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Hi I'm Peter

I am a soon-to-be missionary for the LDS church. I'm a musician. I love to play tennis. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

- I live in southern Arizona and I am a recent high school graduate. - In a few months I will be leaving Arizona to serve a mission for the LDS church in the Dominican Republic! - I absolutely love creating and listening to music. I've played piano for about 10 years now and though I no longer take lessons, I play every day. I also love to sing. I joined my school choir my junior year and I feel in love with choral music. I sing bass and don't know anyone personally who can lower than I can! Not to brag, I just am a deep bass. - I also love playing sports! Tennis is my passion and that started my freshman year, has continued to now, and will hopefully continue for years to come. I also played soccer for years as a younger kid, but I still love to play it when I get the chance. - I love the outdoors. Whenever I am climbing on rocks, playing in or around a creek, climbing trees,

Why I am a Mormon

The main reason I am a Mormon is because my parents raised me in the church. It is because of them that I grew up as a member of the church, but as I've grown older, I have come to love the church and its teachings. I've gained an appreciation for how it has helped me come closer to my God. Though for years I only went to church only because that's what I was expected to do or because I enjoyed spending time with the friends I'd made there, in recent years, I have come to love the lessons that are taught and the spirit that is there. I am a member of the LDS church because I know that what is taught in the church is true. As I have gone to church, been taught lessons, and made efforts to follow the standards that the church encourages, I have come to know for myself that what the church teaches is true by the power of the Holy Spirit. In some ways, I wish that I hadn't been a member of this church my whole life so that I could compare my experiences with the LDS church to others, but even without that, I know that the fulness of Christ's gospel is offered through the LDS church and that the Holy Ghost will help you to know that just as it has helped me to come to that knowledge. I love the gospel and am a member of the church for many reasons, but the primary reason I still go to church and enjoy it is because I have found joy, peace, and solace in the true and complete gospel of Jesus Christ offered in the church. I know the Mormon church teaches truth and that divine peace and happiness can be found by following its teachings. I know that that is true! I have felt the Holy Spirit confirm to me the truth of the church's teachings as I have faithfully gone to church meetings, done my best to follow what is taught, and in general, tried to be the best person I can be. I love the gospel, I love my Heavenly Father, and I love my Savior, Jesus Christ. I am grateful to the LDS church for helping me to find the peace, joy, and love that God offers to each one of us.

How I live my faith

I don't have any specific callings or jobs in the church that I'm expected to complete, but I have spent years in my Young Men's groups, serving as a leader to the other boys in my age group. I have loved my opportunities to help be a leader and example to my peers and I've done all I can to be the best example I can be to them. In a more general sense, I live my faith by doing everything I can to live the standards I've been taught in the LDS church. My efforts include going to all of my church meetings, sometimes playing music in those meetings when that help is needed, participating in the lessons that are taught at church, and offering service to others when I see that someone may need help, whether a member of my church or not. I also sometimes go out with the missionaries that have been assigned to my ward and help them to teach lessons or to try and make contact with people. A more personal example of my efforts to live my faith is the story how I got to know Randy. My friend Randy is a quadriplegic and has no control of his legs and limited use of his arms and hands, as well as a host of other internal medical issues. He is a member of my ward and the 16-18 year old young men are given the opportunity every Sunday to go visit him because he is unable to come to church. Through these opportunities, I had the pleasure of getting to know Randy and his truly amazing personality and outlook on life. For someone in his situation, he is so positive and always will put a smile on your face! I have loved getting to know Randy and as I started a good friendship with him, I wanted others to be able to get to know him too. Because of this, I set up a system of sorts of others in my ward for other people and families to go visit Randy and get to know him. Every Monday night now, a family goes and spend an hour or so with him, just keeping him company and getting to know him. I'm so glad to have been able to help Randy and others make new friendships!