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Hi I'm Kelsie Lynn Merritt

I grew up in a small town of central Nevada. I spend my free time with family or writing. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently a Senior in High School. I have received my mission call to serve in the Ohio Cleveland Mission and the Historic Kirtland Visitors' Center, I will be reporting to the MTC in July of 2014. After I return home I plan to attend BYU-Idaho and major in English with an emphasis in creative writing. In my past four years of high school I was a middle-long distance runner on the Varsity track team. I was also the manager for the boys' and girls' basketball teams and kept the scorebook for all the games, I really enjoyed doing that on my weekends. I have been an active member of the local FFA chapter, I even received my State Degree in 2013. I served as the 2013-2014 chapter Historian on the officer team during my senior year as well. My other hobbies and interests include playing the piano, reading, writing, and spending time with my friends and family.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints ever since I was born, but my real conversion to this faith happened when I was 16 years old and a Sophomore in high school. I was unsure of whether or not I wanted to serve a mission after having seen the movie "The Errand of Angels" and having read a book called "Turning Hearts" by Deanne Black. After thinking about it for a while I decided to pray. The next morning during opening exercises of Young Women's class I chose a scripture at random (Mark 16:15) to read aloud for the spiritual thought. It was then, while reading that scripture, that I felt the burning within my heart. I knew that without a doubt my prayer had been answered and that I would be serving a mission when I was old enough (this was before the missionary age change so the age for girls to serve a mission was 21 years old). I truthfully can't bear the thought of what my life would be like if I didn't have the knowledge of His gospel or of His plan of salvation with me. I am so happy because of the faith that I have and the life that I am choosing to live. I am so excited to be able to share the best part of my life with other people and I cannot wait to be a missionary for this church and do the Lord's work!

How I live my faith

I live my faith through my example in my school and community. I always dress modestly and am willing to serve others when the need arises. I have attended Girls' Camp as a Youth Camp Leader for three years in a row and helped to teach younger girls about the importance of first aide and safety. I enjoy attending church and seminary, and spending time with the other youth. I try my best to read my scriptures and say my prayers daily.