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Hi I'm Zach

I'm from Spring Coulee, Alberta, Canada. I enjoy reading, gardening, and spending time with my friends and family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was raised in a small town in Southern Alberta, Canada. I grew up working the land on a neighbor's farm and growing things has become something that I really enjoy. I also really enjoy people; their stories and their friendship. I am a funeral director in Cardston, Canada and I appreciate my job, with the opportunities that it presents to serve others.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the church by my parents and I count that as a wonderful blessing in my life. For as long as I can remember I have been taught the simple and eternal truths of the restored gospel. I wouldn't say that I have always known it was true but over the years I have developed a testimony of the truth of this church. For me it wasn't something that all came at one time. Many events in my life over a long span of time have shaped my beliefs and my testimony. I do know that Jesus is our Savior, and that by coming unto Him we can find great peace and purpose. I also know the Joseph Smith was an instrument in God's hands in the bringing back of the original church that Christ had established during His mortal ministry. Through Joseph Smith, God restored priesthood authority to the earth, and again gave men the power and authority to act in His name. I also know that the Book of Mormon is the word of God. I know these things are true by the power of the Holy Ghost, which has witnessed the truth of them to me. The church and the gospel bring great joy into my life! The truth is a great comfort to me. I have had doubts in my life but I cannot deny the things I have seen and especially the things that I have felt. I know that all the questions in my mind will be resolved someday and honestly they seem insignificant to me compared to the power of the witness of the Holy Ghost.

How I live my faith

I don't claim to be perfect or even close to it but I do love the gospel and try to live it everyday. I think the most important way to live the gospel is to love other people and show it. Service is really important to me. When I see someone who needs help I try to help them. I do the best I can to be genuine and loyal. I pray everyday and read the scriptures. I try to always be good to my family. They are the most important thing to me.

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Zach
The doctrine of grace is a beautiful and central part of the LDS church. We DO believe in the grace of Jesus Christ. Grace is Christ's power to save us from our sins through His Atonement. He sacrificed everything for us in the garden of Gethsemane and on the cross and thereby paid the price of our sins. We need to remember that price has been paid in full. We do not need to pay the price for ourselves because Jesus paid it already. Our part of the deal is simply to accept that gift given to us. How are we to accept this divine gift from our Savior? We live His gospel! We cultivate faith in Him by studying His words and praying to the Father in His name. We show our love for Him by keeping His commandments as best we can and repenting and improving as needed. We covenant with Him to take His name upon us by being baptized in His name, and finally we receive the gift of the Holy Ghost which will allow us to be cleansed and made new again. These things are essential for us to do in order for us to accept the gift of Christ's amazing grace. As we do these things we will feel His grace transform us into becoming like Him. That is His work and glory, indeed the whole reason He suffered for us and has offered us His grace- to allow us to become like Him. Show more Show less