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Hi I'm Zach

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have recently returned home from a life-changing two years spent preaching Christ's gospel in Southern California. I have a deep love for my family. The love that I have for them and the love they have shown me throughout the years has been centered and founded on the gospel of Jesus Christ. My parents have always been amazing examples of Christ-like love - I cannot think of a single time in my life to my recollection that I ever saw or heard them get into an argument. They unconditionally love each of us their children, no matter how wild or rebellious we may be. That love is infectious, and I feel a deep connection not only with my parents, but with all of my siblings. I love them, and I thank my God that I have been blessed with such an amazing family. I enjoy being active; anything that has running involved I'm all over it. Cross-country, basketball, soccer, football, you name it and I'll do it. I also love playing the piano and participating in musical activities. Sunsets and mountains are among my favorites of God's creations.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born a Mormon, but that is not the reason that I stay a Mormon. I maintain my beliefs and testimony because I have decided to live by the doctrine that I have been taught, and the Spirit of God has bourne witness to my soul that this is the church of Jesus Christ and that the Book of Mormon is true. When I live the commandments, I am happiest. When I choose to disobey... definitely not happy. The formula is quite simple really: simply experiment on the doctrine by living it, and you will know if it is from God by the witness of the Holy Spirit, (John 7:17) and the happiness that comes from living the gospel. What could it hurt? Just try it out! What have you got to lose? Even more importantly though... What could you gain if this were true?

How I live my faith

Each day my goal is to help at least one person have a better day than they would have if I had not been there. I hope to emulate the example of the Savior and lift those around me by helping them understand that they are of great worth to our loving Father in Heaven. Every day I expect to learn lessons that God would have me learn to become a better person, more like Him. "Smile; it makes people wonder what you're up to." -- Anonymous Need I say more? The gospel gives me so much joy. It's incomparable. That's why I love to share it with others.

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

Our services are open to anyone who wishes to come worship God with us. In each weekly church service we partake of what is called the sacrament (bread and water) in remembrance of our Savior and His infinite sacrifice. This seemingly small and insignificant action at first glance does not look to have much effect on our lives. But I testify that it makes all the difference in the world. It is an opportunity for all people to reflect on Jesus Christ and repent (or change), and come closer to him. Change isn't easy, but it is worth it. I've gained strength to overcome my own weakensses as I take the sacrament weekly, and I invite all to come and feel the same strength and renewal. I promise it will be worth your while, as long as you come with an open heart, ready to act on whatever inspiration or council you may receive from a loving Father in Heaven. Show more Show less