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Hi I'm Zachary Farr

I knock on the doors of complete strangers, I'm thousands of miles from home, and I'm here to help. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a 19 year-old college student who has taken a break from school for two years to serve a full-time mission. I lived all over the United States growing up from North Carolina to Utah to California, but I'm currnetly living in Queensland, Australia. I spent half my childhood years in public school, and the other half home-schooled, and I enrolled in my local community college when I was 15 years old, so I've had an extremely varied experience with education. I've discovered, though, that I love learning. From cooking to physics, I love learning about anything I can. I'm an avid reader and I also like geeky stuff like AI, robotics, and video games. Basically anything to do with technology, I like. I also think this world is a beautiful place. There are few things I like better than being on top of a mountain watching the sun set. The only thing I like more than that is music. I absolutely love music! Music is possibly the most incredible thing on the earth. From the "get up and dance" techno to the soft sound of classical, I love it all. Music has always spoken to me in a way that nothing else has, so I took up playing guitar five years ago and I've been playing and writing songs ever since.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the church, so I've had the gospel in my life from the very start. That being said, I wasn't converted until I was 16 years old. As I said, I was born into the church, so I was taught the principles of the gospel from a very young age. As I got older, I started slipping into things that I shouldn't have. I didn't think it was a big deal at first. I told myself it was just little things that didn't really matter. Two years later, I almost never felt the Spirit, and I hated my life. I felt guilty all the time because I'd walked down a path that led me to an addiction. I realized that there was only one way to true joy. That was when I finally decided to talk to someone and try to change.. That was also when my life turned around. I went and spoke to my bishop for guidance and support and he suggested that I pray. I'd said prayers before, but this was when I learned to really talk with God. I went home and I said one of the most heartfelt prayers of my life. I said I was sorry for everything I'd done and that I wanted to stop. As soon as I'd said that, the most amazing feeling came over me. It was the feeling of my Heavenly Father's and Savior's love for me. In that moment I knew that they both loved me no matter what, and that they just wanted what was best for me. Through the Book of Mormon, a book of scripture like the Bible, I learned more about the amazing Grace of my Savior and how to access its healing power. As I turned to Him, I felt the burden of my sins lighten as I drew closer to my Savior once more. With every word I read, I felt the witness of the Spirit that it was the word of God. That was when I gained a personal testimony of the truth of what I'd always been told as I grew up. I now know that this is Jesus Christ's church on the Earth. I know He lives and leads this church through His prophet Thomas S. Monson so that as many people as possible can find the joy and peace that I've found, a joy that He wants all to have.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by currently serving as a full-time Missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Missionaries for the Mormon Church give up 18 months or 2 years of their life to share the gospel and serve others away from home. I've been called to serve in the Australia Brisbane Mission, an area encompassing all of Queensland, Australia and little bit of New South Wales' northern region. Having been born and raised in the United States, this is a huge change for me and I'm so grateful for this opportunity. As a full-time missionary, my entire purpose is to bring others unto Christ, and through Christ, bring them lasting joy that can only be found through the Gospel. Some people who see us missionaries walk around tend to think we're just robots going around to push a religion on them, but really we just want to help. To serve those around us. Pure love is what set Jesus Christ apart, so I try to follow His example by sharing what it is He has done for me in my life, what He can do for those I talk to, and doing what He would do if He were where I am.

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Zachary Farr
That it is absolutely essential to our eternal salvation. Without grace, we can't progress, because we would be forever stuck as imperfect beings who have sinned. Because of the unfathomable depths of our Savior's love for each of us, he atoned for our sins so that we could become clean through him and that through him, we can return to live with our Heavenly Father after this life. Show more Show less