Hi I'm Peter
I'm a 24-year-old college student. I'm majoring in history, and I plan on going to law school. I currently work in a dentist's office where I take care of letters, computers, and other small things around the office. I'm engaged to the woman of better than my dreams, and I love experiencing everything with her. I enjoy being with friends and family, and I love nature and music, especially singing.
Why I am a Mormon
Even though I was born in the church, I had to make up my own mind about staying in it. I can still remember one particularly difficult night that I needed to find some comfort, so I read a chapter in the Book of Mormon. After reading something that really touched me, I decided that I needed to know, independent of what anyone else told me, whether the Book of Mormon was really from God. I had always been taught that if I prayed with faith and sincerity, I would receive an answer. Although I had always believed it to be true, that night I learned for myself that the Book of Mormon was indeed true scripture. Since that night, I have continued to learn more about the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and I have seen tremendous blessings in my life that I know have been the results of living what I know to be good and true. I have had many trials, but I have been lifted up by God and the people He works through on numerous occasions. I would not be where I am today if not for my faith in Jesus Christ. I have experienced countless blessings from living my faith, and that is why I am a Mormon.
Why do Mormons go on missions?
We serve missions to share the joy that we have found through the restored Gospel of Jesus Christ. We share our message with everyone, even other Christians, because we know that God has revealed more truth and light through a modern-day prophet. A prophet is someone chosen by God to receive communication from Him for the earth. If you knew that God had more to say than just the words in the Bible, wouldn't you want to know it? That's what we teach as missionaries, and I know that it is true. My favorite part of being a missionary was being able to tell others that they could know for themselves, independent of anyone else, that God still speaks through a prophet. If you want to receive your own answer, I encourage you to contact the missionaries through this website. They'll act as guides along the path to getting an answer, but they won't force anything on you.
How I live my faith
I love to participate in the Church. I serve as a home teacher, or in other words, I get to visit multiple people once a month to share a spiritual message with them. I also try to keep up to date with important happenings in their lives. I try to act like the Savior as I go throughout my daily life, and I find strength as I turn to the Lord for guidance and comfort. Reading the scriptures and praying bring me closer to the Lord, and being around good friends helps me to become a better person.