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Hi I'm Merlin Frei

I'm a Mormon (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) and grew up in Idaho, USA.

About Me

I grew up on a farm in Idaho and went on the Ricks College after High School. Served an LDS mission in Kentucky & Tennessee. Married the love of my life and we continued schooling at Utah State University. I was hired to teach youth in the LDS Seminary program. Retired after 36 years and my wife and I served a mission in the Canary Islands for 18 months. We have two married sons and six precious grandchildren. Presently I am involved in church, family and am working an online business.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter'day Saints ( commonly called Mormon) because it is the church of my youth. My parents brought me up in this faith. I have spent my lifetime studying the principles and teachings of our church and have found them to be in harmony with the Holy Scriptures. I believe that our Heavenly Father restored his true Church again on the earth through Joseph Smith Jr. This Church is not another branch of another church. It is the same Church Christ organized when He lived on the earth. The Church Jesus established with Apostles and Prophets flourished for a time and then became corrupted. The divine authority of the Priesthood was lost and the teachings of the Savior became corrupted. The "dark ages" followed the loss of Christ's true Church. I am grateful that the Catholic church preserved for us the scriptures through these "dark ages." I am also grateful for those who protested against the authority of the Catholic church in those times past. Many died for their struggle over that authority. Many fled the old country and came to America where there was religious freedom. In the early 1800's, the opportunity for the "Restoration" of the true gospel was complete and God did resore His true Church again. I invite you to study the scriptures, ponder and pray upon the message this Church offers. Millions have done so and have gained the knowledge of it's truthfulness. It will bring you joy and peace as it has me.

How I live my faith

I am active in church. I have taught youth for over 36 years. Served as Bishop of our church congregarion for over 5 years. Have been active in many of the chruch organizations and love to serve. My wife and I attend the Temple in Idaho Falls each week. There we feel peace and happiness and love serving there. We are also active in family history and involved in the lives of our children and grandchildren.