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Hi I'm Zane Huston

I was born and raised in Mesa, AZ. I love music (especially singing), and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love music, and make a point of including it in my daily life. I am primarily a vocalist, with a focus on singing and vocal percussion. I was sort of forced into choir at first, but I fell in love with it and never looked back. Like many choir kids, I also took an interest in musical theater, appearing in productions of Hello Dolly, The Seussical, Shrek the Musical, and The Addams Family Musical. Although I lack a propensity to dance, I found myself enjoying Broadway-style productions, and I eventually joined a show choir as well. My favorite style of music, both to perform and to listen to, is vocal jazz. Next to music, my second favorite pastime is working with information technology. I started programming computer software when I was 10 years old, and have since developed a number of applications for Windows, Linux, and Android systems. As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, the most important things in my life are my family and my religion.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the Church, but even if I wasn't, I hope I would have someday found my way to the Lord's Gospel. I have a firm testimony that this Church is the true and complete church of Jesus Christ. I believe in our beloved Heavenly Father, and in His Son, Jesus Christ, whom He sent to die for us on the cross. I know that we have been saved for these latter days as chosen sons and daughters of the God. He has not abandoned us, and He never will. He loves and knows each and every one of us, and wants us all to find the Light of His Son. Joseph Smith was a true prophet of the Lord, and we still have a beloved prophet on this Earth today, President Thomas S. Monson.

How I live my faith

I am currently serving as a full-time missionary in the Kentucky Louisville Mission. This dedication of 2 years of my life is probably the greatest act of faith I have ever committed, and each day I appreciate more and more my decision to serve the Lord! I look forward to the opportunity I have every day to open my mouth and spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I love to go to church each Sunday to renew my covenants with Heavenly Father, as well as to minister and learn more about Him. I also enjoy the time that I have to do family history work. I have seen for myself that the technological resources we have today not only connect all of us together, but also aid in helping us find our connections to our ancestors and relatives. One of the greatest feelings I've had has been the spiritual witness that I have found and completed temple ordinances on behalf of my deceased family members.

Why do Mormons perform proxy baptisms in their temples?

Zane Huston
During Jesus Christ's ministry, He taught that all who live on this earth must be baptized in order to receive salvation. Because many people have died without being baptized by the proper authority, Latter-Day Saints have the opportunity to receive baptism on behalf of these individuals. These deceased people still have their agency, however, and can therefore choose to accept or reject the work that has been done on their behalf. If they choose to accept it, they can receive all of the promised blessings of baptism, including a remission of their sins and entering into the "narrow gate" that starts them on the path to salvation. Show more Show less

What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to sacrifice His life?

Zane Huston
The Atonement of Jesus Christ allows us to qualify for all of God's blessings. We are here on Earth to receive bodies and gain knowledge. We gain much of that knowledge through trial and error. These "errors", or sins, are a natural part of life, but they cause us to become spiritually unclean. And because no unclean thing can dwell with God, we require a means by which we can become clean. The Atonement of Jesus Christ is that means. He took our sins upon Himself, causing Him such agonizing pain that He bled from every poor. Then He died on the cross. Though He had the power to stop His executioners, He delivered Himself into their hands. As the literal Son of God in the flesh, He had power over death. By willingly giving and then restoring His own life, He broke the bonds of death. Because of this act, we will all be resurrected and receive immortality. But in order to receive the promise that we can live with Heavenly Father again, we must demonstrate faith, repent, and be baptized and confirmed by one having the proper authority. Show more Show less

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

Zane Huston
"...the earth, and all things that are upon the face of it, yea, and its motion, yea, and also all the planets which move in their regular form do witness that there is a Supreme Creator" (Book of Mormon, Alma 30:44). While many people say that science directly contradicts the concept of an all-powerful Deity, I testify that the many wonders of science mankind has discovered are evidence of the existence of God. He is a God of order, and in directing the creation of all, He established laws which govern the interaction of all things. I firmly believe that our scientific discoveries occur as we stumble upon portions of these laws. More powerful than this belief, however, is the witness I have gained through my experiences. As I have kept the commandments, I have seen blessings and miracles in my life. The Holy Ghost has testified to me that these blessings are more than just benefits of living by good principles; they are the blessings of a loving Heavenly Father. I testify that everyone can receive this witness through prayer, scripture study, and obedience to the commandments set forth by God's prophets. Show more Show less