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Hi I'm Zachary Turner

I served a mission in Boise, Idaho! I love attending the temple! I love the Gospel of Jesus Christ! I am a Mormon!

About Me

I grew up in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I have an awesome family; I love them very much. Music has brought me a lot of peace and joy. I enjoy writing out music as a hobby. I sang for six years in grade school. I've competed at the state level, obtaining first and third place in the state of Washington. Currently attending school to become a music teacher. I love dancing! I especially loved going to dances in my youth. I'm not afraid to get up and perform in front of people. I've done quite a few dance routines for talent shows, church/school events, and just for fun at random times. Love performing generally. Cooking has become my favorite way to serve others. My father taught me the basics of cooking at a fairly young age, and since then I have gained my own love for it. I participated in multiple cook offs growing up, and I took a culinary class in high school. I like what tastes good more than what looks good; I appreciate anything with a strong flavor and enjoy trying new foods. For other activities, I've participated in wrestling, snowboarding, fishing, scuba diving and camping. Scouting (BSA) is something I took a lot of pride in growing up, and I worked hard in obtaining my Eagle Scout. Life is a joy, though hard times come, it's worth finding joy in the things of most worth!

Why I am a Mormon

I want to be a Mormon. It doesn't makes challenges go away, but it sheds light on a much bigger and brighter perspective. With Christ, and by making and keeping covenants with Him, we can obtain all that He has. There couldn't be a greater blessing, and we can receive His grace right now. I know the Restoration of the gospel is true. God the Father, and His Son Jesus Christ appeared to Joseph Smith in these Latter-Days. I know the Book of Mormon is the word of God. It has brought closer to my Savior Jesus Christ than any other book. That is the absolute truth. I know that Jesus Christ has atoned for each and every one of our imperfections and sins and that we will all see Him again; whether we want to or not, we will all see Him when He comes again. I know He will come. I know these things are true. I prayed to know after studying these things in the Book of Mormon and the words of prophets and apostles (both living and in the past). I have received these witnesses, and I had a desire to know long before they came. It wasn't discouraging. I wanted to live the fullness of the gospel because I knew it was the right thing to do. No better way of living will suffice to receive the fullness of the glory of God. This is His Church, and Jesus Christ is at the head of it.

How I live my faith

I love to serve others! In my senior year of high school I had a very tight group of friends that I always hung out with that were not members of this church. Whenever we hung out overnight, I would cook breakfast for them in the morning. When it was time to eat, we would pray together. We would pray for the meal, for a good time, and to enjoy each others company. I love my friends so much, and the diversity of those I hung out with really opened my mind to other perspectives while remaining true to my standards. I love to live the Gospel every day of my life. I love sharing the simple truths of the gospel! Jesus Christ is the perfect example, and I know that it is possible to become like Him. I love to attend the temple regularly. For those who haven't gone to the temple, know that it is a place dedicated to make promises with God for those who live the fullness of His gospel as taught by living prophets and apostles on the earth. The blessings are supernal and above anything else we can receive in this life, and they are meant to unite us with our family units to Christ forever.