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Hi I'm Jordan Murey

I'm from Vancouver Canada, I love all things basketball, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in Vancouver Canada, and lived there for most of my life. I'm a Canadian through and through-I probably fall into at least a few of the Canadian stereotypes you've heard before. Yes I love hockey and maple syrup, and yes I say some words funny. (If you're an American.) Most of my free time is in some way or another dedicated to the outdoors, basketball, or hanging with my fam. Whether it's going on a hike with a killer view, kayaking at the break of dawn, or running through the clean crisp, northwest air, I love getting outside. Along with the great outdoors, basketball is another one of my passions, and it took up most of my high school life. I played shooting guard on a pretty competitive team, and in the purest, white baller fashion, I usually stayed outside on let it fly from the 3. I'm also an avid NBA fan. Celtics are my team, mostly because of Larry Bird, but yeah, love my Cs. Of course, my absolute favourite past time in the world though is hanging with my fam. I'm currently away at school right now in Utah, while they're back in Canada, so I relish every opportunity I get to skype them. They're a big reason for why I do the things I do, and I love 'em all to death. Anyways, that about sums me up.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the Mormon church, so I don't have your typical captivating conversion story. I do however have my testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ, which is what I've hung onto ever since I've realized (for myself) that I want to be a member of this Church. The three main elements of my testimony, and why I'm a Mormon, include the Atonement of Jesus Christ, the Book of Mormon, and the prospect of eternal families. These are some pretty extensive topics, but simply put, I have a firm faith that the Atonement of Jesus Christ did happen, as difficult as it may seem to comprehend at times. I know that Jesus Christ is my Saviour, and despite the challenges that we may face on this earth, he has felt every pain and sorrow there is to feel, and that however far off the path we may stray, He will ALWAYS beckon for us to come back. I know that the Book of Mormon is another Testament of Jesus Christ, and really is the Word of God. Whenever doubts about the Church come to mind, the one thing I can not deny is the power I have felt after reading the Book of Mormon when I was eight years old. That feeling has stuck with me since, and reassures me that this is the true Church. I also have a firm testimony in eternal families. I can't imagine not being able to live with my family after I die. They are the center of my life and I love them more than I can put into words. Through the gospel of Jesus Christ, I know that I will be able to live with them again, after this life. This Gospel has brought more joy into my life than I could ever imagine, and I believe that it will continue to do so. It isn't always easy to push through and hold to what I believe in, but I do it because I know it to be true. And that is why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

My faith is a huge part of my life. I grew up in the LDS church, and so it's basically part of my identity and who I am. Living my faith is pretty important to me-one thing about the Mormon faith is that along with all the lessons, lectures, teachings, and principles we preach on Sundays, we have just as many activities, service projects, and religious outings to put our beliefs to work. We're a church of action, and we try to walk the walk as much as we talk the talk. For me, that means serving in the assignments that my church leaders have given me, and striving to be best person I can be. I am currently serving as what is called a Family Home Evening Group Leader in my ward. Basically, what that entails, is leading a group of about 15 of my peers in fun, wholesome activities, that have a spiritual element to them weekly. Some of these outings include baking, cooking, watching movies, going to corn mazes, playing board games, and just enjoying each other's company. It's a lot of fun-I love my calling, and the people I get to work with. By serving in this calling, although it may not seem like a huge deal, I am able to serve my friends, live my faith, and help build up the Kingdom of God