A man 'so blessed': Vietnamese chef finds the LDS Church, his foundation and a desire to help others

Vietnamese chef finds the LDS Church,his foundation and a desire to help others


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  • John Pack Lambert of Michigan Ypsilanti, MI
    April 13, 2012 3:38 p.m.

    Does it really count as a pioneer trek if you have gourmet food? I thought you were trying to live like the pioneers. Somehow I do not think anyone in the Willie Handcart Company was munching on a baguette as they crossed the sweatwater. I guess there are limits to historical recreationism, but gourmet food seems a bit much.

  • John Pack Lambert of Michigan Ypsilanti, MI
    April 13, 2012 3:37 p.m.

    This story made me hungry. If I was even half as close to Bountiful I would consider going to Brother Fitzgerald's restaurant. Immigrant enterpreneuers like Fitzgerald are a key part of our national economy.

  • ed in atl Duluth, GA
    April 13, 2012 3:22 p.m.

    I bet he could do a awesome Fireside! Would Hai travel to Atlanta to do a Fireside? The Branch here could really benefit from it.

  • bjdoc Boise, Idaho
    April 13, 2012 12:03 p.m.

    Wonderful story. Just experience the blessings of adoption. I can hardly wait to visit the thyme and seasons, and experience the culinary experience, and sustain him in his work. Having lived also in the orient, I welcome this blending of culture and the concept that we can be at home all over the world..

  • SLCWatch Salt Lake City, UT
    April 12, 2012 9:22 p.m.

    Here is how we celebrate his service, love for his family and what he has achieved...Go to his restaurant and sustain him. It's how we sustain our leaders and those with callings. We go and sustain them. I will go as soon as I get off my senior mission in 6 months.

  • Mimi Venice, CA
    April 12, 2012 8:21 p.m.

    Brother Fitzgerald, it's a great pleasure to meet you!

  • LaNae Las Vegas, NV
    April 12, 2012 6:39 p.m.

    Congratulations Hai & Susie on this great write-up about your business, your faith, and your family. :-)

  • hc1951 Bend, OR
    April 12, 2012 1:01 p.m.

    Great job, Rachel! A truly inspiring story of high self-expectations.

  • gee-en Salt Lake City, UT
    April 12, 2012 10:15 a.m.

    Great story and a very inspirational man and family. It's really marvelous to have such examples for all of us to learn from. Thank you!

  • JoeCoug OREM, UT
    April 12, 2012 8:28 a.m.

    These human-interest stories are my favorites. Thank you! I really enjoyed reading about Mr. Fitzgerald's journey, and his example of humility and service.

  • Gramajane OAKLEY, ID
    April 12, 2012 7:20 a.m.

    Enjoyable article ! Thanks !

  • Rob Logan, UT
    April 12, 2012 6:36 a.m.

    Thank you for this inspiring story. You have made a wonderful like out of a very hard life. This is something to remember. I love how much you do for others with so much love and caring.