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Hi I'm Zachary

I am a Georgian, I am a cadet, and I am a drum major. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm the drum major in the marching band, and the deputy group commander and drill team commander in JROTC. I'm an Eagle Scout, I worked very hard for 6 years, but I got it. I am a very busy person, I'm busy monday through friday all day every day. Saturdays are often spent going on some JROTC field trip, or a group date, which is nice. Sundays are my only day to rest, which I do after church. I love my life just the way it is though and I would never change it. There may be some messed up things in my life, from a split home to finding time to rest and recharge my batteries. However, it is my life, I love it and I wouldn't live it any other way.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into this church, as was my father and his father before him going all the way back Five generations or so. However, being born into the church doesn't make it any easier. I still was converted, and I still made the choice to be more than myself and be Mormon. I grew up going to Mormon church every Sunday, It was all I knew and I didn't know anything more existed out there. Then when I was old enough to understand, I learned about other churches through my friends at school. They gave me doubts, and slowly but surely, they stripped away everything I was taught to believe in. However, no matter how hard they tried, there was one thing they couldn't take from me, my testimony that a 14 year old boy named Joseph Smith had the courage to pray, and that he saw God the Father, and his son Jesus Christ. When I realized this, I expanded upon it, made that small testimony grow larger and larger, despite what my "friends" said. Eventually I had gained a true testimony for myself, one my friends couldn't take from me. I still build my testimony, but I have no doubt now, I am a Mormon, and I'm proud of it.

How I live my faith

JROTC gives lots of service, and I help where I can. Cleaning up the community through picking up trash, having canned food and coat drives, helping the elderly. In church I'm the assistant scoutmaster, usually I help the young 12-13 year olds with whatever they need to rank advance. I go to church twice a week, and I go to the temple every time I can as a youth. I believe that church is a necessity along with food and shelter. Where food nourishes your body, church nourishes your soul; where a house shelters you from the dangers of the weather, church shelters you from the dangers of the world.