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Hi I'm Peka

I'm a mother, a wife, a cook, a singer, a song writer, a dancer, a teacher. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My husband, Dan Davis and I raised 4 beautiful children of our own. Our beloved daughter Deycie Davis is currently serving a mission on the other side of the veil (please ask me where that is); and because we know that our family is forever eternally, through the plan of salvation, we will see Deycie S. Davis again. And yes, I am a happy mother of 4 young adults. I am a returned missionary of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. For living, I work for Los Angeles County Probation Department. It doesn't matter how fast I do things, or how fast I walk, it seems like life on earth is passing too quickly. I want to say more to express my love to friends and families, and want to do more before the sun go down, but I can never get to do all that I want to accomplish within a day. However, I just thank my Father in Heaven for everyday of my life, and with the gospel of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints when I see the sun up again and feel my family's love around me. I know that I am loved by my Heavenly Father.

Why I am a Mormon

I am certainly happy to be a Mormon. As a six year-old child at the time when my parents converted to the church, I was old enough to have some memories to cherish of attending Primary (children's meeting of the church) at that age. I might not know at that time how Father in Heaven touch people's hearts, but I was able to draw enough attention to many things and to feel the love of the Primary leaders, and to choose a better place to go every Sunday. Because I was raised in a happy family who love the Lord by following the leaders to bring joy and happiness to our family. I love the Lord who sent the light and knowledge as I search the holy scriptures, and attend temple ordinances as I serve others. I am a very happy wife, mother, sister, and servant of the Lord. You too, can become a happy person by being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints as soon as possible before the sun go down.

How I live my faith

Thank God for the opportunity to be a mother. The need for me to believe and sustain that my Savior, Jesus Christ lives and Father in Heaven loves me, has improved daily as I face challenges that come through assisting my children spiritually and physically. My choice to come to earth has come with a lengthy responsibility that I can only accomplish by serving others by participating in community and educational programs and sports; most importantly, to teach by examples. This divine responsibility starts at here at home where my beloved family shares the scriptures daily or twice and pray to obtain further instruction from heaven to guide us throughout our earthly journey. At the start of every day, I feel the spirit of happiness deep inside. As I do that daily, I walk with a smile, speak kind words, extend a helping hand to others more often and radiates that love to the whole community as mentioned above. I am currently serving as a young women 2nd counselor in the Stake YW presidency for the Hacienda Heights Stake of Zion in California. I recalled being a youth baseball director for auxiliary board for Rowland Heights Youth Baseball at the time when my son Danny was a youth baseball player, was a wonderful and remarkable opportunity to serve the community with love as I live my faith. I have been walking more closely to the Lord my Savior everyday by calling Him at every step I take (praying). I attend my church meetings regularly and enjoy the blessings of exaltation by working in the temple of the Lord every Saturday morning. I cannot call myself a follower of my Savior if I do not attend church meetings, and find ways to serve others.

What do Mormons believe about "eternal life?"

Peka
Heaven is the place where God lives and the future home of those who do God’s will and follow the teachings of Jesus Christ. The hope of our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ and the purpose of life on this earth is to teach us and prepare us that we, along with our families, might live with Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ eternally. After we are resurrected we will be judged and rewarded for the things we have done in this life (see Revelation 20:12,13). Jesus Christ taught His Apostles that in His Father’s house are “many mansions” (John 14:2). Our loving Heavenly Father is anxious to reward all of His children according to their obedience to His commandments and their willingness to follow the Savior. Those who do these things and are worthy to return to the presence of God and Christ become “heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ” (Romans 8:17) of all that the Father has. They will return to live with Heavenly Father and with their families in His eternal glory. Those who choose not to follow our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ will receive a reward according to what they have done in this life, but they will not enjoy the glory of living in the presence of God. Show more Show less

Mormons believe Jesus Christ is their Savior. Why do we need a Savior?

Peka
You can be forgiven of your sins through the Atonement of Jesus Christ by the process of repentance. Because Heavenly Father knew we would sometimes make wrong choices, He provided a way for us to be forgiven of our sins (John 3:16). He provided a Savior, Jesus Christ, who suffered for our sins in the Garden of Gethsemane and on the cross so that when we sincerely repent, we can be forgiven (Book of Mormon, Mosiah 4:6). When we sincerely repent, we: Confess the sin to both God and anyone who has been harmed by our sin. In cases of serious sin, confession needs to be made to the proper priesthood authority. Ask forgiveness from God and from anyone we have harmed. When possible, repair the damage we have done. Forsake our sins. Strive to keep the commandments. Sincere repentance brings peace and forgiveness. God has promised, “Behold, he who has repented of his sins, the same is forgiven, and I, the Lord, remember them no more” (Doctrine and Covenants 58:42). Show more Show less

Who is the Mormon prophet today?

Peka
God has called prophets to lead His Church in our day, just as He did anciently. The current prophet and President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is Thomas S. Monson. He is assisted by two counselors—Henry B. Eyring and Dieter F. Uctdorf. Together, they make up the First Presidency of the Church (much like Peter, James, and John after Christ’s death). All members of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles are apostles and prophets. The current Apostles are: Russell M. Nelson Dallin H. Oaks M. Russell Ballard Robert D. Hales Jeffrey R. Holland David A. Bednar Quentin L. Cook D. Todd Christofferson Neil L. Andersen Ronald A. Rasband Gary E. Stevenson Dale G. Renlund Show more Show less

What is done with the tithing that Mormons pay?

Peka
Everything that we do for moving the gospel of Jesus Christ forward to save the children of God's souls. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons baptize their new members?

Peka
Jesus Christ taught that we must be baptized by immersion (Mark 16:16; 3 Nephi 11:21-26). He set the example Himself by being baptized to “fulfill all righteousness” (Matthew 3:15). We are baptized by someone who has God’s priesthood authority for the remission of sins. (Acts 2:38, Acts 22:16). We are also baptized to become members of the Church of Jesus Christ, and to enter the kingdom of God (John 3:5). Through the ordinance of baptism, we make a promise, called a covenant, with God. We promise to accept Christ, to become His followers, and to keep His commandments to the end of our lives. In return, our Heavenly Father promises to forgive our sins and let us return to live with Him, provided we keep our covenants. Show more Show less

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Peka
Much of what is done in the Church is to bless and help those who are not Mormon. The Mormon Church has donated more than $1 billion in cash and material assistance to 167 different countries in need of humanitarian aid since it started keeping track in 1985. Many of these countries have few to no Mormons, but are also non-Christian. More than 53,000 Mormon missionaries serve through the world today. All of their service is to help those who are not Mormon. Joseph Smith himself taught that we are "to feed the hungry, to clothe the naked, to provide for the widow, to dry up the tear of the orphan, to comfort the afflicted, whether in this church, or in any other, or in no church at all." Show more Show less

What is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' attitude regarding homosexuality and same sex marriage?

Peka
In the Bible Paul preached to the Romans that homosexual behavior was sinful (see Romans 1:24-32). In Old Testament times Moses included in his law that homosexual relations were against God’s law (see Leviticus 20:13) Gordon B. Hinckley, prior President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, issued the following statement about homosexuality: “We believe that marriage between a man and a woman is ordained of God. We believe that marriage may be eternal through exercise of the power of the everlasting priesthood in the house of the Lord (“The Family: A Proclamation to the World” which was written by twelve modern Apostles through inspiration from the Lord). “We want to help these people, to strengthen them, to assist them with their problems and to help them with their difficulties. But we cannot stand idle if they indulge in immoral activity, if they try to uphold and defend and live in a so-called same-sex marriage situation. To permit such would be to make light of the very serious and sacred foundation of God-sanctioned marriage and its very purpose, the rearing of families” (Ensign, Nov. 1998, 71). Show more Show less