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Hi I'm Zach Mumford

I am a missionary, a lover of nature, a seeker of truth, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I recently finished my first semester at BYU and I am serving a mission in Seoul, Korea for two years. I love my family and love spending time with them at every opportunity. I love adventure in it's many forms including, skiing, biking, hiking, and enjoying the beauty of God's creations. I hope to get married in the temple when I return and to start a family. I am an Eagle scout and have loved being involved in scouting. I am a music junkie and grew up in a very musical family. I learned the stand up bass and the electric bass before picking up the guitar and eventually playing snare drum in my high schools marching band. I have played in several rock bands over the years and love jamming with my friends. I'm a musician, a skier, an adventurer, a son, a brother, and a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know this is the Lord's true church. I cannot deny it, and to do anything else would be to deny that knowledge. I gained this knowledge at a fairly young age. I read the Book of Mormon when I was eight years old and prayed to know if it was true. I felt the love of God and a witness that it was true. As I continue to follow His commandments I feel his love. Some people see it as a sacrifice, but the joy I gain from serving in the Church and serving others is the reason for my existence. I would give up everything to be able to do it. I am really excited to do just that and serve a mission in Korea for two years. I believe in Jesus Christ as my Savior and I know that following his commandments brings me lasting joy and satisfaction.

How I live my faith

I have been blessed by God with wonderful parents who have taught me to be diligent in my church service. I have always tried to do what God has asked of me. I taught the youth of my ward for several months. I attend church every Sunday. I also attended a youth night on Wednesdays. I also had the opportunity to serve on a youth committee to plan youth dances and other events. I live my faith by following Gods commandments. I follow the Word of Wisdom which prohibits coffee, tea, alcohol, and other drugs. I try to keep the sabbath day holy by not working or doing recreational activities. One of my proudest achievements is the fact that I have never skied on a Sunday. I also try to live my faith by being kind to those around me and looking for ways to help people. I love that the Church provides so many opportunities for service. As a home teacher I have visited with and served the members of my ward. I have been on service projects weeding and chopping wood. Through this service I have gained an appreciation and a love for my fellow men. This service has also humbled me. I see what others give and read about what Christ gave in the scriptures and He inspires me to be better.Right now I am serving a mission to bring the happiness and peace that I have felt to the people of South Korea. To all of them: 사랑헤요!

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

Zach Mumford
As a missionary, what I want to teach when I visit someone is that God loves them, and that Jesus Christ is their Savior. I want to teach how they can learn how to be happy in this life and how to return to live with God in the next life. I want to tell them that I know this has brought me lasting joy. It can for them too if they will read the Book of Mormon, pray, and know in their hearts that it is the truth. I am in their homes to bring the good news of the gospel and to be a friend. Show more Show less

How can I find someone to talk with, in person, about the Mormon religion?

Zach Mumford
Talk with the missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints! As a missionary I want to tell you the about the happiness and joy that the Gospel has brought me. I would love to understand your concerns concerning the church. I want to answer your questions. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Zach Mumford
The doctrine of grace is simple and beautiful. Christ loves us infinitely and so He atoned for us in order for us to be able to live with God again. The doctrine of grace is that everyone can repent and be clean through Christ. In order to demonstrate to Christ that we have truly repented we must keep His commandments and live a Christ-like life. Therefore in order to take advantage of the Atonement of Jesus Christ and His grace, we must live the commandments. Faith without works is dead, being alone. Only through both is the Grace of Christ attainable. Show more Show less