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Hi I'm Adam Turner

Life can be tough. I try to push on & have hope. More importantly, I'm married & have two wonderful boys. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

For me, the most important role I have in life is to be the best father I can be to my two sons. I often fall short of my own expectations in this area, but I try to pick myself up when I fall and try again. My children bring me my greatest joys....& my toughest challenges. My faith helps me view life through an eternal perspective, what I mean by that is I know that the relationships I form in this life will extend beyond death. My grandparents, parents, siblings, my wife, my children, even my dearest friends I know I can be with them beyond this life and so I try to make these bonds strong. Beyond my family and my faith, singing is my greatest passion. It's the way I feel most connected with my true self, my best self. I love musical theater, the like of Les Miserable, Miss Saigon, Jekyll & Hyde just rush through me and invigorate my soul.

Why I am a Mormon

Well, this could be a long answer of my own personal journey of finding my faith and the role Jesus Christ has played in my life... The truth is I'm a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) because I came to a point in my life when I could no longer rely upon that which my parents had always taught me. I had too many questions of my own that I could not answer for myself. I was only 16 years old when I came to this crossroad, I needed to know for myself if Jesus was real, if he was literally the Son of God or was he just a good man who helped many people. I received an undeniable witness which rushed through my entire body that not only was Jesus the Son of God but that He gave His life for ALL of humanity. He was not just the Saviour of the world, He was MY Saviour. I have read the Bible many times and know the record to be true. I have also read the Book of Mormon, another witness of Jesus Christ. I know this record also to be true, I have asked God in prayer to know of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon & I have felt in my heart that it is true. The Book of Mormon has taught me more of Jesus Christ, His role as MY Saviour, the purpose of this life & what I need to do in this life to have joy and also what I must do in order to return to my God after this life. That is why I am a Mormon. I know it to be true. I invite you to find out for youself if Jesus Christ was real, whether the Book of Mormon is another record of ancient scripture translated by a Prophet named Joseph Smith during the 1820's. Request a FREE copy of the Book of Mormon here at http://mormon.org/book-of-mormon and find out for yourself.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith by my actions not by words. Like all members of our faith I volunteer my time & talents when called upon to help within my local congregation, currently this means I teach a small group of youth aged 12 to 13 for around 40 mins each Sunday. What I enjoy about this is the diversity of the group and how you can see their individual personalities. My role is not so much a teacher in the sense that I TEACH at them, but more that I help facilitate discussion and conversation around topics such as God's plan for us, The role of Jesus Christ as our Saviour, The restoration of the Gospel, The Book of Mormon and how it can influence their lives. What's interesting to witness is how they learn for themselves in their own time the answers to some of life's greatest questions of the soul. This is not something I or anyone else can impose or force upon them, but is a great privilege to be there, to guide them along their personal journey. Within my own family I try to be a good example to my children. TRY, is the most appropriate word as like so many of us I often miss the mark, but my faith allows me to believe I can try again, I can aim higher, I can and should hope for a better future for my children. That I have been given a sacred responsibility to nurture and raise my children for the brief time that I have the privilege to call them mine.

In whom should we have faith?

Adam Turner
In order to come closer to Heavenly Father (God) & receive blessings that He has for us, we need to develop faith in our Saviour Jesus Christ. (Acts 4:12) But, we must also have faith in ourselves. We must have faith that we can change our lives, become better husbands, wives, brothers, sisters. Yes, this is a different kind of faith than that which we have in Jesus Christ, but God has so much faith in us, he trusts us, despite our human weaknesses to teach our children what is right. So yes, I believe we should and must have faith in ourselves if we are ever to achieve the greatness that God sees in each one of us. Show more Show less

What blessings can you receive from reading the Book of Mormon, the Bible, and other scriptures?

Adam Turner
I feel that one of the greatest blessings which comes from reading scriptures is that you begin to build a deeper understanding of God's love for us, & the central role of Jesus Christ in God's plan for His children. Reading the Bible & the Book of Mormon has given me peace & strength beyond my own. Two of my favourite verses of scripture are: Bible - John 3:16 "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." Book of Mormon - 2 Nephi 33:6 "I glory in plainness; I glory in truth; I glory in my Jesus, for he hath redeemed my soul from hell." Show more Show less

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Adam Turner
No, is the short answer. Yes, there are many of our faith who choose to serve as a full-time missionary for the Church over an 18 month or 2 year period from age 18 to 25. I myself had the opportunity to be a missionary in Bordeaux, France when I was 19 and consider my time serving as a missionary as the greatest blessing I have had in my life after my family. All good things in my life I can trace back to lessons I learned as a young missionary. The friendships I made & the joys I felt still now lift my heart almost 20 years later. Show more Show less