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Hi I'm Peter

Aloha! I grew up in Hawaii and I love helping small businesses with their marketing and advertising.

About Me

I'm married. I have three children and three grandchildren. I want more grandkids! There is nothing more important to me than the people in my life.

Why I am a Mormon

I've been a member my whole life. But I still had to find out for myself if I believed in the church. When I first heard that Joseph Smith was visited by God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ, I thought the story was too good to be true. I then read The Book of Mormon. My heart was touched. I am a Mormon because I sincerely believe that Joseph Smith was asked by God to restore the church of Jesus Christ back to the earth.

How I live my faith

I try to obey the commandments every day. It's hard. But I do my best. I serve in the temple as an ordinance worker every Saturday morning. I love it! Every Saturday I come home renewed and refreshed. It's a privilege and honor to serve in the House of the Lord.

Are Mormons Christians?

Peter
Am I a Christian? A big fat YES! Jesus Christ is my Savior. I believe in the Old and New Testament. And I also believe in the Book of Mormon. Thank goodness the Bible and Book of Mormon coincide! I believe in the Jesus Christ that was born of Mary. I believe that Jesus Christ is the only name whereby man can be saved. Show more Show less

What is the First Vision?

Peter
The First Vision was the time when God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ visited Joseph Smith in 1820. I believe it happend, just as Joseph said. To me, next to the life and mission of Jesus Christ, this "First Vision" was THE event of the ages. It was the most important thing that ever happened, next to the birth and death of our Savior. Either it happened, or it didn't happen. Either Joseph was a liar, or Joseph had the most miraculous visit of all time. Of course, I wasn't there. I didn't see God and Jesus visit Joseph. Nobody did. But I believe will all my heart that it did happen. God and Jesus did appear to Joseph Smith. I believe that Joseph saw God and Jesus. And I believe that God's church was restored again to the earth through Joseph. It's really quite that simple. Show more Show less

What is being a Mormon like?

Peter
While living in Southern California I visited a client on Catalina Island. He was not a member of the LDS Church and did not know that I did not drink alcoholic beverages. We sat down at a restaurant overlooking Avalon Bay and he immediately ordered a margarita and assumed I would love one, too. I politely refused and just ordered water. As the meal progressed, he continued to ask questions about my beliefs. I had plenty of time to explain why I did not drink or smoke. I talked about my feelings of Joseph Smith, the Book of Mormon, eternal marriage, morality, life after death and a host of other subjects. After I told my stories, he set his drink down on the table, slammed his hand on the table for all to hear, pointed his finger in my face and exclaimed, "So that's your underlying current!" I took that as a compliment. I love how he thought my underlying current was the Church. He was right. I'm a Mormon. No need to be ashamed. Being a Mormon is my personal "underlying current." Living the principles of Jesus Christ guides what I say, do, think, feel and believe. I am Mormon in private and public. It is who I am, and Mormonism is my underlying current. Show more Show less