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Hi I'm Sam Merrill

I love spending time with my family, serving others, and nature! And I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I love watching movies, sunrises, sunsets, clouds, stars (I love the sky), taking pictures, playing sports, spending time with my friends and family, reading, running, biking, hiking, anything and everything! Life is good. I was born on July 8th, 1995 in Phoenix, Arizona and moved to Tomball, Texas at the age of 8. Ten years later on September 9th, 2013 I moved from Texas to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Throughout my life I've been able to see through every trial I’ve endured, I can learn important things about who I am, who I want to be and who I need to be. With every day that passes, I understand more fully the blessings that accompany adversity and am now grateful (as hard as it sometimes may be) for the trails that occur in my life. I entered the Provo Missionary Training Center on September 2nd and am serving a full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Washington Everett Mission, speaking Spanish. My younger brother, Nick, is serving a mission in the Czech/Slova Mission, speaking Czech, and my older sister served a mission in the Salt Lake City Central Mission, speaking Spanish. I'll be attending BYU-Hawaii after my mission. I'm unsure of what job I want to do but I dream of having a side job/hobby as a photographer.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because I've received a witness from the Holy Ghost that the Church is Christ's Church, restored in it's fulness. I cherish the opportunity to study the scriptures, read and listen to General Conference talks, and learn more about Jesus Christ's Atonement.

How I live my faith

I wish to influence and help people in my life through my example. Anyone who knows me is likely aware that I'm a sucker for quotes. One of my favorite quotes is, "Live your life in such a way so that those who know you but don't know Christ will want to know Christ because they know you." Whether you're reading this and are Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh, Jewish, a scientologist, or maybe even an atheist, we should all strive to be loving, caring, and show acts of kindness in our everyday lives. Elder Jeffry R. Holland once said, "Christlike love is the greatest need we have on this planet." I know that we should seek opportunities to show each other we care, because the smallest gestures often make the biggest difference.