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Hi I'm Zachary

I'm a native of North Carolina, a life-long Mormon, and I've been called to the Paraguay Asuncion mission.

About Me

I'm an avid rock climber, I love paintball, and I've been a rabid Army fan my whole life. I've been considering attendance to the United States Military Academy at West Point for quite a while. I've always enjoyed serving others, which is why I'm leaving out on a mission to Paraguay on July 4th. I can't wait to learn Spanish, as languages have always interested me. Afterwards, I have a variety of educational options available, but am still not sure what I want to major in. Overall, I'm half-excited, half-impatient to explore all the different opportunities I've been presented. I just can't wait to find out what's next!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the Church, but I have never been one to take everything I'm told for granted. I have studied and reviewed everything about the Church that I'm taught and shown. I've had some rough patches, hard times in my family, and times when I felt like I should just give up. But the one thing that has always been my constant, my comfort and hope, has been the knowledge of my Loving Heavenly Father, and that he and my Savior are urging me on, watching and helping with love to allow me to return to them. And when I think about that, I lose all sense of despair. Why should I be sad? Sure, mortality has pitfalls, high highs and even lower lows. But the Lord has faith in me, and as long as I have faith in return, there is nothing I cannot accomplish, nothing I cannot overcome. "The Lord is my Light, then why should I fear?"

How I live my faith

I was always involved in youth activities and Boy Scouts after I turned 12. As part of my various wards, I've been on many different service projects and had many great experiences. Seminary has also been a strong influence, as I was able to learn more about the Savior every day during or before school, helping me to see his influence throughout the rest of the day. Recently, I had the opportunity to home teach and bring the sacrament to a group of widows and widowers in a local retirement home, and enjoyed spending so much time talking with them and learning about all of their different experiences.