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Hi I'm Adam Peterson

I grew up in Camas, in Washington State. I ran XC and Track. I´m 6 foot 6. I can dunk a basketball on a good day and I´m a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Clackamas, Oregon but I grew up 40 minutes away in Camas, Washington. I´m currently 18 years old and serving a mission for the LDS church in the Guadalajara East Mexico Mission. After my mission I plan on studying BioChem at BYU in Provo. I love watching and participating in sports. I am the BIGGEST Portland Trailblazers and Seattle Seahwaks fan. I ran XC and Track in highschool. I can High Jump 6´4", run a sub 4:40 mile, and a sub 17 min 5k. I love to do things outside and I love extreme sports such as bungee jumping, Skydiving, or ski racing. I love my family, and I love to spend time hanging out with my siblings and parents. I have recently been called to serve as a missionary in the Guadalajara Mexico East Mission.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because my life is so much better with my religion. Growing up I always had friends in trouble with drugs or alcohol, with the law because they stole or cheated, or with other things like pregnancies or general unhappiness. My religion kept me away from having to experience those problems in my life. They would always ask me why I was so happy. I'm always happy because I know that my Heavenly Father loves me. I know that when I make mistakes I have a way to become clean again. I have a knowledge of the happiness that comes from being a part of this gospel. I wasn't always happy with who I was. But when I realized that it doesn't matter that I'm not perfect, because through Christ, we can all be perfect, then I became truly happy. I have a testimony of the joy that this gospel brings to me as an individual and too my family when I live it. Right now I'm serving a mission in Guadalajara Mexico so I can spread my joy that I received from this gospel to as many people as possible.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by being an example of my faith. I grew up in a very liberal state. Kids at school with me were usually drunk or high during classes. I was one of about 100 Mormon kids at my high school of 2000 kids. There were only 20 or so that actually acted like Mormons at school. I took pride being known as the "Mormon Kid". People would stop swearing when I came by, they knew I had higher standards than they were used to seeing in teenagers. Until I came on my mission, I had always lived the standards of the church because it made me feel like a better person. I didn't get in trouble with the police for drinking or for using drugs. My family supported me in all my endeavors. I had a good childhood. My faith helped me to stay out of the problems of the world, while still allowing me to live in a world where moral standards are, at best, tolerable, and at worst, disgusting. I refuse to let the world tear me down to it's level. I will fight for what I believe in. I am proud to be called a Mormon.

Why is authority to perform a baptism important?

Adam Peterson
Without the authority God cannot recognize the baptism. If a baptism is performed with the very best of intentions, but lacking the authority of God, it is impossible for him to recognize it. Justice would not allow it. That is why Jesus had to go to John the Baptist and could not be baptized by whatever religious leader of his time. Like Christ we have to look for who has the authority of God to do this saving ordinance. Show more Show less