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Hi I'm Jody Harris

I hang out in St. George Utah and I'm proud to be a Mormon.

About Me

I am the oldest of 7 children and grew up in Chatsworth, CA. I loved doing all kinds of sports but fell in love with skiing so I decided to move to Provo, Utah. I became very active in the sport so when snowboarding hit the scene, I tried it and fell in love with that too. I had 3 children and decided to move to St. George to raise them in a good LDS community. I became a chef at the best restaurant in town, which my uncle owned, and later moved into the baking section. I had the opportunity to bake with my grandmother, who taught me how to cook when I was younger. I won several contests with deserts I created and thought I was pretty cool....well I made many mistakes getting there. I always tell my friends that I am the queen of botch-ups because I have made so many of them that I learned to fix most anything. I bought a boat and fell in love with water skiing and wake boarding. It was great....hot summers and wet suits in the winter. I could be found out at the lake 5-6 days a week and camping there on the weekends. That was when gas was affordable. Later I earned a bachelor's degree in psychology and have a criminal justice minor. I was on the team that started the drug court in St. George for adults and played a part of getting the LDS 12-step program in St. George. Today I work as a Licensed Substance Abuse Counselor with adolescents. I have a passion for it and will fight against drug and alcohol addiction to my dying breath.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been blessed with a testimony at a very young age. I have always known the gospel to be true. It just makes sense to me. I have however, struggled with living it in my younger years. I have been blessed with many spiritual experiences that have reaffirmed my faith and have been burned into my heart by the spirit of the Holy Ghost. My life has been spared by divine intervention on several occasions. There is no doubt that God lives and knows me by name, as He does all of us. I know that Jesus is the Christ and that He and He alone, has paid for my sins and because of this, I have been given another opportunity to march in the army of the Lord. I fight to earn my eternal salvation one day at a time. I am surrounded by suffering souls that are drowning in a sea of addiction where human pain is the coin and currency of addiction and is all encompassing in its destruction of a human being. I am in the trenches because this is where the Lord needs me at this point in my life. This fills my soul with joy and am blessed to touch even 1 soul because GREAT are the worth of souls in the site of God. He has reached down in the jaws of hell to snatch me out and gives me hope of a better way...the plan of happiness (as found in the Bible and Book of Mormon) is the only way to fly.

How I live my faith

I have been blessed to work in 3 of the Lord's temples. I have done many things in my life from milking cows to running on the ambulance to working in a steel mill (Geneva Steel). Being a servant in the Lord's house was by far the most enjoyable and fulfilling work I have had the pleasure to do. I was called to serve as a janitor (along with others) and thought I was too cool for it but later realized that I was indeed privileged to serve the Lord, no matter what capacity it is in, it is for Him. I work with troubled youths in a private boarding school that parents have sent away to get help before it's too late. I spread the gospel whenever I can and wherever I can. I love teaching those kids that they don't have to do it alone, that there is one who is all powerful, all loving, all merciful and forgiving, and wise and all knowing. He comes into our life invited only...He never forces his way in. There is never a child I work with that I don't tell how much God loves them. There are many ways to live my faith and these are just a few.