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Hi I'm Peter

I'm a freshman in college. I love to cook, eat, sing, dance, and learn. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've grown up in Arizona and I absolutely love it here. When I was younger my family had the opportunity to spend two separate years in Europe that gave me a wonderful perspective on the diversity of our world that I never would have gained at home in the US. Those years also based my learning of the French language which is just a fun hobby and family tradition to keep up. I am currently a college freshman studying physics. I am very enthusiastic about growing rare tropical fruit and drinking smoothies. I love to cook and eat Italian and Mexican food and even occasionally make my own cheese. I have a passion for singing and enjoy ballroom and Latin dancing with my friends and sister.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born in the church and was taught at an early age to love God and to read the scriptures. Yet, it wasn't until recently as I have really pondered and prayed over my life and my future that I have really come to trust in my heavenly father. When it used to be something to dread, now I look forward to that time of day I can curl up in a chair in some corner at the college's LDS Institute building and read the words of the prophets of God. It comforts me to know that He is really there for me, that He knows me, and that He really does answer my prayers whether or not I am willing to listen. I have a strong testimony of the sacred calling of church leaders both in Salt Lake, and right here where I live. People who have been my neighbors and friends for nearly my entire life, can counsel, teach, and uplift me with their light and their individual testimonies. And that is the blessing of the church.

How I live my faith

In my ward, I have been called by God through my bishop to serve the young men of my age group; those between 16 and 18. As a presidency we discuss the individual needs of those in our stewardship. We also plan many service opportunities and activities to do as a young mens group. This last summer we traveled down to Mexico to do humanitarian work as well as have some fun. This next spring we are excited to hike the Grand Canyon for our second time around! As young men between the ages of 16 and 18, we are called priests, and it is our duty to bless the sacrament, a beautiful ordinance that takes place each week at our Sunday meetings in which we are cleansed of our sins. Also, because we are that age, we are the group preparing most actively to serve the Lord on a mission once we turn 19. I'm excited to go because I know I will grow both spiritually and mentally and even though I have been terrified of talking to strangers for most of my life, I know that God can make weak things in me strong if I will put my trust in Him.

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

We believe that baptism is essential for salvation. All people from the beginning to the end of the world are equally loved by our Heavenly Father and so they all deserve a chance whether they heard about His gospel in this life or not. The ordinance of baptisms for the dead allows us to perform this saving ordinance for those who have already passed on. Show more Show less