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Hi I'm Zak

I make Long Boards. I'm a skater. I love to have fun. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Oregon. I love playing sports. Growing up I've always played some sport. I started out with baseball then went to football in high school. I just love sports in general. I may not be very good at some but I still enjoy being out there and having fun. I worked in a skate shop making Long Boards, or skateboards. It was a blast. I love Long boarding. There's just something about being out on the open road with just you and your board. Its a sense of freedom I suppose. My friends and I all would go out and skate together and just have a blast. I am serving a full time mission for the Church in the Minnesota Minneapolis Mission and I love it. Its such a blessing to be here and to meet so many new people and really get to know them. Serving a mission has been one of the best choices in my life. After the mission though I plan on going to college, but I'm not sure where at the moment.

Why I am a Mormon

Well i grew up in the Church. So i guess i have always been a Mormon. I always believed what i was taught but I didn't gain a true testimony of the Church until i was on my mission. Then it pretty much hit me like a two by four. Serving a mission was always kind of expected of me so i decided to go. I never fully read the Book of Mormon until I was on my mission. That's when i really felt the Holy Ghost testify to me that this is true. Ever since then my testimony has grown and grown. I love the Gospel so much that i find true joy and happiness by sharing it and seeing other people experience it for themselves too.

How I live my faith

How I live my faith is by keeping the Commandments of God. I study my scriptures every morning. I go to church each Sunday and I try and help people come closer to our Savior Jesus Christ. Being on a mission gives me the advantage of living my faith everyday. And lastly I try to serve others as much as I can.

How is the Book of Mormon different from the Bible? How did Joseph Smith obtain the “golden plates” or Book of Mormon?

Zak
The Book of Mormon is different from the Bible because it was written by the ancient Americans. It tells of their dealings with God. It is Another Testiment of Jesus Christ to teach us of his Divine role and of his divinity. The Bible gives us the account of the Savior's life and ministry, while the Book of Mormon prophets also testified of him. Joseph Smith received the golden plates by being told where they were by the last writer in the Book of Mormon, Moroni. He appeared to Joseph Smith as a resurrected being and told him where they were and what he needed to do to obtain them. He was then able to receive and translate the record by the Gift and Power of God. He translated it into what we now have as the Book of Mormon.  Show more Show less