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Hi I'm Merrie Fischback

I was born an Alaskan, moved to Indiana, have 8 siblings, and am called to serve in the Brazil Santos mission. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to read. I enjoy being active, running around, riding horses, creating things, woodworking, attempting to be crafty. I'm currently called to serve in the Brazil Santos Mission. After I get back I plan on attending college and getting married.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a member family, but I had to make the choice for myself. I remember that as a child in Primary I loved hearing about the Savior and couldn't wait to be baptized. When I turned eight my baptism couldn't come soon enough, and I waited eagerly for my chance to become more like Christ. As a teenager I had times where my faith wavered, when I wondered "Is this really true?" "How do I really know?" That's when I just kept trucking, I kept coming to church, kept trying to understand if this was the truth. At some point I realized that I had to have faith that this was true. I prayed to know. I didn't get an answer, at least not as soon as I would have liked. It took time, over a year. At which point my answer wasn't some overwhelming feeling. I realized that if asked what church I believed in, I could say nothing but The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. This is the true church. I wouldn't be here if it wasn't. God has given each of us the opportunity to return home in glory, and that's what I am aiming for. So when I finally die and return home, I'll be able to hear him say, "Well done, my good and faithful daughter."

How I live my faith

I attend church regularly, as well as other meetings when work allows. I go over my lessons for class, read my scriptures daily. When I pray in the morning and night I try make my prayers meaningful, sometimes I have to pray to know what to say. But when I make an effort to do these things, I feel the Spirit with me often.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Merrie Fischback
By praying, believing that you will receive an answer. If you pray expecting a certain answer, or your not willing to act on the answer, you either won't get any answer, or it won't be the correct one. By reading the scriptures daily. By asking God in Christ's name, and by learning to recognize the Holy Ghost and his influence on you. Show more Show less

In whom should we have faith?

Merrie Fischback
For a long time I was confused on this. I knew I should have faith in God, but I didn't quite understand where Christ fit in there. God the Father is our Heavenly Father and we should have unwavering faith in him. He sent his son Jesus Christ to atone for our sins. Christ is the Son of God, and our Messiah, he stands as a mouthpiece for God. In a sense he has "bought" us, because he paid for our sins. He is our brother and Redeemer. We have a loving Father in Heaven and a loving brother and Messiah. We have faith in both. We pray to the Father in Christ's name. Show more Show less

What does Mormonism teach regarding baptism?

Merrie Fischback
We teach that to enter heaven one needs to be baptized by someone with the proper authority, in the name of Christ. In John 3:5 Christ says "Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God." Baptism isn't a new ordinance, it is one from Christ's time. When he was baptized, Jesus went to John because John had the priesthood by birthright. Baptism by the priesthood in Christ's name is imperative to enter God's kingdom. See Acts 19:1-6. Show more Show less