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Hi I'm Mint Peterson

I'm an electrical engineer, scuba divers and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I’m a 43 year old father of four wonderful children and grand father of a beautiful granddaughter. I have been married to a loving and patient woman for 23 years. We have three girls and one boy ranging from 20 to 13 years old. I was born and raised in Idaho. My family and I enjoy lots of outdoor activity like camping, hiking and fishing. My wife is a scuba instructor so whenever we can we go diving in the local lakes and quarries. I’ve told people that “I would dive a mud puddle if it was deep enough.” I work as an electrical engineer designing commercial buildings electrical systems and lighting. I was raised on a small dairy farm in south eastern Idaho. The school that I attended while growing up was tiny, so students were able to participate in just about everything. I was able to play all the sports the school offered. I always took part of the county fair, showing dairy cattle and sheep. In addition to the farm, my mother also kept two large gardens to supplement the family’s food supply. I learned to drive a pickup at five years old, and a tractor at ten, so that I could assist my father with the farm work. I got my first full summer job at twelve years old. After graduating from high school I served a mission in South Carolina. While on my mission I met many wonderful people, some converted to the LDS church some didn’t. Teaching and being taught by the people of South Carolina by helped me understand more about the mission and atonement of Jesus Christ.

Why I am a Mormon

The partial answer is that I was born a member, but that isn’t why I’m an active practicing Mormon today. Before my mission I started to contemplate what I was about to take on. As the time to leave approached I began to wonder if I was doing the right thing. I remember one particular night as I knelt in prayer asking for some sort of answer. I remember realizing that in thousands of instances in my life that I had received spiritual experiences confirming many of the essentials that were require to believe in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. From that time forward I have believed and studied the life of Jesus Christ and tried to follow him. I believe that Jesus lived that he walked the streets of Jerusalem. He lived a sinless perfect life, and then suffered for the sins of everyone that will ever live on the earth. We need only accept him as our Lord and follow his example and teachings. He was wrongly accused and crucified. After lying dead in a tomb for three days he was resurrected, opening the door for everyone to receive the same benefit. I know that his Father resides in the Heavens and loves each of us. They, the Father, Son and the Holy Ghost, have call prophet to teach us since the beginning of time, and they continue to do so today. Their chosen prophet is Thomas S. Monson. The Book of Mormon is scripture and a vital companion to the Bible.

How I live my faith

My faith is a part of who I am; it directs the words I use and the actions that I take. I look for opportunities to serve people in need, both the people around me daily and those in areas where disasters happen. I enjoy working in the local cannery operated by the LDS church. The canned goods are used to feed people locally as well as around the world where ever there is a need. The church emphasizes the importance of the family, and my family is a source of much of the happiness that I experience. The church teaches us that the family is central to Gods plans of happiness. My family gathers each Monday night to spend time together we talk about things that are important to us, we sing, and play games. These help bring us closer together as a family and help us work through problems that we might be experiencing as a family.