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Hi I'm Peter

I grew up in Leicestershire and obtained a degree in Mathematics from Sheffield University, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a retired accountant, although I am still treasurer for 3 charitable organisations. I am married with 5 children and 5 grandchildren. 3 of my children live in other countries. I spent 4 years working on a small island in the Pacific, when my children were small. We caused quite a stir in Honolulu, because people with 4 young children do not go to Hawaii. In the past we would swap houses with another families in Europe, which was a very cheap way to have a good holiday and experience another county's culture. My wife and I enjoy sequence dancing and hiking in the countryside.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was first introduced to the church our religious knowledge teacher told the whole class to avoid the Church's missionaries. She told us lots of things that I now know were totally untrue about the Church. When I was 18, I was introduced to the Church again. I read some leaflets about the Church and the Book of Mormon. I prayed and asked God if it was true and I received a very powerful impression that it was true and that I should join. The Church has given me numerous opportunities to develop my talents and I feel that I owe the Church an awful lot. I can recommend Church membership for those who want to get closer to God and improve their lives.

How I live my faith

I attend Church almost every week and often more that once a week, because there are lots of activities there I can enjoy. There are opportunities to learn other skills like public speaking, teaching, singing or playing a musical instrument. We have lots of social activities, sports, talent shows and play acting. All Church activities are free and often there are refreshments provided. There is no paid minister, so everyone has an opportunity to do their bit, as much or as little as they like. We are encouraged to visit each other and do acts of service. Being a member of the church has saved me a fortune over the years. As members of the church we do not drink alcohol or smoke tobacco, which is very health promoting. The Church changes your life for the better.