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Hi I'm Yifan

I was born in China, moved to the United States at age 7 and has been a Mormon for around 3 years.

About Me

I have a BS and MS in Computer Science from Northern Illinois University, graduating in May 2007. I have held 4 jobs since graduating, having been laid off from each one. I have been searching for jobs ever since. I play table tennis and do Chinese martial arts, namely tai chi. I am interested in the early days of the NASA space program (1961 to 1972, which includes Projects Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo).

Why I am a Mormon

I am interested in what Jesus Christ did for us sinners. His sacrifice makes us stronger. I have not been converted, although I was baptized. I follow the gospel because I believe that we are not perfect and make mistakes. I believe that Jesus is our Savior.

How I live my faith

I read 2 chapters in the Book of Mormon every week. I hold bible study sessions once on Friday night (home teacher visits me) and once on Saturday afternoon.

What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to sacrifice His life?

Yifan
It is the most important and most transcendent event in the history of the world. Through His suffering in the Garden of Gethsemane and on the cross, the Savior atoned for our sins. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

Yifan
I think the Mormons believe that the purpose of life is to educate oneself and learn to choose between good and evil. We must "travel" closer to our Heavenly Father and perfect ourselves in every way possible, both mentally and physically. Show more Show less

Who was Joseph Smith?

Yifan
Joseph Smith was a prophet who saw a vision of God and his son Jesus and prepared him for his role in the Restoration of the Church of Jesus Christ to the earth. Show more Show less

What is the Book of Mormon?

Yifan
The Book of Mormon is another witness that Jesus Christ really lived, that He was and is God’s Son Show more Show less