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Hi I'm Zack

I play tennis. I like aquariums. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am 21 years old. I was born in Chandler, Az, but have lived in Arizona, Utah, Indiana and Georgia. My family is very important to me. In my time as a missionary for the Church in northern Colorado, ive learned a lot about just how much i really do love them. I loved them before, but you dont know what you've got till its gone. My facination with fish and aquariums really started when i was about 14 years old. ever since then ive kept a wide variety of tropical freshwater fish. I got so into these fish, i bred the most beautiful guppies i could find, and then sold the fish to the local fish store for in-store credit to buy more fish! When i was 9, i was a cub scout, and for scouts i had to earn belt loops. My Dad took me down to the neighborhood tennis court and began teaching me how to play. To be completely honest, scouts didnt stick quite as well, but Ive been hooked on tennis ever since! i am currently learning to speak spanish. i love the language, and i love spanish speaking people just as much if not more than the language itself!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born in the church. I always went to church because i was "supposed to". Everyone always talked about how they have a testimony of the church and that they know its true. I wanted that for myself. So i took the time and i read the Book of Mormon and prayed to see if it and the church are true. I can testify that through the Holy Ghost, i have recieved an answer to my prayers and that i know that this church is true!

How I live my faith

I try to be the best i can as often as i can. I know that i am not perfect, but i always remember Jesus Christ and His Atonement and what he did for us in the Garden of Gethsemane and on the cross at Calvary. All God asks is that we try our hardest, and if we can honestly say that we are, thats all He can ask! Im the first one to say that its a lot easier to talk about relying on the Savior than it is to actually do. One thing that ive learned is that the power and influence of satan (the devil) is real. But just as sure as i know that satan is out there to destroy our souls, i know that our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and the power that he has to strengthen, redeem, and save is real. He is much more powerful than satan. I live the gospel by trying my hardest to remember the Savior, even though it may feel hopeless to live in this world. i know that God is the Father of my spirit, and that He knows me and my situation. If God the Father is aware of the fall of every sparrow, i know that he knows and is aware of me. that's a huge comfort to me. As we strive to remember the Savior and keep the commandments, i know that God will forgive us and help us to become better. i know that that's true. Life is difficult, but i know that the Atonement was difficult as well. it wasnt easy for the sinless Savior of the world to kneel down and suffer for each one of us. He didnt give up on me, so i shouldnt give up on myself either! Basically, i live mty faith by remembering the Savior.

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Zack
All of us are saved by and through the grace of Jesus Christ and His Atonement, however we are not saved by grace alone. We must strive to do good constantly. The book of James in the bible gives insight on the topic. In chapter 2, it explains that faith without works is dead. We must do good constanty. We must strive to live good lives and keep the commandments of god. In the book of mormon, a prophet named alma teaches that Christ did not come into the world to reedem men in their sins, but to redeem them from their sins. This is why we must strive to become Christ-like and keep God's commandments and also the atonement and repentance; so that we can apply the redeeming blood of the Savior and return to live with our Heavenly Father after this life here on earth. Show more Show less