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Hi I'm Merilee

I'm 12 of 13 children in my family. I am a student. I am a runner. I have enthusiasm for life. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Merilee. I am 21 years old and am currently serving as full-time missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for the next 18 months in the Washington DC South Mission. I am 12 of 13 children in my family. I love my family and am grateful for the knowledge of the plan of salvation that if we live worthily we can all be together forever. I love spending time with those I love and love meeting new people and making friends. I love to run, dance, sing, and hike. I have studied at both Southern Utah University and Utah State University and have loved my experiences there. I'm always excited to see what's around the next corner in my life. :)

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because I have learned for myself that it is the true and living church on the earth today. I have been born and raised as a member of the church, but like anyone, there came a time in my life where I wanted, and needed to know for myself that this gospel is true. So just the our young prophet, who was called to restore the gospel of Jesus Christ in the early 1800's named, Joseph Smith, asked to know the truth, I took that challenge on myself and asked. I can testify that this gospel is true! I have recieved an undeniable witness of it's truthfulness and that is why I am here as a missionary inviting all people, everywhere, to find out for themselves by asking that one simple question, "Is this true?" I am a Mormon because I know that our Heavenly Father loves us so incredibly much, that he has again restored and established the gospel of Jesus Christ again on the Earth. He has given us the knowledge of what we need to know in our lives so that we can return and live with him again through the restoration of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. We can understand the fulness of the gospel as we study to Book of Mormon alongside of the Bible and as we come to understand, experience and live the principles of the living gospel of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I do everything I can to live worthy of this amazing gospel and spirit. I am still so imperfect and still have so much to learn and so far to progress but as long I am doing my best I know that my Savior will make up the rest for me. I attend church every Sunday and renew my Baptismal covenants with my Father in Heaven through partaking the sacrament, but know that isn't enough. I study my scriptures, pray daily and attend the temple as often as possible. I also do my best to simply be a good person. Love and serve the people around me and try to contribute in any way I can. Also, as mentioned before I have chosen to dedicate this time in my life to be a full-time servant of the Lord as a missionary in the Northern Virginia area. I do my best as I go out each day sharing this wonderful, beautiful message to be a worthy representative of Jesus Christ.