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Hi I'm Merrill

I'm a Mormon, live in New Jersey and work in New York.

About Me

Most importantly, I am a husband to a great wife, and a father of three girls (now women) and the grandfather of three grandchildren. I am also an immigration attorney and very involved in immigration affairs.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have felt the influence of the Holy Ghost and felt the Holy Ghost strongly testify to me that the Book of Mormon is true, that Joseph Smith was a prophet, and that there is a prophet of God today and that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the same church that Jesus Christ had before and shortly after his death in Jerusalem and surrounding areas.

How I live my faith

I try to be a good and improving husband and father. I strive to grow and to be better and do my best. I try lifting others and helping them to see their heavenly potential in this hard world. I love putting smiles on people who have not smiled very much.

Mormons believe Jesus Christ is their Savior. Why do we need a Savior?

Each Easter, as we celebrate a very living, risen Christ, I remember several years ago visiting a museum exhibit in Barcelona, Spain that seemed to be a competition of who could artistically portray the most gruesome Christ on the cross. Contorted, disfigured faces and bodies of pain, blood and agony were common in each painting and sculpture. As I left the museum, I thought of other people who were also leaving the museum exhibit, probably doubting that Christ could ever, ever come back to life after such a gruesome death. Well, He does LIVE and we need a Savior to be cleansed from our many sins and to become better, trying to be perfect. Only with a Savior may we truly strive to be eternally better-perfect. Thanks for considering these words and feelings from my heart. Show more Show less

Who is the Mormon prophet today?

Thomas S. Monson is the prophet today. He is the prophet just as Peter was the prophet after the death of Jesus Christ. Show more Show less