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Hi I'm Zachary Giles

I'm American. I grew up in Germany. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

For seven years I lived in the country of Germany. I've been a member of the LDS Church my whole life and am now serving a mission for the Church. I love people, I love history and how it has affected people throughout time. I love traveling the world and seeing the different cultures and people out there. I love and play soccer. When my mission is over, I plan to attend college.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I know it is true, and it brings joy and light into my life. I was born into the Church, but never really understood what it meant to be a part of the Church until I moved to Germany. There were many times where I grew homesick, or became depressed. Yet, every Sunday when I attended Church, I felt so much love and peace; joy would flood my entire being and I'd go home feeling refreshed. I began to look forward to Sunday and my life evolved around my faith in Jesus Christ and His Church. My Savior means so much to me. The ability to become clean through His divine sacrifice brings me joy. Without Him, I wouldn't have any peace in my life. I'd be overpowered by my mistakes and by emotional burdens. Thanks to Him suffering for me, and all of us, I can pray and be forgiven; pray and be comforted. I know He knows me and understands my feelings, and understands what I go through. I do know Him as the Son of God, my loving and merciful Heavenly Father. I love my Father in Heaven for His sacrifice in sending His Son to die for me. I also know He loves me. I can feel His love for me in the times I turn to Him when things are hard. With the plan of happiness that God has for me, and the marvelous Gift of His Son, I know I can make it back to Heaven and live with Him again. I also know that the Book of Mormon is true, that it is the Word of God along with the Holy Bible. I have prayed and asked God mulitple times to know and each and everytime He has given me the same answer, that it's true. I also know by the Holy Ghost that there is a Prophet on the earth who leads and guides this Church through revelation from God. I also know that this is the only true Church of Jesus Christ on the Earth that has His power and authority given to it, to carry His name. That has come to me through my knowing that the Book of Mormon is true which witness was given to me by God through His Spirit. That's why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by keeping to the standards I made as a youth. I further lived my faith by serving a full time mission for the Church in the Texas Lubbock Mission. That lasted for two years and was a time of consecration and service to God and His Son Jesus Christ. Another part of my faith is service, I try to be of help whenever I can, despite my weaknesses. To smile and to befriend everyone. I try to live my life as my Savior would. He set the perfect example, and I want to follow that the best I can. I pray daily to my Heavenly Father and ask for the strength to represant His Son and than I follow through on that by doing my best to love others. I study daily from the Scriptures and try to apply them in my life. I seek to repent daily and strive to listen to the guidance from the Holy Ghost.

What do Mormons believe about Jesus Christ? Do Mormons believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God?

Zachary Giles
We believe that He is the Son of God and that He came to Earth and died for our sins. We also believe that is is only through Jesus Christ that we are saved and can be forgiven of our sins. We believe that He lived a perfect life and that He set for us the way to live our lives. Further more we know that He will come to the Earth again and it is for that Second Coming that we are preparing ourselves. Show more Show less