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Hi I'm Peyton Van Quill

I'm 19, getting ready to leave on June 24th to serve a mission in Salem Oregon, I could not be more excited and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I was raised in the church by my dad and was baptized at 8 years old. I decided I wanted to serve a mission when I was 15, that same year my mom got baptized and became a convert to the church. When I was 16 I had the privelage of being sealed to my family in the temple. I had never read the Book of Mormon from start to finish until I was 16, 3 years latter I am reading it for the eighth time before entering the Provo MTC in June! I leave june 24th to serve a mission in Salem Oregon and I can't wait to share the gospel of Christ with the people there because it has brought me so much peace, joy and understanding through out my life and in the trials I have faced.

Why I am a Mormon

Although I was raised in the church as a child I know that this is where I want to be. I've known since I was eight years old, when I decided i wanted to be baptized. Through the years the church has brought me so much peace, joy and understanding that I know I couldn't find anywhere else. Life on earth was designed to test us and I am no stranger to trials, it is because of this gospel that I've been able to face life with faith. I've come to know my purpose in this world and have found so much peace and knowledge as a member of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and that's why I'm a Mormon

How I live my faith

Growing up in Seattle there wasn't a huge Mormon population, but at my highschool everyone knew who the Mormons were because we always attended and talked about seminary. Now I'm a college student in Utah, talk about cloture shock. I think the biggest way I live my faith is by example. I'm no where close to perfect but I try very hard to live the standards I believe in.