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Hi I'm Zachary

I love life, I love learning, and I love to say I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I am the oldest son of a family of 6. I have one amazing older sister and two of the coolest younger brothers imaginable. I have lived in Utah for as long as I can remember, but I was born in Idaho and I can say that I am an Idaho Spud at heart. I have a dog who is super crazy! He is a rescue dog, and he is probably my best friend. I make sure to read a new science article every day because I love to learn new things. My education has been a huge part of my life so far, I worked hard and graduated from High School with my associates degree. I love to go camping and I love the outdoors.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a mormon because I love my savior Jesus Christ. I was born into this gospel and only I have recently gained a testimony that the mormon church is the church of Jesus Christ. I have always known that I have a Father in Heaven who loves me because I can feel that love. It is a feeling of love so strong and deep that it feels my sou. I know that anyone who prays to know that they have a Father in Heaven will be able to feel that love as well. My testimony started with the knowledge that families can be together for ever. I know that after we die we will be able to live with our families once again. I have known these two things for several years and the rest just made logical sense to me, and that and my parent's testimony was enough for a time. As I got older and went to High School more and more trials came my way, each one harder to face then the last and I knew that I could no longer lean on the testimony of my parents. I started praying more and more asking my Father in Heaven about different aspects of the gospel. I gained a testimony of my Savior Jesus Christ, I gained a testimony about the Book of Mormon, I gained a testimony of the Prophet Joseph Smith. In know that we have prophets today and that we can receive personal revelation. I am a mormon because I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Later-day Saints is the true church of God on this earth. The principles in this church are beautiful and amazing. The church has brought me so much happiness and joy.

How I live my faith

I have been a part of the church my whole life and I love the gospel! I live the gospel by praying to my Father in Heaven each day. I try to study the words of the prophets in the Old Testament, New Testament, and The Book of Mormon each day. I am currently preparing to serve a mission so each Sunday I go to a class called mission prep where I learn how to serve and teach the gospel. At church the members of the ward have the opportunity to talk about the gospel. The main reason we go to church is to take the sacrament to renew the covenants we have made. We promise to keep the commandments and always remember Jesus Christ. I live the word of wisdom by not taking into my body anything that could be harmful. I don't smoke, drink, do drugs I know that by doing these I will be able to live a healthy life. The word of wisdom also teaches not to drink coffee or tea I also know that by doing these things that I am blessed. Many people view these things as restrictions or rules, but to me they are guidelines that keep me safe.

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

I recently have been called to serve as a missionary and to teach the gospel in Brazil. I decided to be a missionary simply because I want others to have what I have found. The gospel has brought peace and happiness to my life. I have found truth so sweet and good that I cannot keep it to myself. I have found the way to everlasting happiness and I want to help others come to know the same things. I believe that god continues his work on the earth through his servants and I hope to serve god by bringing the gospel to those who are ready to receive it. Show more Show less