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Hi I'm Zac

I am a husband, father, philosopher, fly fisherman, musician, motorcyle enthusiast, supervisor and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a husband to a wonderful woman and father to an amazing little boy...and another on the way! YES! They are my life. I love to fly fish. I love the feel of standing in the river and the challenge of catching wild trout. I like being outdoors and in natures elements, rain, wind, snow, heat...as long as I have a fly rod, tackle and a nice river I'll be great. I love music. I actually love heavy metal. I love all types of music but I used to play in a metal band so I developed a passion for complex, technical guitars, drums and music. I am currently a warehouse supervisor for a big German logistics firm, curently contracted at a semiconductor site in AZ. I am also in school studying philosophy. I love philosophy and I love religion. Many people think that these two things do not go well together, but some of the strongest theologans were philosophers. I feel philosophy and God go hand in hand. I also ride a bobbed out 1975 Yamaha XS650. For those who don't know, it's like an old school chopper style motorcycle. I aspire to learn more about mechanics and fabrication of mtorcycles, but for now, I just ride them. I love being a mormon. I am a ward missionary and love my calling. I like to visit with people and talk about God, the church and Jesus Christ. I was baptied in Nov. 2009 and have never been happier. It has changed my life. I feel like my eyes are opened and my burdens lifted. I feel blessed everyday.

Why I am a Mormon

I was a single father on my own with a 2 year old, struggling to make it. I didn't know if I believed in God, but prayed in tears every night because I needed help. Then this girl moved right next door to me. I had never really met her or said hello, but 2 months after she moved in, my truck was stolen. I was in the carport on the phone with the police trying to figure out what to do, my son crying and me about to start crying. Then my neighbor came out. She asked what happened and I told her. She mentioned that she had her buisness car and that I could borrow her car for as long as I needed. What? I was so shocked. Here is this girl I didn't know, offering her car to me, a stranger. Of course I said no, but she just threw me the keys and said, "well here are the keys if you need it." Little did I know, that my prayers were answered that day. I came to learn that she was mormon, that her confidence in lending me her car came from the spirit telling her that I needed help, and that I wouldn't harm her. We became best friends, then we fell in love. I was a hardcore, metal head biker dude in love with a mormon girl. Uh oh! Time went on. I asked question after question, and she did her best to answer. I started going to church and took the missionary discussions. But still, I was reluctant to accept the gospel. I was very stuborn. I wanted proof, but felt like I had never recieved it. Two years went by and life began to get better, a lot better. I married the girl next door and we started a family with my son. I remebered back to when I was at my lowest, when I was a struggling single father, barely making my bills and my truck was stolen. I realized, that my prayers were being answered. I had all the proof I needed. I opened my heart and realized that I was becoming a mormon. I stopped asking questions and began to observe. I could see the church through its members and saw God. I was baptiesed Nov 11th 2009, and life just kept going up.

How I live my faith

I am a ward missionary. I have been called by my bishop to serve as a ward missionary, which means I get to bring what I've learned about the gospel of Jesus Christ and my story of discovering faith, to everyone in our town. I get to teach some sunday school classes too. I also try to be a positive example everywhere I go and to everyone I am around. Life can be so hard, I know, I've lived a hard life, and I try to share the love, comfort and joy I have found in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I go to church every sunday and love it. We call it a ward family, thats the people we go to church with in our ward, and it is like an extended family. You go through hard times, good times, fun times and worship together with our ward family, so you grow to love them. I NEVER thought I'd EVER love going to church, but I do. I feel blessed to take the sacrament every sunday, to excercise my faith, through action, by eating bread and drinking water to sybolize my commitment to be more like Jesus Christ.

What is the Word of Wisdom that Mormons talk about?

Zac
The Word of Wisdom is a gift given to us from God to help us to keep our bodies healthy. The prophet Joseph Smith received revelation from God, that we should keep our bodies and minds healthy and strong. So, things like tobacco, alcohol, drugs or tea should be avoided in order to fully enjoy our bodies, and to live longer and happier lives. As a convert, these things were hard to give up. But, for me, I knew these things were bad. Honestly, there might be short term pleasures from these things, but when I really thought about it, I could feel inside that I should not drink or smoke. Then, when I quit, I felt sooooo much better. Part of the Word of Wisdom is that God has promised to bless us if we follow the Word of Wisdom. I started to follow the word of wisdom and I felt better. My mind was clear, I could breath better, I never had to worry about getting a dui or doing some other crazy thing while drunk. There was clarity and comort for me as a blessing. Show more Show less