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Hi I'm Skye

Im a really good driver, a want-to-be professional volleyball player, a lot of fun, a new member of the church, and Im a Mormon!

About Me

My name is Skye Peterson. I am a convert at the age of 21 and the only member in my family. I love to play volleyball, and drive! I plan on continuing at the mormon college in idaho after I finish my mission in the Oregon Portland Mission, but plan on trying to play volleyball for the mormon college in Utah. I want to study computer science. I grew up as a Bay Area-Californian boy, and love it! I have been in the Air Force as an In-Flight Refueler, but left to make some big changes in my life. And now, I aspire to be everything and more!

Why I am a Mormon

Im a member of the church because of good friends. They introduced me to the gospel pretty young, and I was in love with it. My mother wouldnt allow me to be baptized at my young age of 11, but through countless Christ-like examples, I finally made the choice to become a member at the age of 21. They always showed me good examples and so I decided to follow those footsteps. I chose to stay a member of this church because I received answers. When the missionaries told me to pray about the things they were telling me, I did. I didnt know if I received answers at first and so I definitely took leaps of faith, but now I know for sure. There is nothing more reassuring than the spirit telling you that you are doing what is right, and telling you that it is true, even when so many people are against it! My dad passed away when I was 11, and life seemed to be headed deeper and deeper into a hopeless future unless I made some changes. I was introduced to the gospel through friends, and family friends. I couldnt become a member when I was invited, and never thought about it again until I was 21. My girlfriend broke up with me, and I was getting lost in bad habits that really didnt bring the happiness that I wanted and sought for. My friend came home from his mission and I asked if I could move into his home with his family, and they agreed. 3 weeks later, because of answers to prayers and seeing the truth, I was baptized by my best friend!

How I live my faith

I can see a great future and know that everything will be just perfect as long as I try my best to follow the council im given. I try every day to be perfect; I set that goal, but know that I can never make it without Him. I am a missionary, and I love it! I have the great opportunity of sharing what I have learned with others for 2 years every single day! It has brought great joy to my life by doing hard things, sharing my testimony of the truth with others, and seeing peoples lives change.

Who are the Mormons?

Skye
They are believers of Christ; that He is the risen Lord; our savior and redeemer. They are normal people, who are guided by a prophet just like in times of old. They believe everything that has been revealed, what is now revealed and what is yet to be revealed. Every member is called a saint; not someone to be worshipped, but someone who is worshipping that Lord. The name Mormon is a nickname that the church has accepted because of the belief they have in the Book of Mormon. But they worship Christ, not the book. Show more Show less