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Hi I'm Harv

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

During my working career I have been at various times a ranch hand, heavy equipment mechanic, fleet manager, and a senior citizens coordinator. Since I have retired my main interest has been in genealogical research. I have been doing research for a couple widow ladies as well as my own. It is exciting when you find someone to add to your family tree. However I still have a couple of hobbies that I also take part in. They are amateur radio and photography. I also enjoy going to high school football games on Friday nights. Two of my grandsons play on the Perry high school football team. This gives me something to do as I am alone now.

Why I am a Mormon

My first wife was a lifelong member of the LDS church. We met as penpals during my service in the United States Army. We were married in her mother's home located Springville Utah. At that time I was a Catholic boy. However I did not deny her the opportunity to attend her church and also to raise our children as members of the LDS church. Our two oldest children received the missionary discussions when they were about nine years of age. I listen to the discussions at that time but was not interested. After we had been married for about 16 years she became sick and had to go to the hospital. I was quite concerned as I thought she was possibly going to die. We were living in a small branch of the church and the branch president had asked me if I would help with the Boy Scout program. This I did and learned a little bit about eternal marriage. As I thought she might die, I began to wonder if there was any truth in that doctrine. She was in the hospital for some 20 days and I told her at that time if she would have the branch president send the missionaries I would really listen to them this time. As they explained the gospel to me I knew it to be true. I also desired to have my wife and my children sealed by the Holy Spirit of promise for time and eternity. The day of my baptism was probably one of the most important days in my life. A little more than a year later we were sealed in the Temple of our God for time and eternity. I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that these things are true and if we are faithful we will have a family in the eternities. I have found that by living the gospel I have had a wonderful life and that the Lord has blessed me in many ways. This has been some of the best years of my life. I testify that Joseph Smith Junior was a true prophet of God and received revelations that are for our good and salvation.

How I live my faith

After becoming a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of latter-day Saints I soon found out you don't sit on the sidelines. Over the course of the years I have been a member I have had many assignments (callings). A few of them include teaching both youth and adult classes. Another choice assignment was for 10 years I want to the latter-day Saints girls camp. The men assigned took care of the maintenance and security of the Camp. Probably one of the most spiritual assignment that I have at present is that of the Temple worker. This has proved to be a very rewarding and learning experience for me. I work in the Temple two shifts a week. My wife and I had the opportunity to serve in 18 months mission at the family history center in Salt Lake iCity. When we completed our mission we were assigned as directors of a bi-stake family history center in the area in which we lived. Here we had the opportunity to assist local members in finding their ancestors. This also was very rewarding time for us as a family. Genealogy is an important part of our religion and also one that can fill in a lot of time for one who is along the world as I am. The men of latter-day Saints ward are assigned as home teachers to ward family members. This gives us the opportunity to visit those families that we assigned to on a monthly basis. As we are diligent in this assignment we have the opportunity to not only give a home teaching lessons but also to assess and help family members and their various needs. I find this assignment to be very rewarding as gives me the opportunity to not only visit these families but to be of assistance to my fellow church members as the need may arise.