Hi I'm Zak
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 has the Book of Mormon brought you closer to God?
The Book of Mormon has brought me closer to God because it's His word to us. By reading it and studying the Book of Mormon I can understand more fully what i need to do and what God expects of me. I know that the Book of Mormon answers the great questions of the soul that we all have. It is also a testimony that there is a prophet on the Earth again today and that the Priesthood keys which can bind our families together forever are back. This all shows of God's love for us and how he has a plan to help us all return to live with him.
How has your knowledge of the Plan of Happiness changed/benefited your life?
My knowledge of the Plan of Happiness has benefited me by giving me hope. Recently my Grandmother passed away. The Plan of Happiness gives me the assurance that I will get to see her again and that she is in a far happier place. I know that the Savior made it possible for all of us to return to live with God again and to be with our families forever. This strengthens the love i have for my family and helps me to grow closer to them.
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.