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Hi I'm Dupond Merilan

Serving a mission in the California Long Beach Mission. I'm a video gamer, a musician, I love to hike and camp. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in New York since i was 2, then I moved to Georgia ever since. I play 3 instruments, Cello, String bass, and Piano. I played the String bass since middle school, cello around my 10th grade year, and piano when my dad bought me an electric piano. Both of my parents are converts, so i grew up as a member. I only have one brother and I love him to death. I play video games all the time, it's something I grew up with, and it's fun. Not only video games, I love to play my cello and string bass. Music is something I'm passionate with. Even though I grew up in the church, I never really understand the gospel very well, but when I prayed and read The Book of Mormon, I receive a witness that it is true. The Book of Mormon help me out alot in high school. It's was hard to be the only Mormons at my school, but I live my faith and standards to become Christlike disciple. I'm one of those people who joke around and sometimes say a joke that don't make since. I love my family and friends because they always make me happy and know that i'm not alone. If it wasn't for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, I would not be who I am today. The gospel change me and I know that this is his church and that Joseph Smith truly is a prophet of God.

Why I am a Mormon

I just love it alot. Heavenly Father bless me with wonderful parents and friends, their the reason why i'm this type of person. I always show an example to people and keep my faith. Everyday I kneel down in prayer and ask Heavenly Father to make this a wonderful day and that the people are safe. The reason i'm a Mormon because it keeps me going to do the right choices. The Church helps me alot, seeing the people giving the right example is the reason why I'm this type of person. God put me the right forward to be a wonderful young man and gives me the talents to be a professional musician. I know this Church is true, I wouldn't be their if it wasn't for the Church , and I know Heavenly Father loves me..

How I live my faith

I live my faith through Prayer and reading the Scriptures because when I read the scriptures, I always be finding the answers that I need, and it helps me throughout my life. Whenever i'm upset or in a bad mood, i always pray to heavenly father to help me be happy and forget the stuff that happen. I also listen to LDS music to help me calm down. Also, i'm serving a mission in the California Long Beach Mission. That's how I live my faith.