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Hi I'm Zac

I am an Arizona transplant, I dream of spear fishing, I want to travel the world, but I love where I am. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently a Spanish speaking missionary for the Church of Jesus Christs of Latter Day Saints in the Louisville, Kentucky area. I am in the Southern part of Indiana, right across the river from Louisville. I was born in California and lived in the Bay Area until I was eleven and then moved to Mesa, Arizona. I love the heat and there isn't anything like an Arizona sunset. My family is so important to me. I enjoy spending time with them, especially my two super cool nephews. I also have three brothers and one sister, and we're a pretty crazy bunch. I have learned to love the outdoors: from the gentle sloshing of the waves on a beach to the thin air atop a mountain. Be it spear fishing with my Dad to camping or mountain-biking (or at least trying to) with my friends, I have learned to really appreciate nature. I have also always loved to read. I was definitely that nerdy kid with glasses in your fifth grade class who spent his recesses in the library. I attended Brigham Young University-Idaho for a few semesters before my mission. I am still not sure 100% what I want to pursue career-wise, but I would love to be a part of the medical field.

Why I am a Mormon

Like so many other people, my beliefs were strongly influenced by my parents. My dad used to be Catholic, but joined the church and was a missionary as well when he was in his late teens. My mom has been a Mormon her entire life. They raised us in the Mormon faith and we went to church regularly and spent lots of time together as a family learning about Jesus Christ and also reading from the Bible and Book of Mormon. I knew nothing different, but I was happy. I could tell a difference between what I felt in my own home and how my parents treated us compared to what I saw and felt in my friends' homes. There have been many opportunities for me and my family to choose for themselves whether or not we wanted to continue following the examples of our parents, and we have all chosen to keep the course. I know that the teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints are true. That, more than anything else, is the reason why I am Mormon. I know my Savior lived for me and died for me and that God has a plan for all of us. I am Mormon because I know that to be a member of this church is to be a member of the most complete church of Jesus Christ on the Earth. I am so hopeful and happy as a result of knowing all of this.

How I live my faith

Overall I hope to live my faith by obeying the commandment of Christ to "love one another". I try so hard to truly love everyone, because everyone on this Earth is our brother or sister. To love has become a habit, but to like is sometimes still an issue. But, by trying to be a true Christian by loving everyone, I know that I am becoming more like Jesus Christ. I also live my faith literally full time as a missionary for my church. As missionaries we serve the people where we are assigned and help them come closer to Christ and grow in their relationship with our Heavenly Father. To truly live your faith isn't always easy, but by setting and maintaining high standards for myself I have been able to really enjoy life and am strengthened through the trials that come