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Hi I'm Zane

I'm from Tennessee. I'm an artist. I love different cultures. I'm a missionary in Las Vegas, Nevada. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the oldest of 4 kids in my family. I grew up in Utah for the first 15 years of my life. I was a very shy kid at school and only talked to people when they talked to me first. I hated recess cause I didn't want to socialize very much with the other kids. Then my family moved to Tennessee, one of the last places I thought I would ever live. Moving to Tennessee proved to be a really great blessing for me as well as a challenge. I got a job at 17 at a fast food restaurant and I opened up a ton more and became a lot more social. I now absolutely love being around people and I consider myself to be a really good listener when someone needs one. I love spending time with my family and friends especially when playing party or board games, or watching TV or movies. In my free time I enjoy creating art with different mediums such as, pencil, watercolor, clay, acrylics, pastels, or charcoal. I also would love to learn how to play the cello, my absolutely favorite instrument. I love to learn about different cultures and how there are so many different kinds of people out there in the world. I am now serving a full time mission in the Las Vegas Nevada West Mission and I absolutely love it.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church and followed what my parents and the Church taught me. However when I was 14 years old I wasn't sure I wanted to be mormon anymore because I wanted to "have fun". I fell into an addiction that slowly started to ruin my life. It continued on for the next 4 years and got to the point that my parents were threatening to kick me out of the house if I wanted to continue living that way. I felt like there was no hope for me. However that entire time that I went through that, I could not deny the Spirit that I felt when I went to Church. I knew that the addiction was restricting me from truly being happy. So I made a change with the help of my family and Church members and leaders. They reminded me that no one is ever past hope. I went through the repentance process and cleaned my life up. The Holy Ghost was able to be with me again. It was painful to do it but it was certainly worth it. The joy I now feel everyday in my life I know comes from living Christ's Gospel and following His teachings. I am now a full time missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints so I can be an instrument for the Lord and help others come unto Christ.

How I live my faith

I love being around people. I enjoy listening to everyone's different stories and personal triumphs. At work they knew me as the Stormin Mormon. At first it started out as an offensive name, but I quickly turned it around into a compliment. My friends know that I do not drink alcohol or coffee, swear, or do drugs. At church I try to make the most of my calling and help others feel accepted. I also spend time with the other young single adults (people who are age 18 - 30) of the Church and go to different activities like dances, service projects, dinners, or just to hang out and have a good time. I also am serving a full time mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Las Vegas Nevada so that I can share what I know is true and to share that eternal joy and happiness that I feel everyday of my life with others that comes from the restored gospel of Jesus Christ.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Members of the church are not required to go on a mission, only encouraged. Going on a mission can be a very difficult thing to do, but it is also very rewarding spiritually and mentally. Men in the church are highly encouraged to go on one, however women can go to if they choose. The decision should not be taken lightly and a person must be spiritually worthy to go on one. Show more Show less