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Hi I'm Merlin Erickson

I love meeting new people. I enjoy spending time with friends. I enjoy any and all athletics. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I spent most of my childhood growing up in Washington State. Early in my teenage years we moved to Minnesota. Even though the change was hard I was blessed with an opportunity of how to accept and deal with change. I have always enjoyed anything to do with athletics, and am always down for a pick up game. Early in my life and played as many sports as I could, but as I grew older I decided to focus on playing soccer and baseball. These sports have presented me with opportunities I would otherwise not have been provided and have led me to people I would otherwise not have met. I am the oldest in my family, with one younger brother. I am a college student, but am currently preparing to serve the Lord and the people of Japan for two years. I am so grateful for this opportunity to help spread the realization of the love Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ have for us.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because

How I live my faith

The biggest way that I attempt to live my faith is being an example. Living in Minnesota offered me this opportunity because not too many individuals my age had the same values as me. Being able to show my peers the way that I want to live my life and why I have made that decision has sometimes been a struggle but I have always been blessed because of it. I now have the opportunity to go and serve a mission. This will be the biggest way that I will have lived my faith. Leaving for two years to devote my life to serve the Lord may be a sacrifice, but I know that I will be blessed and that I will be able to be used as an instrument to bless the lives of others.