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Hi I'm Johnny Gray

I grew up in Alaska. The land of the midnight sun. I love the Philippines. I'm a brother, a friend, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am just a regular guy who has been blessed with an incredible family and tons of life experiences that I probably don't deserve. I am the oldest of 6 boys. Just trying to keep up with how talented they all are! We grew up in an Eskimo village of 500 people called Stebbins, Alaska. There was something about that place. Fishing and hunting with our friends. We learned to love life, our friendships, and how to face adversity. Its also where we learned to play basketball. Where we learned to love the game. But Mom and Dad always made sure we stayed grounded and close to God. I played a little college ball in Iowa. Served a Mission to the Philippines.(Still convinced they are most humble people in the world) Graduated from BYU and now work as a young professional. I Love my life and feel really fortunate to have met and built relationships with the friends and people that I have. My family is my rock...not sure where I would be without them!

Why I am a Mormon

Ever since I can remember I have always believed in God. I guess I was just blessed with that gift. I'm very grateful for that. It was easy for me to see him in everything...and that probably has to do with all the great people he put around me. But I am a Mormon because I have gained a Testimony of the truths that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints teaches. I have been through times of uncertainty just like anyone else. As a young 18 yr old I left my home in Alaska to chase college dreams and play basketball in Iowa. Being on your own quickly gets you thinking about things that really matter. Life moves fast and I struggled with doubt and uncertainty. I felt a longing for something more. I wanted to know if what I had been living my whole life was true and I wanted that answer to come from God. After one practice about midway through the semester, I left the unrest of my dorm and found a place between campus and those corn fields that seem to never end. The stars seemed so close at night on those midwest plains. After some thought I knelt and began to pray. About midway through my prayer it happened....I wish I could describe the feelings I felt but I feel inadequate. I don't have words or the power to describe what I felt. All I know is that in that moment I knew God lived, that he loved me, and that this Church(The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) was true. Finally I knew for myself, and that experience rests as clear with me today as it did those years ago as a young boy who just left home. I don't feel like that experience was saved for me alone. I know for certain that anyone can have that. Moments like that are very private and individual. Moments worth searching for. I would invite you to do the same. Come see what this Church teaches and how the Savior can change your life. I promise you will be happier. Come find out if its true...

How I live my faith

I live my faith one day at a time. I think thats enough for most people to handle. Life is rarely easy, but I have learned that God is intricately involved in even what seems to be the most insignificant things in our lives. I see his hand daily in a smile, a hug, or a dream being realized in people all around me. I think you would too if you just start to look. I believe in being good and in doing good, in being an agent that acts rather than an object waiting to be acted upon. And when I act, no matter the outcome, I feel a sense of peace that he is there and guiding my life. I believe that is way God intended us to live the Principles of the Gospel, and it has made all the difference in my life!