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Hi I'm Mitchell Gordon Harris

I grew up in Utah. I'm an avid runner. I love performing, and so I am both an actor and musician. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I run. It all started my eighth grade year. Running the mile was something I'd done every year, and I always dreaded it. I hated physical activity, but that never stopped me from trying my hardest and improving. I clocked a 6:45 that year, my best ever. My gym teacher was also the cross country coach at the high school. When he was recruiting, he stopped me in the hallway, and told me "Mitch, you're running cross county." I still love to run, and I'm grateful he pushed me start. I'm musical. I started playing piano in 3rd grade. It was the first instrument I could play, and that number has blossomed to nearly a dozen. I play ukulele, French horn, and trombone the most, and I also played clarinet for half a year. I grew up with a family tradition of singing, and I love to sing. I was a tenor in the Elko Choraliers for 2 years, and one of my hobbies is writing songs. I act. I'd always wanted to, but I always missed the auditions for the school play. I finally caught a break my freshman year, and landed a lead role in the middle school's play. I've been in various productions since then, and I've loved every minute I was on stage. I love to learn. I have a voracious appetite for books. There are very few books I regret having read, because I've been able to learn something from all of them. I always thought I would be a classic nerd, because math and science were my favorite subjects as a kid. Learning about the world around me has always filled me with awe and wonder.

Why I am a Mormon

It makes sense. In 3 words, that's why I'm a member of this church. You could argue it's because it's what I was raised with, and I'm just blindly following my parents, but if you did, you have no idea what I'm like. I constantly question the world around me. I question why anything exists, what religion is right, if there is a purpose in life, and if there is, what is it, and many other questions along a similar vein. The gospel has provided me with all of these answers, and time and time again it has stood up to my scrutiny. I have never been able to find another belief system that so elegantly and simply explains the who's, the what's, the why's, and the how's. There is a logic underlying the whole system that is beautiful and complete, and resists all arguments attempting to prove it false. I know that Christ is my Savior, my friend, and my brother. I have felt the power of the Atonement to cleanse sins and to bring comfort. I know that I have a loving Heavenly Father, who has blessed me with this life as an opportunity to grow and to prove myself worthy to return to Him someday. I know that the Bible and Book of Mormon both contain the word of God, and together they show the path to eternal life, and by following their principles, we can be saved. I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet, and that what he testified to was true. I know that Thomas S. Monson is our prophet today, and I know that following his counsel will only bring me closer to my eternal goals.

How I live my faith

I attend church every Sunday. Worship on the Sabbath is a vital part of my week. The opportunity to experience the Spirit more strongly prepares me for whatever may happen during the course of events. The doctrines and truths that I learn there are also crucial to me, and establishing my understanding of who God is, what His plan for us is, and how He expects me to be able to follow that plan that I may return to live with him. I have personal prayer and scripture study. Personal prayer for me is the time I use to draw closer to my Heavenly Father. I can be more open in my personal prayers, and tell Him about things I don't discuss with anyone else. Some of my most profound spiritual experiences are as the result of a personal prayer. When I couple those prayers with scripture study, what I learn can be even more amazing, and I can find great comfort in passages of scripture that previously had meant little to me. Even when not coupled with prayer, reading the scriptures imbues me with spiritual strength and wisdom, helping me to avoid all of life's temptations. I am currently serving full time as a missionary for the Church. I'm learning a lot, and studying more than I ever have in my life. I strive to live all the rules of being a missionary, because I know it will bless me, and assist me in the work I'm doing. I take great joy in feeling and seeing the love of the Lord as He blesses me according to the standards He has set for His missionaries.