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Hi I'm Peter

I grew up in country South Australia. I am a Vietnam Veteran and I'm a husband, father and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I spent the first years of my life in beautiful country South Australia and have 8 siblings. In my late teens I joined the Australian Army. During that time I became an aircraft engine mechanic, and travelled to some pleasant areas of Australia and eventually served in South Vietnam for one year. I also married and became a father during the last year of Army service. Upon leaving the Army, I worked in the marketing and service industries, which was very satisfying in many ways. I also discovered that my service in Vietnam left me with an ongoing disablilty which I continue to deal with. Now that I am one of that privileged group, sometimes called pensioners.............. I love assisting others with the many useful and helpful talents I have acquired over my life. Life is good because of many things but especially because I have a very supportive wife whom I love and share a strong belief in the Mormon lifestyle. We have 5 adult children btween us.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised by parents with nine energetic children in challenging circumstances, and that didn't include a lot about God or Jesus Christ. We did have a Bible and had religious studies in Primary School, along with the Easter parade and the Christmas play each year. Occasionally our younger neighbours would take my twin sister and I to Sunday School with them. It was during these activities that I discovered my desire to know more about who God or Jesus Christ were. Growing into adulthood in an Army environment, this desire and curiosty increased and without really noticing, I began changing my lifestyle to conform to Christian standards. When I married and became a father, I decided to seriously investigate who God or Jesus Christ really were. I searched through a number of denominations but didn't find what I was looking for. One very hot summer day I was laying some concrete at my home when two well dreessed young men offered to help me. I quickly accepted their offer. I knew they were Mormon missionaries but really had no Idea what they taught. After completing the job, having enjoyed their generosity, we provided lunch for them. During lunch they asked if they could share a short message with us and we agreed. That message opened the door to information that we had never heard before. Over the coming 7 weeks we were taught the extraordinary truths of the living Gospel of Jesus Christ. Not only that, every question we had was answered in sufficient detail. We Joined this wonderful organisation known as The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter -Day Saints. I have read and studied the Bible and Book of Mormon, Another Testament of Jesus Christ, for close to forty years and know without any doubt in my soul, they contain the words of our Father in Heaven and His Son Jesus Christ, our Saviour.

How I live my faith

I find participating in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints the most rewarding lifestyle I have ever discovered. I am required to live by faith in Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ, my Saviour, and that takes commitment, but the rewards far out-weigh any effort expended. Faith is more than belief, it needs to be acted on and that is what makes it so good. By doing so I continue to grow in the treasured truths of this extraordinary Gospel of Jesus Christ. As I strive to live the precepts and principles of the Gospel, they continue to be the source of ever increasing understanding regarding all aspects of living in this wonderful, yet challenging world. The Gospel has brought purpose and certainty to my life. My wife and I enjoy the togetherness and opportunities that continue to come to us as we serve others and spend time together exploring the eternal aspects of the Gospel, that make for an interesting and enjoyable time. It isn't always easy, but the outcomes are worth the effort and struggle. As I serve in many different areas of the Church, be it as a teacher, leader, organiser of events, as full time or part-time missionaries, or even in much needed community service projects, life is busy but very satisfying. Even after forty years, living the Gospel lifestyle just keeps getting better! The very best part of developing a relationship with God, my Heavenly Father, has been discovering who He really is, feeling of his tender, personal love for me, (and all of us), together with the absolute freedom to choose how I live my life. He knows me so well and I communicate with Him every day through meaningful prayers. This is such an indescribably sweet experience. Not only for me, but for Heavenly Father as well. This is why I choose to be a "Mormon" and to live this lifestyle, with ever increasing gratitude for all God and Jesus Christ does for me, my family and others.