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Hi I'm Merrick Jay Nielsen

Born in Washington State. I am missionary in the most powerful mission in the World!

About Me

I'm 20 years old, and am in Guatemala right now inviting people to church and baptizing them! Graduated from high school a few years ago. I love spending time with my friends and family, who are super cool people, who i'm blessed to have in my life. I played soccer for 8 years, volley ball for 2, church basketball whenever theres a game, and video game football, if that counts for anything. When i was in high school i switched from sports the the theatre department and did choir. I've grown a lot as a person from that, and made lots of new freinds, and found hidden talents. I have had a few lead roles and solos in concerts and shows and such. I play guitar, and love it. I have a couple of bands and different side projects, all just for good times, with good friendsI love to sing (: And play guitar, and sing and play guitar, and act, and sing, and make Italian food (i'm obsessed with Italy), and stare at the beauty of this amazing Earth God has given to us. We can see beauty in all we do. We just need to take the time to recognize it!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints because i know it is the truth. I have never before been so deeply moved, or felt the spirit so strong in my life, as i do right now watching the change this gospel can make in our lives. I love my Heavenly Father, and know that he loves me. I want to do his will. And i know this is where it all starts!

How I live my faith

I live it the best i can, and i love my life. I live my faith in that i never am afraid to show my smile, and encourage others to do the same :)

What is the priesthood?

Merrick Jay Nielsen
The priesthood is the power on Earth for worthy men over the age of 12, to act with the power of God. We are his sons on Earth, and we carry on His work, the work of His son. The priesthood is used while blessing, preparing, and passing the sacrament. We give priesthood blessings to call upon our Heavenly Fathers power, for any problem somebody might have in their life. However, if we become unworthy through lack of obedience to the teachings and principles of this gospel, we lose the priveledge to act in God's name, until you are responsable and worthy to serve again. I love that our Heavenly Father has trusted me enough to permit me to serve others on a higher level. It is a great blessing and help to me. Having this authority motivates me to always stay clean and pure, and follow the living profet Thomas Spencer Monson as he leads and guides us. I Testify to you of this power. I know it seems like something strange, and has no scientific proof to us right now, no evidence. But evidence is not needed where faith is found. The experiences i have had, nobody can ever tell me they were not. I know God Lives. I know His Power and Love can be found here on Earth until this very day. And will be here until the end. Show more Show less

How can we stop the spread and influence of pornography?

Merrick Jay Nielsen
RUN! If you come in contact with pornography you need to follow the example of Joseph of old, and Run! Get out! Do whatever you can to get out of it´s reach. If you do not, it will slowly take you over. Ruin your mind, relationships, desire to live a good healthy happy life. It will ruin your ability to learn, and ability to truely respect men and women for who they are. I have seen many happy families and people in my life. And i have seen many others ripped apart by this horrible creation of the enemy of all happiness. Just dont be part of it. Be strong! Forever strong! Show more Show less