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Hi I'm Elder Peterson

I am serving a Mission in Moscow Russia for two years. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I attended Brigham Young University where I was a Business Major until I got my mission call. I am serving in the Moscow, Russia Mission speaking Russian for two years after which I will resume my schooling at BYU.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I love the church because of the truth that I can feel is in it. I love how the church helps out others and how there are so many opportunities for service in the church. I love the Book of Mormon and how well it relates to the Bible. Seminary was one of my favorite things to do and I learned so much by going there. As a seek to share the gospel with everyone around me in Russia, I am grateful for all I was taught growing up. I am a Mormon and because of that I am going to serve Heavenly Father's children.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by helping others out whenever I can. Giving service is one of the best things I feel I can do. It helps both those being served and the one giving service. I also serve as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This means I give service whenever I see an opportunity and seek to teach others the gospel of Jesus Christ. I want to share the gospel so others can feel the joy the gospel has brought into my life for themselves. I live my faith by going to church on Sundays and studying the gospel. I live my faith by helping Heavenly Father's children.

Why do Mormons baptize their new members?

Elder Peterson
We believe that baptism must be done by the priesthood authority from God. Christ set the example for us (Matt 3) on how to be baptized. We follow Christ's example by being baptized by someone holding priesthood authority. Through baptism we are cleansed from our sins. Baptism is also a covenant, or promise, we make with God, where we promise to take Christ's name upon us and follow the commandments. By making this covenant and other covenants, we show God we are willing to follow him. The making of covenants allows the blessing of being able to return to our Heavenly Father's presence when we die if we are faithful in keeping the commandments and staying true to the covenants we make. Show more Show less