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Hi I'm J. Zarian

I am currently serving a mission in London England. I am studying for a film degree. I love being a Mormon!

About Me

I am currently serving a mission in the England London mission. I will return July 2011. I am a huge fan of entertainment. My primary focus is cinema, but I also deeply enjoy reading, music, video gaming and more. I have attended several filmmaking summer camps as a teenager and have made several short film projects for school and personal enjoyment. I have been an extra in Zoey 101 through one film camp in the episode where they raise money for the sushi bar. I am the one with the purple shirt and backwards cap in the middle of the crowd. Politics are not a huge concern for me since I never do like to argue but I would say I am conservative in my views. Please do not hate me for that! Though I am not a particular sports fan, I do enjoy skiing, basketball and various sports casually. I do enjoy all foods in general save a few things like olives, most seafood, plain tomatoes, etc. Some of my favorites are Italian food, fruit, spinach, steak w/A1 sauce and potatoes in any form. Mostly, I am not picky. I love this gospel with all my heart and seek to share it with all those I meet. Even when I don't always succeed in living it, I know through our Father's help we can do anything. 

Why I am a Mormon

I was born in the church as were my brother and sister. My parents took great efforts to instruct us on the church, whether it was scripture study in morning and evenings, family night lessons centered on doctrine or the friendly reminders concerning choices we were making. I never found much to worry about these things and I genuinely enjoyed the things I learned. Most of my basic education came from the animated videos covering the Bible and Book of Mormon, but it was fine tuned by things I learned from family/personal reading and seminary. For a time, my testimony was safe though perhaps not independently concrete. Then college came and with it some questions. Nothing that shook my foundation, but things that I really wanted to have a solid answer for rather than just a confident assurance. I thought over everything I had experienced through my life and finally worked the courage to get on my knees and just ask to know the answer for sure: "Is the Book of Mormon true?" When I asked, I know I received an answer because I felt something in my heart confirm that I knew it was true. I knew then my main concerns had been answered and as I continue to learn more about the church, any other concerns are dropped and a solid tesimony has developed that I independently can claim my own. It is my testimony that this is the one true church of Jesus Christ on the Earth and everything I've learnt makes sense logically and, most importantly, spiritually. I know I'm not perfect and I still struggle with weaknesses I desire to correct. I know, however, that with the help of my Heavenly Father I can accomplish all things He would have me do. I know this is His doctrine and as I align myself more fully to it I know I will be able to not only feel the blessings of it, but use it to bless those I know and love and even people I don't know!

How I live my faith

I live my faith by doing the best I can. I was kind of lazy about it in the past, like skipping on home teaching and dodging callings. However, my mission has built my desire to serve these and other callings I'm given fully. The service anyone gives in the church is valuable not only for the people served, but for my own well being!

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

J. Zarian
Service is divided into three sections/hours: -Sacrament: Where the bread and water are blessed and passed, talks are given by members of the congregation and time is devoted to remembering the Savior -Sunday School: Classes divided by age group where gospel principles are taught -Priesthood/Relief Society: Classes for men and women for gospel principles and related topics. All people are free to attend and participate wherever you are. Show more Show less

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

J. Zarian
Not at all. Quoting a famous verse of the Book of Mormon in Mosiah 18:8-9, upon baptism members strive to "bear one another's burdens, that they may be light; Yea, and are willing to mourn with those that mour; yea, and comfort those that stand in need of comfort, and to stand as witnesses of God at all times and in all things, and in all places that ye may be in,..." We strive to help all people no matter what background or walk of life they come from. We reach out wheter on big scale humanitarian aid or simple acts of kindness on a day to day basis. All members of the church should strive to help every and any person they meet because we are each equally valued in the sight of God. Show more Show less