Jimmy Merrell

Jimmy works as a music therapist and enjoys helping people with cancer, emotional disabilities, neurological disabilities, AIDS, and terminal illnesses. He serves as first counselor in a bishopric and has also served as the choir directors and ward mission leader. Through his experiences with same-sex attraction, Jimmy has learned that the Lord will lighten his burdens by giving him opportunities to serve others. That sounds paradoxical, but it's a practice that has brought Jimmy much joy. Accordingly, Jimmy has served within the North Star organization as a moderator for the men's group, online groups coordinator, treasurer of the executive committee, and director of the online community.

Be sure to also read Jimmy's essay, 'My Burden is Light!' Read here

4 May, 2015

Hey Jimmy, thank you for sharing your story. I hope to someday be in a place where I can use my experiences to bless others.

8 May, 2015

Thank you for sharing your story. I never thought of trials in a sense of being a light-. That has changed my whole thoughts about the trials of our lives and how that trial can actually become a light in your lives and can help lead others to the light of Christ. Grateful for your willingness to share.

Alex Lindstrom
23 Jun, 2015

Thank you for sharing, Jimmy! I too believe that many aspects of same-sex attraction might be a resemblance of the divine love that Christ has for His brothers. It's truly a blessing.


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