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Hi I'm Zach

I'm a saxophonist. I'm a missionary in Slovakia. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

One of the most important things to me is music. Music is my life, and I love it! I am majoring in saxophone at Brigham Young University, but I also enjoy playing piano, guitar, and pretending I know how to play the drums. I also love to sing. For me music isn't just something that should be in the background, but music is a way of life, an art form that I want to be surrounded by. But just because I love music doesn't mean it dominates all of my life. I like to spend time in the ocean (on the rare occasion that I can), and I like to spend time playing sports and games outside. I love to spend time with my friends and family. I've learned that even though music is a huge part of my life, God and family should come first. Life needs balance!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I can't deny that God and Christ have blessed me because they love me. When I marvel at this magnificent world and all the opportunities I have, I can't help but feel that there is a greater power guiding this world. And when I ponder on that greater power, I feel that it is my God and my Savior who are the ones in charge. I have felt their love, and have felt that they are the ones guiding the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I have faith and confidence in the leaders of this church, that they are directed and inspired by God. I have stood in a quiet grove of trees where a boy prayed almost 200 years ago, and I have felt that God loved that boy and put that boy, Joseph Smith, in charge of restoring the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ. I have read the Book of Mormon, and have felt that it is the truth, and that it is inspired by God. I love my Savior, and so I do my best to serve Him in His church.

How I live my faith

The most exciting way I'm serving as a missionary in Slovakia! I've decided that because the Lord has done so much for me, the least I can do is spend two years of my life helping others find Christ in their lives. While it is an intimidating prospect, I take comfort in knowing that in the grand scheme of things, two years really isn't that much time at all. Since I've been here I've had more opportunities than I ever imagined I would have, and it has been wonderful. I've also spent time in the church as a youth leader. I love spending time with the young men my age, and I've had a lot of fun organizing activities and trying to be a friend that other youth can look up to. This plays a part in all of my life, not just in my church activities. Whether I'm at school, work, or even just the grocery store, I always try to live my life in a way that would make Christ happy. I've found that often this can be something as simple as a small deed of service, or even just a smile.