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Hi I'm Zach Rial

I am an athlete, a musician, a missionary, a friend, and a talkative spirit! Mostly.... I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Zach Rial. I am 21 years old and a college student. I also run sprints on my college's Track and Field team. Sports is a huge part of my life and has taught me tons about striving to always be at my very best, especially in Track where a race can literally come down to hundredths of a second. I also love team sports because everyone has their own unique roles to play and things just won't work without everyone doing their part. I also love music. I played the Saxophone for about 7 years and I also sing and play piano whenever I get a chance! Music is definitely a gift from God. My family is a very musical family (and I'm probably the least talented) so there is also some sound of music erupting from our house. I come from a mixed family and have 11 siblings, which makes for a crazy mess and a very small personal space bubble! Due to this I know how to be loud when I need too and sometimes when I don't. I'm a VERY outgoing person. I love to have fun with my friends, go on adventures and be outdoors. Snowboarding, hiking, camping, rafting, cliff jumping. You name it I'll try it!

Why I am a Mormon

I think the important thing to look at first is what it means to "Be Mormon." To be Mormon means that you believe in Jesus Christ as your personal Savior. To be Mormon means that you read and believe in "The Book of Mormon" and "The Holy Bible." To be Mormon means you have a testimony the Jesus Christ restored His Church and His Gospel in it's whole and complete form to the Prophet Joseph Smith. To be Mormon means that you believe that the Heavens are open and the God and Jesus Christ continue to guide us today with Revelation through a living Prophet. To be Mormon means that you have a personal relationship with God through prayer. So why am I Mormon? Well... Because I believe all of those things! A wise man once said "... ye shall know them by their fruits." (if you don't know who said that I suggest you find out). I choose to be Mormon because I have seen the fruits of it and I know them to be good. I feel the Spirit confirm truth to me when I go to my Father and pray about it and as I stated before, this is not all based off of a one time declaration of belief but over a lifetime of spiritual experiences. I am Mormon because being Mormon makes me happy and it makes God happy too!

How I live my faith

Living my Faith is a day to day thing. Often I've been asked, "Are you saved?" Usually when asked this I chuckle a little bit and say, "Well not quite, I'm still here aren't I?" Now, responses to this very but I know Salvation is something that doesn't occur with a one time declaration of belief. Salvation is a gift given to those who day in and day out strive to do their very best to become like Jesus Christ. So, I live my faith by STRIVING everyday to walk as He would walk. Often I far short which is why our loving Father in Heaven gave us His Son, so we can repent. I live my Faith by repenting often! I live my faith by sharing what I love and know to be good and true with others. Living my faith is really just living my life in the happiest way possible!

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

Zach Rial
As a missionary for the Church I would be happy to answer this question. Really simply put, Mormon Missionaries will talk about things they themselves believe and know to be true. They will then invite (not force, persuade or coerce) you to talk with God through prayer to find out for yourself and will teach you about things you can do to know, really it's all up to you. Some of the things they will discuss include, The re-establishment of Christ's original church in our day. The story of a man named Joseph Smith. Another Testament of Jesus Christ called the Book of Mormon. God's plan of Salvation and Happiness for us and how we can live our lives to fulfill this plan. I would invite and encourage you to welcome missionaries into your home. They won't try to force anything on you and they will only invite you to do things on your own. You won't regret allowing them in! Show more Show less