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Hi I'm Peter

I'm a rugby player, an electric guitarist, a christian and a Mormon.

About Me

I play prop on my rugby team. I started in the 8th grade and I love it. Since starting, I have found it much more fun than football, which I played from 3rd grade to 9th grade. My family is very musical. I have played piano since I was 6, sang in church and school choirs, played the tuba, and played the recorder, but my favorite musical instrument by far is the electric guitar. My favorite players are Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Paul Gilbert, Andy Timmons, and others. I like to play airsoft and paintball with my friends.

Why I am a Mormon

Until I was about 10, the main reason I went to church was because my friends went and my mom made me. I didn't like it very much, until my sunday school teacher challenged me to read the Book of Mormon and pray to god to know if it was true. I offered my first real prayer to god, and as soon as I said the word "amen," I felt an overwhelming feeling of warmth and peace. I didn't feel tempted to do bad things, i felt a desire to do good, and to spread the feeling with others. I know that the church is true.

How I live my faith

I have faith in Jesus Christ; I have no choice but to live it. If you're a Christian, you know what I'm talking about. Genuine faith cannot exist without inspiring a change in action (James 2). The more effort I put into developing my faith in Christ, the easier it becomes to 'live' it. I am a firm believer in the atonement of Jesus Christ, not only as the way by which we obtain forgiveness for our sins, but as an opportunity to overcome our weaknesses. I know that through Christ and His grace, I can become stronger. Every Sunday at church, Mormons have the opportunity to renew their baptismal covenants through partaking of the sacrament. In a nutshell, we promise to keep the Lord's commandments, take His name upon us, and always remember him. If we are faithful to these promises, God has promised us that we may have his spirit with us. I live the commandments; I pray, read my scriptures, obey the Word of Wisdom and Law of Chastity, listen to my priesthood leaders, pay tithing, fast, etc. etc. If you know the commandments, you know how I live. I do not regret a second of it. The guidance of the Spirit and the uplifting feelings associated with it are well worth the sacrifices we must make to be worthy of its guidance. To many, the Mormons' emphasis on keeping the commandments seems to limit its member's freedom. I have found exactly the opposite: as I strive to keep the commandments I feel closer to my Father in heaven, more in tune with the promptings of the Spirit, and yes: more free. I don't have any harmful addictions, I hold no grudges, I feel love for others, and I feel a real connection with God.