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Hi I'm Kaeden Peterson

I am a 20 year old Theatre Arts Major at Southern Utah University. I am a returned missionary from the Georgia Atlanta Mission.

About Me

I am currently going to school at Southern Utah University. I am studying Theatre Arts and I plan on becoming a professor. I love Shakespeare and being on stage! I also love all things sports! Football is my jam!

Why I am a Mormon

I have been taught by my parents ever since I was born about The Lord Jesus Christ. I was taught about His ministry while He was here on earth, the miracles He performed, His death, and His resurrection. I was also taught about the restoration of His church here on the earth. That Joseph Smith saw God the Father and His son, Jesus Christ. While still at a young age I never fully understood how The Lord talked to each of us individually. I had never fully experienced it. In my family all of my uncles, as well as my dad, have served full-time missions for the church. I was always told that I too would serve a mission. When I was 16, President Monson told church members that worthy young men could now serve a full time mission at the age of 18 and that they didn't have to wait until they were 19. That may only be a year difference, but now instead of 3 years till my potential mission I now only had 2. I got scared. I was scared to leave my home, my family, my friends, and my mom. At that moment of doubt, I was carried away by Satan. I decided that I would not be serving a mission. The disappointment I felt from my parents and family friends was heart-breaking. The Holy Ghost then brought something to my remembrance. In 2011 the Texas-Christian University football team played Wisconsin in the BCS Rose Bowl game. TCU won that game and in the post-game interview with quarterback Andy Dalton, he said something that stuck out to me. He quoted a scripture. 1 Peter 5:6 "Humble yourselves, therefore under the mighty hand of God, He may exalt you in due time." So I put that scripture to the test. I humbled myself to the idea of me going on a mission and serving The Lord. I started to think about the possibility of me going on a mission and the positives and negatives of it. The Lord, with the help of the Holy Ghost, helped me understand the importance of serving a mission. My responsibility is to leave my family for a short time, so others can be with theirs for eternity.

How I live my faith

I live my faith in simply trying my best to be a representative of Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is our perfect example and I want to be like Him! I do everything I can to do my best in sharing my faith and showing others that I love and care for them. In the Holy Bible it states that "faith without works is dead", so I do my best to work on my faith by following the counsel of Peter, "Casting all your care upon Him, for He careth for you". Heavenly Father has given us all of these amazing blessings and we see the miracles of life everyday, why would you not give thanks unto Heavenly Father for everything? I live my faith by simply working my way back to Heavenly Father through the power of Jesus Christ's atonement. As a missionary in Georgia I have the oppurtunity to rub shoulders with many Baptist Pastors and Preachers. They are incredible people with incredible faith in Jesus Christ. As I have been in Georgia I have noticed that there is a difference in how people act and talk when the name "Jesus Christ" is mentioned. The respect and reverence that comes with that name has been quite the eye-opener to me. I have noticed that if I want to be a true Christian and a Disciple of Christ, I must show it in everything I do. I must do and say what Jesus Christ would want me to do and say. He is my Master and I will do all I can to follow Him, because He has done so much for me. I owe it to Him.