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Hi I'm Francis B. Turner

My life is filled with the laughter of children who surround me. Ten of my own and many others - I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a farmer's wife and helping things grow, whether it be animals, crops, especially children, has been my life's work. I've also spent years teaching Special Needs Children at our local elementary school. My day isn't complete without playing or hearing beautiful music I can also take my pick of gardening, reading and watching my sons and grandchildren participate in ball games to add spice to my life. Attending the Temple and doing Genealogy adds another dimension to my life. P.S. I can still hit a baseball or make a jumpshot!

Why I am a Mormon

I know that Jesus Christ is the Savior of mankind; He is the "living bread which came down from Heaven and if any man eat of this bread, he shall live forever". I know that Jesus Christ gave His life for me. He was resurrected and He lives. Because He lives, I shall live too for He has power over death and sin and in His infinite love for all mankind, I have a part. Heavenly Father has promised that those who keep His commandments and enter into His covenants will be joint heirs with Jesus Christ and I believe Him! In the Mormon Church "we talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ, we prophesy of Christ, and we write according to our prophecies, that our children may know to what source they may look for a remission of their sins." I would add to that, we sing of Christ and I love to sing the hymns that teach of Him. Teachings of Jesus Christ are central to my Mormon faith. Knowing that my prayers and heard and answered gives me hope, and strength, and courage to move forward through times of difficulty and grief. Jesus Christ is the anchor to my soul.

How I live my faith

My first calling in the Church was to play the music for Primary meetings and the second one was to go visiting teaching. I'm not asked to play the music for Primary very often any more but I've never quit going visiting teaching and through that calling, I've become friends with great women of the Church. I've spent countless hours preparing lessons and activities - love the camping part - for the Young Women of the Wards I've been a part of and I've taught many lessons for the Women as well. As a teenager, my calling was to teach dancing and nothing was more fun than that. A few years ago, I was called to be an Employment Specialist and that was complimented by my work with college students who were looking for help with writing resumes.