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Hi I'm Chris Peterson

I'm BroncoP3t3 & I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Married to my sweetheart and best friend. Father of four. I live in Idaho with my family. I like music. I played trombone from sixth grade through part of college. Marched in band competitions on the Boise State Blue Turf. I've lived all over Idaho and in California. I Graduated from Boise State University with Bachelors in Spanish and Masters in Public Administration. I am also a Boise State Bronco, I'm BroncoP3t3.

Why I am a Mormon

Throughout my life there have been many challenges and opportunities. When I was ten, my five year old sister died in a bus accident. Then two children were adopted into my family and we were sealed for eternity in the temple. This experience helped to strengthen my belief in families and their divine purpose. This was particularly helpful when my mother passed away when I was 27. The knowledge that we would be together again and that she was now with my younger sister brought much needed comfort. The Lord has truly blessed my family.

How I live my faith

As a husband and father I have the opportunity to hold the priesthood (the priesthood is the power to act in the name of God). Which allows me to serve others by providing priesthood blessings to my family and others as needed. For example if they are sick or in extra need of comfort. One tradition we have is that each autumn when the new school year is approaching each child is given a father's blessing for success and strength for the coming year. I am a home teacher, a member who visits other members on a regular basis. In this capacity I strive to share love and friendship with those families that I get to visit.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Chris Peterson
Family keeps me going. When I was eleven our family had a shock. Mar 15, 1985 was a beautiful spring day in Idaho. I was in 5th grade, my brother in 3rd grade & our sister in kindergarten. After lunch I was called to the school office, my parents were there & so was my brother. Our parents were there to take us home; our sister had just been killed in a school bus accident on her way home. That was not an easy time in the Peterson home. My parents were married in the temple so they knew they would see my sister again. Still my mother's heart ached. On June 12, 1985 through the help of a family friend we adopted my younger brother, Clark. Looking back, I can see the hand of the Lord in our adoption of Clark. The attorney who facilitated the adoption was the father of the doctor my mom worked for. He knew of our families trials & my moms broken heart. On May 1, 1989 my parents adopted again a girl, Carley. My parents went across the state to pick her up. The nurses in the maternity unit were afraid to let her leave due to some medical issues. As a nurse my mom knew these issues were correctable. She spent the entire day & night in the nursery with Carley. Caring for her & convincing the nurses that Carley would be in good hands. My brother & sister were meant to be in our family. Without going through such tragedy that would have never happened. Heavenly Father has a plan for families. They are important to his plan. Families are Forever. Show more Show less