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Hi I'm Niki Petersen.

I'm a wife, mother, grandmother, teacher, Respiratory Care manager, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in NC. I went to college in Utah, and there met my eternal companion. We jokingly tell people I went to college to get an MRS. degree. We have 4 wonderful children, 1 awesome grandchild, and 2 dogs both little yorkies. We now live in California, and both work at local hosptials. I also teach Respiratory Care and CPR at one of the local community colleges. I love spending time with my grandson, and have recently learned scrapooking. My husband and I also enjoy working with the youth in our church, through scouting and other church activities.     

Why I am a Mormon

When I was 17 my mother introduced me to the Mormon missionaries. I was a typical teenager and was not very interested in meeting them. In fact, I think I was down right rude to them the first time I met them. When they would come to teach my mother, I would go out the back door, jump in my car, and drive to a friend's house. On one of those occassions, I totalled my car. So with no way to escape, I began taking the lessons with my mother, and was very intrigued by their message. The fact that the church had a prophet and 12 apostles, and was fashioned after the church that Christ had set up on the earth when he was alove, really intrigued me. I began to listen to the missionaries, and I learned to feel the promptings of the Holy Ghost. I learned about Heavenly Father's plan for me, and I was especially interested in their message about the sealing power of the temple, and that families could be together forever. The more I read the bible and the Book of Mormon, the more the Holy Ghost witnessed to me of the truthfulness of this church. It really changed my life, and I am so thankful for those two young missionaries who took the time to share their message with me.   

How I live my faith

Being a mormon, is not just something you can do on Sunday. It's woven into every fabric of your life. It's at the very core of who I am. I can't even imagine trying to face my daily challenges, without having the standards and covenants wtih me. As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, I have a prophet and 12 apostles to guide and direct me. But most importantly, I feel my Savior's love, and knowing that I am a divine daughter of a loving Father in Heaven gives me peace and strength. As a member church, I work with the youth ages 12 -18. I teach a Sunday lesson, help plan weekly activities, and our group volunteers monthly for a local women's shelter in town. I also assist my husband in working in the boy scout program with our two younest sons. It's not just a religion, it's a lifestyle. And I love it! 

Who are the Mormons?

Niki Petersen.
Mormons are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. We believe that the church has been restored to the earth, and is designed just as Christ originally designed the church when he was on earth. We have a prophet, and 12 apostles. We are Christians, and believe in God the Father, His son Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost. We attend church each Sunday, serve faithfully during the week at various activities, like visiting the sick and needy, volunteering at local community events, serving in the Boy Scouts of America, and sharing the gospel wtih those around us. The term "Mormons" comes from the Book of Mormon, which we believe to be true scripture. We use both the Bible and the Book of Mormon as our scriptures. I truly believe in the divinity of the Book of Mormon, and ask anyone who has questions, to just read it. Show more Show less

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

Niki Petersen.
 God's plan for you, and the joy that the gospel brings to your life. Show more Show less