His passion for Christ was undeniable and his abundant love of fellow humans is apparent in every word he spoke. Even the animals knew his heart and were drawn to him. Dean spoke with the creatures on their own level and understood their needs and desires by looking through their eyes instead of through a human’s eyes.
Thousands of people can attest that they have watched this communication in action at Out of Africa Wildlife Park which he founded in 1988 with his wife, Prayeri. After 35 years in Arizona, this sanctuary has brought an understanding of the wild and of how it relates to all of God’s Creation.
Dean Harrison was a one-of-a-kind person. His permanent smile and knack for making people laugh were unparalleled. His continual guidance of others towards God has rewarded him with abundant blessings throughout his life – which in turn blessed other people and animals around him. Through the animals, instincts, and laws of nature, he was able to teach people about themselves.
His number ONE priority was becoming the person God himself could TRUST to carry out His Will. This gentle servant has now gone to be with our Heavenly Father. The world is blessed to have had such an incredible individual here for all of his 75 years. We will forever be grateful to God for allowing this “teacher” to have been part of our lives.