Hi I'm Zachary
Life is all about having a little jazz in it. I love my God and my country. I'm a Mormon.
Born in San Francisco back in the early 90's to a wonderful mother and father, I started my life in a very small way. Having been born very premature, the first year of my life was largely spent under the watchful care of pediatricians and doctors as I was concurrently diagnosed with spinal meningitis shortly after. Despite my rough beginning, I grew through the years and overcame what could have proved to be a very short life on this earth. With no lasting effects, I have been blessed to have the opportunities to be in a loving family and experience those childhood years that will be remembered forever. Learning, living and having faith in the Gospel of Jesus Christ has become the forefront of family life. Music has always had a big impact on my life and I grasped onto that desire in high school by being in the marching, concert, and jazz band, playing the tenor saxophone. Along with time spent there, I was also involved in my high school's football program as well as attending early morning seminary - attendance was key in my book, being awake was just extra credit! Having now moved onto my college years, the climate of learning and obtaining knowledge has become a vital necessity as I further grow and mature. As gaining an understanding for myself became more important, sharing what I knew to be true also became just as important and has altered my course towards helping others have the same opportunity of learning which has been so afforded to me.
I was born into the Church and have been called a Mormon my entire life. Although being born to parents of such faith, their testimony alone is not why I continue to be a Mormon today. There is something important that comes from trials – opposition. When opposition enters your life it challenges the strength of your foundation and depending on what it is built on, decides whether or not you will fall. Well, there came a point in my life were that foundation was challenged and I did fall. Thankfully, because of Christ's merciful gift of the Atonement and providing me with earthly parents that shared their faith, hope, knowledge, and love about his Gospel, I began to truly understand what Christ's Atonement meant to me. The doctrines and principles which I had been raised with were now ones that meant everything to me. My Father in Heaven, through my parents and the Spirit, opened my mind, my heart, and my eyes to truth that had always been before me. The full and everlasting Gospel of Jesus Christ, which Mormons profess, became my firm foundation and stands today as the rock of my salvation.
I live my faith by doing my best to learn and follow after the example that Jesus Christ has set. Being active in Church meetings, services, and programs are simple, yet important opportunities in which I have been given to outwardly, as well as inwardly, show my commitment to live the Gospel that Jesus Christ has given to me.