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Hi I'm Peter

I grew up as a Lutheran, and when in Nuclear Power School in 1963 I met a Mormon and was introduced to the LDS faith.

About Me

I am currently a retired person serving the Lord as a member of the bishopric in the ward I live in. I am a father of six children, twenty four grandchildren and at the end of this year, 2015, will have my fifteenth great grand child. I have been married to my amazing wife for fifty-two years. We meet a few weeks after I came to Idaho Falls, Id. After a short engagement we were married. I worked in the nuclear industry for thirty-eight years, then took a job in Idaho Falls taking calls from individuals who had technically issues. After thirteen years of talking to people on the phone, I retired. During these amazing fifty-two years, I lived in nineteen different locations in nineteen years. During this nineteen years of travel I worked as a consulting engineer in the nuclear industry. At one point I had three children attending college or a technical school, and had three daughters who got married to their current spouses, within a twenty-five month period. During this 52 year period, I have served in various positions as a priesthood holder, and have enjoyed working with full time missionaries for many of these 52 years. Sharing the blessings that the Lord has given to me with others is an important part of my membership in God' kingdom, that was restored to the earth by Joseph Smith 185 years ago. I have a firm testimony that my Heavenly Father is aware of me and my family, and He hear's my prayers and will answer them according to my faith in him.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon today because the Lord witnessed to me 52 yrs ago that the decision I had made to be baptized was indeed the right thing for me to do. After just reading about 62 pages of the Book of Mormon, I went to the Lord in prayer to know if I had made the correct decision. After offering this prayer, I sat on my bed contemplating the decision I had made, and I was overcome with a warm feeling about my decision, that confirmed to me that my decision was what the Lord would have me do.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by serving my fellowman in what every way the Lord see's fit to call me to. I began serving the Lord by passing the sacrament and serving as a companion to a priesthood holder who was assigned to visit members of the church within the boundaries of our church. I then had opportunities to teach male members who did not hold the priesthood and were over the age of eighteen. While in the Navy and on a submarine, I was called to teach the protestant service message on Sundays when we were at see. Over the passed 52 years, I have served as a mission leader five separate times as I have moved from place to place. Currently it is my opportunity to serve the Lord as a member of our wards Bishopric. This is a fabulous calling, and I love the opportunity to serve the members of our ward.

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon temples? What goes on in Mormon temples?

Peter
In order for a member of the LDS church to enter a temple he needs to visit with a member of his or her local ward/branch bishopric and answer a number of worthiness questions to obtain a temple recommend, that will allow him/her to enter any temple around the world for a period of two years. At the end of this time frame, the person must renew the recommend they have to be able to continue to enter the temple. Children who are twelve years old can obtain a limited use recommend that allows them to go to the temple to perform baptism' and confirmation' of deceased ancestor's. Male members eighteen years of age can receive a temple recommend to serve a mission. Female members nineteen years of age or older can obtain a temple recommend to serve a mission. There is nothing secret going on in the temple. The work performed there is sacred were members make covenants with the Lord. These covenants include not talking outside the temple about the things that go on in the temple, thus holding them sacred. To learn what goes on in a temple, you must be worthy to hold a recommend. I would encourage anyone who has a desire to come unto Jesus Christ, to consider the opportunity of obtaining a temple recommend so they will be able to enter any temple that is open any where in the world. Show more Show less