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Hi I'm Zack Ose

I grew up in South Carolina. I am a college student. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a college student studying Business Administration. I am an Eagle Scout. I enjoy playing the tin whistle, piano, and kalimba. I solve Rubik's cubes and other complex puzzle cubes.

Why I am a Mormon

From the time I was born, my parents have always been very active in the church. When I was in my early teenage years I struggled to find faith, although deep down I believed that what I had been taught was true. I encountered trying times that caused me to seek God, and ever since then I have known that He is real. I feel the presence of the Holy Spirit as I pray and as I study the Bible and the Book of Mormon. Through them I have gained a testimony of the Savior Jesus Christ, a testimony that I want to share with those I meet.

How I live my faith

I have many opportunities to serve in my local congregation. While I was a high-school student I was responsible for the arrangement, printing, and distribution of the weekly congregation bulletin. I also served on the youth committee where I helped plan and hold activities for the youth from several of our local congregations. Since enrolling in college, I have had the opportunity to teach Sunday School for the six-year-olds. I have greatly enjoyed teaching the children and also learning from them.

Why was a Restoration of the Gospel needed? Haven’t we always had the Bible?

Zack Ose
After His death and resurrection, Christ led and directed His Church through his Apostles. They had been given authority from Christ Himself. After Judas Iscariot left them, they called a new Apostle to take his place. This was done through the unanimous decision of the 11 remaining Apostles under the guidance of the Holy Ghost. The 12 Apostles settled disputes among the various congregations and kept Christ's teachings and doctrines pure from the incorrect and unholy pagan teachings and beliefs of the day. Christ sent His 12 Apostles on missionary journeys to bring His gospel to "all the world." Unfortunately, wicked and conspiring men started to kill off the 12 Apostles. Because the Apostles were spread far and wide, they were unable to all meet back together to ordain new apostles. Eventually the apostles were all gone. The authority that Christ had given them to direct His Church and protect His teachings and doctrine from being contaminated by pagan and worldly ideas were gone. While there were still righteous followers of Christ remaining, none of them had the authority to lead the church as the Apostles had, and so pagan and worldly ideas found their way into Christian teachings. However, God already knew that this was going to happen, and He prepared a way for His teachings and and the authority He had given His Apostles to be restored to the earth. The coming forth of the Book of Mormon and the restoration of the priesthood are fulfillment of prophecies in the Bible. Show more Show less