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Hi I'm Alena Turner!

I grew up in Rhode Island. I'm a gymnastics coach, a rock climber, and an artist. I'm a future rec therapist. And I'm Mormon.

About Me

I'm obsessed with the stars, rock climbing, nature's beauty, symbols, the colors purple and green, flowers, rainbows, and butterflies. I think deeply, smile lots, laugh often, and try to love and uplift all those around me. I love to serve, expand my knowledge, strengthen myself, and try new things. My family is awesome, even though we're not perfect, and no one can convince me otherwise. I'm grateful for everyone around me who uplifts and strengthens me, and hope that I return the favor. :) http://leafturnerresidence.wordpress.com/

Why I am a Mormon

Because God lives, loves me, and loves all of His children (that's you!). The Church teaches you how to take advantage of all of those things, and more! I am happy because the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints teaches me what true happiness really is and how to obtain it. I am happy because the Church is my life.

How I live my faith

One day at a time, one choice at a time. I wake up every morning and begin with prayer and scripture study. This helps me to remember who I am, why I am here, and where I want to go. It reminds me that I can turn to God for help and to better myself. Faith is an action word. And I hope that my every act shows others what I truly believe.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Alena Turner!
Families are eternal. In the life hereafter, we will forever be with the ones with love (a.k.a. our family). Families are divinely appointed units by God. He placed us in families to create safe environments for us to learn and grow with love. Families are our support groups, and are extremely important to the Church and how it functions. Families are the places where children first learn very important things, like how to take care of themselves or how to pray. Hopefully, families will be supportive to each other, love one another, and help each other with patience, as well as grow closer to Christ together. http://lds.org/manual/marriage-and-family-relations-instructors-manual/the-family-a-proclamation-to-the-world?lang=eng&query=proclamation+world https://alenawild.wordpress.com/2010/08/11/standing-for-the-family/ Show more Show less