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Hi I'm Zachary Sean Rychlik

I was born and raised in Anaheim, California. I will be serving a mission starting October 16. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am kind of a nerd with the way I think and act. I enjoy doing physical based sciences and I love math. I love to be active, such as doing physical labor or playing sports. I will be going to the Philadelphia Pennsylvania mission starting October 16.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know the truths of the Gospel. I have felt and continue to feel joy whenever I do Church-related activities or go to church. I enjoy being with people whom I love and I know they love me. I have been given the opportunity to spread the joy I have felt and I will fulfill my responsibilities to the fullest extent.

How I live my faith

I am an active member in my ward. I assist with many different activities with the youth. I assist with the Family History work in my ward.

What is being a Mormon like?

Zachary Sean Rychlik
Being a Mormon is, quite simply, experiencing the most joy a human can possibly have. Even though people complain about the number of "rules" set up by the church, I know that these "rules" allow us to reach our fullest potential. These "rules" are actually not rules, but a fence that keeps us inside. Fences can be jumped, and people do go outside of the rules. There, they see the darkness and sorrow that comes with being of the world. We, as LDS members, realize that our purpose is to be in the world, not of the world. No matter how many rules we are given, we strive to obey them all and feel the joy that is possible through following them. Show more Show less

Where did Mormonism and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints begin?

Zachary Sean Rychlik
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the modern restoration of the original Church of Christ. The actual church was founded by Christ, but was lost during the event known as the Apostasy, where the Priesthood was taken from the Earth with the death of the apostles. It was organized in 1830 by Joseph Smith Jr., after ten years of revelation and preparation. He was given the authority to organize every aspect of the Church, which led to the modern day church, colloquially known as the Mormon Church. Show more Show less

Do Mormons practice polygamy?

Zachary Sean Rychlik
Many people believe that we still practice plural marriage. It saddens me to see how many people have been taught that by other people and believed their words. We have not practiced plural marriage for many years and are completely against the practice of polygamy. I, myself, do not know anyone who has been excommunicated by the Church because of it, but I know that that is what happens to those who disobey this direct commandment. Show more Show less

Why don’t Mormons have paid clergy?

Zachary Sean Rychlik
Latter Day Saints, or Mormons, do not have paid clergy for one particular reason. We don't have paid clergy because that is not the way that Christ set up His Church during his Ministry. When the Apostles were called, they had jobs as common people, whether it be bankers or fishermen. Christ did not set up a way to pay these men and women, due to the fact that He did not want them to be paid. In the modern day church, we do not have paid clergy for that same exact reason. Furthermore, we do not pay them because everything in the Church is volunteer and people learn to willingly serve their fellow man. Show more Show less