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Hi I'm Zane

I raise sheep. I am studying Biological Sciences. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently studying Biology and Society at my local university. I plan on getting my master's degree soon, and I am in the process of applying to medical school. I am also working as a pharmacy technician, where I participate in research for new drug discovery. When it comes to scientific principles, I feel that religion and science are not opposites. Truth is universal, and both science and religion seek and teach truth. I have various hobbies, with my interest in music being my biggest hobby. I play trumpet and the piano and hope to learn some other instruments in the near future. I like to read books, go hiking, and listen to music as well. I enjoy music that is uplifting and stimulates my mind, whether it be through good rhythm, instrumentation, or lyrics. As far as reading goes, I would have to say my favorite thing to read is not a book, but actually Calvin and Hobbes, which is a comic. I also have a lot of different animals at my house, where I live with my family. We take care of quite a variety of them, including sheep, emus, chickens, ducks, among others. Having such a variety of animals to care for makes my life interesting, but I enjoy each one of them.

Why I am a Mormon

I chose to become member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints because I know that it is the only true church on the face of the earth. I have felt that without a doubt, God lives and so does His son Jesus Christ. My testimony came bit by bit, and piece by piece. I can't recall a single, specific moment where I decided that this church was true. Instead, I feel I have always known it to be true through the many simple things that God has done in my life. God truly loves His children, and He wants each of us to come to find him for ourselves. He does not leave us alone in our search for truth. He provided a Savior to show the way, and He gives the spirit to confirm truth. I had powerful experiences on my mission in Santiago, Chile, that helped confirm my testimony of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I truly believe that God is in the details of our lives. We just need to spend the time and effort to notice the details. I think if we did that more often, we would recognize that God is more involved in our lives than we previously thought.

How I live my faith

I think the way that I try to live my faith is through following the example of Jesus Christ in all that I do. I know that I am not perfect, but through Christ, I can certainly improve in every aspect of my life. At church on Sunday and throughout the week, I serve the men in my young single adult ward as a president for the men's organization. This involves my attendance to weekly meetings with others in leadership positions in the church, organizing home teaching, planning and organizing events such as service activities, and many other responsibilities. I greatly value the service that I can give to these men, and I have felt the spirit as I see the great work that they accomplish as they follow Christ. I have found that by serving others, I gain far more than I ever could give. Every person has gifts given to them by God. Through service, I can share my gifts with others, and they, in turn, share their gifts with me. God then blesses me with the spirit as I serve Him faithfully. Service is very important to me, and part of the reason I chose to have a career in healthcare is so I can serve those who may not be able to care for themselves.

What is faith?

Zane
Faith is composed of two things: belief, and works according to that belief. As James 2:17-18 says that "faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone". For example, when I go to work at my job, I believe that I will receive a paycheck for my labors. I am acting according to my beliefs. That is part of the reason that I decide to go to work every day. I can't say that I believe I will get a paycheck when I don't go to work, even though I might want that paycheck. It goes the same way with faith in God. We cannot truly have faith until we act according to what we believe in. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Zane
I am a Christian. I believe in Jesus Christ, and his work and ministry on the Earth, as explained in the New Testament in The Bible. I also believe that Christ lives still, and He continues to help me. With the help of Jesus Christ, all of mankind will live again. It is only through Jesus Christ that I can be fully cleaned and that I can return to live with God. He is my Savior, Redeemer, and Lord. Show more Show less