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Hi I'm Peter

I was raised in a Catholic family. I loved the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I read the Book of Mormon and wanted to know more......

About Me

I am married and have four children. I work in the IT industry. My passion's are snow skiing, camping, backpacking, bicycling, traveling, tennis, reading and spending time with my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I considered myself to be a good Catholic. I attended Church every Sunday and as a youth was an alter boy. I respected and admired the Priesthood. I wanted to be able to hold the Priesthood but I also wanted to be married and have a family. An associate at work talked about religion with me and asked if I would like to learn more about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I said yes and started reading the Book of Mormon. As I read the book it gave me the same feelings as reading the Bible. I liked the cross references back to the Old and New Testament. The Book of Mormon taught me more about Jesus Christ and the atonement than any other book I had read. I decided to learn more about the Church and took the lessons from the missionaries. I had more questions and read "The Great Apostasy" by James Talmage. This helped me understand why a restoration had to occur. I then read "The Articles of Faith" by James Talmage and that helped me understand what the members of the church believed. I started praying and reading scriptures more to get a confirmation of the truthfulness of the restored church. Once I received my personal confirmation/revealed by the Holy Ghost I knew I had to be baptized. The rest is history. I am happiest when I center my life on the Gospel of Jesus Christ and live by the correct principles.

How I live my faith

I believe in serving God through serving others. I have been a city league youth soccer coach for 14 years. I have also been a Scout Master for the local Boy Scouts of America troop. Helping the boys progress in scouting was some of the funnest times of my life. I enjoyed seeing the boys set goals and achieve them, by selecting the merit badge they wanted to earn then finding the merit badge counselor and getting their blue card signed-off. I have supported the boys in their countless hours of community service and Eagle Leadership Service projects. What an inspired program for young men to be able to help them develop talents and leadership skills that form a foundation of character. As a "Snow Sports" merit badge counselor I have taught hundreds of young men how to ski or snowboard. Skiing is my passion and I was a ski instructor for a few years after college. Every winter I reach out to the local troops to encourage the scouts to earn the Snow Sports merit badge. I have made life long friends as these boys learn not only to ski safely but to also enjoy the great outdoors. I believe this world was created for us. We need to be wise stewards and take good care of it.