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Hi I'm Alec Merrill

I was born and raised in Palm Springs California. I am serving a mission in Pocatello Idaho through August 2018. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have grown up a sports fanatic. I played baseball, football, and I wrestled in high school. I am serving a mission in Pocatello Idaho through August 2018. After my mission I plan to go to college at BYU Idaho. I would like to become a Physicians assistant and specialize in something like dermatology. I love my family and I love this gospel.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been lucky enough to be born and raised in this church. This has allowed me to attend church, conferences, and church run events such as EFY. Each of these things have helped me to develop a testimony that Christ is our savior and that our father in heaven wants us to return to live with him, but he first wants us to take the necessary steps to become worthy of his kingdom. I have chosen to continue following his teachings because I have felt the difference it has made in my life. As I become relaxed, and stop following with exactness, I feel less in touch with the spirit. As I do all I can to draw closer to Christ, my life seems to fall in to place. Along with closeness to Christ and the Spirit comes peace in my heart and mind.

How I live my faith

The best way to show the truthfulness of the gospel is to live it and be an example of it. I believe a very important part of this is kindness. I do all I can to show the love that God has shown us all to others. I try to be Christlike and I try to love all that I come in contact with. I am serving a mission in Pocatello Idaho through August 2018. This gives me the opportunity to live as close to Christ as possible. While sharing in the same work that is his glory, I am able to draw closer to him while inviting others to draw closer to him and his teachings.

What is the priesthood?

Alec Merrill
The priesthood is the power to act in Gods name on the earth. It allows priesthood holders to perform ordinances such as baptism, blessing and passing the sacrament, and giving blessings to those that want them. It helps those who hold the priesthood to lead the church. Show more Show less

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

Alec Merrill
They will share the message of Christ and his atonement. They will invite you to come unto Christ. They will teach about the scriptures and the prophets. They will invite you to search out the comfort and guidance of the spirit. Their ultimate goal is to invite all to come closer to Jesus Christ. Show more Show less