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Hi I'm Kevin Peterson

My name is Kevin. I served a mission in Colorado, I play the trombone, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in Laie, HI. My amazing family consists of my mom and dad, my two sisters, and my older brother. I'm the youngest in my family and have been incredibly spoiled to live in Hawaii my whole life. I'm currently serving my mission in the Colorado Denver South Mission and loving it! I've made a ton of friends and family out here and I intend to meet more in the next 6 or so months that I have left. When I'm not on a mission, I enjoy just relaxing with my friends and playing music. I play the trombone and attempt to play the guitar and piano. I went to school for Music Performance at BYUH before my mission and will probably go back. Music is my favorite thing in life, and it's one of those things that helps me know that God loves us.

Why I am a Mormon

I believe there comes a point in everyone's life where they need to decide for themselves what they believed. Though I was born and raised in the church, I hit that point in my life as well. Going to church became a routine on Sunday and not much else. I remember singing the songs about going on a mission when I was a kid and even a teenager, but never really wanted to. One day, soon after I graduated, one of my best friends and I were talking about his mission. He told me a lot of cool stories about his mission, and how much he loved it. He then asked me if I was planning on serving a mission. I told him I was not, because it just didn't sound appealing to me. He paused for a minute and then asked me if I remember how it was going to EFY as a teenager. I told him I did, and that I remembered being really happy there and having a lot of fun. He explained that I was happy because for that week, I was living the gospel in full effort. He then asked me this question: "Who are you to hold back that happiness from others?" That really made me think about the happiness the gospel does bring. Over the next year or so (it was a long process), I studied the scriptures, talked to other friends, and prayed to specifically know if I should go on a mission or not. Eventually the answer came to me that I needed to know if the gospel was true before I could find if I should to go on a mission. God made it possible through more study and supportive friends to get my answer that the gospel was true. I turned in my mission papers and, in essence, turned in my conversion contract to the Lord. This gospel has brought me happiness ever since and will for all eternity.

How I live my faith

I'm currently serving a mission, so I'm trying my best to live my faith full time! I've realized that living your faith usually leads to showing the example to those around you who don't have the gospel in their lives. I wasn't a very good member missionary back home but my friends know I love them and simply want the best for them! Here in our mission, we do a lot of service for individuals and in the community. I've grown to love serving in any way I can, especially because it allows me to meet new people.

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

Kevin Peterson
Everything around us testifies that there is a God. But music is a big one for me. The way melodies fit together, the way some people can sing, the way my friends smile while they play. It all shows me that there's no way any normal human could have made that possible. Show more Show less