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Hi I'm Zella McGurk

I'm retired. I've travelled extensively in Europe. I love to read. I have 17 grandkids and 3 great-grandkids. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, and enjoy living in the midst of most of my posterity. I was born and raised on a farm in a small community in southeastern Idaho. I'm the 7th of 8 children. I spent my youth working on the farm, playing sports, and was actively engaged in drama and the drill team. I continued my drill team participation at Ricks College in Rexburg, Idaho. I had the opportunity to serve a two-year mission for my church in France and Switzerland, and 50 years later returned to serve in the same mission with my sweetheart. My hobbies are physical exercise, grandchildren, reading and family history and temple work.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in a very active LDS home in a community where most of the population were members of our church. As a youth, I was given the opportunity to many capacities and engage in many activities and sports with other youth. My love for my church and its teachings was confirmed when I was a sophomore in high school when I took two LDS religion classes from a great man and a great teacher, who truly taught me that I was a daughter of my Father in Heaven, and that I had value. After a very serious illness, I was given a special blessing by a member of our faith's lay priesthood leadership, and was promised I would have no lasting effects of this illness. That blessing has been fulfilled, and today, in spite of having celebrated numerous birthdays, I am in good health. Through study, prayer, fasting and service, I've come to know that Jesus Christ is truly the Savior of the world, and only through obedience to the principles and ordinances of His gospel can we receive the eternal blessings promised. I know He lives and he loves us.

How I live my faith

I've had the opportunity to be a teacher of youth and adult classes most of my life. I've served in many of the administrative councils of our church in our local community. I've enjoyed many opportunities to serve my neighbors and my family. For several years, I've had the privilege to serve as a volunteer worker in the sacred LDS temple in Bountiful, Utah. My companion and I had the opportunity to return to France and serve as missionaries for our church among the university students and other young adults in one of the largest cities in France. We've remained in touch with many of the young adults among whom served, and have enjoyed receiving wedding announcements, birth announcements, etc. We've had many of them visit us here in the USA. Since retiring a few years ago, I've enjoyed being with my extended family in a variety of family-oriented activities.