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Hi I'm Zach

I love making people laugh, being outdoor's, and finding out how the world works... I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hey, I am a big fan of going camping, hiking, rock climbing and just having fun outdoors. I enjoy trying new things ... and I like understanding how the world works. Science is my favorite subject. The more I can learn about physics, chemistry, and how things operate gets me excited for the future and new technologies that can be developed for the benefit of humankind. I enjoy comedy and making people laugh... a good sence of humor and a positive attitude can turn any situation from bad to great.

Why I am a Mormon

The world today is so unpredictable and full of so many problems. Throughout my life, I have tried to find my strengths and my place in God’s plan. The more I understand and read from the Holy Scriptures, Gods dealings with his children in the past, the more support and direction I have in my life. It also helps me understand what kind of person God wants me to become. All of us have unlimited potential to grow and learn. Often we live below our ability and means... When we give ourselves to God and rely on his wisdom to shape us, we become better than we could have ever imagined. I am a Mormon because I have found the Fullness of the Gospel. All of the questions and concerns I have had throughout my life have been answered through study, prayer, and attending church. As with any topic, the more time you put into it, the more you understand and appresiate the subject. I have seen myself grow and the light of the Gospel strengthen my devotion to search out answers and find the truth in all things... The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the only church that I have found that expounds and prompts me to live up to my full potential as a child of my Heavenly Father.

How I live my faith

The best way to live your faith is to show it day by day. Religion should not be lived just one day a week. Everything we say and do is a reflection of our faith in the gospel. The hope in following our perfect example 'Jesus Christ' should allow us to become better individuals and families. Our Savior lived what he taught, and asked others to follow him. Christ established the doctrine of the Father and restored the truths that had been lost throughout time. He made a perfect sinless sacrifice The Atonement on behalf of all those who would follow him and keep his commandments. Jesus Christ showed us how we could return home, but we must be obedient and live his Gospel in order to do so.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Zach
Absolutely not. If we turn to the example of our Savior Jesus Christ, We find that he ‘went about doing good’. He showed the world that to love your neighbor is to love God. All of us are special sons and daughters of our Heavenly Father and we should help anyone that is in need. Whether it is material substance, someone to help comfort the afflicted, or just a friend to talk to in a time of need. 'Charity is the pure love of Christ, and it endureth forever ' Moroni 7-47. I am grateful that I am able to help all those around me, no matter their background or faith. In serving those around me, I feel the joy, peace, and the love of God. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is heavily involved in humanitarian aid throughout the world. Over $1 Billion in cash and materials have been donated to over 167 different countries since 1985. All work in the Church is to help others feel the love of the Savior and to come closer to him. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about "eternal life?"

Zach
We learn from the scriptures that 'Eternal Life' is the greatest of all the gifts of God. Our Heavenly Father has many gifts and blessing that he wishes to give us. Eternal Life is to be able to live the kind of life God lives. It is to be with him, and his son Jesus Christ Eternally. We also believe that we are able to be sealed in Holy Temples of God and live with our families forever. I know that to be able to grow and learn is a one of the most important parts of our life on earth. Eventually all people must leave this world through death. However, Through the 'Atonement' of our Savior Jesus Christ, all people will one day stand before God to be judged according to their works and desires. This is referred to in the scriptures as the 'Final Judgment'. This takes place after all that have lived on the earth are resurrected. 'Resurrection' means when our spirits and bodies will be reunited. We also become 'Immortal', or in other words, our spirits and bodies will never separate again. If we have accepted Jesus Christ by exercised faith in him and have truly repented and turned away from all of our sins, then we know that we will receive mercy. If we lived the gospel valiantly throughout our lives on earth and received all of the gospel ordinances, then we can live together as families in our Heavenly Fathers presence. This term is also known in the scriptures as 'Exaltation'. Show more Show less

Why is authority to perform a baptism important?

Zach
The concept of authority is a simple one to see in our daily lives. When we pass by a police officer or visit a courtroom, we instinctively recognize the authority that the individual holds. A police officer may enforce the laws of the country because he is approved and given that authority. A Judge may use his authority to place restrictions on individuals that have violated the laws of the land. Not all people are commissioned by the state or country to act on its behalf. It should not be surprising that Authority is very important to our Heavenly Father. We know that God is perfect in his Justice, Peace, and Mercy. If we wish to follow God, we must make sure that those who carry out the work of God have that Authority to act and uphold his will. All prophets of old were called and set apart by God himself to carry out his work. Noah, Abraham, Moses, and all other prophets must receive that authority to act on his name and to perform sacred ordinances such as baptism. Christ himself gave that authority to 12 men he called Apostles. They were then authorized to preach the gospel and baptize on Christ’s behalf. Unfortunately, just as people rejected their Savior, people rejected and killed the Apostles as well. Without The Authority to baptize or perform other sacred acts, the earth fell into a period of great darkness and apostasy. Like prophets in early times, Joseph Smith was called by God to restore the things that were lost after Christ and his Apostles were killed. Show more Show less