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Hi I'm Mercedes Marie

I'm a computer science major. I love music. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Washington, and then moved away to attend university. I love to go running, read books, watch movies, bake, sew, watch and play sports and hang out with friends. I am studying Computer Science, but took time off school to serve a full time mission in the North Carolina Charlotte Mission! I loved ever minute of it, and was so grateful to have that time in my life to serve the Lord full time. I got married a year after returning home to the best man ever and I am excited to be finishing up school soon. Life is wonderful!

Why I am a Mormon

Although both of my parents grew up in the church, I had to determine for myself whether the church was true or not. A lot of soul searching went into discovering what I believe, and I am sure of the truth that I know now. I have been to countless classes, lessons and discussions where they all agree on the same things: the church is true! I feel at peace when I follow the council and direction of the church leaders, and know this is the spirit telling me it is correct.

How I live my faith

I strive every day to keep myself close to my Savior. This includes prayer, scripture reading, helping those that I see who may need it, keeping the commandments and following the words of our living prophets and apostles.

Why are Mormons asked to donate 10% of their income to their Church?

Mercedes Marie
We believe that everything we have is given to us by our Savior. All he asks in return is that we give back 10% of what we receive (our income) to the church. The church then distributes the money to those in need, buying clothes and food. The money also goes to building churches and temples for church members around the world to use. In this way, the church members are helping to feed the Saviors sheep all over the world, both physically and spiritually. Show more Show less