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Hi I'm Camille Harward

I'm a huge Disney fanatic; I love telling jokes and making people laugh. I'm currently serving a mission in Independence Missouri.

About Me

I'm 21 years old and I am currently serving a mission in Independence Missouri. I am the middle of the three kids; I have an older sister and a younger brother and it is so fun! I love to be in the middle and to be able to watch what my siblings are doing and to have fun with them. I am very close to my family and I love to spend time with them. I am also a huge Disney fan! I love to talk about it all the time everywhere!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because Jesus Christ has helped me to become more than what I make of myself. He provides so much hope and happiness! I love that fact! I love talking about happiness that Jesus Christ brings because I feel that many people search for that happiness and can't find it.I have suffered with depression for a long time in my life and it has been a struggle and a battle. I so longed in my younger years to be able to be happy and to not be sad anymore. As I was growing up throughout my late teenage years and when I went into college I searched for that happiness elsewhere outside of the church. I thought that I could find that happiness in the world and be happy but I realized after a couple of years that the world doesn't provide that happiness. Only Jesus Christ does. It was hard to change some of the things that I had started to do but I also realized that I was becoming more and more happy. I was feeling peace in my life which I hadn't felt for a really long time. As I turned to Jesus Christ and really strove to gain that relationship with him I realized that He wants us to be happy. Everything that he asked us to do is because he loves us and wants us to find the most joy that we can when here in life. The things that he asked us to do aren't controlling, I actually found that they are liberating! I still do have to deal with my depression but because of Jesus Christ I have hope which I didn't have before. Because of this Gospel I can have confidence each and every day that I am doing what he would want me to do and that makes me happy! This gospel is so happy! Life isn't supposed to be miserable or to just be endured-it is supposed to be lived in every sense of the word. Being a member of this church has really taught me that and given me that drive to keep going each and every day. I am so grateful to have this knowledge of Jesus Christ and to have this hope and happiness that he provides!

How I live my faith

Right now I am living my faith by serving a full time mission. I didn't always want to go on a mission as I was growing up but as I grew more to understand the hope that Jesus Christ gives to our lives I wanted to share that with others. I have realized that talking about Jesus Christ isn't always easy but it is always so worth it. I am so glad to have this opportunity because I have just met so many amazing wonderful people. I don't know any other way that I would be able to meet so many people if I wasn't sharing my belief in Jesus Christ. My mission has really allowed me to grow in so many ways. I have always been a pretty shy person all my life and so going up and talking to random people about something so special to me has been hard at some points! I learned though that when we are following Jesus Christ that he helps in every situation big or small. I have often had to ask for help when I get scared to go talk to someone or to be more talkative and I have found that he supports me and gives me strength to go and share this message that he has blessed me with.