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Hi I'm Peyton

I'm a Tennessean, an avid music lover and player, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to play music, and I love to play music with other people! Life is so much fun when you can just rock out to your favorite tunes, too. I'm a music major, and although people say I won't make much money when I'm older, I know that I'll be doing what I love. I have a newfound passion for rock-climbing and living in Utah has definitely fueled that. I've grown up in the Church, and I can't even measure how blessed I have been to grow up in such a nourishing and loving environment.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because it makes me happy!! The Gospel of Jesus Christ makes me happy. Feeling the true joy that comes from living the standards and studying the scriptures makes me happy. I know that Heavenly Father loves each of His children, so there must be some way in this life for us to have pure joy, and I believe that the gospel does that. I feel like my general quality of living is better when I'm living the gospel. I've lived without the gospel in my life. Yes, you can be happy. But is that lasting joy? With the gospel in my life, I am strengthened through my trials and all of the hard stuff that comes my way seems like no problem as I live the commandments righteously. We have a Redeemer who lives!!! HOW COOL IS THAT!?!??!!! So amazing!! He loves and just keeps on loving no matter what! The gospel gives me hope. I know that everything will be okay because I have a Father in Heaven and a Savior who care about me specifically. :)

How I live my faith

I play the piano, so I am often asked to play for different meetings that we have during church. The hymns make me feel so calm. They just bring peace to my heart, so playing them for others and helping them feel that peace makes me so happy! In school, I used to be very afraid of sharing that I am a Mormon because I come from a town that has very few members of the Church. I was so scared that all of my friends would judge me. When I got to high school, though, I simply decided that it was my time to share. I started to live the commandments more closely, answer all of the questions that came my way in the best way I could, and became proud to call myself a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Sort of "I'M A MORMON AND I DON'T CARE WHO KNOWS IT!!"