Christ. The scriptures also taught that "when ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God" (Mosiah 2:17). Besides sharing the word of God. Missionaries also seek to provide services for the communities they are in. I love and appreciate the effort that missionaries have put in bringing more of God's children close to Him. I see so much light and happiness in the missionaries. "Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world" (James 1:27) Missionaries are truly the examples of Christian discipleship because they share the gospel by word and examples. Show more Show less

What is the Book of Mormon?

Christina
The Book of Mormon is another testament, or witness, of Jesus Christ's divinity as the Son of God. It's a collection of the writings of the prophets of God in the ancient Americas. It is named after Mormon, one of the last of these ancient prophets. Nephi, one of the prophets in the Book of Mormon, wrote, "And we talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ, we prophesy of Christ, and we write according to our prophecies, that our children may know to what source they may look for a remission of their sins" (2 Nephi 25:26). Jesus Christ is our Savior. Through His Atonement, we can be cleansed from our sins and live in God's presence again. The Book of Mormon is centered on Jesus Christ and His gospel. The Book of Mormon concludes with a great promise that those who read it and sincerely pray about it can know by the Holy Ghost that it is true (Moroni 10:4). I invite you to put this promise into test. To read, ponder, and pray about the Book of Mormon so you can know its truthfulness for yourself. Show more Show less