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Hi I'm Cheri Peacock

I was born in North Carolina, graduated from Southern Utah University, and now serve as a missionary in New York City.

About Me

I grew up on opposite sides of the country — I spent the first 12 years in North Carolina and the last 10 in Utah. I love the beach, the mountains, and the land in between. Road trips have been a normal part of life for me and as a photo fanatic, I love seeing new places and people. I love to travel and experience new cultures. In 2011, I studied abroad in Granada, Spain. In 2012, I graduated from Southern Utah University with a bachelor's degree in communication and a Spanish minor. While in school, I was able to stay very involved on campus. I was a Presidential Ambassador, editor for the newspaper, and involved in clubs and student government. As far as hobbies, I love to sing and write music. I play guitar and piano. I have a slight obsession with baking (and cooking in a crockpot). I prefer eating cookie dough more than cookies. A perfect breakfast includes Fage yogurt, fresh fruit, and granola. I received my mission call to the New York South mission and report in April. I can't wait to share the gospel .

Why I am a Mormon

I was blessed to be born into the church. I've never had a doubt that it was true, but my faith and testimony have increased in the last few years. As I've grown older, I've understood how important it is to have a testimony built on a sure and steady foundation. Challenges and trials come, but the gospel brings me peace. Even though I don't understand everything or see the whole picture, I know that my Heavenly Father does. If I trust in Him, He will lead the way. The gospel has helped me through many trials in my life. Without the atonement, I would be lost. I would be in pain. I would feel empty. But our Savior's love shines through all the darkness. There is safety and love in His arms. Being a member of the church connects me with others who share similar values, no matter where I am. When I was in Spain, I felt the spirit at church, just as if I was in Utah. The gospel unites people and oversees cultural and ethnic boundaries.

How I live my faith

I live my faith through day-to-day actions — whether it be planning activities for the young single adults, attending church on Sunday, or visiting people who need a friend. I now have the opportunity to serve as a full-time missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The thought of being a missionary is both thrilling and terrifying, but I know that God will help me as I do His work to help find and save those who need rescuing.