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Hi I'm Zach

I grew up in Utah. I play the French Horn. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I played the French Horn in high school. I played with the Utah Symphony and the Utah All-State band in high school, which were incredible experiences for me. I love creative writing and enjoy spending time with family and friends. My mom is a convert from Argentina, and we love to watch soccer! I plan on serving a full time mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Why I am a Mormon

The gospel has brought me more joy than anything else. It has taught me what the word "joy" really means. I want to serve a mission because I want to share that joy with others. I love the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints because it is His church here on the earth today. I have come to know who my Savior is through the Book of Mormon. I want to become more like my Savior, and as I have tried to do so, He has blessed me with peace, joy, and strength during challenging times.

How I live my faith

Recently, I was called to plan a youth activity during the summer. We spent many hours preparing and planning for the activity, and everything went so well. We felt the spirit and strengthened our testimonies of the gospel. I'm also a home teacher. My dad and I go to a neighbor's home and talk to them about how things are going then share a gospel message with them from the leaders of our church. I have taught all the lessons in preparation for my mission, and have enjoyed talking to such great people about faith, family, and the Savior Jesus Christ.

In whom should we have faith?

Some people have faith in their money, their strength, their own intellect. The Jews from the Old Testament had faith in the Law of Moses. They lived by very strict commandments because they believed that by living the law, the law would save them. But they were missing the mark. In Alma 34: 14-15, it reads: “And behold, this is the whole meaning of the law, every whit pointing to that great and last sacrifice; and that great and last sacrifice will be the Son of God, yea, infinite and eternal. And thus he shall bring salvation to all those who shall believe on his name; this being the intent of this last sacrifice, to bring about the bowels of mercy, which overpowereth justice, and bringeth about means unto men that they may have faith unto repentance.” Money, strength, intellect—even the Law of Moses—none of these things can save us. Only Jesus Christ has the power to redeem. The scriptures make this clear—Jacob 4:16: “But behold, according to the scriptures, this stone shall become the great, and the last, and the only sure foundation, upon which the Jews [and all of us] can build.” This stone is our Savior. Faith in Him brings happiness and blessings unnumbered. I love my Savior and want to become more like Him. Show more Show less