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Hi I'm Jayden Turley

I grew up in Arizona all over. I love basketball, hiking, camping, and being outdoors and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I'm from Arizona, a little tiny town called Joseph City and my favorite thing to do is to talk to people and hear them laugh. I love being able to help others feel better than I found them. Some of my favorite hobbies are longboarding, basketball, hiking, fishing, camping, and just hanging out with friends. I'm the oldest of 4 and love my family so much. Currently,I'm serving as a missionary and I love it! I developed a love for the gospel by doing what I teach people to do now. That is, to read the Book of Mormon, pray about it and ask God if it's true, and attend church. When I was younger I was not as strong in my testimony of the gospel, but after diligently seeking, I have found that it was a great blessing and the most amazing thing to have applied into your life.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon simply because I know it's true. To understand the significance of this you have to understand that God is our loving Heavenly Father. He cherishes us and wants us to have the most happiness possible now and into eternities. Because he loves us he provided a way for us to return to live with him. That way is through Jesus Christ. In addition to Christ, he also gave us families with whom we can draw strength and love from. Not every family is perfect and perhaps some are even severed, but the promise is that when we center our lives on the Gospel of Jesus Christ, we are eternally blessed. Heavenly Father has also given us prophets such as Noah, Moses, Abraham and many more, to guide us in our lives. Eventually, as you will find in the New Testament and the Old Testament, people tend to reject the prophets and fall away from God. But because God loves us, he always calls another prophet. He even sent his son Jesus Christ to lead us and show us the way. But like others before him, he was rejected and crucified. After his death, there was a long period of spiritual darkness where there was no prophet to lead and to guide us. But again, because God loves us, he called another prophet. A young man named Joseph Smith. Many people doubt the claim that he is and was a prophet of God so there was a way provided for us to know if it is true. Through reading the Book of Mormon and praying to know if the Book is true, we can know if Joesph Smith truly was a prophet. I did this and gained a witness from the Holy Ghost that the Book of Mormon is the word of God and by extension, that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the Lord's kingdom once again established on the earth. There is nothing else that can really describe the joy I have found in this. It means that God still reaches out to us and the heavens are open. In all reality, being a Mormon is not a culture or a religion, but it is the way to eternal life and happiness.

How I live my faith

As a full-time missionary, we get up at 6:30 everday and excersise. Afterwhich we get ready for studies which start at 8:00am till about 10:00am. And if you're a new missionary or you are learning a new language, you get an extra hour of study. After studies we go out and find people to teach until about 9:00pm at night. During the day, we get to meet a lot of different kinds of people. We share with them the message of the Gospel and how much happiness it can give. I personally live my faith to its fullest. That includes the practice of abstinence till marriage, not partaking of certain edibles such as coffee, alcahol, tea, tabacco, and illegal substances. On top of that, we attend church every sunday for at least 3 hours. Although many people would view this as a very rigid and restrictive lifestyle, i view it as a way to happiness. I know that living in such a way has helped me to grow closer to God and to Christ. Perhaps the greatest blessing that I've come to know is that families are an eternal principle. This means that God has created a way for us to live with our families for eternity and not "until death do us part." When I keep the commandments of God I am assured that this blessing will come to realization after this life. As I hold that eternal perspective clearly in my mind, everything else becomes easier.

What do Mormons believe about “eternal life?”

Jayden Turley
Eternal life can be interchangeably described as Eternal Happiness. Our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ want us to have as much joy and happiness as possible not only now, but after we die. The word "Eternal" insinuates an unending and continual condition or state. We are promised by holy prophets in the Bible and the Book of Mormon that if we live the Gospel of Jesus Christ, which incorporates the principles of faith, repentance, baptism, recieveing the gift of the Holy Ghost, and enduring to the end, that we will recieve the greatest blessing from on high. Our eternal life depends upon how well we keep these principles and how well we maintain obedience to God's commandments. Show more Show less

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

Jayden Turley
Anything and everything proves that there is a God. Consider the evidence of how everything is able to operate perfectly and with harmony on earth. Our bodies can regenerate themselves, the sun is the perfect distance from the earth to enable sustenance life, and things grow. Science can explain in great detail the how, what, and where of life, but is unable to expound on the question as to whom or why. What is the point of life? Who or what put mortality into motion? The only logical and plausible answer is deity, or a higher being. As members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day saints, we believe and know that we have a loving God, or in other words, a loving Heavenly Father. All things denote that God does exist and as you follow Christ's suggestion to "Consider the lilies," you will come to know this for yourself as well. Show more Show less

Who founded Mormonism and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

Jayden Turley
We believe that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is, in effect, the restoration and manifestation of Christ's original church He established during his mortal duration on earth. The person who restored it was a young man named Joseph Smith. He had a miraculous vision in the year of 1820. He, like many of us, questioned religion and had a strong desire to unite himself with God's kingdom on earth. He asked himself which church is true and how can one know which to join? After reading in the Bible, he came to the conclusion to ask in earnest prayer this very question. As a result, God the Father and Jesus Christ appeared unto him. Joseph was then informed that the Church, organized and established by Christ himself, needed to be restored to the earth. "Mormonism" was a term recognized by the world as a new and additional way of Christianity founded by Joseph Smith. We believe that the same organization that existed in Christ's church has again been restored through Joseph Smith, who later became the Prophet of this dispensation. It was officially organized on April 6th, 1830 and has since spread all over the world. Show more Show less