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Hi I'm Zachariah

I lived a natural man's life and I felt lost for many years. If it was not for the promptings of the Holy Spirit I still would be.

About Me

I was in the U.S. Military for just over ten years; seven years in the regular army, with three deployments to Iraq, and three years in the National Guard, with one deployment to Kosovo. I have a seven-year-old son that lives with me full time. There are so many challenges that we face with being a single parent family. However, I strive to have our Heavenly Father be an example to me as I raise my son. I have never had such a great responsibility that constantly brings such joy to my heart. I am a certified aircraft mechanic and avionics (electrical) technician. I am about one semester away from having an associates degree working towards a degree in engineering. However, working fulltime and being a single parent forced that to be put on hold. Our wonderful Heavenly Father provided me with an amazing job that allows me to use all my skills and knowledge to assist a company in building and designing helicopters. Plus, I have a administrative type positions so I am able to work a set schedule so I can spend more time with my son.

Why I am a Mormon

I first learned of the church when I was about seventeen-years-old (2002). I began meeting with the missionaries to learn more about the church because I was completely infatuated with a member that told me she wanted to get married in the temple someday. After she told me this I was ready to join the church just to be with her (though I know now she thought of me only as a friend). One Sunday she went up front and shared her, rather emotional, testimony about how blessed she felt that God helped her play a part in me becoming converted and how she knew I would be a great man someday. After that I was so ashamed that I was joining the church just for her; she was under the impression that I was joining because the holy spirit confirmed to me that the church was true. Shortly after that my father (one of the smartest men I know) asked the missionaries to stop talking to me, so they did. Twelve years later...I was at a friend's house helping her put together her new grill for the start of summer. It was a beautiful day outside. I truly felt happy and had forgot about all the troubles in my life for just a moment. Two sister missionaries walked towards us, dividing the crowd of neighbor kids playing in the front yard, with amazing smiles on their faces just barely holding back their excitement for sharing the gospel with us. I did not want them there interrupting my delusion of happiness. So in a last ditch effort to get rid of them I told them I would come to service on Sunday after they had asked if I would like to. I had no intentions of ever go to service. However the Holy Spirit had other plans. Two Sundays after I failed to show up I finely went (May 18, 2014). Since then, after meeting with the missionaries and asking for the truth the Holy Spirit has confirmed in my soul that this is the restored church of Jesus Christ. Turns out that that young woman from my past truly did help me to find my way.

How I live my faith

I was baptized on August 2, 2014! I have been called to be the Young Men's President in my branch. As I prepare lessons for the young men the Holy Spirit continues to reveal in greater depth that this is the true Church of Jesus Christ. I feel blessed every time I spend time with our young men, as they look to me for guidance and that example of how to grow into the men of our future, I fill the Holy Spirit speak though them. Though it is a challenge having a calling in the church I have never felt so honored that I have been provide with the opportunity to serve.