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Hi I'm Peter

I like helping people and seeing them improve. I love doing math. I am a spatial thinker and learner. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am an 18 year old serving a Spanish-speaking mission in Arizona. I love doing math and thinking about how math makes other aspects of life make sense. I love to learn, and, when I really become interested in a topic, will soak up all the information I can. I enjoy playing basketball with my friends and family, teaching others how to do something, beatboxing, running, playing games with my family, Minecraft, and helping others to feel good about themselves. I love entertaining people and seeing them laugh. I will attend BYU-Provo once I am done with my mission, where I plan to study something that has to do with math. I come from a divorced family, with a family member who has chosen an alternative lifestyle over being with the family. I am an Eagle Scout. I love my family, and I love spending time with them.

Why I am a Mormon

I am an inquisitive person. I don't settle for simply knowing something; I have to understand how it works. I have to know the inner workings of it in order to fully understand it. I am a Mormon because it makes sense. The things I have learned as a member of the church, as well as the truthful things I have sought out, all make sense. Reading the Book of Mormon along with the Bible has taught me great things about the fulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ, as well as how to treat one another and how one must live in order to receive the greatest blessings they can. I am a Mormon because, with the things I learn about life from it, I have come to know for myself the answers to the questions: "Who am I?" "What is my purpose?" Where did I come from?" "Where will I go after I die?" I know without a doubt that Jesus Christ suffered for our sins in an event called the Atonement. Though I have thought and thought about it, I don't know how it worked. However, I don't HAVE to know HOW it worked. I know it happened. God loves us, and He loved us enough to provide a Savior for us, so that we may come back and live with Him. I know that, no matter what we have done, we can repent of what we have done, and become clean again. God has a plan for all of us. Nobody who has ever existed is a "spare part." We are all important, and we all have a part to play in each others' lives. I love my Savior, and I know that He loves me too. This is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to be the best I can, every single day. I love helping people, and I think the more I can help others, the more I am living my faith. I strive to be a friend to those who feel like they don't have any. Everyone deserves a friend, because we are all brothers and sisters- children of God. When I see a need, I try to address it. Because of my family background, I have been exposed to some very difficult experiences throughout my life. These experiences have strengthened my beliefs and given me experience and knowledge, which can in turn be used to help others. I treasure sincerity and love. I continue to work on improving these attributes within my own self. When I become more sincere and loving to others, they trust me more and accept my help. Though I try to try my best all the time, I often find that it isn't MY abilities that people tend to need to rely on. In this case, the best thing I can do is help people come to know of God's love for them, and all He has done for them. That is how ANYONE can understand some of the key truths of life here on Earth. In my church (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints), I have served wherever I have been called. I have served by visiting the homes of families who are struggling, being a friend to those who need someone to talk with, playing the piano in church meetings, and teaching other members how to do their genealogy.