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Hi I'm Zac

I'm a photographer, a car lover, a future journalist, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a desert rat from Arizona, and I love it. All the green plants in the world can't beat the gorgeous mountains and desert plants I grew up around. I'm an observer, always getting lost in the details around me, but never seeming to pay quite enough attention to the things I need to get done in the day. I'm too busy taking photos and trying to be an artist, or trying to finish all of the assignments I have as I work on my journalism degree. I love looking for the really fascinating little things in life. They're everywhere -- all we have to do is look! When I'm not obsessing over art and journalism I'm probably being overly passionate about cars. I love that my family has instilled in me a love of automobiles. More than anything I really just want to be with the people that I love. They make life worth living, don't they?

Why I am a Mormon

I was born in a great family. My parents taught me the gospel throughout my life, but when I was 17 or 18, I wanted to know for myself if the LDS church was true. I started to read the Book of Mormon and pray to God. I asked if the church was true and good. I didn't receive my answer in the first prayer, or even the second. But I kept reading and praying, because I knew that God would answer me. When a close friend shared her testimony of the truthfulness of the LDS church, the Holy Ghost touched my heart and confirmed to me that the way that I was going, the church I was attending, was correct. Since then I haven't had a doubt in my mind that this is where I should be, and I want everyone to have the true gospel in their lives too. Yes, life is hard. Everyone has challenges. But living good lives and pushing through as best we can will bring us closer to God.

How I live my faith

For me, it all boils down to living the basic principles that are taught in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Anyone that is a "believer" in anything should live by the guidelines or principles of that thing, right? As a believer in Jesus Christ I try to do as he commanded. Specifically, I try to reach out to those around me to lift them up. I try to be like the Savior by doing what he would do in every situation. Small things each day that I do to help build this faith are praying and reading the scriptures. They help me know what is expected of me, how I can help others, and the blessings that I'll receive as I do all I can to do what we should do here. In the end, God knows we won't be perfect, but striving each day for obedience is an act of faith, even in the smallest things.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

How can you know it's true? It's simple -- pray to Heavenly Father. Sure, sometimes we don't receive our answers in the first prayer, and that's frustrating. But with time and study, God will give you an answer to the question, "Is the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints true?" Live the principles. Read the Book of Mormon. Pray to God. If something is of God, you will never have bad feelings while you're doing it. If it is something from the Lord, you will feel things like peace, joy, comfort, and love. If you feel these things while you're reading and coming to church, you'll know that the church is something good. God will confirm to you through the Holy Ghost that the church is true. I know He will, because I've done it, and it changed my life as a result. Show more Show less