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Hi I'm Angela

I'm a first-generation Vietnamese-American. I'm a nutritionist and design student. I'm a Mormon and I love my life.

About Me

I'm Asian-American. I love to learn how to do new things. Besides working as a registered dietitian, I love to read, cycle, design work, and play music. I love being with people. One of my favorite things in the world is to have a wonderful conversation with someone.

Why I am a Mormon

Life is hard enough as it is. Having my faith has given me reason to hope. A reason to try again the next day. A reason to forgive, to let go, to move forward. It gives me reason to believe in people and to believe in goodness. I am a Mormon because it explains simply my purpose here. It clarifies and deepens my relationships with those around me. It allows me to understand all truth and how everything fits together so I can see the bigger picture.

How I live my faith

It is a daily quest for me to be of service to those around me. I find that when I serve and lift those around me, I feel better and feel good about myself. I do all I can to prepare for the ability to serve by praying for opportunities, studying scriptures and doing what I can to be worthy to be an instrument in God's hands. When those chances come, sometimes I feel ready and sometimes I don't. And it's OK. I get up the next day and I try again.

What is the Mormon lifestyle like? How do Mormons live?

I personally feel like the best way to describe it is "being in the world, but not of it." Being a college student, I feel like I have lots of fun. A different kind of fun, than maybe the typical college student. I have a good time with my friends, going on camping trips or salsa dancing. I go on road trips and stay up late at night jumping into ponds. Mormons live ordinary and personally individualized lives. The most distinct difference is the limits that we set for ourselves. I choose not to drink, smoke, or do drugs because I want to be truly independent. I want to be healthy and I want to keep the promises I made when I became Mormon. And it's only helped me feel more in control of my life. Show more Show less

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

This concept of families being together forever means a lot to me. Everyone has or will experience the joy of a birth and the sorrow of death. However, through the Gospel of Jesus Christ, as restored on the earth again by Joseph Smith gives meaning to this natural flow of life. In the wedding ceremony, we often hear the words, "until death do you part." But what if it was "together forever"? Jesus Christ once gave his disciples the power to not only marry couples but seal them to one another into the eternities. In Matthew 16:19, Christ said to his disciples concerning the Priesthood power, "And it will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven." So, the answer is yes, marriages between husband and wife can be together forever. The sealing creates a chain effect, as each generation becomes connected to one another through this sealing ordinance. In the life after this earth life, we will be with our loved ones again. Families are the core of how the gospel of Jesus Christ moves forward to future generations. The significance of this principle goes beyond marriage, it is about families: the one you create and the one you're already in. Some will not have the chance to be married in this life, but we believe that there will be an opportunity to marry after this earth life. Show more Show less

What is the role of the husband and the wife in the family?

Based on the teachings of the Mormon Church, I have come to understand that the roles of husband and wife within the family are separate and unique as well as equal. Being recently married and currently struggling in starting a family, I have felt lacking in my role in the family. I found little satisfaction in daily household tasks and being the stay-at-home wife, as I was used to going school and staying "busy." I came to realize after obtaining my first full-time job, how important and helpful it was to have a well run household. My time now is to financially contribute to our home, alongside my husband. However, I have found peace within the teachings of the gospel that my education, work and support to my husband is going to build our family, no matter what. Children truly are a blessing and the lessons I will learn before they are a part of my family will prepare us to take on the role of becoming parents, which I believe is the ultimate role in which we can come to understand our Heavenly Father's love for us as well as our divine potential. Show more Show less