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Hi I'm Daniel Peterson

I live in Texas. I love sports and music. I like to help others and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I played baseball for about 12 years and basketball for 7 years and I love to play volleyball recreationally. I have played the piano since I was 4 and I still love it to this day. I come from a family of 7 and love every single one of them. I went to a large high school with a graduating class of about 1400 students and was on the basketball and bowling team there. I have 3 nieces and 1 nephew and love them to death! I love to hang out with friends and just have a good time. Any place we go I always end up making a fool of myself! Why? Because I like to be the guy other people can laugh at. Hopefully it brightens someones day! I also like to be the person people come to with their problems so that I can help them as best I can. Sharing the Gospel with others is the best thing anyone can to do help someone in any situation. Christ's life is something we should all strive to emulate. To follow His example brings joy to any/everyones life. I wish I could talk to everyone about the Restored Gospel and Church of Jesus Christ. It has changed my life and i know it can change anyones life.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a mormon because I know that God lives. That He sent His son Jesus Christ to set the example for all of us today. I have come to know that the Book of Mormon is true and that we have a living prophet on the Earth today. I love to help others and bring joy to their lives and that is exactly what the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints does.

How I live my faith

I live my faith through the responsibilities that I have been given. I live my faith through the actions I take towards my fellow men. I LIVE my faith because, as it says in James, "faith without works is dead." I am serving a mission for the Church and am currently in Tempe, Arizona. I love the Lord and I love the experiences He has given me to learn from. Everything He has done for me is something I wish I could repay Him for. As we do all that our Lord and Savior asks of us we help others grow closer to Him and our Father in Heaven.

Why is authority to perform a baptism important?

Daniel Peterson
Aurthority is everything! Jesus Christ walked from Galilee to the river Jordan to be baptised of John the Baptist. He went to John because John had been ordained and given the authority to do so. He didnt receive it from anyone else but God. He had been authorized to do so. Christ, being the Son of God had also been given the authority, also known as the priesthood, to perform sacred ordinances and do that which God has commanded. He gave that authority to His 12 apostles that he had called and ordained by the laying on of hands. They all had the authority to baptize. When people baptize without authority it is as though an ice cream man pulled you over and gave you speeding ticket rather than an officer. Show more Show less