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Hi I'm Judy Chan

I was born and raised in Lethbridge, Alberta. I'm third generation Canadian. I'm of Chinese decent.. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

In 2014, our family celebrated its 100th anniversary of our grandparents arriving in Canada. I'm proud to say that I'm the third generation now living in this great country. I come from a family of 6 girls and 2 boys, and now have my own family of 1 boy and 2 girls all married in the temple. They have blessed us with 13 grandchildren. They say a person will go through an average of 7 job changes in a lifetime. I guess I've had my share. At an early age, I helped out at my father's dry cleaning business. My careers have included working in various department stores in advertising and accounting, secretarial, chiropractic assistant, and became a massage therapist. With my husband we also had a number of businesses including retail sportswear and restaurants. We currently own a Subway franchise. Interests include checking off items on my bucket list. Completed thus far are: snow and water skiing, wind surfing, parasailing, paragliding, completing a triathlon, dog sledding, visiting the Forbidden City, Terra Cotta Warriors, climbing the Great Wall of China, and seeing Paul McCartney live in concert. My next tick on my bucket list will to fulfill a mission. We have just been called to the Hong Kong China Temple mission to begin June 15, 2015.

Why I am a Mormon

I was 21 years old, recently married and expecting our first baby. Wow! What were we doing bringing a baby into the world? What would I teach him? I myself had so many unanswered questions. Who am I? Where did I come from? What's my purpose and the purpose of life? After this life, then what? My soul was in a state of turmoil. Seeking answers, I went back to the church where which we were married . I sat through the sermon and felt nothing and received no answer to my questions. Continuing, I attended another church only to be disappointed with the same results. It was then that I felt prompted to approach my employer. He was always happy. Nothing seemed to bother him. His family was happy. His friends were happy. Why couldn't I be happy too? So timidly, I approached him and told him I needed some daunting questions answered, and I felt he had the answers for me. Well, to make a long story short, he introduced me to the gospel of Jesus Christ, and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. One by one, each one of my questions were answered. It was like coming home. Everything made so much sense. It was like I had known it before. Peace filled my heart. Shortly thereafter, I was baptised into the Church. A year later, we were sealed in the Temple for time and all eternity and had our son sealed to us. Such a glorious day, I will never forget. Today, my questions have been answered. I testify to you that I know God lives. I know Jesus is the Christ our Lord and Savior. I know that I am a child of God and he loves me. I know that Joseph Smith is a modern day prophet and The Book of Mormon is another Testament of Jesus Christ. I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the Lord's restored church today. I know we have a living prophet, President Thomas S. Monson. "Lead me, guide me, walk beside me, help me find the way. Teach me all that I must know to live with Him someday," is my prayer in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

How I live my faith

I love my church. In fulfilling each assignment I've received so many blessing. By serving others, I can serve the Lord. I've learned so much even from the little children who are so sweet and innocent. Though sometimes noisy and unruly, they teach me patience and tolerance and remind me that we are all children of a loving Heavenly Father. We would do well if we could always be as teachable as little children. I love the youth. They're energetic, enthusiastic and have a zest for life. They teach me that even though the world is sometimes a dark and evil place to live, there are times and places where we can find joy and safety and have a positive outlook on life. They are the strength and hope for tomorrow. And for the men and women of the church, they are truly my brothers and sisters. We laugh together in joy and cry together in sorrow. We rejoice in each others victories. We hold each other up and lean on each other for support. We're all part of God's family. Who doesn't love a party? I enjoy organizing baby or wedding showers and any other event when we can get together and socialize one with another. Putting on a Christmas dinner for the less fortunate in our community warmed my heart and I was grateful for that opportunity. Exercise anyone? One year the ladies decided that we needed to get fit so I organized a triathlon. Whether you were an active participant, time keeper, spectator, or just there for the food at the finish line, it was fun for all. The "Garage Sale" which really wasn't a garage sale, since everything was FREE, was an annual event for a few years. Members of the ward were encouraged to do their spring cleaning and donate any good, re-useable items to the event. Mountains of items came flooding in. This was a public event, open to the community. Truly a free for all, it helped everyone involved. It was totally a win-win situation.