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Hi I'm Quade Peterson

I am from Texas the greatest place. I am a true nerd. I love my family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hi my name is Quade, I was born into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I have always had a profound love of God, and I know that he loves us all. I have also been interested in computers as long as I can remember. I love to learn, and am quite curious. In my free time at home I love to program computers, and build them. I also love video games, especially old games. My favorite game is Gauntlet II which was an arcade game from 1986. I am currently serving a mission in England for the LDS church. When I get home I plan to go to university, and study Computer Science, but for now I am devoting two years of my life to God and the English people.

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up in the LDS church means I always knew what the church stood for, but I didn't always believe what was said. As i said earlier on I am very curious so I never take things at face value. So I looked into the LDS church, and learned about other church's as well. I eventually decided that the LDS church is true, or it isn't. I thought if it is true then this is the greatest thing to happen since Christ himself came to the earth, and if it isn't then no skin off my back now I at least know. So I took a small leap of faith, and put the teachings of the church to the test. I did what the LDS church said. I found out that not only did it bring happiness, but that it brought me closer to God. As members of the Human Race we all want a place to be, we all want to know were we belong. Even if we can't put it into words. This is what The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints does for us. It gives us a place to be, and a goal to strive to acheive. An ancient prophet named Moroni said "become perfected in Christ" and as a member of the LDS church that is what I am doing. I am becoming perfected in Christ. It takes time, but thrue diligence, and self-less service I am getting closer everyday. As a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and a missionary for that same church I testify that evrything in life can become greater thru self-less service to others. I testify that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the only church on this earth that can bind a family together in this life and the next, and I testify that if you only try what The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints teaches you will find more happiness than you ever thought possible in the name of Jesus Chrsit amen

How I live my faith

I love to serve others. I have always loved other in a way that I consider true charity. In our church we are sometimes called, or invited, to serve others in a specific position in the church. My favorite place to serve is primary, which is were kids 3-11 learn about the church. I have always been excited to serve, and asked my leader for opportunities to serve. There are many ways i live my faith, but my favorite way is thrue service.

What is the priesthood?

Quade Peterson
The Priesthood is the power and authority to act in God's name for the salvation of his children. So quite simply it is the power and authority given to man to help others in love and kindness. Now because God loves his children he gives them the priesthood to guide, and govern the church by the priesthood. Which means that the church is led by God's wisdom rather than by man's. I know this to be true that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is governed by God, and by his priesthood because he loves us so dearly. Show more Show less

Why don’t Mormons have paid clergy?

Quade Peterson
In the world time is a commodity, and a commodity is worth money. Now when you give your time freely to your family are you paid? No, you don't get paid because you truely love your family, and you want them to learn, grow, and be happy. That is how it is in the church. We are a family because we beleive we are all spirit children of God. Thus because we are a family we serve each other because we love each other. I know that thrue service to others we are only serving God. Thus because we all desire to serve God, and to serve our family we serve freely towards others in church and home. Show more Show less