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Hi I'm Peter

I'm a B-Boy, I'm a brother and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Currently, I am a student at Brigham Young University, BYU, in Provo Utah. The college lifestyle is a demanding one; constantly needing to study, long walks to get around the city, and then needing to care for yourself. It's a big jump but I love it. Everyone needs a hobby and a way to express themselves. Personally, I found my outlet in the form of dancing, but it's not the classical dance that people may think. I am a b-boy at heart. I learned to breakdance about 5 years ago. Although I'm not at the level I would like to be at, it's a level of competence that I am proud of. As a b-boy (one that breakdances) I can fully express how I'm feeling, sometimes without realizing it. Emotion seeps out during the dance; every movement reflects ones thoughts and motivations. Between being a b-boy and a child of God I have found an identity for myself. There's a level of confidence that comes when both identities are there. Personally, I know of my divine heritage and I know my full potential which will help lead me back to God's presence.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church. I didn't really appreciate it like I should have. As I look back I realize how lucky I was to have an opportunity like this given to me so easily. In the summer of 2012 I decided that I was serious about serving a full-time 2 year mission for the church. I knew that I had a lot of things to work on. I rarely prayed, read scriptures, or even paid attention in church. I began to work to be more spiritual in my every day life, it was and still is hard to remember everything, but it is worth every effort. I have grown closer to God, my family, and even learned more about myself. I know for a fact that though it may be hard at times to follow all of that which is asked of a member, the blessings that are received because of the obedience will be greater than imagined. I know this for myself, I know that Jesus Christ has risen, and that the gospel was restored to Joseph Smith. With this knowledge I am pushed to act upon it. I cannot hide it from anyone. This is why I am a Mormon. No longer because of family or social pressures, but because I have a sure knowledge that it is true.

How I live my faith

Before I left for college I was involved in the youth programs. I helped guide peers that were about my own age, and I helped organize them in various activities. Since being out at college I am now in charge of all the Sunday school lessons being taught each week. It's definitely a little bit harder than what I had before, but I love the chance to serve. From here I help instructors grow, who are also my peers, and I can help the other members of the congregation feel closer to their Savior. Also my roommate and I help other members in the congregation. We visit them once or twice a month to see how their doing, whether it's school, church or social, we make sure that all aspects of their life are going well. With this close interaction with other members we are able to feel more like a community and also have a greater chance to serve them.