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Hi I'm Neal Peterson

I'm a resident physician in anesthesia. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Hawaii but grew up as one of ten children in Missouri. I enjoy playing basketball and Ultimate Frisbee. I also enjoy camping and outdoor activities. After attending BYU and majoring in statistics I started medical school. I'm now in my 3rd of 4 years in my residency for anesthesiology. I'm married and have two children.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church -- both my parents and their parents had been members all their lives. I was taught about Jesus Christ and his gospel at an early age. I always knew the Book of Mormon and the Bible were true books and believed that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God. As a teenager I strengthened my understanding of the gospel by going to seminary before school and reading the scriptures. I later went on a mission to El Salvador where I saw first hand how the gospel can bless the lives of others. Having a testimony of the church and its teachings has helped me to live a good life and have hope for my family as we strive to return to live with our Heavenly Father.

How I live my faith

Currently I help the 12 and 13 year old boys in the church, known as the deacons. Every Sunday we discuss gospel topics. During the week we meet as a scout troop, working on merit badges, playing games, and doing community service. We have put up flags for Veterans Day and the Fourth of July around the community.