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Hi I'm Zachary

I grew up in Utah. I'm a guitarist. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have just graduated from high school. I was in various clubs (for various lengths of time), including the Debate Team, Future Business Leaders of America, and Guitar Club. I love music, and I play guitar (usually jazz, blues, alternative, or a mixture of such), bass guitar, and a tiny bit of piano. I like old stuff: four of my favourite bands formed before 1980, and my favourite TV show ended in 1983. I enjoy bands like U2 and Talking Heads, movies like Star Wars and Secondhand Lions, TV shows like MASH and Psych, and artists like Van Gogh, Morisot, and Kershisnik. I am the oldest of three brothers, and I have learned to appreciate things they like, along with things my parents and my friends appreciate. I enjoy playing games like Black Ops Zombies and Risk with my brothers, and we always have a laugh staying up late together (if none of us falls asleep haha). We also enjoy cooking together, although our palette is limited to German Pancakes.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was about sixteen, one of my good friends (who I grew up in the church with) began doubting the truthfulness of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons). As a result, I began wondering why I still belonged to the Church myself. I spent many hours pondering the Gospel, and reading about the life and teachings of The Lord Jesus Christ. The more I read and thought, the more and more I came to believe that the true Church of Jesus Christ is on the earth day, and even though the people in the church make mistakes, the Gospel itself is pure and beautiful. I know that Jesus Christ loves and cares about me, and that the Holy Ghost has testified of Him to me.

How I live my faith

As a member of my church, I do my best to keep my thoughts and language clean. I have served in leadership positions in some of my youth groups, and I am currently about to embark on a mission.

Why do Mormons baptize their new members?

Every church baptizes its members. This act, when properly performed for a worthy person by someone who holds the proper priesthood (power from God), establishes a covenant between God and the new convert, much in the same way a signed document establishes an agreement between two people. The covenant, or agreement, is that we (the baptized person) promise to accept Jesus Christ and become His followers by keeping His commandments and living the way He did. God then promises to forgive our sins and allow us to live again with Him in heaven after this life. A baptism is only valid if the person performing the baptism has the proper authority from God, which simply means God has given the person performing the baptism His permission to act in His name, much like a signed contract between two companies is only valid if the signers have been granted permission to act in the company's capacity. Show more Show less