Hi I'm Peter Charles
I love my family and spending time with them. I enjoy reading the scriptures and books about our Savior. I work with the elderly and get great satisfaction from making people smile.
Why I am a Mormon
I joined this church because I have come to understand that the Lord has a church which is led by his prophet who leads and guides us. I have read the Book of Mormon and believe it to be true just as I believe the Bible to be a correct historical record of the Savior's life. I really love the emphasis the Mormon Church has about families and temples and I believe that families have an opportunity to be eternal. If we are faithful and keep the Lord's commandments, you can receive many blessings both in this life and in the life to come. I continue to practice my faith because it gives me purpose, a greater sense of who I am and of what my potential is. I also love the fact that I have an opportunity to serve and help others who may be less fortunate than me. Mostly, I am trying to follow the example of my Savior, Jesus Christ in all that I do. Yes, I make mistakes but through repentance and trying to be better, I can become a better person. In the final day, I hope to look back upon a life well lived.
How has the Book of Mormon helped you understand the purpose of life?
The Book of Mormon has taught me that when we are in the service of our fellow men, we are in the service of our God. It has also taught me about the plan of salvation by helping me know the commandments, what happens after this life and mostly, how the Savior Jesus Christ, through His atonement, has made it possible to have eternal life.
In what ways have your prayers been answered?
I have found that God truly does know me and cares about me. When I was younger, I prayed for happiness, for success, or for knowledge. Over the years, He has answered my prayers by helping me know what I believe, by blessing me with a wonderful family and by helping know that I should be praying for what I need and not what I want. When I have difficult times, He has helped me by guiding me and reassuring me that there is hope for a better future.
How I live my faith
Living my faith is something I do each and every day. I volunteer in my church in helping men who are elders better understand and practice their faith too. It might be in teaching a lesson to our men's group, encouraging them to visit their assigned homes to help others, or helping them better understand their duties as a husband or father.