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Hi I'm Justin Zak

In the world but not of it.

About Me

I have lived a life full of trials and tests, but through them I have come to know and appreciate more about the saving power of the Atonement of Jesus Christ. I enjoy writing, gardening, reading scripture, listening to music, enjoying the beautiful nature that God has given us, and being with my dogs.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born a member of the church, but I stopped attending when my family fell into hard times and my parents divorced in my early teens. Drugs and alcohol were major parts of my life. I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in my early twenties and I continued my rebellious ways until my mid-twenties. It was then my appendix burst and I underwent major surgery, when I came out of the surgery, I had "no more desire to do evil." (Alma 19:33) I have since seen that the path I was on, while I was away from the principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ, was leading me to unhappiness and sorrow. Upon returning into full activity I have gained an assurance and testimony that Jesus Christ is our Savior, that Joseph Smith restored His gospel to this Earth, that we are all children of a loving Heavenly Father. Amid all of our trials we have the blessing and the opportunity of gaining a knowledge of the love our Father in Heaven and His Son Jesus Christ have for each of us.

How I live my faith

I currently serve as a home teacher to some of the elderly folks in the area and as a substitute teacher for the young men. I was an administrative secretary for the adult men, making phone calls, scheduling appointments, and taking notes at leadership meetings. I currently serve as a counselor in the leadership of the Port Orford branch. I assist in the leadership and administration of the children's classes and I oversee the computers in the building.

How can we come to know our Father in Heaven?

Justin Zak
We can come to know our Father in Heaven by seeking knowledge through study of the scriptures, by seeking guidance from Him by praying, having faith that He will answer our prayers, and by living and acting with dignity for yourself and respect for others. "Ask, and it shall be given you seek, and ye shall find knock, and it shall be opened unto you For every one that asketh receiveth and he that seeketh findeth and to him that knocketh it shall be opened." -Matthew 77-8 Show more Show less