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Hi I'm Peter

I recently completed medical training and work as a private practice kidney doctor. I have 6 children. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up avid in the outdoors, the mountains and aviation. I also love to learn, especially math and science. I enjoy serving other people. I started out life with an intense desire to be an Air Force fighter pilot. I attended the USAF Academy and participated in the Wings of Blue skydiving team. Thanks to the influence of good friends, I took a leave to serve as a church missionary in Russia. My career desires began to shift toward the medical field. I decided to pursue a medical degree and follow an aspiration I had developed while shadowing a physician earlier in life. I recently completed training as a kidney doctor and now have the opportunity to apply knowledge and science in a way that can directly impact other people’s lives. At home, I have 6 active children ages 9 and under.

Why I am a Mormon

Most things we pursue in life, however worthwhile, eventually come to an end. While challenging, as I have tried to put my trust in God and His Son, Jesus Christ, I have learned better how to have lasting peace and understanding. I love the advice of the apostle Paul, which is also a tenet of our faith “whatsoever things are true, honest, just, pure, lovely, of good report; if there be any virtue…think on these things.” In that spirit, I have read and studied the Book of Mormon and prayed to know if it was true, and in agreement with the Bible. I received an answer to that prayer and have learned that the Book of Mormon, along with the Church that brought it forth are true, honest, just, pure and virtuous. One of the most important parts of my membership in this Church is that through God’s priesthood authority, restored through the prophet Joseph Smith, husband, wife and families can remain together after death. This knowledge brought me great comfort as one of our daughters underwent a heart surgery and also as loved family members have passed on.

How I live my faith

I try to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ in my own life and to share the things that make me happy with my family, friends and coworkers. I currently help coordinate the efforts of full time Mormon missionaries in my area with those of local church members. I also visit several families regularly to share a spiritually uplifting message and help out as able when they have extra needs. I try to seek inspiration and guidance through prayer in the many decisions and activities I am involved in. I try pay attention to others and to extend a hand to those around me when there is a need.