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Hi I'm Peter

I'm a computer programmer. I love sailing. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have loved computers since I was little and I am finally fulfilling my dream of being a software developer for a major company. I want to make a positive impact in the world by helping people accomplish their dreams. I love to enjoy the beauty of the world by bicycling and sailing and I love to share the beauty of the world by photographing it.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents raised me as a member of the Church my whole life. For much of my childhood, I was the only Mormon in my grade at school, and as I got older, I started to see how my faith steered me away from many challenges that my friends faced. By sticking to my standards, and with the guidance of Church leaders and the Holy Ghost, I usually had the knowledge and strength to make decisions that kept me out of trouble. When I went to college, I chose to attend Brigham Young University so I could be around more members of the Church while I received my education. I went on a mission and had the opportunity to meet many people of different faiths and to see how their beliefs influenced their lives and their families. It was a chance to see the results of many decisions that other people made and it encouraged me to realize the importance of living by the values of the Church in my own life. I want my family to be supportive, loving, close-knit, forgiving, and happy, and I know that being Mormon helps all of these traits to grow. When I follow the teachings of the Church, I feel the Holy Ghost in my life and I feel happier.

How I live my faith

One of the ways I live my faith is by visiting other members of my congregation regularly. Everyone gets an assignment to visit a few specific families, but my wife and I even try to visit people who are not part of our assignment. I like to get to know people and to make friends with them so that they know they can always count on us when they need someone. I am one of just a few Mormons in my division at work and I try not to keep it a secret. My coworkers have seen me praying in my office or in the cafeteria and they sometimes see my suit hanging up so I can change to go to the temple after work. I believe in being an active part of the community and in being an influence for good in the world in whatever ways I can manage.