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Hi I'm Donald Peck

I'm a University Professor, who grew up in a small mining town in Nevada. We moved to Utah when I was 22 and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm married and have 4 children, 15 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. My wife passed away more than ten years ago and I have since remarried and have acquired 5 more step children and 11 more step grandchildren. I have been a science teacher and a university mathematics educator. As an avocation, I love to do woodwork ranging from knick knacks to furniture such as chairs and tables, etc. Retirement is the level of Life I currently enjoy and spend my time making sawdust and doing things for both families and serving in one of the temples of the Church. I love my grandchildren and follow their achievements regularly and find them enjoy to talk with and play with. Following a two year term of service in the Army Signal Corps during the Korean War, I served a mission for the Church in the Netherlands and Flemish Belgium. I like to help children with their mathematics and work around the house and yard on projects my wife and I find useful. I especially enjoy repairing furniture and other objects for my friends and neighbors and attending to the needs of those who are homebound and unable to care for ordinary repair jobs around their homes. I love to read and particularly enjoy keeping up with advancements in science and the history of various world groups in the past. I continue to struggle trying to keep up with the computer. I am constantly involved in the humanitarian projects of my Church and find great satisfaction contributing both time and money to them.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the Mormon Church. My parents were faithful members and I was involved during all my growing up years and was Baptised and became a member of record when eight years old. I had a rebellious period in my late teen years and during my Army Service did not involve myself in Church activities. When discharged I went back to Church simply to please my mother, but was finding more interests outside of the Church. I was asked if I would serve a mission and while working on the idea, I went into the backyard of our home late at night and spent some time in prayer. I had an experience that let me know that what my parents had been trying to teach me was really true. Since that time I have pursued the Gospel plan and been involved in trying to live according to its precepts. I have been constantly reinforced in the truths that have been made available to mankind over the centuries. It is true and provides me with the reasons for it all. I have come to know that my Savior does indeed live and direct His work here on earth. I find great joy in the Gospel and seek opportunity to serve in any way I can.

How I live my faith

I study regularly the scriptures of writings that have come to us and attend Church regularly. I participate in service projects designed to relieve hunger and provide disaster relief across the world. I do whatever I can to involve myself in those things that the Savior teaches that are a central part of the Plan of Salvation given to the world. Whenever I make mistakes or do something that seems counter to the teachings of the Lord, I try to repent and turn my life back to the path given by Him. I teach in the church and visit those that are sick and afflicted and try to find ways to be helpful. I volunteer to work in the welfare cannery and do what I can to relieve those suffering from lack of the necessities of life. In short I try to live in oharmony with the teaching found in the Sermon on the Mount in