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Hi I'm Mark Kimball Morrill

I'm a student, an athlete. I LOVE naps, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm not extraordinary by any means. I don't jump over buildings, or run faster than speeding locomotives. Laser vision definitely isn't built into my jeans and flight? Well I’ve never really tried but I bet if I jumped off a building then maybe... Nope, not seeing the flight thing happening either. I really enjoy being around people. I enjoy making them laugh. I enjoy making people feel good. I love to serve. In the Book of Mormon, the book of Mosiah, chapter 2, verse 17, it states "... that when ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God." I love that scripture. I love serving the lord, and more and more I love seeing the smiling faces of my friends at the start of an awesome day. I'm in my second semester of college. College = crazy. At times it can be overwhelming. At times it can be wonderful. All your papers are turned in, you took a nap, you're reading your scriptures, and your friends want to hang out. Crazy can be good or bad you know. You learn to fill your time with what matters, and what matters is usually centered on your religion, school, and athletics. I used to be a college wrestler. I know the athletic life. Now I go to the re-creative center. I go rock climbing, lift weights, play racquetball, go swimming. I guess my life is still pretty active, but I’m glad that I've made the changes that I have. I had to pray, and study my scriptures a lot to get where I am today. I'm thankful that I've changed what I have. :)

Why I am a Mormon

I really enjoy the church. I love the people, and all the activities. I love coming to church to feel the warmth of the spirit. Every once and a while when I was younger I would have doubts, but something always made me shove them off. I have no interest in doubting this church. With such a deep connection to the spirit and such a wide variety of good people, I can't doubt this church. This church is built on good habits. On habits that merit long-term success. There are habits to study daily, pray always, and trust in the lord. Habits like being around people you trust and staying away from situations that aren't worthy of your time. I'm preparing for a mission right now. I'll leave at the end of the summer, and right now I’m building so many good habits. Ones that will help me serve in my mission, ones that will help me be a good father, ones that will help me serve diligently in my calling and work diligently in my future jobs. I love this church, and I think I'll die in this church. I've been so deeply converted since my youth that I look out to other churches and see good, I see good habits, but I see the best habits in this church. That's what I want out of a church, I want the best, and I want a deep personal relationship with my Heavenly Father and my Savior. That's exactly what I have in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. An eternal relationship with my Heavenly Father, and my Savior.

How I live my faith

There are a lot of good people out there. I like to think I'm one of them. I do my best to live my religion during the week, rather than just at Sunday meetings, or in church classes at the ends of my days. I really enjoy being around my church friends and feeling the spirit at my ward building. Luckily for me I don't have to go very far to escape the noise of the world. I can walk to my church in a little less than ten minutes, and if there is ever a meeting at another building I can always count on my friends to give me a ride. When it comes to reading my scriptures I read about five chapters a day, recently I've been reading more. It really helps my spiritual awareness. The scriptures have so many great examples of great men who carry them selves in the spirit. Sometimes I find myself praying through out the day that I could be strong like Nephi, or diligent like Alma. They definitely set a high bar, but I figure that through out my lifetime I'll eventually be able to catch up to their examples. Prayer has been such a crutch in my life. I don't live with members, my room mates actually drink and party on the weekends. At times I've just had to leave and find a place to pray. Sometimes I pray for me, sometimes for them. They're really good guys, they just mix up some of their priorities. I've prayed for the spirit, for good friends. I've prayed to have Faith, Hope and Charity towards my fellow man. I've prayed for good food at the dining hall, for the cross walk lights to turn white, and even for the drain in the shower to get unclogged!... You do a lot of praying in college. I think one of the greatest things we can do in our everyday lives is say thank you. To our friends, to our Lord and to the Savior. I'm so thankful for there hands in my life, my family's life and my friends lives. I know you're meant to meat some people. I know God has a plan. I know that he loves each of us individually, that our names are written deep in his hands. I love this church