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Hi I'm Pete

I grew up in Liverpool. I'm a retired Legal Rep. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I've been out of Liverpool for over forty years but I still consider myself a proud Scouser. I love spending time with and doing things for my ten grandchildren. In retirement, I spend a lot of my time out in the garden creating things for my grandchildren to play with, then watching them enjoy it. I've had a long life of working and loved everything I did. I began bookbinding when I was just out of school and later moved on to welding and metalwork. Life went on and I moved on to retail but after a hard divorce I eventually found myself as a single parent with not many options. Through my faith, life picked up and things got better. I re-married and since then my family has just kept on growning.

Why I am a Mormon

I've always been willing to talk with people when they knock on my door, I'm just interested in what they believe and why. So when the Missionaries came to my door I let them speak. One question I'd always had was, 'If there is a God, why does he allow children to die?' They said they didn't know the answer but handed me a Book of Mormon and said I'd find the answer there. As I opened the Book of Mormon to begin reading, I had the question on my mind; in that moment the words of a song came from the radio saying, "And Grandpa says, she's happy now, she lives with God in paradise"- Those words, and what I now recognise as the Holy Spirit, spoke to my heart in answer to my question, from then on I knew that whatever those Mormon Missionaries had to say was true. The church provided a place for me to take my children and protect them from the bad influences they were beginning to come into contact with. The morals taught and the good role models they met were exactly what they needed.

How I live my faith

For a while, I lost the faith I'd gained so long ago. I found myself treading water, not really living my faith but simply going through the motions but eventually that wasn't enough to keep me going and I fell away from the church despite my family continuing to go. Some missionaries visited and I grew close to them, we were able to help each other in hard times and through the love they showed me I realised that it was my own laziness that was holding me back. As I returned to church I remembered and once again felt, the Spirit of God in my life- That is what Missionaries have always brought to me. Now in my everday life, I can look around myself and see the blessings of God. I can recognise His hand in everything as He helps to guide us in small ways every day.