I’m a Mormon, I Clean Carpets, and I Cook Curry
I’m a Mormon, I Clean Carpets, and I Cook Curry

Bye, love you. OK, off we go. Here I come to save the day. This is the fun bit,
pumping up the sprayer. My name is Mike Turvey,
and I clean carpets. Hard work is important
because I work for long hours. Lugging things around
can be awkward. Got to be careful, because I’ve
seen a chiropractor a few times. The work is draining. What motivates me
is the desire to support my family. I’ve had times when I thought
I couldn’t do it anymore. I get on my knees and say, “God, if I can’t get out of this,
please help me enjoy it.” And then I do. God makes even mundane things seem interesting, important,
and exciting. It’s such a fantastic
thing to have. It makes me feel
really good inside. I love being a dad because I see
life again through my kids’ eyes. This is my lovely daughter Jasmine. She’s the best daughter
I’ve got. I’m your only daughter. I respect my fantastic wife, Sarah,
for all she does. It’s a challenge to
synchronize a diary. I’ve tried it. She answers the phone,
“Good afternoon, Star Service.” She’s brilliant. I like to cycle on the canal
with Ben. He’s very good at the piano. Mike’s curry is the best
in the universe. My curry’s really good. I get a load of onions, garlic,
peppers, stick it in the blender, whizz it all up, fry it
in coconut oil. Makes my mouth water
thinking about it. Put some ginger in there. Fantastic, wonderful. Thanks, Ben. I grew up in a good Christian home, but I strayed away from the
things they taught me. I became unhappy. Thankfully, a good friend of mine,
Ricky, suggested we go on a trip. We hitchhiked down
to southern Greece. We stayed in Egypt for a few days;
then we got into Israel. I remember being on an old bus
with a lot of soldiers. I could see the Sea of Galilee
glistening in the sun. We were coming
down the hill, and I could almost picture Jesus
walking on the Sea of Galilee. I started thinking,
“This is where Jesus used to live.” I had an amazing experience. I felt like the whole Bible
flew through me in a split second. I was honestly converted
just like that. I had a witness of Jesus Christ
and the Bible. I was looking for the truth. I asked God if He could guide me
and lead me, and He did. He led me to The Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. You have challenges,
but it’s a wonderful way of life. Nothing compares with it. I’ve heard that people don’t care how much you know
until they know how much you care. I’ve hung onto that
because we all have the same God. We’re all His children, which
makes us all brothers and sisters. The most important
thing is love. I’m a curry-cooking, carpet-
cleaning husband and father. My name’s Mike Turvey, and I’m a Mormon.

37 thoughts on “I’m a Mormon, I Clean Carpets, and I Cook Curry”

  1. Christi Botts says:

    What a lovely guy!

  2. SharpLady53 says:

    What a joy-filled heart that great man has! Bless you.

  3. Khadijah Brown says:

    Thank you so much! I needed to hear your words this day.

  4. Heidi Stucker says:

    Wonderful message!! Bless you and your family. I will share this with my friends!

  5. Ryan Kyle says:

    Thank you! I learned something from this message that will help me. I truly appreciate it!

  6. Ryan McBride says:

    My favorite part was when he spoke about how important hard work is in our lives today.

  7. omiolo says:

    I appreciate hard work.

  8. John Walker says:

    Thank you Mike. Something I needed today.

  9. upbeatbarrister says:

    A message I needed to hear. I think I'll start praying to find a way to enjoy my job.

  10. Richard Auger says:

    Top man!! … you are a most impressive individual; and you have a wonderful family too!

  11. vballnelson says:

    Good man! Something everyone should watch. The world be a better place if even 25% of us were like him.

  12. Cathryn Farr says:

    I respect your conversion at the sea of Galilee! I hope one day to walk where Jesus walked. For now he walks with me, as I invite Him into my life through prayer.

  13. Heber Valverde says:

    Thank you Mike, I'm a Mormon too and carpet cleaner too.

  14. WooWoo says:

    I loved hearing about your experience in Israel

  15. Deborah Ubochi says:

    LOVE THIS. Didn't expect any reference to God to pop up! But my heart felt compelled and softened to him as he was working hard; I don't usually watch adverts too, so funny how I remained watching. Bless you.

  16. Tay Battman says:

    this guy is Humble. I admire that.

  17. Keriama Krueger says:

    Of all the dozen or so  wonderful videos I've watched tonite, this is the one that brought tears to my eyes as I listened to Mike's testimony of the Saviour by the Sea of Galilee and his conversion to Christ.

  18. Dana Jähn says:

    I really love your story! It shows that you don't have to do something extravagant for a living to be successful. I really admire what you do. Thank you for sharing!

  19. Jerry Williamson says:

    "I've been through times when I say I can't do this anymore, then I get on my knees and ask God if I can't get out of this you've got to help me enjoy it, and then I do!"

  20. Daniel Murff says:

    Thanks for sharing your story. I admire you. 

  21. Brian Ward says:

    I'm not a Mormon, but I appropriated this story. The majority of jobs aren't sexy, the majority of life isn't "awesome" – but knowing your priorities and finding joy in what you do can only come from something/someone bigger.

  22. Margaret Bakly says:

    I really like how you said how they dont care how much you know just how much you care…. that is so true thank you for your testimony

  23. Linda Mattes says:

    What a sweet man!

  24. Norma Vargas Rivera says:

    Thanks for sharing your testimony it strengthened me 🙂 Merry Christmas from Ecuador
    you have a beautiful family

  25. Rich Allen says:

    thanks love and blessings brother

  26. Rich Allen says:

    thanks love and blessings my brother

  27. Clayton Johnson says:

    this man talks about Jesus like he is his savior I wonder if he knows who the Mormons Think Jesus is

  28. Larry says:

    This is a man's man. He is my hero. I suppose I cry every time I watch this, it is so cool. Here is a man who wears himself out every day to serve his family and other people. God bless you and your precious family. You are the salt of the earth.

  29. Jen Hughes says:

    I love that he visited a special geographical location and was moved by the works that Christ completed there. Great story.

  30. Ciaran Saigir says:

    This man sounds like he's from Gloucester if I'm not mistaken.

  31. Tielu iakopo says:

    I remember when jasmine servered in our ward, Ashburton ward. She was quiet at first but getting to know her was awesome. She and sister Christensen always made our lessons fun and I miss her a lot. She lived and she loved it.

  32. Teancum Lopati says:

    like it

  33. Gannon Walser says:

    One of my absolute all time favorites. Thanks Mike Turvey.

  34. Tabitha Brower says:

    This video reminds me of everything I hope Jesus Christ can make of me: a grateful, content, aware, whole kind of person who both makes the best of things and makes things better.

  35. Mischa Parco says:

    Having a down moment, I flipped through several videos. I just watched this and your story and humility lifted my heavy heart. Thank you for sharing your challenges and positive outlook.

  36. Reinhard Behrens says:

    Consider changing your religion dude! For your sake and for your daughter. Jesus is the only way, there is ONLY one God. The Mormon Jesus is not Jesus of the Bible. Have a look at http://www.kanaanministries.org/wp-content/uploads/downloads/2014/02/Prayers-Of-Renunciation-MORMON-CHURCH.pdf or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-xjSJKZbPQ (Jesus is NOT Lucifers brother) I do like your humility and your hard work, it is TRUELY admirable. Go well…

  37. Davey Jones says:

    Just wondering if you combined your two loves into one recipe?
    I love curry—but not mixed with carpet residue….tho, I have had curry that tasted like a mixture of the two!

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