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Hi I'm Dylan Harmon

I am a student doing pre-medical studies. I grew up in Utah and have been a Mormon all of my life.

About Me

I grew up in the Mormon church in Utah where I graduated from high school and spent my childhood years. After I graduated from high school I decided to serve a mission for my church. On my mission I spent two years in the northern Germany area teaching the gospel. After I returned home from my mission I attended college and the ROTC and got my degree in Accounting while at the same time commissioning as an officer in the Army National Guard. During my time at the university I met my amazing wife. Since I grew up in the Mormon faith I always had positive exposure to the church and the members of the church. I had heard their beliefs and experiences but I never had a chance to share the conviction that they had until I was a little older. When I was about the age of 15 I decided I should find out for myself if what my parents, church leaders, and friends had claimed they experienced. So, I made time for me to read the Book of Mormon for the first time by myself. I spent months reading the Book of Mormon and prayed about it as I read through it but never felt the burning feeling of conviction that is often spoken of. After about 4 months of nightly reading and praying I said a prayer, it wasn't any different than any other prayer before. I remember as soon as I had the question formed in my mind I had a powerful, burning feeling towards the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon, and the divine appointment Joseph Smith had to restore Christs original church again to the earth.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have received an answer from my Heavenly Father that the Mormon faith is the true gospel of Jesus Christ, and that it is the same church that Christ established before he was crucified with apostles and Prophets just as was the case in Christs time. I have received a witness that Joseph Smith was truly a prophet of our Heavenly Father. That he had a divine mission given him from god to be the instrument that god had chosen to bring back to the earth the church that Christ had established during his life. I am a Mormon because of the constant guidance that my Heavenly Father has given me in my life. He led me to my wife who is an amazing example to me and truly brings out the best in me. He guided me through each step in my life including the decision to attend medical school, and he has given me the vision and motivation necessary to do that. I am a Mormon because of the comfort that my Heavenly Father has given me in hard times, and for the great feeling of happiness that I have received as a result of living a good and healthy life and from following the teachings of his gospel. I am a Mormon because I know that I have received a witness from God that this is his gospel and I know that it is the way to happiness, not only in this life but in the life after.

How I live my faith

As I mentioned earlier I had the opportunity to serve a mission for my church in the northern Germany area. I spent two years in Germany and there were good times and hard times. I've been back from my mission now for a number of years. One of the ways I live my faith is by loving my wife and my family and treating them with respect. We are taught in the church that family is the most important thing and that family and god are our highest priorities. This is true! Other ways I live my faith are by attending church on a weekly basis. As members of our church we also have the opportunity to be given what we call callings. These callings are basically different jobs that members are given, and they give us a chance to serve the fellow members of our ward and our neighbors. Fulfilling the callings I am given is another great way that I live my faith. But a great part of living my faith is on a more personal level and it is devoted towards personal development and my Heavenly Father guiding me individually through my life. Personal prayer and study of the Book of Mormon and the Old and New Testament are a huge factor in how I live my faith. I have a personal testimony that God will guide us through our lives and watch over us if we take the time to contemplate the things that he desires for us individually and seek answers to our life questions by personal prayer and studying the scriptures. My experience is that answers don't come instantly or even necessarily how we want them to or when we think they should. But, they come when we need them and in the way we need them. I know that God will guide us through our lives and make more out of us then we had planned if we look to him for answers on a consistent daily basis. I know that God answers our prayers!