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Hi I'm Zack Excell

I'm a golfer. I love music. I'm from Idaho. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm 21 years old and currently serving a mission in the Iowa Des Moines Mission. I plan to attend years upon years in college to eventually become a doctor. I grew up in small town Idaho. I come from a smaller family with one sister and one brother. I love golfing, singing, playing the piano, and playing sports.

Why I am a Mormon

I was blessed beyond belief to be born into a family that was Mormon. I have attended church ever since I can remember. In high school my parents and I did not see eye to eye and I strayed from my religious up-bringing towards the end of those teenage years. When I hit rock bottom because of the choices that I had made, I found myself relying on what I was taught when I was younger. There were two things that remained constant in my life no matter the decisions I made; the love of my family, and the love of my Savior. When I hit rock bottom and my parents had every reason to turn their back, and when I even had convinced myself that even Christ should turn his back on me too, neither did so. After many prayers and deeper study of what I had been taught for years I received a witness from God helping me identify the path i should follow. I know that His church has been restored through the Priesthood authority granted men by God himself. I am a believer in prayer and the miracles associated with it. I do not believe that my life will be perfect because of the covenants I have made with Jesus Christ, but I do know when trials come to me, that I will always have Him to go back to. I am convert to Christ's church as is every member. My conversion is not a one time experience but rather a lifetime journey. I am grateful to a loving Heavenly Father who forgives me of my inadequacies and who has blessed me with all I have.

How I live my faith

Right now I am serving a full-time mission in the Iowa Des Moines Mission. In this church we serve missions as Christ commanded his apostles. I believe there are many people in the world searching for lasting happiness and I hope to help them while I serve my mission. After this 2 year mission I plan to magnify whichever calling I am given in the Church. Whether that assignment be to teach 4 year old children about Jesus or to lead congregations in worship, I see all callings and responsibilities as assignments from the Lord that he would like me to fulfill. Beyond those callings I read my scriptures daily to learn more of His plan and my purpose. I pray daily to build my relationship with my Heavenly Father. I attend church to renew my covenants with Christ through the ordinance of the sacrament each week.