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Hi I'm Zach Eddington

I like snowmobiling, camping, rock climbing, eating fried chicken, and hanging out with friends and family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I enjoy snowmobiling, four-wheeling, camping, riding dirt bikes, and many other outdoor activities. I ran distance events on the track team in high school including the 800m and 1600m. I was the senior class president in my high school. I love Brigham Young University - Provo and will attend there when I return home from my mission to Maceio, Brazil. I served five and a half months in the Florida, Tallahassee Mission waiting on my visa. I love dogs and cats. I have a twin serving a mission in Lisbon, Portugal. I have two little siblings who run around everywhere. I love fried chicken and bright colored ties.

Why I am a Mormon

Being born into the church has been a great blessing in my life. As a member of the church, I have been given hundreds of opportunities to serve those in my community and those that may be less fortunate than I. I have felt the Holy Spirit guide and comfort me in my life as I strive to follow the teachings of the gospel. I have read the Book of Mormon and have taken the challenge given by Moroni at the end of the book - asking us to pray to our Heavenly Father to provide us with a spiritual manifestation that the Book of Mormon is true - and through personal revelation found it to be true. I believe that Joseph Smith translated the Book of Mormon and was the first prophet in these the latter days. I know that through Joseph Smith, I, along with thousands of other worthy men, am blessed with the power of the priesthood and the ability to act in God's name.

How I live my faith

I have been an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since I was born. I participated in young men activities from the age of 12-18 almost every week. Through my religious leaders, I progressed through the scouting program until I earned my Eagle scout award at age 15. I earned my Duty to God award. I taught Sunbeams and CTR 4 classes with my twin brother and one of my friends. I also participated in home teaching with multiple companions. I served five and a half months in the Florida, Tallahassee mission while waiting on my visa to serve in Maceio, Brazil. I currently am teaching the gospel to the Brazilian people, and try to share my testimony to everyone that will listen.

Why is authority to perform a baptism important?

Zach Eddington
Authority to do anything is always important! Think of it this way - If you were driving down the road, and an ice cream truck comes up behind you, starts flashing his lights and blaring his little song at you, pulls you over, and starts writing you a ticket, what are you going to do? You'll probably tell him to buzz off! Now if a state trooper comes up behind you, pulls you over, and starts writing you a ticket, what will you do then? Probably take the ticket and pay the fine. Why? Because he has the AUTHORITY! We don't think just anyone can baptize or bless or perform other ordinances because only worthy people are allowed by God to perform these ordinances. This authority is only obtained by someone of a higher authority than you, and by someone who is worthy to give you that authority. Show more Show less