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Hi I'm Peter Blomfield

I was born in England and raised in Canada. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in England, and moved to Canada when I was four years old. I am the oldest of six kids with 3 brothers and two sisters. I love my family so much. I'm currently a freshman at BYU and loving it! Soon I'll be going on a full time mission for two years. I love water skiing, skiing, camping, hanging out, basically what most people my age like to do. Basically, I love life.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to parents who were already members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Basically, I've been a Mormon my entire life. There hasn't really been a time where I haven't believed the church to be true, but as I've grown, I've needed more than just what my parents or other members of my church have told me. I've needed to find out for myself. Through sincere prayer and faith, I've been able to gain the knowledge that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the true church. It is Christ's church restored in these days by His prophet, Joseph Smith. Joseph Smith saw God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ, and re-organized the church that was lost shortly after Christ's death. Joseph Smith translated the Book of Mormon through the power of God. God still loves and cares for us, and talks to us today through modern prophets. Thomas S. Monson is the current prophet upon the earth. God has set up a church to provide happiness and peace for His children. He loves us dearly, and anyone can come to feel of that love, and know of the truth, by praying fervently and sincerely, hoping it to be true. I love the church. I owe the gospel all my happiness. I would be nothing without God. I love being able to try and understand things of the world while being able to understand things of God. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is God's church. Some people may ask how I know this. It is not because of what anyone else has told me, but because of what I know myself. There are some things more powerful than sight, and God has given me a personal witness through His Spirit that this is the truth. I know this without a doubt. I love being a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I try to basically just be a good all-round person. I am pretty outgoing and love to meet new people. I try to exemplify good Christian values and live my life as as Christlike as I can. I work in the church to reach out to others who need help and are struggling. I also try to reach out and tell others about my church. I want to share the thing that I hold most valuable so others can be happy too. Soon I'll be going on a mission and I'm so excited! I'll be able to tell others about the church for two whole years. I hope by doing so I can somewhat give back to God, since He's given everything to me.

What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to sacrifice His life?

Peter Blomfield
The Atonement of Jesus Christ was what Christ came to earth to do, along with being resurrected. He suffered for the sins of the world. He felt all the pain, suffering, and struggles of everyone, and took the punishment of our sins upon Him. Through sincere repentance, we can utilize His atonement to gain forgiveness of sins and return to live with Him after we die. Without His atonement, we could never hope to return to live with God because we would remain unclean forever. Show more Show less

Who wrote the Book of Mormon?

Peter Blomfield
The Book of Mormon was written by ancient prophets who came to the Americas. They wrote a lot of the history, particularly the spiritual history, of those people. Joseph Smith found gold plates under the direction of God, and translated them through the power of God into the Book of Mormon. Show more Show less

Are there restrictions based on race or color concerning who can join The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and have the priesthood?

Peter Blomfield
No. We are fortunate enough in these days to have the blessings of the gospel and the Priesthood available to all. Unlike other times throughout the world's history, God has offered the Priesthood to every worthy male. Women are able to enjoy the blessings of the Priesthood through these men, and are invaluable in blessing the world through their attributes. Show more Show less

Who is the Mormon prophet today?

Peter Blomfield
The prophet and president of the church today is Thomas S. Monson. Along with him we have his two counselors and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles who we believe are also prophets. Show more Show less

What is the First Vision?

Peter Blomfield
 The First Vision is when Joseph Smith went to ask which church was true, and which he should join. Upon praying, God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ appeared to him and told him that no church was completely true. This was the start of the restoration of the gospel. Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Peter Blomfield
Mormons don't worship Joseph Smith, we just revere him as the person who brought back Christ's church after it was lost shortly after Christ's death. We worship God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

What are Mormon Temples used for?

Peter Blomfield
Mormon Temples are places where we go to make covenants with God. We promise to keep His commandments and are blessed in return. In these temples, we are able to make some of these covenants on behalf of people who have passed away, should those people choose to accept the work we do for them. Through temples, we can be the means of helping people who cannot help themselves. Show more Show less