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Hi I'm Lee Merrill

I am a brother, an uncle, and a friend... and I am a Mormon!!

About Me

Hi! My name is Lee, I am from Mesa, Arizona and I am a Mormon! I love horseback riding, camping, hiking, rollercoasters, the beach, sports, traveling, writing, cooking, art, music, and my favorite: spending time with family!! I have a big family! I am the youngest of 7 and I am an uncle to 24 incredable nieces and nephews!! My family means everything to me! I am currently serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the Washington Seattle mission and I'm lovin' every second of it!!

Why I am a Mormon

I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is true. I know that our Heavenly Father sent His son Jesus Christ here to Earth to teach His gospel. I have a strong testimony of the Atonement. I know that Jesus Christ took upon himself the sins of the world and died for everyone so that we may be saved. I know that Jesus Christ was ressurected and that He does live again. I know that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ did appear to the Prophet Joseph Smith. I know that the gospel of Jesus Christ was restored through him. I know that he translated the Book of Mormon with the help of our Heavenly Father so that we can have it today to help guide and direct our lives. I know that the Book of Mormon is true and that it goes hand-in-hand with the Bible. I know that together they can answer any questions. I know that If you read and ponder and pray about the Book of Mormon that you will come to have an understanding of the truthfulness of this gospel. I love this gospel and all of the blessings that my family and I have recieved from it. There is no greater joy in life than to know that we can all return to live with our Heavenly Father again as brothers and sisters. We can return to live with Him again by having faith in Jesus Christ and His Atonement, repenting from all of our sins, following the example of our Savior Jesus Christ by being baptized by one who holds the proper priesthood authority, recieving the gift of the Holy Ghost, and enduring to the end! I know that this gospel can bless anyones life just like it has mine!

How I live my faith

I live my faith by praying to my Heavenly Father daily and giving Him thanks for everything He has blessed me with. I love going to church every Sunday to bring myself closer to Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. I love to read the Book of Mormon and the Bible every day as much as I can! Reading the Book of Mormon and praying about it strengthens my testimony and understanding of this gospel. I strive to do my best to live worthily to have the Spirit with me, to help guide and direct me every day!!