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Hi I'm Peter

I grew up in Utah. I love music, exploring the mountains and being outdoors. And I'm a Mormon :)

About Me

I grew up as a member of the church and have always had a testimony of its truth. I graduated high school in the class of 2016 and Lettered in music. I played the Double Bass in jr high through high school so music has always been a huge influence in my life. I was born and raised in Utah and can't imagine growing up anywhere else that was so perfect for me. Growing up in Utah I've grown very fond of the mountains and love pretty much anything outdoors but especially hiking and photography. There's something about being outside, surrounded by all of the beautiful creations that God has made and feeling so blessed to live in such a beautiful world full of curiosity and wonder. Something about that just really speaks to me and helps me to not only feel the Spirit, but also grow closer to my loving Heavenly Father that sacrificed so much for me. I do photography as a hobby, mostly of nature. My favorite thing to photograph is sunsets and thunderstorms. I'm like a giddy child when I see the sky turn different shades of yellow and orange or when a lightning bolt cracks across the sky. All of that being said, I feel extremely blessed to have been called to serve a mission in such a beautiful place like Federal Way, Washington.

Why I am a Mormon

Why am I a Mormon? The simple answer is that it makes me, a better me. But it is so, so, so very much more. It gives me Joy that lifts me up when I'm feeling down. It's shown me true happiness through service and selflessness. It's strengthened my Faith in ways I can't even begin to describe. It gives me Hope on the days where I feel alone, scared, hurt, or sad that it will be okay. About 4 years ago, I went through some very hard and dark times. I was surrounded by depression. It felt like I had fallen in a dark pit of misery with absolutely no hope for escape. I remember on one particular day I was feeling extra down. I was alone. I was scared. Any hope I had left in me was slim and diminishing and I felt like I had absolutely no one to turn to for help. And in that moment of despair where I truly felt like there was no escape for me, I felt this powerful feeling of comfort wash over me. Then in a still small voice, I felt it as much as I heard the Holy Ghost whisper to me, that it was going to be alright. That though things are hard right now, they wouldn’t always be. This simple message of hope was what I needed in that exact moment. I can’t describe the overwhelming feeling of Love and assurance that I received and felt that night, but I can testify to you that it was real. And it was powerful. I testify to you that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the true church restored to this earth by Joseph Smith. I know that Joseph Smith truly did see God the Father, and His Son Jesus Christ and that he did translate the plates to make the Book of Mormon. I testify to you, that the Book of Mormon is another testament of Christ and by reading it we can come to know the truth for ourselves. I know that Jesus Christ lives and atoned for our sins and He loves us so much! He knows each of us individually, and wants to help us return to Him. And I say that, in the name of our loving Savior, Jesus Christ, Amen.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by being the best me that I can be. I attend church weekly and currently serve on the Young Single Adults committee and my responsibility is to help the young single adults in my ward to feel loved and included and not forgotten. I help organize activities and encourage those who struggle to go to church to go. I also Home teach a family in my ward and my home teaching companion and I always bring the kids candy when we stop by haha. We love and care about their well being so much. Though I'm a few years older than the other youth in my ward, I like to stay updated with them on there lives and hear about the awesome stuff they're doing. To me, its important that everyone feels important and loved. After all, at the end of the day, we're all brothers and sisters and children to the same sincere and loving Heavenly Father who truly knows and loves us so, so very much.