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Hi I'm Zachary Coleman

I'm a Memphian who loves Fresno. I speak Spanish. I'm a returned missionary. And I'm a Mormon. I know it. I live it. I love it.

About Me

One of the experiences that I am most grateful for in my life was the opportunity that I had to serve a full-time mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the California Fresno Mission. It helped me to learn how to become more organized, independent, and goal-oriented in my personal spiritual and mental development. I am so grateful for this opportunity due to the stronger relationship that I developed with my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ during those precious two years of my life. Before being a missionary, I went to college in Memphis, TN and I also graduated high school there. I participated in different activities like school service clubs and played on the ultimate frisbee team as I prepared to serve a mission. Now I'm back from serving a mission and continuing my education and work. That missionary experience helped me to be more prepared to tackle this next phase of my life. And I love sports! I am a HUGE college basketball and major league baseball fan! My favorite teams are the Memphis Tigers, the Memphis Grizzlies, and the Atlanta Braves. But I don't let that interfere with my family and gospel activity. My family incorporates our love for sports into wholesome family activities by keeping them in harmony with Gospel standards.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the Church and I decided to be baptized at the age of 8. However, I truly gained a testimony of the restored gospel when I went to Nauvoo, IL with the young men and women of my stake when I was 15. The sacrifice that the early Saints went through testified to me how to live righteously and put my faith in Heavenly Father, regardless of how tough life is at the time. During my teenage years, my testimony developed as I studied the gospel in early-morning seminary. Seminary was a great was to start the day off on a spiritual note and it seemed to set the tone for a good day.

How I live my faith

Most notably, I served missionary and so I performed the hard, dirty, and sweaty work of going out in the hot California sun and proclaiming the restored Gospel to the inhabitants of the San Joaquin Valley. I invited others to come unto Christ by helping them receive the restored Gospel through faith in Jesus Christ and His Atonement, repentance, baptism, receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost and enduring to the end. That time means the world to me. Now that I have returned, I continue living my faith through diligent scripture and gospel study, prayer, and attending church meetings. I am spiritually edified as I do this and I can fill the hand of God reaching out and giving me a little piece of heaven as I do so. And I realize that it is only through Jesus Christ that I can receive these blessings. And just because I'm not a full-time missionary anymore doesn't mean that I don't continue those same habits of sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I love to share my testimony with others and testify of the truthfulness of this restored Gospel at all times and in all places.

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

Zachary Coleman
When we come to your home, we talk about how we have the same teachings that Christ taught in the world today through the teachings in the Book of Mormon. The things contained in the Book of Mormon also help us understand where we came from, why we are here, and where we will go after we die. The knowledge about things can bless your lives and help bring happiness into your home. Show more Show less

What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to sacrifice His life?

Zachary Coleman
The Atonement of Jesus Christ is a free gift given to us. It comprises of His suffereing in the Garden of Gethsemane, crucifixion on Calvary, and His resurrection on the third day. Jesus Christ suffered every human pain, affliction, sin, and hardship that all who that have lived, are living, and are yet to live. And he did it willingly. Through the Atonement of Christ, we may be redeemed with our families in the Celestial Kingdom. We will overcome death, which is a free gift from Jesus Christ. And we can overcome sin if we have faith, repent, are baptized by someone holding the Priesthood authority of God, receive the gift of the Holy Ghost, and endure to the end. As we do this, we take full advantage of the Atonement and can receive peace in this world and eternal life in the world to come. Show more Show less