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Hi I'm Zach

I was born and raised in Wilmington, Delaware. I'm a body shop owner, a father of seven, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

About me.... I enjoy fast cars and shiny paint. One of my favorite words is "Ferrari". That is why I am in the automotive industry. I am privilaged to work for myself in an industry involving cars. It it rewarding to see these beautiful machines be so severely damaged and restored to their preloss condition with the skills and talents of the people I work with. I was at one time a repair technician and I will always be grateful for what I have learned to be able to do. I have been told "If you can fix a wrecked car, you can fix anything". That is truly spoken! I also enjoy singing and playing my acoustic guitar. I will sing any genre, from country to pop. I will sing Jose Carerras to Nsync to Rascal Flatts. I am grateful for my ability to sing. I sing until my family can no longer take it. I sing when I am happy and I sing when I am sad. I hope to one day share my ability with the world. Singing can be a prayer when directed properly. Oh, and there is one other thing.... I LOVE MY FAMILY! I am the proud father of seven angels (even when they are awake). My life would be meaningless to me without my wife and children whose presense I sometime feel unworthy of. But I know that they love me despite my weaknesses and for that I am grateful!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because there is no better way to live. No better way to be a husband. No better way to be a father. No better way to be a friend, a neighbor, a co-worker. I have no idea how anyone can raise a family without The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. It is my everything. My map through life, my parenting guide, my moral compass, and so much more. I found the church through my girlfriend when I was 18 years old. Her parents invited me to go to church with them and I said yes. I had never before heard of the Mormon church other than the commercials that are on tv for a free bible. When I was asked to go to church I felt good about it. I had grown up Catholic and it never felt quite right. When I first stepped in an LDS church building it still felt good. I have since learned that the good feeling that I experienced was the Holy Spirit touching my heart. As I was tought by the sister missionaries and fellowshipped by the other members the Spirit continued to grow in my heart. I have since grown line upon line, precept upon precept. I have been sealed in the Holy Temple to my Eternal Companion (yes, I married the girl that brough the church into my life) and we have seven beautiful children that have been sealed to us also. We are an eternal family!

How I live my faith

I live my faith with every breath I take. It is my goal to act in a manner so that I will have the constant companionship of the Holy Spirit. I want this companion with me at all times because I will find answers to the questions that I have. I will also find comfort when I am struggling and uneasy about things. I have a constant desire in my heart to share the things that I care so much about and that mean so much to me. I hope that I will be able to share these truths that I know. And if necessary I will use words. If you caught that, I meant that I should be sharing what I know by the way that I act. We as members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints are asked to conduct ourselves differently than most of the world. We don't drink alcohol, or use tobacco. We are asked to treat our body like a temple. And that means that we should eat wisely and excercise. I grateful for my friends at church. I am glad to spend time with the people that believe the same things that I do. We strengthen each other. Whether the time we spend together is at church on Sunday, playing sports together on week nights, or going out to check on less-active members of the church I appreciate being around them. I also feel that when someone of our faith is called as Bishop, or Stake President (those are leaders) that they truly are called of God. They cannot be voted in or chose to climb a 'ladder' to be in those positions. I have had the opportunity to have intimate conversations with these men and I know in my heart that they are called of God. They will tell me the things that I need to hear. They are able to answer my questions and provide the leadership that I and we as a congregation need. These men truly care about us. I also cherish the words of the Prophets and Apostles. When these men speak at General Conference, which is twice a year, I am filled with the Spirit of the Lord. I look forward to the chance I get to hear these men and women speak.

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

Zach
A "testimony" is an individual's feeling and knowledge of what is true. A testimony is something that is not given all at one time. My testimony of the truthfulness of the restored gospel is something that has grown with time and prayer. It is like a seed. If that seed is treated properly with what it needs- water, sunlight, nutrient rich soil, etc. it will grow into something beautiful. If that same seed is not given what it needs to grow it will wither away. A testimony is something that each member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints will have individually. One cannot borrow someone else's testimony. A testimony will come as we live the commandments and grow closer to our Heavenly Father. Show more Show less