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Hi I'm Scott Petersen

I'm a California college student at BYUI that recently returned from his mission

About Me

I am an Eagle Scout and in doing that have come across many adventures like scuba diving, hiking Half Dome and Mt.Whitney, white water rafting and snow camping. I did sports in high school like Cross Country and Track. I like to run. Doesn't matter how far I'll run. I have completed a half-marathon and have a life goal of completing a full marathon. I also like to run the hurdle races in track. I enjoy it because there is always something in the way but if we run at it full on we can over come anything. Also because I like the rush of going over something at fast speeds. I also build plastic models. I recently returned to from serving my mission in the Texas Houston East mission and I am a college student at BYU-I. I was proud to serve and grow closer to my God. I was more than pleased to set aside 2 years of everything of my life to serve him because he has served me more.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the Mormon Faith but, there comes a time in a man's life when you have to know that what you are doing is for yourself and not for your parents. I watched a video about The First Vision. I wanted to know what was right like Joseph. I know that this is the restored Gospel of Christ, because the Holy Ghost testified to me during that film. It is unexplainable but powerful. I got my answer. You may also notice that the world is not the same as it was before. It is changing. Twisting. Getting farther from the word of God. There is only one thing that has stayed the same all this time. The Gospel of Jesus Christ, and all the commandments, promises and magnificent blessings that go with it. That testifies to me that this is the true Church of Christ. Exactly like the one that Jesus Christ established in his time.

How I live my faith

I always in my comunity to show love and serve to others by giving service with a smile and wanting to do it. Its never fun to do service without a smile. Right now I am on my mission helping others increase their Faith in Christ which is our main focus as Missionaries. In a day as a missionary we get up at 6:30, we study till about 11 or 12 then talk to people about Christ and the gospel that he has taught till 9 o'clock, then lights out by 10:30. When I serve others by being a missionary you feel God and Jesus Christ a little closer. By being representatives of Jesus Christ we can have his Spirit to be with us too.

What is faith?

Scott Petersen
Faith is having trust in something that you can not see. It is like the air. You can not see it but you trust that it is there. Faith is like a seed, if you plant it in firm ground, nourish it, and desire it to grow it will grow. Same with faith, if you do those three things you will haveyour Faith grow. Show more Show less

Who chooses the Mormon prophet?

Scott Petersen
Usually the next prophet will be the senior Aspostle of the church. When a Prophet dies, the senior Apostle becomes the next prophet after the other apostles agree in unison that he should be the next prophet. After that all the Apostles set him apart as the prophet. Show more Show less

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

Scott Petersen
A testimony is spiritual truths that you know to be true. The foundations of it are simple truths like God is our loving Heavenly Father, Jesus is the living Christ and through his Atonement we can be saved, Joseph Smith is a prophet of God, and we are led by God through a prophet today. Simple truths like this make a testimony Show more Show less

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

Scott Petersen
Just look around you, if you look at a cloud and see its beautifulness there is no possible way that wasnt made by God. Look at your body. It is perfect. Look at the intricate details of it. The way that it works when you get sick. It has to be of God. Nothing this perfect just crawled out of the ocean one day. Show more Show less