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Hi I'm Zach

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My wonderful wife and I have seven children. Watching them reminds me that everyone is a unique individual with varying talents and interests. I think they teach me more than I teach them. One of my favorite things to do is to cook in a dutch oven. It gives me an opportunity to enjoy being outdoors and contemplate what's going on around me. Whether living in an apartment with only a patio or in a home with acreage, cooking in a dutch oven is something that can be enjoyed.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a sixth generation member of the church. My parents taught me the stories of the Bible and of the Book of Mormon. My grandparents set excellent examples of how we should live when we have the Gospel in our lives. But I'm a "Mormon" because I choose to be. There is a peace and comfort that comes from living the Gospel of Jesus Christ and keeping the commandments of our Heavenly Father. I know that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ appeared, together, to Joseph Smith in 1820. Joseph was their tool in restoring truth and the complete Church of Jesus Christ on the earth. Under their direction and inspiration Joseph translated the Book of Mormon, which is another testimony of Jesus Christ, along with the Bible. Joseph was given the priesthood, the authority to act in the name of God, so that the lives of others could be blessed with the ordinances (such as baptism) necessary to return to live with Heavenly Father. That priesthood continues to exist on the earth as it has been passed on to men who live worthily to receive and exercise it to bless others.

How I live my faith

In the church, I serve as a Ward Missionary. It's not the same as our full-time missionaries (the young men and women you see on bikes and that knock on your door with a message), as they spend all day preparing and sharing the message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. But I get to spend a few hours each week either with the full-time missionaries as they teach, or visiting people's homes to invite them to hear the message the full-time missionaries have to share. I enjoy it because it shows me that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ continue to love each of us and desire for us to return to live with them by giving us the chance to learn about them.

Mormons believe Jesus Christ is their Savior. Why do we need a Savior?

Our Heavenly Father wants each of us to return to live with him. Let's face it, we all make mistakes. As part of his mission Jesus Christ came to show us how to live and to pay the penalty for those mistakes we make. When we believe in Him, and sincerely repent and ask for forgiveness, then His sacrifice pays the penalty for our mistake (or sin) and Jesus literally saves us from those mistakes and becomes our Savior. Show more Show less