“Following Jesus in the USA,” Friend, September 2023, 16–17.
From: Born in Cambodia, moved to Hawaii, and now living in Utah, USA
Languages: Khmer, English
Goals and dreams: 1) Be a police officer. 2) Be an artist. 3) Own a spa.
Family: Laksmi, Mom, Dad, and younger sister
Laksmi and her family moved to the USA from Cambodia. Laksmi follows Jesus Christ by showing kindness to her family. One of her favorite things is to help take care of her little sister, Rhianna. Laksmi plays with her. They eat ice cream together. And sometimes Laksmi even changes her diaper. “I help her because I love her,” Laksmi says. “Jesus said we should love each other.”
Scripture story: Lehi’s family following the Liahona
Place: The Laie Hawaii Temple grounds
Fruit and vegetable: Strawberries and broccoli
Colors: All the colors of the rainbow
Subject in school: Math