This means that Gong is the first member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in a multi-racial marriage. Before moving to Gerrit's current city of Provo, UT, Gerrit lived in Salt Lake City UT. After his call to the First Quorum of the Seventy, he served as a counselor in the church's Asia Area from 2011 to 2013,[20][21] then as the area's president beginning in August 2013 and continuing in this position until the end of 2015. 60K likes. He served as a member of the United States Department of Education's National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity and participated in multiple national education summits.[15]. Keep the Change. Coming out, though, wasn’t the happily-ever-after he had hoped it would be. He began to heal, until there was one final battle: to face institutions and people who had harmed and abused him. Gerrit W. Gong. Elder Gerrit W. Gong was sustained as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles on March 31, 2018. toggle menu. Never a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. “I held my ground … and I silenced their rage with my story as I spoke with my own voice. Matthew Gong is a minority three times over — in his own words — “Chinese American, Mormon and queer.”. Mr. Gerrit Gong, and Mr. Ulisses Soares are the first non-white men appointed as LDS apostles. He was called to London on a Mandarin-speaking mission in 2011. Da wir aber jeden Tag für 8 Std "externes Personal" im Hause haben und dieses nicht mit Loxone in Verbindung kommen sollen, benötige ich den Gong. Mormons across the globe cheered the /">appointment in March of two apostles who seemed to represent the faith’s growing diversity — Gerrit W. Gong, a … [28], In May 2019, Gong and his wife accompanied Russell M. Nelson and his wife on a ministry tour to the Pacific region and they visited Samoa, Australia, New Zealand, Tonga, and Fiji, including meeting with government leaders of New Zealand and Tonga. Elder Gerrit W. Gong, newly sustained as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, and his wife, Sister Susan Gong, in Salt Lake City. “One, he is unfailingly kind,” she said. Wonderful thought. Hales. He has been a general authority since 2010 and served as a member of the church's Presidency of the Seventy from October 2015 until his calling to the Quorum of the Twelve in March 2018. Having crushes on boys in elementary school. Elder Soares, a Brazillian, brings long-overdue representation from the southern hemisphere. He is the son of Gerrit W. Gong, an apostle in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Over the years, my family and I have been grateful for association with you and this campus. (Courtesy photo by Ryan Di Spaltro) [7] Gerrit was named after Gerrit de Jong because his mother had lived with de Jong and his family while she was a student at BYU. He had served as a General Authority Seventy from April 3, 2010 until the time of his call to the Twelve. [22][23] Among other activities while Asia Area President Gong created the second and third stakes in Thailand. There Was Bread. Elder Gong did not speak live because he was self-quarantining due to a possible exposure to the coronavirus. Elder Gong served a mission in Taiwan and later served as a member of the Asia Area Presidency. Thank you!!!! Still, they often have warred within the psyche of this 29-year-old, leaving wounds that have taken years to heal. They began dating a few years later, in the summer when Gong had returned from Oxford to spend a few weeks with his parents, during a time his father was a BYU professor. “I thought the image was beautiful and so when I came out, I clung to the idea that I was somehow like the poppies.”. All three parts of Gong’s identity have shaped him, including heroic tales of service and sacrifice, and are worth celebrating. Brothers and sisters, isn’t language interesting? Greg HillChurch News staff writer. Gerrit W. Gong and his wife, Susan Gong, leave the stand after the Saturday morning session of the 188th Annual General Conference in Salt Lake City, Friday, March 30, 2018. Klar, die Pushen Funktion ist gut und klappt auch. Gerrit was named after Gerrit de Jong because his mother had lived with de Jong and his family while she was a student at BYU. Speeches. To belong with God and to walk with each other on His covenant path is to be … They came so prepared to learn. Elder Gong shares the lessons we have the opportunity to seek after now, so that in the future we can grow closer to Christ in understanding and love. Gong was born in 1953 in Redwood City, California, to Walter Gong and his wife, the former Jean Char, and raised in Palo Alto, California. Gong had the same dreams as other young Latter-day Saints, serving in callings with a wife and children, and spending eternity in heaven with his family. Sister Gong said there are three characteristics that are quintessential Gerrit Gong. Thanks for sharing great idea! 96w Reply. By Speaker By Topic By Date Collections By Study and By Faith Blog. He had served as a General Authority Seventy from 2010 until the time of his call to the Twelve. Elder Gong did not speak live because he was self-quarantining due to a possible exposure to the coronavirus. MUSIC NOTES FROM GETTY IMAGES. (Trent Nelson | Tribune file photo) Becky Craven. How can Gerrit Gong remain silent as a father of a gay son? lindseypfister. He later served as a special assistant in the United States State Department, as well as special assistant to the ambassador at the United States Embassy in Beijing, China. In movies, gays were victims, targets for bullies, or “the sassy friend.”. [24] While in the presidency of the Asia Area, Gong resided in Hong Kong but supervised the work of the LDS Church in all of continental East Asia except Korea, Taiwan, and all of Southeast Asia except the Philippines and south Asia. deductible. Le 17 novembre 2019, frère Gong et trois officiers généraux ont répondu à des questions sur le programme de développement pour les enfants et les jeunes. Matthew Gong. Official Facebook page for Elder Gerrit W. Gong of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. 1. darrell.lewis.186. Thoughts of not having that became unbearable, he says, and so he repressed them. November 2017 bei der australischen Version des Senders Universal Channel. “I have had a testimony of the Church and gospel since I was very young,” said Elder Gong. W. Christopher Waddell. [18] Gong and his wife are the parents of four sons. Elder Gerrit W. Gong is a member of the Presidency of the Seventy. Video: The … That took 5½ years, Gong says, and “a whole lot of therapy.”, Mile by mile, he “pulled the razor wire from my mind,” he says. We love Elder and Sister Gong. Gone ist eine international koproduzierte US-amerikanische Fernsehserie, welche auf dem Roman One Kick (in Deutschland K – Kidnapped) der Autorin Chelsea Cain basiert. in International Relations from Oxford University. Gerrit W. Gong. Gerrit Walter Gong (born December 23, 1953) is a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). In doing so, he gave himself the chance to extend grace to his past selves. Elder Gerrit W. Gong could aptly be called an “adopted son” of Taylorsville. Elder Gerrit W. Gong (LDS Church) Remembering the Savior and his promises should be an everyday essential. By Date. “There is joy and warmth as my boyfriend pulls me close for a hug, and I marvel at the easy laughs and unqualified smiles that we share as we sit on the couch watching TV.”, There is celebration, he says, “in my families of both queer and of birth.”, Though Gong still claims aspects of Mormonism in his spirituality, he has added theistic Taoism, Zen Buddhism and any parts of a religion “that seem resonant — civility, care, forgiveness, treating humans with dignity and compassion.”, He learned those principles from “growing up Mormon,” he says, “but they are not unique to the church.”, The church’s “patterns and behaviors of abuse,” he says, “don’t have to be there; they are not inherent in the doctrine.”. Currently, he is the fourteenth most senior apostle in the church.[6]. Elder Gerrit W. Gong was born on December 23, 1953, in California. If you do so, they will provide you with the guidance you need to navigate life’s thorny paths. 28 Liahona Our covenants connect us to God and to each other. Blog. When the family moved to Utah, the young Gong found himself in a much more homogeneous community with a “dominant culture,” he says, where his peers and teachers weren’t exactly sure about his ethnicity. “I don’t know how it came to us, it just did,” said Sister Susan Gong. They came so prepared to learn. Parents and children can work through the awkwardness and conflict over deep disagreements to arrive at a place where they are simply family. He and his lovely wife, Susan spent 3 days teaching, lifting and inspiring us. Looking back, Gong sees plenty of clues to his sexuality that he failed to recognize at the time: Staring at a male underwear mannequin when he was a child. We love Elder and Sister Gong. jamey.christensen. Gerrit Walter Gong (born December 23, 1953) is a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). [40] On October 16, the church announced that he and his wife had successfully completed their quarantines, and that Gong had been cleared by his doctors to resume his regular assignments the following week. “Weeds,” she told him, “were plants growing where they weren’t wanted.”, His queerness, the opposite of his religious ethnicity, “was something I was born. Elder Gerrit W. Gong of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles speaks in a pre-recorded address that was broadcast during the Saturday afternoon session of the 190th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Oct. 3, 2020. Three, he loves the Lord. Elder Gong has spent his life in the service of the Church, serving as a … Credit: Scott G. Winterton, Deseret News. of the Quorum of … “There are both benefits and penalties to being racially mixed. By Study and By Faith. Gerrit Gong and Susan Gong, my marriage, and why #RepresentationMatters. Elder Gerrit W. Gong and his wife, Sister Susan Gong, raised their family in many areas of the world, including China, which helped unite the children. It was a sacred time we will all cherish. I will record it too. Once again, they’ve proven to be false prophets and apostles. Sharon Eubank. 31 Mar 2018. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. Would you like to become an affiliate. 97w. Was he Mexican? “I never thought of myself as nonwhite but as ethnically ambiguous,” Gong says in an interview. That was a message about God that he wanted to share and prompted him to serve a two-year mission for the church, he says in the interview. The Spirit was present in abundance. His first namesake is Gerrit de Jong, the patriarch of the family that Elder Gong’s mother, Jean, lived with when she came to Brigham Young University as a recent convert to the Church. Gerrit W. Gong, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, urged Brigham Young University students Tuesday to learn things Elder Gerrit W. Gong was sustained as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on March 31, 2018. “I don’t think there are many people who are openly queer … And he still didn’t know how to love himself. 11:22 am MDT. Prior to becoming a general authority, Gong served in the church as a stake Sunday School president, high councilor, seminary teacher, bishop, stake president, and area seventy. Gerrit Walter Gong (born December 23, 1953) is a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). [11] Gong was a professor at various times at Georgetown University and Johns Hopkins University. That delighted Elder Gong, his wife, Susan, and their four sons so much that they repeated the service project in four other countries during the next four years, while Elder and Sister Gong were assigned in that Church area. March 31, 2018 by Cynthia L. Susan and Gerrit Gong (Church News photograph) There are any number of reasons I couldn’t be happier about the newly-called Elder Gong and Elder Soares. The appointment of the two men was indeed historic, but not in the way the Church has bragged about it. "Everything worthy and eternal is centered in the living reality of God, our loving Eternal Father, and His Son, Jesus Christ, and His Atonement, witnessed by the Holy Ghost. Photo by Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News. “I have had a testimony of the Church and gospel since I was very young,” said Elder Gong. But beyond the particulars of Gong’s experience, his story has a universal message of normalcy. geschützten Qualitätssiegels der Qualitätsgemeinschaft Tai Chi Zentrum . Collections. Haight had helped to overcome some of the misgivings some family members had about the multi-racial marriage. That might mean “calling people you have not talked to in a long time or making contact with people you have known only casually.” One of the things the Gongs have tried to … (“I should be really friendly to this guy, or I just want to spend a lot of time with that boy.”), He didn’t want to accept himself as gay, “because the only queerness I had ever seen was bad” — the AIDS crisis, promiscuity, death. 96w Reply. Elder Gerrit W. Gong was sustained as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles on March 31, 2018. The Salt Lake Tribune, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) public charity and contributions are tax What great insight! Devotional with Gerrit Gong I love to listen to devotionals or General Conference talks every morning so many of my posts are going to be about those amazing talks. [40], Leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, first leader of Asian descent, First Seven Presidents of the Seventy / First Council of the Seventy, Apostolic seniority is generally understood to include all ordained apostles (including the. He also on occasion continued to travel to Asia, such as being present for the official recognition of the LDS Church in Vietnam. That isn’t to say father and son agree on all things. By Union of Feeling We Obtain Power with God . My father taught university natural science. But getting to this place of peace with his trifold identity, says Gong, an artificial intelligence engineer in Seattle, has required hard work. https://newsroom.churchofjesuschrist.org/article/elder-gerrit-w-gong Gerrit W. Gong shared a photo on Instagram: “In light of our world’s current events, I wish to offer some thoughts about turning our hearts and…” • See 42 photos and videos on their profile. Elder Gong’s grandparents immigrated to the United States from China. “One, he is unfailingly kind,” she said. Die Erstausstrahlung der Serie erfolgte am 13. And thus he came to see his gay self as a “weed” in the Latter-day Saint garden. When Elder Gong asked about their second son, he found out he was preparing to play Jean Valjean in a musical production of “Les Miserables.” Elder Gong then shared his love for the story, the character of Jean Valjean, and the musical. My mother taught kindergarten and first grade. One day, during Gong’s freshman year at Brigham Young University, he tried to take his life. Heung Jin Moon (Korean: 문흥진; October 23, 1966 – January 2, 1984), also referred to by members of the Unification Church as Heung Jin Nim or posthumously as Lord Heung Jin Nim(흥진님 귀족), was the second son of church founders Sun Myung Moon and Hak Ja Han.At the age of 17 he died in a vehicle accident in New York State. Elder Gong has a Dutch first name, an American middle name (Walter after his father) and a Chinese last name. The church announced Tuesday that he and his wife, Sister Susan Gong, had tested … So I’ll cite and comment on parts of it, with appreciation to Mr. or Ms. As of this date, Gerrit is married. https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/learn/gerrit-w-gong?lang=eng “Because my story is happening publicly at the highest levels of the church, people ascribe extra meaning to it,” he says in the interview, “but from within the story, it feels like a typical narrative.”, The apostle and the queer son “are just family,” Gong repeats. [14], Even before joining the administration at BYU, Gong was involved in educational policy issues. carloscmundaca. ‘I forgive you,’” he says. ELDER GERRIT W. GONG The Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, October 20, 2020 . He is the LDS Church's first apostle of Asian descent. He has been a general authority since 2010 and served as a member of the church's Presidency of the Seventy from October 2015 until his calling to the Quorum of the Twelve in March 2018. He and Ulisses Soares were sustained to fill the vacancies created from the deaths of Thomas S. Monson and Robert D. Here is one from Elder Gong . Elder Gong as a missionary in Taiwan, photo from ChurchofJesusChrist.org. One Latter-day Saint seminary teacher kept trying to tell him he was Korean, because the instructor knew a Korean kid with a similar last name. Elder Gerrit W. Gong, newly sustained as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, and his wife, Sister Susan Gong, in Salt Lake City. He gave them his card and invited them to a Tabernacle Choir performance when they were in Salt Lake City. Latter-day Saint apostle Gerrit W. Gong speaks to members of the media in Salt Lake City in June 2018. The Healing Power of Jesus Christ. “On my mission, I learned that the first things to grow on the battlefields of France after World War I, were poppies, blood-red poppies,” Gong tells the Affirmation virtual audience. In this conversation. He and his lovely wife, Susan spent 3 days teaching, lifting and inspiring us. Gong was born in 1953 in Redwood City, California, to Walter Gong and Jean Char and raised in Palo Alto, California. Elder Gerrit W. Gong, of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, greets attendees after speaking at the BYU Women’s Conference at the Marriott Center in Provo on Friday, May 4, 2018. Credit: Spenser Heaps, Deseret News. Gerrit W. Gong. Gong had just been named an apostle. [19] Prior to joining the BYU administration, the Gongs had spent most of their married life in Maryland and Virginia. Elder Soares, a Brazillian, brings long-overdue representation from the southern hemisphere. Dieter F. Uchtdorf. Term ended by removal of apostleship; was later excommunicated. That was later postponed indefinitely as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Sister Gong said there are three characteristics that are quintessential Gerrit Gong. Gerrit W. Gong was born in Redwood City, California, USA, in 1953. Sister Gong said there are three characteristics that are quintessential Gerrit Gong. EMBLEMAS, MEDALLONES PARA JOVENES [ CARA A CARA CON ELDER GERRIT W. GONG - ] 2019. https://bookofmormonresources.blogspot.com/2018/03/gerrit-walter-gong.html [4] Prior to becoming a general authority, he served as Assistant to the President of Brigham Young University (BYU) for Planning and Assessment. The storyteller and artist came out “in defiance of my depression,” he says, with a desperate will to survive. [16] They first met when Gong was a BYU student who would give presentations on Taiwan's culture to missionaries about to depart for Taiwan from the Missionary Training Center, among whom was Lindsay. “...I confronted and broke down the lies I had been told about what it means to be queer. Elder Gong’s name carries with it a unique three-fold cultural representation: his first name, which is Dutch, comes from Gerrit de Jong Jr., the first dean of the College of Fine Arts at BYU with whom his mother lived as a young BYU student. Sometimes Gerrit goes by various nicknames including Gerrit W Gong and Gerrit Walter Gong. As of June 2018, he was serving as chair of the church's Scriptures Committee (which, among other things, oversees the translation of the scriptures) and as a member of the Leadership and Training Committee, the Priesthood and Family Executive Council, and the Outreach Committee. 26 Quotes by Gerrit W. Gong; “Covenant Belonging” by Sherri Jorgensen | -General Conference, Belonging, change the world, Child of God, Come Unto Christ Artwork, Covenants, Gerrit W. Gong, God's Love, Keep the Commandments, light the world, Love, Overcoming the World, Plan of Salvation, Salvation. Gong is hardly alone in such a feeling of being misplaced, of course, but his experience is unusual. Summary: Gerrit Gong is 67 years old today because Gerrit's birthday is on 12/23/1953. Gerrit W. Gong Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles The Miracle of Covenant Belonging The harmony of our covenants and the Atonement of Jesus Christ is heard in melodies and descants as drawing on our Savior’s Atonement helps us fulfill our covenants in a new and holier way. He was named a member of the Presidency of the Seventy on October 6, 2015. [5][1][2] As a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, Gong is accepted by the church as a prophet, seer, and revelator. 2. I could not have been more proud of our fabulous missionaries. [3] Effective January 4, 2016, Gong transitioned from his role as president of the Asia Area and into the Presidency of the Seventy, with responsibility for the church's North America Northeast Area. His Chinese American family was also highly academic — both parents have advanced degrees — and had wide-ranging conversations, even heated debates. Eine deutschsprachige Erstausstrahlung erfolgt seit 24. Tai-Chi-/Qigong-Fachschule/ Teilnehmende Quelle Qigong Netzwerke auf Youtube . That our interactions would be nitpicked to brand us as avatars of ideologies,” Gong writes on a. Jetzt steht ich gerade auf dem Schlauch, wie ich das mit der Spannungsversorgung regeln kann. By all accounts he is a brilliant and highly educated man who supports his Gay son. The member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles is California-born — but he has deep connections to this diverse, history-rich city located near the center of the Salt Lake Valley. Verified account Protected Tweets @; Suggested users Devotional “We Seek After These Things” Gerrit W. Gong. He had served as a General Authority Seventy from 2010 until the time of his call to the Twelve. Sister Gong said there are three characteristics that are quintessential Gerrit Gong. He has been a general authority since 2010 and served as a member of the church's Presidency of the Seventy from October 2015 until his calling to the Quorum of the Twelve in March 2018. William K. Jackson. By Topic. [38], During the church's general conference in October 2020, it was announced that Gong and his wife had been exposed to COVID-19, and that his address had been pre-recorded as he quarantined at home. Though Gong’s relationship with his parents got off to a “rocky start” after he came out — not for lack of love or rejection but for miscommunication — they are now as close as ever and talk almost every week. “There is complexity in every relationship — and we continue to work at it.”, If there’s a single label that he claims for his identity, it’s “Gong,” he says. Tätig sind die Qigong-Ausbilder nach den Allgemeinen Ausbildungsrichtlinien im Rahmen des seit 1988 ges. His mother's family are ethnic Chinese in Hawaii, and his father's family lived in California and other parts of the United States after his ancestors emigrated from China in the late 19th century. His American middle name, Walter, comes from his father, and his Chinese last name, Gong, dates back 33 generations to the late Tang dynasty in AD 837. “I had won the war in coming out but was left as broken as the battlefield.”. The Spirit was present in abundance. Photo by Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News. It’s not a Chinese, Mormon or academic dinner-table topic. He has traced his ancestry back 33 generations to First Dragon Gong, born a.d. 837 in southern China during the late Tang dynasty. Matthew S. Holland. “I experienced confusion, sexual assault and rejection as I stumbled through my new life,” Gong says. [27], In May 2018, Gong and his wife spoke at the BYU Women's Conference. Elder Gerrit W. Gong is a member of the Presidency of the Seventy. He had served as a General Authority Seventy from April 3, 2010 until the time of his call to the Twelve. [17] The Gongs married in the Salt Lake Temple on January 4, 1980, the marriage being performed by apostle David B. Haight who had connections to their families from his time in California. Women’s Session. He is the LDS Church's first apostle of Asian descent. [9][10], In 1985, Gong became a special assistant for the US secretary of state. Elder Gerrit W. Gong speaks in a prerecorded message broadcast during the 190th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020. Anonymous. Elder Gong received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Asian and university studies from Brigham Young University in 1977. When I come to a school or class, I sometimes imagine it is time for school, and a son is telling his mother why he doesn’t want to go. 60K likes. “Gerrit, please tell our sisters how much I love them.” Dear sisters, my father and mother spent their professional careers teaching. Gong graduated from Cubberley High School in Palo Alto, California, in 1971. [33][34][35][36], In early 2020, the church announced that Gong would preside at the November dedication of the Winnipeg Manitoba Temple, originally set to occur in mid-November. Apostle Gerrit W. Gong, who recently was exposed to the coronavirus, has tested positive, becoming the first leader in the upper echelons of The Church of … This past weekend my colleagues and I were grateful to meet the stake presidencies, bishops, elders … Great counsel! His mother, an avid gardener, once explained the difference between flowers and weeds. Elder Gong received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Asian and university studies from Brigham Young University in 1977. He must be a deeply conflicted man. It was a sacred time we will all cherish. He was named a member of the Presidency of the Seventy on October 6, 2015. The title of his talk is Live Right Now. [8] He received a bachelor's degree from BYU and then was a Rhodes Scholar, receiving both a master's degree and D.Phil. All rights reserved. your own Pins on Pinterest [37] The church later announced that Gong, whose wife has ties to Taylorsville, Utah, would preside at the October 2020 groundbreaking for the temple in that city. Until he was 10, Matt Gong, the family’s fourth of four sons, lived in the Washington, D.C., area, where his dad worked at a policy think tank. The Exquisite Gift of the Son. From at least 2002 Gong served as special assistant to the president of BYU for planning and assessment. Discover (and save!) He also has responsibility in the Quorum of the Twelve for the church's Asia and Asia North areas. “Two, he is interested in everything, which makes him a fascinating person to live with. Mr. Gong is from China, and Mr. Soares, Brazil. “My family name.”, Gong took his place for a lifetime appointment in the faith’s Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, asked in 2018 if having a gay son had affected his views on LGBTQ. By Speaker. Official Facebook page for Elder Gerrit W. Gong of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. Elder Gerrit W. Gong of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints extended three invitations Sunday evening to the faith’s 2.3 million members between the ages of 18 and 30. https://bookofmormonresources.blogspot.com/2018/03/gerrit-walter-gong.html Check the link belowhttps://imabouttolevelup.biz/affiliate-home/CHECK OUT THIS CHANNEL FOR LEARNING HINDI! Elder Gerrit W. 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