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Hi I'm Ryan Merritt

I grew up in Utah. I love playing video games, programming. I am a missionary in the North Carolina Raleigh Mission. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hey everyone! My name is Ryan and I am a huge nerd. I love programming, video games, and being really lazy. You know, just the average teenager. My goal is to be a software/game developer after I serve my mission. I have always loved having fun and being really immature. I don't know if that will ever change.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the church, but everyone needs to learn for themselves why they believe the way they do. I was on trek in the summer of 2016 when I was 18 when I had my experience. During this trek on the last day it was a downpour. It was ridiculously hard to pull the hand carts through the mud. I felt as if my legs were going to fall off. I just felt like giving up. Just as I was about to call it quits, a scripture popped into my head. 2 Nephi 2:2. It says "...Thou knowest the greatness of God; and He shall consecrate thine afflictions for thy gain." That scripture has always been my favorite. When I thought of it all of my struggles I was having left. It felt like someone had taken my weight of the handcart and pulled it. When I looked to my left there was no one there. I knew that my Savior was helping me get through this struggle I was having.

How I live my faith

I go to church every Sunday. So commandment number 4 is out of the way there. I love to serve others, just as Christ did when He was here. The biggest part of living my faith is that I am currently serving my mission in the Raleigh North Carolina Mission.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Ryan Merritt
No way! Charity is the pure love of Christ. And Christ helped everyone, so why wouldn't we want to help anyone in need? I believe that service is the best way to show someone that you care. The humanitarian aid is a great example for this. The money is used to help those in need around the world due to natural disasters. They help everyone in need. Show more Show less

What is the priesthood?

Ryan Merritt
The priesthood is the power of God given to men on the earth today. This is the same power that prophets of old held. This power is used to lead the church, perform different ordinances (such as baptism), and giving people blessings. Show more Show less