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Hi I'm Zach.

I'm interested in just about everything. I'm a Latter-day Saint.

About Me

I was raised in western Montana, the youngest of five in an LDS home. The family business, construction, kept food on the table and us in school. We were raised by my father's farmer discipline and my mother's sweetness. I served as a missionary for two years in Guatemala, and I am fluent in three languages: English, Spanish, and a Mayan dialect, Tz'utujil. My interests are vast, but I can only pursue so many. I currently focus on historical fencing and archery, studying/practicing survivalism, bouldering (ropeless climbing), snowboarding, hiking, reading, working on a novel, designing/building webpages, PC gaming, etc. Depends on the day. To quote a good friend of mine: "I'm interested in EVERY blade of grass." I was married in the Bountiful, UT temple to my beautiful sweetheart on April 13, 2012. I'm currently working on a Bachelors of Science Degree in Computer Information Technology at BYU-Idaho.

Why I am a Mormon

I have never seen a love for God and family like my father's. The man is roughcut and colorful, skin weathered by the wind and snow of a hard youth on a potato farm. Such discipline defined his life, his belief and his constant DOING. He worked to give us a life, to serve anyone who needed it, doing both without asking for anything more than respect and gratitude. He is the man in back, the man who labors thanklessly. His faithfulness impressed me deeply. It wasn't until I was in Guatemala, serving a people who had nothing but faith alone, that I began to recognize the meaning of my father's actions. My father's dedication was not purposeless. His example impressed me, and in sharing my faith with these people who lived with their hearts, I began to recognize a similar dedication had already grown in me. I know in my heart that our Heavenly Father lives, and the example of my father directed me to realize what I believed, what I was taught, and put it to trial. I have witnessed wonderful things in the service of God, and I have been His hand on many occasions, to help my fellow man. The credit is God's, but I am happy to be His instrument to bless other's lives as I live the way He has asked me to live.

How I live my faith

"But how will you live?" "Day by day," the man responded. I try to live my faith in just this way. I inevitably make mistakes every day, but do my best to make sure that I don't make my last one without setting it right. Through faithful service, charity, and love for anyone I meet, I try my hardest to emulate what Christ taught. I'm not perfect and I don't pretend to be, but by seeking the Holy Ghost's guidance through constant prayer and seeking out God's word in holy scripture, I feel that I have the tools to at least become a little better than I was yesterday.