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Hi I'm Elder Harris

I am Mormon and I am going on a mission to California.

About Me

I like to play sports I always have growing up with siblings that like to play sports as well as parents. One of my most favorite sports to play is golf. I started golfing in high school. It has been really fun to play and it is one sport that I will probilby play for a long time. I like to build modle cars and airplanes. Good passing time but well worth it because I like to look at the project that I did when it is finished. I also like to go hiking. Like to be outdoors. Right now I am serving a mission. It has been really great to be serving a mission so far to help people.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the church by my mother and father and their parents are members as well. I was baptized at eight years old to be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I am greatful to be raised in this religion because I don't know where I would be without it. I first learned and grew from my parents testimony growing up. Now I have my own testimony of Jesus Christ from my childhood but now even more strongly so by being on my mission. I have really gained that witness for my self that this is the true church of Jesus Christ through prayer and feeling the Holy Ghost testify to me that it is true. I know that it is true.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying my best everyday. It is hard at times but I try to remember what my parents have taught me and how I can apply it. I live my faith by trying to help others and also most importantly to help myself by doing the right things that I am suppous to do. By being true to the standards that I have and to keep them. I love to help others and to do service.

Why is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints called Mormons or Mormonism?

Elder Harris
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is called Mormons or Mormonism because people got that idea from a book called, The Book of Mormon Another Testament of Jesus Christ. A prophet named Mormon translated alot of records that were kept of people that lived in the ancient America into one big volume or book. That is also why it is called the Book of Mormon because the prophet Mormon abridged records into one volume. Mormonism or Mormon is just a nick name and isn't the real or true name of the church. The real and true name of our church is, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It is Christs church and He is at the head of it. Show more Show less

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Elder Harris
Not all Mormons are required to serve missonions. Young men in the church can serve when the first turn nineteen years old and young women can serve when they are twentyone. The last age that you can be when you are young is twenty six. The young men are more obligated to serve a mission then the young women. It is not something that is forced it is and apportunity to serve. It is volentary. Young men serve for two years and young women serve for a year and a half. It is great to go on a mission because it is a great apportunity to serve other people and bring them to Christ but most importantly it is the best time to change and come closer to Christ yourself. Also senior couples can serve missions my grandparents served a mission together. The church is in need of alot of senior couple missionaries. No one can just go and serve a mission they have to prepare themselves to serve a mission for the Lord both physicaly and spiritually. In order to serve a mission you need to be worthy so that you can be more prepared and ready and again worthy to serve. When you go on a mission you are called by God to a specific area through his prophet. It is great to be called by a prophet to serve a mission for the Lord. Show more Show less

How can we increase our faith in Jesus Christ?

Elder Harris
We can increase are faith in Jesus Christ by excepting Him as our Savior in our lives. We can come closer to Him through His Atonment and feel peace and joy in our lives. As we read the scriptures we can learn of His ways and what He wants us to do in our lives so we can be happy. We can come closer to Jesus Christ by doing service for others. When we are in the service of others we are only in the service of are God. Show more Show less