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Hi I'm Nathan Turner

I love being outside skiing, rockclimbing, and whitewater kayaking. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I'm a teenager who is leaving on a mission in march 2013 to the Peru, Lima East mission. I enjoy being outside trying new activities. I love to do water-sports in the summer, including slalom skiing and whitewater kayaking. In the winter I love snow sports, mainly skiing and snow kiting. Throughout high school, I loved welding and working on engines. I used those skills to fix up lawn equipment and start up a lawn care business. I want to receive a degree in business management and become an entrepreneur.

Why I am a Mormon

I had the opportunity to be raised in the church. I was very fortunate for this opportunity. Just because I was raised up in this church though, doesn't mean I was totally converted all my life. I feel like I truly converted not too long ago, when I decided to go on my mission. I realized that I needed to have my own testimony of this gospel if I am going to teach it to others. So, I decided to make that my goal, to have my own testimony. I have been working hard at it, and still am, but I feel like my own testimony is coming along and now I can say that I am a Mormon. I continue to follow this gospel because I feel good when I do. Also, I see what it does to people, how it helps so many other people be happy and isn't that what everyone wants? To be happy? Just seeing what this church does makes me want to stay in it forever.

How I live my faith

I love participating in my church. Everything we have done in church leaves me feeling good. We have done many service activities including yard work for elderly people, caroling during Christmastime, as well as helping members carry out their eagle projects for Boy Scouts. I recently got called to be a Sunday School teacher for 12 year old kids. I am looking forward to teaching these kids. I feel it will really help me prepare to teach people while I am on my mission. Yes it takes work on my part to do these things, but it is very rewarding as well. The more I participate in these church activities, the more I enjoy living my life.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Nathan Turner
I feel that families are the foundation for everything. If you break a society down to its most simple building blocks, that would be family. Families make up a community, communities make up a state, and states make up a country. If the foundation is strong (aka family), then I think it would strengthen the rest of society. Family is a great place to learn morals and standards as well, and as Mormons, we believe that when families die, we will once again be reunited with them in heaven, so while we are are on earth, we better make the most out of our relationships with family! Show more Show less