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Hi I'm Risë Harris

I grew up in Jonesville, NC. I'm a mother and grandmother. I love football, especially the Carolina Panthers! I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have three sons and several grandchildren. I love sports. I'm a Carolina Panthers fan! I also like college football and basketball. I love the ACC tournaments. I like to watch golf, but only when Tiger Woods is playing. Otherwise it seems pretty boring. I enjoy reading and playing games (puzzles, word games, Trivial Pursuit). I like finding new and interesting Apps for my iPad. I like cooking and trying out new recipes. I have been involved with the Senior Games for the past two years, winning several gold medals. I like bicycling and hiking.

Why I am a Mormon

I learned about Mormonism 36 years ago. At first I thought it was pretty strange and different from what I knew, growing up in a protestant church. As I learned more about the teachings things started making sense to me that I had never understood. Everything seemed to be "falling into place". I received so many answers to questions that I had always had, and when I heard the answers I knew they were the right answers because I felt it in my heart. It is kind of hard to explain unless you have had this experience. I'm so glad that I discovered this church. It has helped me in all aspects of my life, and I feel very blessed.

How I live my faith

I have had many opportunities in my church to help others. I have worked with the youth, the small children, and the adult women at different times. As women we visit each other often. We will go with a companion and visit two or three of our sisters each month. In addition I get visits from other women. I love these visits. We talk about things we are going through in our lives and get good ideas and counsel from each other.  I also have volunteered in my community. I worked with the scouts when my sons were young. I was very proud of them when all three received their Eagle awards. I also volunteered with the schools when they were attending. More recently I have been a hospice volunteer. I once heard a great man say, "Lose yourself in service to others," and I have always tried to follow this. I have learned that instead of dwelling on my own problems if I will reach out to others and try to help them, whatever problems I might have had seem to work out on their own.