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Hi I'm Zach

I'm a big brother. I'm a missionary. I love a good laugh, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Utah Valley and spent a few years living in Oregon. I'm 20 years old. I attended BYU for one year before committing myself to full-time service for the Lord as a missionary in the Iowa Des Moines Mission. I love my family, playing sports for exercise, having a good time with friends, listening to and making music, and my family. I am the oldest of 6 kids. Being the oldest has its challenges, but my younger siblings make it worth it every day. I am a very logically minded person and I like it when things make sense. I have an uncanny ability for relating two completely different things to each other. I have a knack for remembering faces and names, tunes, and numbers. If you meet me a couple of times, it is likely I will remember you forever. Unlike some, I don't have the rest of my life planned out right now, I know I want to find a career I can enjoy and bring about good within my home, and outside of it. I have an immense love for music, I believe it is one of the best ways that God has given us to communicate our feelings with others. It is a joy to express music through someone else's composition, or your own.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know that Jesus Christ restored his church through Joseph Smith Jr. I know that Jesus Christ lived on the earth, teaching His Gospel, and that it has been restored in the proper ways back again on the earth. Everything that Jesus Christ taught can be placed into 5 different parts. Those 5 parts are Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and His Atonement, Repentance, Baptism by immersion for the remission of sins, receiving the Gift of the Holy Ghost, and Enduring to the End. All of this is possible through Christ’s suffering of the Atonement. He felt, individually, “suffering pains and afflictions and temptations of every kind” so “that he may know according to the flesh how to succor his people according to their infirmities.” Succor means to run to. Christ knows everything we have felt, experienced the good times and the bad, and has felt, not just our sins, but everything we’ve gone through. He will run to us to take care of us, and He will wait to help us until we ask for, and accept His help. I know that through Christ, we can be with our families forever. I cannot wait for that day. I am a Mormon because it brings hope to my life and I have felt, and I know, that it is where I am supposed to be. I testify that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the Jesus Christ’s true church again here on the earth. I know that President Thomas S. Monson is the true prophet of God. And I can’t wait to share this message wonderful message with others to help them come to the knowledge of everlasting happiness that awaits us, if we accept it.

How I live my faith

Right now, I'm living my faith by serving the Lord as a missionary. As a missionary, I talk with ordinary people like you, each day on the street, in their homes, and over the phone. I talk about what makes me truly happy, the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I share this because I have a firm belief that each and every person has the right to be happy. Happiness isn't found in worldly things, lasting happiness comes through following Jesus Christ. It might be "uncool" to follow Him, but there is nothing better. The happier we are, the more loving we will be. As we all love each other, the world will be a much better place. There is so much to what Jesus Christ taught, that one will never get to everything, but I strive to emulate him each day. Paul put it so well, when he charged us to "be an example of the believers" (1 Timothy 4:12). King Benjamin set an example for us and exhorted us to "become a saint through the atonement of Christ the Lord" (The Book of Mormon, Mosiah 3:19). As I live and apply the Gospel of Jesus Christ each day, I find myself coming closer to Him and I hope others feel a desire to come to Him as well.

What is faith?

Zach
Faith is to hope something is true. But it is not just that. Faith is to act on what you believe in. To act on your hope. Without exercising faith, it is just a thought. It is a good one, but nothing will happen. Unless we take action. Show more Show less