Hi I'm Zach
I am a college student, planning on getting a MS in Statistics, and I love anything to do with sports, especially basketball. I have 4 little brothers who I love to death and a wonderful mom and dad who I would do anything for. I love to mess around and just have fun with other people. Life is a rollercoaster, but I love rollercoasters! So bring it!
Why I am a Mormon
I grew up as a Mormon, but there came a time when I had to decide for myself what I wanted and what my relationship with God was. I always looked for those big spiritual enlightening moments to be converted one way or another. I don't remember the exact day or time, but one day it all just clicked, the slow build up of the Lord's tender mercies in my life helped me realize where He wanted me to be and since that realization I've been striving to serve the Lord as best as I can. The restoration of His gospel is something that I'd be lost without having it in my life and I know that He has a purpose for me and for all of God's children, and if we're willing to follow, we can live with Heavenly Father, and Jesus Christ again in the next life.
How has the Book of Mormon brought you closer to God?
The Book of Mormon has helped me understand so much more about the gospel and brings a lot of clarity to not only principles and doctrines of the gospel, but has helped me countless times when I'm feeling down, or need a question answered. There is a special spirit that comes when studying the Book of Mormon that has never come with reading any other book. It is the one book that I have read multiple times without just getting bored the second time through, and the Book of Mormon gets better every time that I read it. I love that book and am so grateful to have it in my life!
How I live my faith
I want people to know what I believe by what I do, not what I say. Someone can talk all they want, but unless they walk the walk, in my opinion, it doesn't mean they really feel that way. I really try to follow the example of my Dad who is my hero and I know that he is striving to follow the same person that I am, in Jesus Christ, which truly makes life have a purpose. Doing so doesn't mean that I can't have fun either, God gave me a personality, and I'm going to use it! I love living the gospel and feeling of God's love as often as possible, and sharing that love with others through thoughts, feelings, laughs, trials, and everything else that shapes us. My faith truly helps me live life to its fullest.