You’re on BASE! Take some time to catch your breath … you are safe.

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What I know about Jason is that he married someone that is very important to me. He’s the father of some amazing children. He is funny and can throw out his share of sarcasm. I know he is a man that is trying to be like Jesus and that he is a great encouragement to those around him.

What I don’t know about Jason is…..

his favorite food

his favorite color

his favorite thing to do when he comes home from a long day at work

his best memory from his AIM time in Lubbock

his greatest moment on the field

his most embarassing moment

his greatest lesson from fatherhood

his favorite story about Jesus

I’d love to hear some of this from Jason … I’d also enjoy hearing what the rest of you here on BASE have to say about him.

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jason-sunglasses.jpgjason-sunglasses.jpg(I hijacked this picture from your blog Jason…is that stealing?)

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Comments on: "~~~~~~~ Jason Harris ~~~~~~~" (18)

  1. YEAH! Lets get this party started!!!!!

  2. Jason,

    You already used one of my best memories of when you, Craig and Terry were trying to disturb my time of prayer and fasting and pouring over the word by baning on my floor (Craig’s ceiling) all night.

    I was sitting here thinking about when I lived in that apartment over by Sunset – and Craig lived on the other side – our back porches faced each other with just the alley in between. I was thinking that you lived there with him as well. I remember sitting on the back porch grilling up some steaks (wait – we were in the school of preaching) – I mean grilling up a hot dog (because I couldn’t afford anything else) and visiting with ya’ll from our backporches.

    One of my most enjoyable memories is sitting on top of your casa in Toluca – when ya’ll were AIM students there. That was enjoyable for me – even though I broke out into a major rash from the blankets I was using at the place I was staying.

    I always thought it was so cool when Craig went with you guys to Toluca to AIM again. I was so proud of you guys and the work you were doing – and honestly, a bit jealous. It was that event that made me have thoughts about going on another AIM tour of duty. Talked about joining the Aimers in Mexico City – but we all know how much I love Mexico…

    It is just amazing to me how much time has gone by since all those days – and to see the changes…just look at the pictures Paige chose for your hot seat – the young, handsome Jason – to the older, wiser, “is that gray hair”, father Jason.

    Looking at your picture with your “arrows” – I hope I live long enough to see how God is going to use them – knowing the type of parents they have – its exciting to think about. (Psalms 127)

    I love you, Jason!

    Dennis

    I AGREE WITH DENNIS. I LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING HOW GOD IS GOING TO USE YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.

  3. I have something to say here! Just haven’t had a minute to spare it seems! Kids almost off to school…I’ll be back!!

    Just committing myself with this post!

  4. Hey Howdy Hey! Wow… I’m in the Hot Seat! Me? Surely you could have found someone more worthy. Just kidding. I’m honored to be here. I’m glad you chose to put a picture up of Michelle. She makes me look good. Our kids got their good looks from her (thank-you Lord.)

    DENNIS – Thank-you for your comments. I have such good memories of you guys. I totally enjoyed visiting with you across the alley. You were good neighbors. There were some sketchy neighbors around us. There have been lots of changes since that time. And yes… I am a bit more gray. That is why I now shave my head. It is turning gray and falling out so I’m beating nature to the punch!

    So, answers to the questions…

    1. Favorite Food: Anything that Michelle cooks :-). As far as eating out it would depend on the type. I love sushi, but Michelle doesn’t so I mainly get it when I go for a business lunch. For burgers… There is this hole-in-the-wall in Sacramento called “The Squeeze In” that has this awesome heart-attack burger with cheese that is just caked on and melted. When they pull it off the grill it is just dripping… I’m hungry now.

    2. Favorite Color: Green

    3. Favorite thing to do when I come home from a long day at work: Having Coffee with Michelle then wrestling with the kids before bed (or playing hide and seek in our 1400 sq. ft. house which can be difficult)

    4. Best memory of AIM time in Lubbock: I was an idiot in AIM in that I came knowing where I was going to go on the field and with whom. As a result I didn’t spend as much time with my AIM classmates as I should have. Best memory would be when Terry, Craig and I went camping in Palo Duro canyon. It was cold, raining and miserable. We camped too close to the water and had to move. We stubbed our toes on the rocks while wading in the stream. When we got back to Lubbock I got sick from drinking the stream water. Funny – But that is my best memory. We had a fun miserable time.

    I’ll stop there for now. I’m taking up way too much space as it is. I’ll post more later.

    JH

    THANKS JASON … ISN’T IT FUNNY HOW THE MOST MISERABLE TIMES CAN MAKE THE BEST MEMORIES …

  5. J was my neighbor in AIM. He and my roommate, Scott G., found out that I hate when your hand just barely brushes another guy’s while walking next to each other. So they chased me around the apartment lightly touching me. Now that sounds odd doesn’t it.

    ODD AND A LITTLE CREEPY.

  6. I was going to add a more serious comment to the last one but then decided to let it stand by itself for the night.

    But I do want to share what I think is so cool about Jason… Though we didn’t really get to know each other in AIM or even as AIM assistants, every time I’m around Jason I feel like I’m around an old dear friend. Jason has the ability to make you feel at home wherever you’re at.

    IT SAYS A LOT WHEN SOMEONE HAS THAT ABILITY … NOT EVERYONE CAN DO THAT.

  7. Lisa Robertson said:

    I remember Jason Harris! Just not a whole heck of a lot because our class was so large. I remember mostly that he had a cheerful spirit. It’s nice to have a glimpse into your life after all these years and see you doing well. 🙂

  8. Kelcey Hooper said:

    Eli and I have many great memories with Jason. And yes he was the target of a pretty girl who was going to “catch her a man”. We had the pleasure of being there on a camping trip when he asked her to be his bride. Video tape rolling again. We all stayed in Michelle’s parents tent (The Hillary). We roughed it in the wilderness all together. We found a cool ice cave, slid down some snow, hiked the mountains, froze at night, and had a great time together. Someday we’ll have to repeat that trip, kids in tow.

    WELCOME TO BASE KELCEY … THANKS FOR THROWING IN A STORY ABOUT JASON AND MICHELLE. SOUNDS LIKE YOUR FAMILIES HAVE A GOOD TIME TOGETHER.

  9. Kelcey Hooper said:

    Yep, Tim told me that there was a picture that I might want to see on your blog. Good thing Michelle is so pretty you can hardly notice that my eyes are closed. I just wanted to help fill in the blanks and add to the complete picture of Jason Harris .

    MICHELLE IS BEAUTIFUL … I DON’T THINK MANY PEOPLE HAVE LOOKED AT THE REST OF US. I HAD ONE CLOSE FRIEND THAT DIDN’T EVEN KNOW I WAS IN THE PICTURE FOR THE FIRST WEEK OR SO.

  10. LISA – So glad you stopped by. Your class WAS huge wasn’t it?

    TIM – Thanks for the compliments. I had totally forgotten about brushing up against your hands. You never seemed to mind it when a girl did it. You were like a rock-star to me in AIM and as an assistant. I just thought I was cool being able to hang out with you. Celebrity by association.

    KELCEY – Glad you stopped by. Isn’t blogging fun! I think Craig Hicks is working out some details on having a blog booth at Tulsa this year. It is cool when our friends meet our other friends. You guys made our engagement memorable as well as unforgettable (we have the DVD that Eli made to remind us when we’re old.) I also remember Eli and I both packin’ heat. Remember seeing the wolf/coyote thing? We were so stoked that it just ran across the video screen. We totally sounded like we had just caught big foot on video. Like Michelle says… you guys are at all of our favorite moments.

    I’ll answer some of the questions… since you asked PAGE…

    5. Greatest moment on the field… I don’t know if I have one other than being the first AIM class in Toluca and getting there about 6 months after the missionaries got there. What were they thinking? It was great though. My missionary hero is John Dyas and his wife Clare (spelling?). If you don’t know him, you should. His family now lives in Bentonville, AR.

    6. Most embarrassing moment… Is this ever or just on the field? On the field it would have to be my encounter with a very eccentric artsy gay guy that rubbed my chest and said “muy fuerte.” Kinda put me in shock. If it is my most embarrassing moment ever then you’ll have to ask Candace Maggiora about prayer time in Canada. That’s all I’m sayin’.

    7. My greatest lesson from fatherhood… it would have to be that my dad isn’t as dumb as I thought and that he did a better job of raising me than I ever gave him credit for. It is tough modeling God to your kids. I hope my kids learn this same lesson about me someday.

    8. My favorite story about Jesus… This one is easy! John 21:7 – 19. Every time I read it I get choked up. I imagine Peter being depressed because he had betrayed his teacher and friend. Not only is he depressed but he’s having a bad day of fishing. Once John recognized Jesus and says it is The Lord, Peter jumps out of the boat (not walking on water this time, but flat-out swimming) and heads for Jesus. When he gets to shore, Jesus has a fire to warm by and is ready to cook breakfast. Jesus is taking care of his friends. After they eat, Jesus takes care of Peter emotionally and spiritually. Jesus doesn’t just forgive Peter (Jesus had already done that), but he give Peter great responsibility which shows Peter restored faith, friendship and trust. I can relate to a friend like that. I want a savior like that.

    I’ll stop rambling now…

    JH

    THANKS FOR ANSWERING THE QUESTIONS JASON … NOW I FEEL LIKE I KNOW YOU A LITTLE BETTER. I LOVE THAT STORY ABOUT JESUS AS WELL. ISN’T IT SAD THAT WE DON’T TRULY APPRECIATE OUR PARENTS UNTIL WE BECOME PARENTS OURSELVES. I REMEMBER ABOUT TWO YEARS INTO THE “KID THING” WRITING MY MOM AND DAD A LETTER OF APOLOGY. IT IS THE HARDEST TASK WE’VE BEEN GIVEN … THE RESPONSIBILITY OF A CHILD … EVEN JUST BEING A TEACHER SOMETIMES I’M OVERWHELMED WITH THE THOUGHT OF THE INFLUENCE I AM HAVING ON THIS LITTLE CHILD’S MIND.

  11. MICHELLE just told me that your name is spelled PAIGE not PAGE.

    Stupid Jason!

    I DON’T MIND HOW YOU SPELL IT … I’VE GROWN UP HAVING PEOPLE ASK ME WHAT PAGE I AM…I’M USED TO IT.

  12. Dennis Wilson said:

    Jason – don’t know if you know this or not – but Toluca just celebrated their 15th anniversary. John D. came back as well as Barry G. – they told me that Jody J. could not make it. Several in the church here in Cozumel are from Toluca – the man Efrain Paulin – is our preacher – he was the architect who designed the building there in Toluca. Lots of the Sanchez folks here. Just thought that might be of interest to you.

  13. DENNIS – We were trying to go down to the anniversary but couldn’t make it happen due to finances and work. I saw some pictures of it over at Shawn Gary’s blog.

    http://leonwork.blogspot.com/2007/10/awesome-time-in-toluca-as-many-of-you.html#links

    It looks like it was fun. I had emailed John and Clare a week before they went. They had said that Jody couldn’t make it. That is cool that you have a lot of Toluca people there. It was a good time in my life and I’d love to take Michelle down there some time to visit.

    JH

  14. Hi Paige, I’m Claire an AIMer from the class of ’93 (you can put me down for Mexico), I remember hearing so much about you while I was in AIM but I don’t know if we’ve ever met. I just found your blog and I think this is such a cool idea. I’ve been loving reading back on all the different memories. I can’t believe I missed the opportunity to tell some stories about Tim though!

    As for Jason H, well, I doubt you remember this Jason, but my parents came to visit me while I was an AIMer and my mother had a big crush on you. In fact, to this day she still mentions the “extremely good-looking young lad” and wonders how you’re doing.

    One thing I will always be grateful to you for is introducing me to Pad Thai from the Bangkok Chow Thai (I think that’s what it was called) in Lubbock. I’ve never found Pad Thai as good as that place!

    I’VE HEARD YOUR NAME QUITE A BIT, BUT AM NOT SURE THAT I KNOW WHO YOU ARE, BUT WELCOME TO BASE. I’M GLAD YOU FOUND US. DON’T WORRY ABOUT MISSING OUT ON TIM … YOU CAN EITHER COMMENT ABOUT HIM NOW OR WAIT A FEW WEEKS. I’M GOING TO DO A REVIEW BLOG ABOUT EVERYONE THAT’S BEEN IN THE HOT SEAT SO FAR … SO YOU CAN CATCH HIM THEN IF YOU WANT. I’M REALLY GLAD YOU’RE HERE.

  15. CLAIRE!!! – I am flattered that your mother thought me “extremely good-looking.” She wears really thick coke-bottled glasses right? (just kidding) I don’t remember that Thai place! I LOVE Pad Thai. Michelle and I get take-out from this great Thai place close to where we live. We always get summer rolls and Kari (yellow chicken curry) with sticky rice. Do you remember me giving the great commission call in Gaelic at SIBI for you? I had to do it since you ARE a woman and can’t speak for yourself and have to just stand there and be silent (tongue in cheek.) I still remember it today… “Tar Gaharun, agus kerkar henackturen” That is totally phonetic. I have no idea how to spell it, much less say it right. Glad you are catching up. I can’t wait to hear some of your stories about TIM.

  16. Oh yes, I remember that very well 😀

    I’m really impressed you still remember it, it was supposed to be “Come to Ireland and teach us”..? I think. Of course, that’s not what I actually taught you to say…….I’m joking really. Haha.

    You know, that was such a weird thing for me, all the debate about whether or not I should be allowed to speak. I’m glad it was you that did the reading for me, it meant that we could have a laugh about it all because I knew that you didn’t take it seriously.

  17. cemotosnack said:

    Hey Jason … thanks for participating and making this fun for everyone. I hope you were encouraged. You are a good man.

  18. the character said:

    Well, I just missed this “hot seat about Jason.” I will comment anyway. Jason, something you said earlier about “not spending much time with your aim classmates.” I just wanted say that you may feel that to be true BUT that does not mean that your character did not shine through. I always thought that Terry had high standards for himself, the team he was on, and loved the Lord more than anything. Saying that, he had you as his closest friend so that in itself speaks volumes about YOU. I hope you know that there were two things I knew about you without having “to know you”….you loved the Lord and you were funny as all get out. I hope you have a great day!

    much blessings…(ex-classmate)

    shellie (hale) carriker

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