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Hi I'm David Harmer

I grew up on a farm in Utah, worked for over 40 years in business and government but I'm now retired and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the husband of a wonderful woman (married for over 44 yrs.), father of three girls (one of whom we lost to cancer when she was about 18 years old), and grandfather of three with two more due soon. I spent two years on a church mission in the New England states and three years in the U.S. Army with two of those years spent in Germany. My higher education consisted of an Undergraduate degree in Accounting, a Masters degree in Business Administration, and completion of the Advanced Management Executive Education Program at the Harvard Business School. I enjoyed by career in business and was fortunate to serve as a corporate officer for two separate fortune 500 companies. After retiring from business I worked as a volunteer helping the Governor of Utah prepare for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. I was then appointed by the Governor to a position in his cabinet as Director of Community and Economic Development for the state of Utah. I served in that position for about 4 years and later spent about the same amount of time working for the city of Ogden Utah in Economic Development. I am now retired. I love spending time with my family and serving in my church. I love to spend time with family and friends hiking, riding dirt bikes and ATV's or just doing anything out of doors. My wife and I also love to travel and see new places and make new friends. I am having a wonderful time with my grandchildren.

Why I am a Mormon

My membership in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the most important thing in my life. The Bible and all of the Holy Scriptures teach us that we can only know for certain that Jesus is the Christ and that his gospel is true if we seek to know through the confirming witness of the Spirit of God or the Holy Ghost. This church is based upon the principle of revelation. Whether it be revelation from God to his prophets regarding the church or revelation to me as an individual to bear witness to me that Jesus is in fact the Christ and my Lord and savior it is done by the Spirit of God. The church teaches me that I have not only the opportunity but the responsibility to seek my own revelation, through the Holy Ghost that the things the church teaches are true. I have the opportunity to be taught and led by church leaders who are men of great faith and knowledge but it is still up to me to gain my own witness. Over the years, as I have studied, prayed, and tried to live the gospel of Jesus Christ, the spirit has born witness to me that Jesus of Nazareth is in fact the Son of God, that He lives and that this is in fact His church. This witness has been born so strongly that I cannot deny it. My membership in the church has been the source of great joy to me and I would like to share it with others. Sadly, some members of my own family have not yet received this same witness and I pray daily that God will inspire them to seek the same confirmation that I have received.

How I live my faith

I am currently teaching an adult sunday school class in our congregation. I think it is a great assignment because it makes me study the scriptures every week so I can be prepared to teach the lesson to other adults, many of whom are more knowledgeable than I am about the scriptures. I also make monthly visits to a number of families in our congregation to share a spiritual thought, get to know them better and see if I can be of any assistance to them. I also volunteer to work at the church cannery to help can products such as soup, vegetables, meats and other products to be used for humanitarian needs and help other members of the church who are currently having financial difficulties. From time to time, I also volunteer to help with projects such as helping elderly people remove snow or clean up and repair their yards and homes or help members move their household goods or any other project to help those in need of assistance. I attend my church meetings each week and partake of the sacrament, reminding me of the covenant I made with God when I became a member of the church. The church meetings help educate me on the gospel of Jesus Christ and encourage me to live my life according to gospel standards.