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Hi I'm Peter

I'm a father of one with one more on the way. I'm a cancer biologist. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have a beautiful, loving wife and an adorable one-year-old daughter, and we're expecting another girl soon. I love to spend time with them when I get home from work and especially on the weekends. We enjoy watching movies and playing games together. I recently finished my doctorate degree with an emphasis in cancer cell biology and I'm currently studying pancreatic cancer. When I'm not spending time with my family, I enjoy reading, writing, and occasionally playing video games.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the Church. My parents raised my siblings and me with the tradition of going to church meetings every Sunday, and they made the Gospel a part of our lives growing up. Over the years, I came to realize that the Gospel helps to improve every part of my life, giving me greater confidence in my Savior, Jesus Christ, in my Heavenly Father, and even in myself and others. I've found that, as I live the Gospel of Jesus Christ, it makes me a better friend, husband, and father. By continuing to attend church with my wife and daughter, I know that I will continue to learn important principles that will bless me in this life and after this life and that I will be able to teach my children to love the Lord and His Gospel even as I've learned to do so. I'm grateful that God has a living prophet on the earth, and I know that he receives revelation to guide us today, even through rapidly changing times. By following God's prophet, I know I will be able to stand strong and steady in a constantly changing world. I rely on God's blessings to help me through each day, both at work and at home, and I will always be grateful for His Gospel that gives me access to these blessings.

How I live my faith

I am a part-time missionary for the Church. As such, I accompany the full-time missionaries for a few hours a week to visit church members and those investigating the Church. I enjoy sharing my testimony with those who are interested in hearing the Gospel, and I feel it a privilege to share my the experiences I have had with others to help them to better understand the blessings the Gospel can bring to them. In addition, I and another member of our congregation have been assigned a small number of families to go and visit each month, during which visit we share a message about our Lord, Jesus Christ, and try to find ways that we can serve these families.

What is faith?

Peter
Faith is a belief that leads a person to change. It's basically the difference between "believing in Jesus" and "believing Jesus." It's more than just believing that we have a Savior who died for us: it's believing that, by obeying His Gospel and following His example, we can find the peace and happiness He promised, and that makes us want to obey Him. Show more Show less