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Hi I'm Harli G. Zaugg

Hi, I grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah, and have been a life-long member of the church. I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I have always loved school (even when playing as a child I chose to be the teacher and play school). I attended college, but haven't completed my degree yet, but hope to in the near future. I married a wonderful man, and have raised six children. I have always had an interest in and passion for music, the theatre and dance. During my youth I loved singing, dancing and being in shows. As an adult, (with my husband and children), I have had the opportunity to participate in community theatre. I also grew up somewhat of a sports enthusiast (it was called being a tomboy back then), and I loved all sports, but especially playing volleyball. I lived at the little league ball diamond all summer where my brothers played, my dad coached and I was the official scorekeeper. I am on an adult lady's clogging team and have enjoyed that now for more than twelve years. I am also an avid reader, historical fiction being my favorite (along with scripture). I work part-time as a secretary at an elementary school and very much enjoy the kids and being in the school environment. I have fought various health challenges in my life (mostly chronically debilitating headaches), and this has slowed me down which is difficult. But, it has been through this refiner's fire that the spiritual lessons in life and the compassion for others is most assuredly honed.

Why I am a Mormon

I have already mentioned that my testimony began in depth at the age of 14 as I began the Seminary program. I am a Mormon because deep down in my heart I know that it contains the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ. There are many religions that promote good moral principles, but I truly believe that only the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has the fullness. I have witnessed many miracles in my own life that confirm this truth to me. I am not spared the temptations of Satan that test my faith and that try to drag me down. The Devil is real and doing his best to stop God's work. But, by living the principles of the gospel, I am able to withstand his advances. We have a living prophet and apostles on the Earth today, just as it was during the Savior's ministry on the Earth. I know that God hears and answers our prayers (although sometimes the answers are not what we want or expect). If we but humble ourselves He can guide us. The Godhead is real and consists of God, the Father, His son, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost. By being baptized a member of His church we can have the gift of the Holy Ghost to guide us in our actions and decisions. My husband, children and all extended family members are the most important thing in my life and I know that we can live together as families eternally, and with our Heavenly parents and Savior, if we are faithful. Joseph Smith was the chosen one to restore the church to the Earth after the Apostasy and was the first prophet of this dispensation. I thank God daily for the gospel as I try to navigate life in a world of ever deteriorating morals and values. We can't be fence sitters. We all need to choose the right. That is my hope and my testimony to the world.

How I live my faith

As a lifelong member of the church I grew up attending regularly, and have been active all of my life. My true testimony was developed at the age of 14, however, when I began the Seminary program at school. The scriptures came to life for me and I found the drive and desire to live the gospel to its fullest. I learned to serve others at home and at school and in the community during those crucial years. After attending college (where my religion classes were amazing), I married in the temple, and began my lifelong challenge of supporting a husband in his schooling, career, interests and church service. We have both had very demanding church responsibilites during our married life, but I am very thankful that during our children's formative years and while they were all home with me, I was blessed to have more of the supportive roles. We have been blessed immensely by our church and community service where we have learned to love and help others. I was able to volunteer many hours during my kids' school years and to be involved with them as they participated in many things. We (like all people) have had many challenges over the years (physically, mentally, emotionally and socially). Life is full of tests that sometimes try us to our limits. But, it is through the gospel of Jesus Christ that we are able to face these tests and trials. Currently my husband serves in a demanding leadership position (counselor in a stake presidency) and I work with the children 3-11 in what is called Primary (counselor in the presidency), and we love what we do. Our children are now grown, and we have grandchildren as well that we love dearly. Our greatest joy is our family and striving to serve our neighbors and friends. We are far from perfect, and we are grateful for repentance and the atonement of our Savior. Serving in God's temples is a joy that we cherish!