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Hi I'm Elder Zach Sawka

I'm currently a full-time missionary in the Missionary Training Center preparing to serve in the Japan, Sapporo mission.

About Me

I am currently preparing to leave for Japan and am very excited to teach the gospel there. I love the outdoors and singing. I love my family and friends. I enjoy drawing, even though I'm not very good. I have a testimony of this church and of the reality of God and His son. I love this gospel with all of my heart.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a mormon because I know in my heart that it is the only true church on the Earth. Being a member helps me get through many challenges in my life, including when my parents got divorced. I know that we have a Heavenly Father, and that He loves each and every one of us. I know that he hears and answers every prayer, because I have seen first hand how prayer can bless our lives. I know that Joseph Smith was a true prophet and that he restored the gospel of Jesus Christ in these latter days. Iknow that the scriptures are true and that they can guide us to happiness throughout our lives. Knowing and believing these things has brought a light into my life that has made me into who I am today.

How I live my faith

I love visiting families in my ward that I hometeach as often as I get an opportunity to. Im currently a member of the National Honor Society, which has blessed my life by giving me great opportunities to serve and to make great friends. I love going to seminary because it gives me the spiritual boost that I need to get through tough days and teaches me so much.

How can we increase our faith in Jesus Christ?

Elder Zach Sawka
Our faith in Christ can be increased by doing many different things, but the overall explanation is that our faith in Jesus will grow as we obey the commandments, do what we can to learn about Him and His teachings, and truly desire to believe in Him. It is also important to pray for a testimony of Christ. If we ask God in faith for things that are good, believing that He will give us what we are asking for, then He will give it to us. I have a personal testimony of Jesus Christ and His atonement. I believe that He really did come to this earth to atone for the sins of the world and make it possible for you and I to be able to return to live with our Father in Heaven again. Show more Show less