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Hi I'm Mitchell Merrill

I grew up in Chicago. I make electronic music. I love to eat, run, and laugh. And I'm a mormon.

About Me

On May 15th, 2013, I began my two years as a full time missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I'll be sharing my religious beliefs to the Spanish speaking people of Arcadia, California. I'm a student at Brigham Young University, love to eat, cook, laugh, exercise, ski, and spend time with loving friends & family.

Why I am a Mormon

While I was born and raised in this church, my faith has only recently become an important part of my life. During my freshman year at BYU, I learned that a testimony of this Gospel comes through consistent, active efforts to know the truth. It wasn't until I was living in accordance with the commandments, reading my scriptures daily, praying daily, attending church meetings, magnifying my church responsibilities, and sincerely striving to change, that the Lord blessed me with powerful spiritual experiences that have solidified my testimony. The Holy Ghost is real. I have felt His influence as tangible as any other human emotion. He has testified to me through peaceful, warm feelings in my heart that this Gospel is true, that my Heavenly Father lives, and that the Book of Mormon is another true testament of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

During my freshman year at BYU, my faith was an especially active part of my life. In addition to Sunday church meetings which offer a refuge and spiritual renewal from my busy school life, I lived my faith in a number of ways. I attended weekly activities with other freshman in which we grew closer as a group, and developed spiritually throughout the year. Throughout my first year in college, I've seen the many blessings that have come as a result of doing my best and actively living my faith.