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Hi I'm Turner

I'm from Tennessee. I love music and movies. I'm a drummer. I'm a polevaulter. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm the second oldest of 6 kids. I love my family. I served a mission in St. George, Utah. Before my mission I went to BYU-Provo for a year; majoring in Mechanical Engineering. I love being creative: film-making, music composition, story-telling, and even doodling when I'm bored. I play the drums and the bass (not very well); and also the piano and guitar (even worse). I used to play tennis back in middle and high school. My senior year of high school I tried pole-vaulting for the track team...it was a blast. I play videogames during my downtime (my all time favorite is Super Smash Bros. Melee). I love making checklists just so that I can feel the rush of getting stuff done. I'm a firm believer in balancing work with some quality veg-time (watching movies, listening to music, messing around with friends, and just enjoying life).

Why I am a Mormon

Despite the fact that my entire family is LDS, I didn't always have a testimony but as I experienced life I gained a strong desire to know what was right. I'm pretty logical so I always had a belief that there was truth somewhere in the world, I just needed to work hard enough to find it. I think the real turning point for me in gaining my own testimony was when I was about 16. I remember one day during the summer when I had nothing to do, I went to my room and lay down on my bed. It's kind of odd, but as I stared up at the glow-in-the-dark stars plastered to the ceiling I started thinking about the overwhelming vastness of the universe and suddenly realized how insignificant I seemed to be compared to the infinitude of space and time. I know, it sounds ridiculous, but it's true. As I lay there on my bed I realized that I didn't really know what I believed; I didn't even know for sure that there was a God. That was the turning point. Over the next few years my life didn't really have much direction; I just did whatever I wanted (within reason of course). During the time I was at college I decided to read a chapter from the Book of Mormon each night; as I did this I found that I was able to relate to the characters and I received answers to the biggest questions in life (Is there a God? What is the purpose of my life? What happens when I die?). While reading the Book of Mormon, I felt something that I hadn't felt too much previously in my life; I felt purpose, direction, love, and hope. As I studied, I came to know that the things I felt were from the Spirit and as I prayed diligently to know if all of it was true, God gave me an answer. It took a lot of time, but as I started keeping the commandments as best as I could and as I repented of my mistakes and applied the atonement of Christ to my life, I felt God's love stronger than ever before and I could not deny that He really was there and that this was the path He had prepared for me.

How I live my faith

James 2: 17-18 "Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone. Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works." My faith in Christ leads me to act. Let me preface this next part by admitting that I am not perfect; sometimes (probably more often than I'd like to admit) I make mistakes. I try to learn how I can improve by repenting and moving forward with an increased determination to be a disciple of Christ. I go to church, read the scriptures, and pray to God so that I can strengthen my faith in him. I help other people whenever possible, I am not ashamed to testify of what I have come to know to be true. Living according to the principles of the gospel has brought me more happiness in my life than anything else and I know that it will bless the life of anyone who is sincerely seeking to strengthen their own relationship with God as well.