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Hi I'm Zach

I'm from Moses Lake WA. I'm a Dad, IT Account Manager, Jedi and I'm a Diddly Whack Mack Mormon Daddy, and I'm Spiritual

About Me

I work for a company based in Richardson Texas, called Phoenix Health Systems. We provide varying degrees of IT support and consulting to hospitals around the country. I am the IT Site Leader and Account Manager for a hospital in central Washington. I grew up in Moses Lake, and now I've convinced my ocean loving wife to raise our two children in my home desert...er...town. I love Winter and snowmobiling, but my biggest hobby is Star Wars. I've been a fan for life, mostly for the literature. I've got hundreds of the books from young readers to full blown novels. Recently I've read a book called The Go-Giver, and it inspired me to be a better person, and really project who I am to anyone I speak with. I am working full time, going to school full time, and somehow finding the time to be a father and husband full time as well. My days are full, but they are full of fun as well. Some of the best times for me are when my 3 year old son asks an incredibly deep question about the scriptures we are reading, and he seems to grasp and retain our answers. If we give a lazy answer (because King Noah wasn't nice) He asks the question a different way until he gets the depth of answer he is looking for. It makes his mom and I incredibly proud of him, and proud that we belong to a church that is so invested in children and families.

Why I am a Mormon

My lazy answer is because I grew up that way, and that had been my reasoning for 22 years. When we had our first son, it was a very difficult experience that culminated in his birth, and sojourn in the NICU at a wonderful hospital. When I realized that I was actually a father that I was now responsible (at least halfway :)) for raising this really really tiny person to be a good, honest man I knew that I would have to rethink and relearn my faith. The day after he was born, trials were thrown at us like a hail storm. I lost both of my jobs, our lease was up on our rental, and we hadn't thought well enough ahead to save for a rainy day. 2 weeks of frantic applications and interviews later, I found a job back in my hometown, and my family and I moved in with my parents. We realized how blessed we were with this opportunity, and began praying and reading more consistently and with more authenticity. after several months, my wife convinced me to apply for a job that was far above and beyond what I was doing at the time. I was awarded that position. I truly felt that Heavenly Father had a hand in that opportunity. If I hadn't listened to my wife's promptings, or been paying my tithing and following the teachings of the gospel, I'm sure I wouldn't have received that opportunity. Fast Forward two years. The trials started again. My wife was pregnant with what would be our second child, and she was forced to stay in the hospital for an entire month. With myself working full time, We weren't sure what we'd do with our son. Then we found out, that over a month earlier, my sister had gotten the prompting to put in her notice at her well paying job. She didn't know why, but she followed that prompting. Her last day of work was the day my wife was airlifted to a hospital 2 hours from home. Through these experiences and many others, I have no doubt that my Heavenly Father loves me and my family, and that we are truly blessed when we follow his teachings.

How I live my faith

This section is shorter. I'm working on improving how I live my faith. I now have two callings in my Stake, and I am going to making a concentrated effort to improve my performance and efforts in these callings. I am the IT/Web site guy for my ward, and have now been made a computer specialist for the family history center in our stake. I home teach as best I can with schedules, and at home we read the scriptures and say prayers nightly at least. we pray and give thanks at each meal, and we try to teach our children about the gospel in our every day activities.

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