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Hi I'm Harrison

I grew up in Tennessee. I have one brother and four sisters. I received two associate degrees by age 17. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Harrison. I love to play basketball, read books, hang out with friends, and watch movies! I have previously attended a local community college and have graduated with an associates degree.I currently work by mowing lawns. I hope to one day be a surgeon in the field of orthopedics. I am about to serve a mission in Chile and am super excited!!

Why I am a Mormon

I was baptized into the Mormon Church when I was eight years old. I would be lying to you if I gave any other reason for this baptism than just the simple fact that my parents were also members. However, I am about to serve a two year mission, and I can assure you, that has nothing to do with an earthly parent, and everything to do with a Heavenly one. There was a time in my life where I questioned the teachings of the church. I questioned everything that I had ever been taught. But I testify to you, I testify to anyone who will listen, that this church is true. The Book of Mormon is the Word of God. The validity of that book cannot be understated. I have come to this knowledge, not by some earthly realization. I do not believe this from rationalization, objective thinking, or scientific knowledge. I know this because the Holy Ghost has testified these things to me. I do not claim a vision or something of that caliber, but I do claim a simple, powerful manifestation; a burning deep in my heart. Even though, I have not had a vision, my spiritual experiences are not any less awesome and powerful than those of old. When Peter walked across the water, he defied the understood laws of physics. When the Holy Ghost manifested to me the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon (among other things), the laws of reason and everything we scientifically understand, were defied. God has given me the wonderful gift of knowing, for sure, that this church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is true. A simple truth, an important and necessary truth. The Holy Ghost has manifested these things to me (as we are promised throughout scripture will happen - 1 Cor. 12:3 just to give one example). ~ I know it, and I know that God knows it and I cannot deny it!

How I live my faith

I love my faith. At church, I am a member of the youth group. Occasionally I will end up either teaching the lesson in Sunday School, or even teaching for a few minutes in front of the entire congregation. I love these opportunities to branch out and shift my comfort zone. At home, I try my best to continue living my faith. This includes reading scriptures often, pondering doctrinal topics while I do menial tasks (I mow lawns for a living, so a lot of time to think!), praying, and overall, just trying to live a Christ-like life (especially with regards to how I treat my family).

Are Mormons Christians?

"Jesus Christ [is] our Leader, our King, our Savior..." We, members of the Mormon Church, are Christians. In all things we try our utmost to edify Christ (Ephesians 4:12-13). The official name of this church includes the name of Jesus Christ and denotes that it is His Church. Our meetings revolve around Christ and His teachings. The Book of Mormon clearly states on its front cover, "Another Testament of Jesus Christ". That same book teachings many things concerning His teachings and how to live a Christ-like life. It also tells an account of His visit to the people of America (John 10:16 talks about this). We love Christ. I love Christ. Everyday I try to better follow His teachings, to become a better disciple to Him. "We believe in God, the Eternal Father, and in His Son, Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost." Show more Show less