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Hi I'm Kerry Harland

I grew up in Bellevue, Nebraska. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm married, never blessed with children. I worked in the property/casualty insurance industry for 20+ years before health issues caused me to quit working and go on disability. Now I'm a stay-at-home wife, not quite shut-in. My faithful companion is a female border collie mix.

Why I am a Mormon

I spent 30+ years knowing that there was more than what the protestant faiths I'd explored had taught me. A good friend of mine was a Mormon. All those 30+ years of knowing this Mormon, I had this constant niggling that she was onto something; that the teachings of Jesus and Our Heavenly Father hadn't started and stopped thousands of years ago with the birth and death of Jesus. I began asking questions of my friend and was invited to join the weekly meeting with her and two of the most amazing Mormon missionaries. My friend joined me for my first few Sunday services at my ward, where I met many more wonderful members. That's all it took to tip my decision in favor of becoming a Mormon. Although it was not soon enough for me, I was baptized. When I came up from under the baptismal water, I was filled with an overpowering sense of peace and of "rightness" - something I'd never felt so strongly. I knew then as I know now that the Mormon faith is true. Our faith, our service to others, is what Jesus taught. Our daily sacrifices are nothing compared to what God sacrificed for us and what Jesus gave for us so that we could be saved.

How I live my faith

Jesus Christ said, "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends" (John 15:13). I believe that when we put another person's needs before our own, we are following in Christ's footsteps and laying down our lives. I am usually one of the first to volunteer my help to whoever needs it. He also said, "By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another" (John 13:35). The way to show our love for Our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ is not only to serve our fellow man, but also to treat them like you want to be treated - the "golden rule". I try to practice this in my dealings with everyone.