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Hi I'm Stacy

I am an artist. I am the daughter of converts. I am Korean American. I am a full-time missionary and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I've always been a bit of an oddball. Being of mixed race, and usually the only Asian in school or at church, I developed early on an awareness of my own uniqueness. I dance to the beat of my own drum. I love to create and imagine. My parents can attest that I have been drawing ever since I could hold a crayon. I would draw on anything I could find, even on my dad's autographed baseball. I am a college graduate with a degree in Visual Communications. Most recently I've been employed as a web designer, although I've chosen to put my career on hold as I serve a full-time mission.

Why I am a Mormon

Neither of my parents were born into the church. My mom comes from a non-religious Korean family. She joined the church as a young adult and served a mission in Seoul. My dad was raised Lutheran as his father was a pastor. He was stationed on an Air Force base in Korea when he met my mom after her mission. He later joined the church. So I was born into the church, however I wouldn't say I was entirely raised in the church. I went to church but I never knew why. After a while my family became inactive. Pretty soon our only experiences with Mormons were when missionaries would come to our door, find out we were members, and try to get us to come back. Our routine was come up with an excuse as to why we can't make it to church and then pretend like everything was ok. When I came to college I saw a pair of missionaries on campus one day. I initially ignored them, thinking, "No one knows I'm a member here. I don't have to say anything and then no one will ever bother me about going to church." I walked past them, content with my decision, when something inside me told me to turn around. Without giving it another thought, I chased them down and awkwardly explained my situation. The elders offered to meet with me every week when we would ready from the Book of Mormon together. They then initiated a challenge that I should read at least 10 minutes every day. Slowly, the more I read from the Book of Mormon, the Spirit touched my soul and continued to testify to me that the words I was reading were all true. I finished reading the Book of Mormon for the second time recently and I have seen a direct correlation in my life that when I read and study the scriptures I am happy and at peace. When I don't read regularly I find myself vulnerable to temptation and distanced from the Lord. I have seen my testimony grow and evolve beyond my own expectations. I know that the Book of Mormon is true, and thus I know that this church is true. That God lives and loves all his children.

How I live my faith

I pray daily to keep a constant relationship with Heavenly Father. I study and read the scriptures every day. I go out every day to share what I know and love, what really makes me happy, with others. I'm giving 18 months of my life to serve the Lord and His children.