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Hi I'm Blake J Merrell

I am an outdoor enthusiast with a current passion for canyoneering. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am happily married and I work as a Six Sigma Black Belt. I love hanging out with my wife and friends! I especially LOVE to hang out with them in the the Slot Canyons in Utah. My current passion is Canyoneering! I am happiest when I am in the great outdoors with those I love :)

Why I am a Mormon

Nothing is more clear, nothing is more simple than what the restored gospel provides me. There was a time when I had many questions. does God live? Does He hear my prayers, Can man live again after death?, Is there even life after death?, etc. After many months of praying, pondering, and thinking, and reading of the scriptures, It was made known to me -- by the power of the Holy Ghost -- the truth! I realized first and most important question i needed to answer was IS JESUS CHRIST THE SON OF GOD? I knew with out a doubt that he lived on the earth as a figure of history. BUT was HE just a MAN? OR.... was Jesus the SON of GOD? If Jesus was just a man, then all my fears would be validated. BUT.... if He was and is the SON of GOD then all my HOPE will be validated and I can rejoice and hope for a glorious and peaceful time on earth. and if that didn't happen I could for sure rest assured of a grand time in Heaven with my family and friends and my GOD. Now with a new desire to KNOW if Christ was Gods son, the Book of Mormon, the vision the young boy Joseph Smith had of the God and Jesus at age 14, all made the divinity of Jesus real! They testify ONLY that GOD LIVES. They provide additional witnesses to the Bible that JESUS CHRIST is the SON OF GOD! and that I can fully TRUST and HOPE in HIM! After all that study, and praying, and thinking, it all came down to this one point! IS JESUS THE SON OF GOD. The Holy Ghost made it known to me in a very powerful way that JESUS CHRIST really is the SON of THE ETERNAL GOD. This testimony, or this witness, or this assurance would not have come any other way I am 100 sure than by my study and prayers about the Book of Mormon, and the revealed truths given by God through Joseph Smith. I am a MORMON because it is in this CHRUCH that I have come to find the Truth and Hope that only Jesus Christ can give!

How I live my faith

I live my faith by: - Attending my Church Services Every Sunday - Helping my neighbors - Talking and Learning about Christ - Trying to Be Kind - Trying to be Generous - Not watching R rated movies - By spending time with my family - Reading my scriptures with my family every day - Reading my scriptures personally every day -Leading formal home gospel discussions every Monday night with my family To quote a prophet in the Book of Mormon: " Now if this is boasting, even so will I boast; for this is my life and my light, my joy and my salvation, and my redemption from everlasting wo. Yea, blessed is the name of my God,... yea, I say, blessed be the name of my God..." (Alma 26:36) The Gospel is my life :D it is my Joy, and my happiness and my redemption and salvation! Like the prophet quoted above, if it sounds like I am boasting, I am sorry, but why should I not boast about the greatness of my God! for it is because of him that I rejoice, that I hope, that I live!

Who founded Mormonism and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

Blake J Merrell
Joseph Smith, Born in the early 1800's founded the Mormon Church. The official name of the church is: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Show more Show less