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Hi I'm Bryson Harper

I'm from the potato capital of the world, studying graphic design; I love going cow tipping and I'm a MORMON.

About Me

I'm an artist and love to make desserts. I grew up working construction and on farms. I am studying graphic design at Brigham Young University in Provo, UT. I love to travel; I've traveled to Kenya, Tanzania, United Arab Emirates, Mexico, Canada, Peru and plan to visit Europe soon. I grew up in farming country, however I want to live in a large city.

Why I am a Mormon

Why am I Mormon? Well, in my life, I have felt a peace and joy living the gospel of Christ. I have seen some of my friends turn away from the church and I see sadness in their eyes and in their outlook on life. I'm Mormon because I want to live a happy and rewarding life that will someday lead me back to live with God, my Heavenly Father.

How I live my faith

I love to attend my church meetings and to serve others in need. I have served in multiple small callings, and also I served an LDS mission in Lima Peru. I am currently help with Home Teaching coordination, or helping to ensure that families are visited and their needs are taken care of.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Bryson Harper
For me, I grew up expecting to serve a mission. For righteous young men, it is a calling. Though it was a calling and I could have left right after high school, I didn't know if the church was true. I didn't have that conviction. I had to go to college for a year to get to that point in my life when I was really ready to do so. The call to serve a mission is for those willing to give back to the Lord who are worthy to do so. A young man, who is a member, should prepare himself as I had to. Young women of the church, are not commanded to serve, but are encouraged if they feel like they should so. I have seen many women leave on missions, some you could tell went because they truly felt it was right. and others left out of a 'peer pressure'. Though that sound bad, it isn't because it is the Lords work, but I felt like some women left because everyone else was doing it. I love women who decide to serve missions, but I believe it should be for the right reason and not because everyone else is doing it. Show more Show less