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Hi I'm Zach

I love hiking, camping, dancing, and more than anything, music. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

RIght now I'm a single 20 year-old guy and loving life. After "graduation" I started working as a nurse assistant. I grew up doing everything outside; fishing, camping, hiking, skiing,snowboarding, wakeboarding and just about everything else. In high school some of my friends got me to come to the local swing dance club. After getting past the fact that I had two left feet I fell in love with dancing too. But the thing that I love more than anything is family time. Growing up in a small house with 7 people and having school in the living room, my brothers and sisters became my best friends. It's definately a blessing to have been able to have those relationships since I was young. Especially in a world where it's so hard just to have dinner as a family.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the church but when I was a teenager I had a lot of questions about God and what I needed to do to follow him and to live with him again. So I figured that the best way to find out was to investigate. I started looking into other churches and religions. I was detirmined to find the truth but I couldn't seem to find it anywhere. I was confused. While studying more about my own church I was struck by one concept in particular; the Book of Mormon: Another Testimant of Jesus Christ. All churches use the Bible. But the church uses both the Bible and the Book of Mormon side by side. That caught my attention. I started investigating more. Althought I was raised in the Church I had never read the Book of Mormon. So I decided to do just that. So I started to read. I read the whole book. When I got to the last chapter ing the Book of Mormon I found a couple verses that really caught my attention, "And after ye shall read these things, if it be wisdom in God that ye should read them, I would exhort you that you would ask God, the eternal Father in the Name of Christ if these things are not true. And if ye shall ask with a sincere hear, with real intent, having faith in Christ, He will manifest the truth of it unto you by the power of the Holy Ghost. And by the power of the Holy Chost, you may know the truth of all things." When I read those verses I know that that was true. I knew that God couldn't lie and that if I asked in faith like it says in the bible (James 1:5-6) God would answer me. So that's what I did. I found a quiet, private place outside and I prayed. I asked God if the Book of Mormon was true and if this was his Church. No sooner had I asked than I felt the Holy Spirit of God fill me with the assurance that it was all true. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints really is God's Church on the earth and he really does have a living prophet to lead us today through the termoils of todays world. I know it's true! And you can too.

How I live my faith

One of the interesting things about the Church is that no one in the Church is paid for their service. Not even the Bishops (the leaders of the individual congragations). And to spread the word the Church sends out Missionaries who leave home and family for 18-24 monthes to teach people about Jesus Christ and to help them find the same truth that we have found through the Holy Ghost. And I have chosen to help my brothers and sisters by volenteering to be one of the missionaries. I've been able to see lives change by the power of Jesus Christ's sacrifice and by the Power of the truth. I'm lucky enough to have found the truth early on in life and now I get to share it.