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Hi I'm Sophie Merkel

I am from Germany, I currently serve a mission in Hawaii and I am a Mormon

About Me

I was born in Berlin in Germany. I am the oldest of 3 Girls and I love my family. I have a lot of hobbies but I am not really good at anything. I love hanging out with my sisters, listening to music, dancing, watching movies etc... I like ice skating a lot ... just for fun, not good or anything. I love serving in Hawaii at the Temple Visitors' Center. It is great to share my faith with people from all over the world and bring people closer to Jesus Christ.

Why I am a Mormon

First of all, my parents raised me in this faith. But when I turned 8 and it was time to decide to get baptized, I gained my own witness through prayer, that this is the true church of Jesus Christ. I love learning more about Christ every day through reading the Bible and the Book of Mormon, going to church and sharing his teachings. My testimony of Jesus Christ and that this is his Church grows every day by doing what he says. I know my life is great, because I try to follow Jesus Christ. By doing that I know how to overcome trials and how to prepare for eternal life with God, Jesus Christ and my family

How I live my faith

Back home I lived my faith by of course attending church every Sunday, praying, reading the Bible and the Book of Mormon etc. But I think the most important thing is, how you live your faith at home. I think keeping the commandments is really important. I love how they give me guidance in my live and encourage me to be better every day. I know, I don't have to be perfect... only perfect in trying. That is why Jesus is so important. To make our imperfections perfect. Now I am on a mission and help others to learn more about Jesus Christ and I love sharing what makes me happy. Living the teachings of Jesus Christ is the best thing, we can do in this life to be eternally happy.