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Hi I'm Kathleen Dao

Xin Chao! I'm Vietnamese-American, I'm a Colorado Native- born and raised, I love to smile, and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I am so happy to call myself a Colorado native and I like smiling, being silly, Chipotle burritos, adventure and the outdoors. I enjoy running, yoga, hiking, camping and many more things that involve fresh air! I am Vietnamese-American and appreciate the perspective that both cultures and backgrounds bring. Trying to find a balance is difficult at times but I live such a wonderful life and wouldn’t trade it for the world! I LOVE my family and friends and I honestly know that I am so blessed to have the amazing people that surround me everyday! My family and friends have helped me get to this point in my life- I'm a student and about to graduate from college! One chapter of my life is ending and I know that another wonderful chapter is beginning. This new chapter will be filled with the service, experience, growth, and blessings. I will soon be serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints! WOOT WOOT! I will be serving in the Cambodia Phnom Penh Mission and will be preaching the restored gospel in the Vietnamese language! I know that this gospel brings hope and joy and I’m appreciative for the opportunity to share the joys that I have felt. I am so excited, happy, nervous... all of the above!!

Why I am a Mormon

I have heard that choosing a life centered on faith in Christ would be the hardest choice I would ever have to make. When I heard this statement I didn’t fully understand or truthfully I probably didn’t want to understand. I brushed the statement off because I knew deep down that I had not devoted myself to the Lord because of pride, stubbornness, and fear. But now I see, we as children of God, are asked to walk a narrow path filled with service, obedience, love and compassion for our fellow neighbors and many more things. It took me a long time to see this but the wonderful part about this is that our Heavenly Father is patient. He doesn’t desire perfection here on this earth but sincere effort to draw closer to Him. He waits for me during moments of doubt, sin, and heartache and for this I am so grateful. I have come to know that choosing the Lord is the hardest decision I have ever made, but also the best choice I’ve made for my life. This faithful life seems daunting at first but by listening and acting on the teachings of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints I know, we can return to live with Him. The sacrifice that I am making is drop of water in the ocean of sacrifice my Savior has made for me. I am a Mormon because I know that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is Christ’s church. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints demands more of me than anything I have ever experienced, but I know that this is where I should be. I have prayed, pondered, and asked and with the help of friends and family and most importantly with the help of Christ’s Atonement and Heavenly Father I continually receive strength. I know that God lives and loves us, that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and that His infinite atonement is there for our salvation, that Joseph Smith is a prophet of God and that we have living prophets today. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the true church restored hereon earth. I testify of this. Amen.

How I live my faith

I live my faith step by step ☺ . Walking with faith is not simple frankly it is hard. However, the intrinsic joy that faith brings is something that Heavenly Father wants us to know for ourselves and requires work. It is worth it. I say, “walking with faith” because I’m continually learning that faith does not come in an instant or over night; sometimes I wish that it did but that’s not how it works ☺. It comes will come with time- time that involves tests of obedience, moments of trial, and tons of humility to really draw us closer to our Heavenly Father. In this life there is great joy to be discovered through the restored gospel, the Atonement, and coming to know our Savior. Staying committed to the covenants that I have made with Heavenly Father and fulfilling my callings are some of the ways I try live my faith. Service has also been a beautiful way that I see faith in others and practice my faith. I personally think that actions speak much louder than words and our actions should reflect our love for Jesus Christ and God. Of course there are going to be hurdles and hiccups but Elder Holland said it perfectly, “We are infinitely more than our limitations or our afflictions.” We have infinite love from our Heavenly Father and in return he asks for our humility, obedience, and faith.