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Hi I'm Don Harris

I have spent most of my life in Idaho and am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a 70+ year old grandfather who is still trying to enjoy life and activity in the Church. I served a mission in Texas from 1962-64 and a couple of other local missions. I have seven children and 13 grand children. I enjoy family history work. I used to enjoy working in the yard and garden, but my body doesn't allow me to do much of that any longer. I have a Masters Degree in Educational Administration. I taught in the public school for over 35 years and was the principal of summer school for several of those years.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the Church and have tried to stay active all of my life.But I must say that as I went on my mission, I always felt like it would have been neat to have been a convert. You know, one time a speaker asked how many in the congregation were converts, and not many raised their hands. He pointed out that we should all be converts to the Gospel and that is so true. I think that those born in the Church sometimes take things for granted and don't have to study, pray, and have faith like converts do before they join the Church.They have to do that later on in order to get their personal testimony.

How I live my faith

Counting our current marriage, my wife and I have each been married three times. She jokes and tells me that I have to last at least 20 years because that is how long she was married to each of her previous husbands before they died. We each have been sealed to a previous partner and know that we are only together until we die. That is kind of tough to face, but we know that the Lord has a plan for families to be together forever and if we are faithful we belong to the ones we were sealed to in the Temple.But we try to put the past "on the back burner" while we are together and enjoy each other's companionship as much as possible.

What do Mormons believe happens to us after we die? What do Mormons believe about life after death?

Don Harris
We believe that we have a spirit housed inside of our mortal bodies. When we die, the spirit leaves and goes to the spirit world to await the resurrection. In the resurrection, the spirit and body will be reunited in a glorified and perfect state and dwell throughout the eternities with the rest of the spiritual personages.  Show more Show less

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Don Harris
Joseph Smith was reading in the book of James in the New Testament that if we lacked faith we could pray and Heavenly Father would answer our prayers if we prayed with real intent..  Moroni in the Book of Mormon gave us another answer to that question when he told us to pray and ask Heavenly Father if it was true and he would answer our prayers with a burning in our heart and soul that it is true.Also in the Book of Mormon Alma compares getting the truth to planting a seed, then nurturing it til it blossoms and matures. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the nature of God?

Don Harris
We believe that God, our Heavenly Father, is the Father of our spirits and the Father of all creation. We believe that Jesus Christ is His Son and our Savior and Redeemer. We believe that the Holy Ghost is a male personage of Spirit. We believe that they are three distinct personages, but united in purpose. When Jesus was baptized by John, the Heavens were opened and they heard the voice of the Father and the Holy Ghost descended in the form of a dove. Show more Show less