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Hi I'm Matthew Gurney

I grew up in Emmett Idaho. Im a high school gratuate and am currently serving a full time mission. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Im a gymnast, I took gymnastics after high school and I love doing flips and leaning new tricks. Gymnastics is a sport and hobby I have come to love and hope to do for as long as I can. Im an artist, I took art in high school but mostly draw for fun. I like drawing and its a pass time I'v done for a long time. I love the out doors, camping, Fishing, and hiking have always been part of my life. Being out in the mountains with wildlife is my idea of a good time. I grew up in the farm life, as kids growing up me and my cousins were often found on top of a haystack. I love my family, we are very close. Our family joke is that we make everything a "family affair" we do everything together and I wouldnt have it any other way. I love animals, catching snakes, lizards and frogs.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it brings more happiness to my life than anything else. I have felt myself come closier to God as I have learned and lived this gospel, I have felt the spirit more in my life as well. It has brought me nearer to my savior, and that is where true happiness is. I know that Jesus Christ lives and loves us. This church teaches that we are all children of God and He loves us enough to restore His gospel once again here on Earth. And these simple but eternal truths have comforted me through a lot. As I try my hardest to live this gospel, to be faithful, to repent and to act on the promptings of the Holy Ghost and endure to the end Heavenly Father has let me know that what I am doing is right. I know that He loves and cares for all His children and that this gospel is the way back to him.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by doing the simple things. I try on a daily basis to be the best person i can be. I am always looking for opportunities to serve others; I have done a lot of yard work and helping out. Taking opportunities like these give me a chance to share what i know is true with everyone. I talk to everyone I can, in the church or not to see if there is anything I can do. But my most important calling right now is to teach. To help other take those first steps towards their savior. I am called to teach and to help everyone I can understand this gospel. "I know that which the Lord hath commanded me, and I glory in it. I do not glory of myself, but I glory in that which the Lord hath commanded me; yea, and this is my glory, that perhaps I may be an instrument in the hands of God... And behold, when I see many of my brethren truly penitent, and coming to the Lord their God, then is my soul filled with joy; then do I remember what the Lord has done for me, yea, even that he hath heard my prayer; yea, then do I remember his merciful arm which he extended towards me."(alma 29:9-10) This is the church of Jesus Christ, being a member of His true church has blessed my life, I am here because I want everyone to have the same blessings I have. I know that this gospel is true; as I have lived by its teaching I have seen His hand in my life. I want more than anything to help others see and recognize the Lord in their life.