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Hi I'm Andrew Peterson

I love sports, I've lived in Arizona, Wyoming, Utah, and now the Philippines, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I recently graduated from Woods Cross High School where I played four years of baseball and loved every minute of it. Some of my other hobbies include snowboarding, mountain biking, camping, fishing, hiking, and basically anything outdoors. I have two younger brothers and one younger sister as well as two amazing parents. I am currently in the Provo MTC preparing to go serve my mission in the Philippines. Upon my return I'll be attending the University of Utah to study engineering.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the church, so as a young boy I mostly just came "because my parents did." Now that I'm older however I have come to gain my own strong testimony of the church and have come to love it for myself. Perhaps one of the strongest reasons I love the church is because of how it teaches that families can be together forever and that following Christ brings happiness. Everything about the church is meant to bring joy to individuals and families.

How I live my faith

Growing up in the church I was always active in scouts and youth groups and I always tried to set an example as the leader and live my life righteously not only at church, but everywhere I went. I always tried to be nice to everyone and reach out to people when I could see they were having a bad day. Now, I am serving my mission and live my faith to it's fullest as my entire goal for the next two years is to be an example of what Mormons are supposed to be as I represent Jesus Christ as a missionary and try to bring the happiness of the gospel to as many people as will listen to me.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Andrew Peterson
We are not required to serve missions, but many of us consider it a privilege and look forward to serving our missions with excitement. I have seen the happy effect it has on people and felt the joy it brings, and I simply can't help but want to go share that same happiness with others and that's why I'm serving a mission. Because I want to. Show more Show less