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Hi I'm Gene Zeckser

I joined the church in 1997 at the age of 47. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I’m in my early 60’s and feeling great. I had a career in the U.S. Navy that lasted 24 years before I made the move back to becoming a civilian. I have three children between the ages of 31 and 39. I currently work for an Electric Cooperative in Idaho as the Member Services Supervisor.

Why I am a Mormon

I was given a Book of Mormon by someone while in the Navy but never read it. When I meet my wife I asked her for something to read and she gave me a Book of Mormon. This time I took the time to read the Book of Mormon. It was like all of the pieces of the puzzle started to come together. The questions that I had when I was studying the bible were being answered. The Book of Mormon is Another Testament of Jesus Christ. As I read the Book of Mormon and studied its teaching it was like a light came on and when I prayed about it and asked if this was true, I had this overwhelming feeling that what I was reading and what I was learning was true. I wanted to learn more and asked the missionaries to teach me. Soon after taking the Missionary lessons, I was baptized. I married the woman that gave me the Book of Mormon an hour after my baptism. That was almost 16 years ago. Since that time I have had countless blessing come into my life. One lesson that I have learned is that the more I serve others, the things I need in my life happen. I know that this church is true. That Joseph Smith was a prophet just as the scriptures had prophets to lead and guide the people during their time. I know that the priesthood has been restored on earth and have felt the power of the priesthood many times in my life. I am so thankful for the confirmation I received when I prayed and asked if what I was learning was true. You just don’t know what a clamming feeling it is to know that what you are learning is true and this peaceful l feeling continues as I continue to study and learn, obey the commandments, follow the gospel principles and serve others and my Heavenly Father. I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

While I was investigating the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, I remember talking to a member and was told that “we live our religion every day”. I found that to be an interesting statement. I have had the privilege to be the Ward Clerk or Executive Secretary in our ward for a number of years. I have been able to work with a number of great men and experience what it means to live our religion every day. As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints you are asked to live your religion everyday. At first this was not easy and took some time to adjust to. For example, Sundays my wife and I do our best to keep the Sabbath holy. Monday nights we enjoy Family Home Evening and on Friday’s my wife and I enjoy a date night. We set aside time each day to read and study the scriptures. My wife and I do our best to follow gospel principles as we go about each day. I have discovered that when we do the things we are instructed to do and live by the gospel principles, put Christ in our daily lives and live our religion the blessing pour upon us.