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Hi I'm Zach Merrill

I am a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I am serving in the Mexico Aguascalientes mission.

About Me

I am currently serving as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I am learning Spanish and will serve in Mexico. I was born in Mesa, Arizona but I grew up in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. I really enjoy missionary work.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I was born into a Mormon family. I have grown up in the church and am a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The church and the principles that it has taught me, have helped me through difficult times in my life. I believe that the church is true and that Joseph Smith was a true prophet and that the church can influence our lives for the better.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by going to church regularly and being a full-time missionary for the church. Everyday I get to wake up and put on the name tag of the Lord and go forth and teach the gospel. It is really exciting to see and influence the lives of others for good. My faith really helps me get through hard challenges and I know that if we follow Christ's example we can live better lives.

Who is the Mormon prophet today?

Zach Merrill
God has called prophets to lead His Church in our day, just as He did anciently. The current prophet and President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is Thomas S. Monson. He is assisted by two counselors—Henry B. Eyring and Dieter F. Uctdorf. Together, they make up the First Presidency of the Church (much like Peter, James, and John after Christ’s death). All members of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles are apostles and prophets. The current Apostles are: Boyd K. Packer L. Tom Perry Russell M. Nelson Dallin H. Oaks M. Russell Ballard Richard G. Scott Robert D. Hales Jeffrey R. Holland David A. Bednar Quentin L. Cook D. Todd Christofferson Neil L. Andersen Show more Show less