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Hi I'm Harrison

I was born in Utah, raised in Massachusetts, and I want to join the US Navy. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love camping, swimming, fencing, and three target rifle. I am currently on an LDS Mission, but I plan on going to college to study business and military sciences. I the oldest of four children, and I actually grew up in Boston, Massachusetts, despite being born in Utah. I did JROTC in high school, and rose through the ranks to Cadet Captain. That doesn't translate to much in tangible terms, but it is roughly equivalent to an Eagle Scout in terms of leadership experience and hours of service. I worked for several months as a private security guard, and guarded everything from apartment complexes, to office buildings, to secured government facilities. I usually worked the graveyard (or night) shift, so I have the habits of a night owl.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, but I never truly converted until later in my life. I was raised right and i went through the motions of faith and church, but I never really invested myself in the Gospel. This course of action proved to be self-destructive. Starting in junior high, I became a wayward lamb, participating in activities that were seriously against the faith of my parents. This behavior continued through high-school, until it was time for me to make a decision. I could join the Army (which is my life's dream) or i could serve an LDS Mission. I initially chose to join the Army, but the day I was signing my contracts, the Mission age dropped. This made it possible, and more economical, for me to serve a mission. I began a process of repentance, and despite stumbling with addiction, bad habits, and unhelpful friendships, I managed to fight my way through the Atonement of Christ and gain faith by myself, for myself, in Him. I am so grateful for the experience that I have now to share the Gospel with the people of the Philipines!

How I live my faith

Previous to my mission call, I was a member of JROTC in highschool. Unlike other members of the program, I avoided the subculture of profanity that developed in the program. I refrained from swearing, i refused to get tattoos, and avoided parties with drugs and alcohol. Initially my abstinence from "the party" made me unpopular, and often the butt of many jokes. As I lived my faith, my superior officers began to see they could rely more on my integrity and judgement, and my peers respected my courage in keeping the faith. Eventually my peers stopped asking me to join "the party", and would help defend me against temptations from outside. I was blessed with increased opportunity for advancement and leadership positions as I continued to gain respect in my chosen community. As I had other challenges of faith during this time, i was blessed to be untempted in this area of my life.

What is the Book of Mormon?

The Book of Mormon is simply another witness of the truth of Christ and His mission on the Earth. The Bible is a great source of Godly knowledge, but it was not delivered to earth by fax from God. It has been in the hands of men, learned and unlearned, for nearly 1500 years, and it has not survived that time un-corrupted. Everything from simple typos to deletions of doctrines to the loss of major books can be documented in it's history. The Book of Mormon, written by ancient prophets and translated once, through the power of God, by a modern prophet is pure doctrine like God intended. I know that anyone who reads the Book of Mormon with real intent and asks God to confirm it's truthfulness will receive an answer. Show more Show less