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Hi I'm Jani Taylor

I am a Missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and U.S. Navy Veteran - Loves: Sci-Fi, Cosplay, Art, Sushi!

About Me

My name is Jani Taylor. I was raised in Tooele, Utah. I never realized how important the Gospel was to me until I left home to join the U.S. NAVY. My faith was really tested then. My Testimony helped me face many trials as a SAILOR. Military Life was the Beginning of my Conversion. The Navy helped mold me, but I really helped change others in the process. After the Navy, I toured 5 different colleges before I finally came to the conclusion that my service was not over. I decided to attend Comic-Con one last time before putting in my papers to " SERVE A MISSION " ( I truly believe God rewarded me for my desire to serve a mission by having the opportunity to meet " PATRICK STEWART " at Comic-Con in UTAH of all places! ) I am so very happy I did! -- I am currently serving a full-time MISSION in the OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA MISSION! -- Serving in the Bible Buckle is a challenge, but nothing I can't handle.

Why I am a Mormon

Military life was a complete " culture shock! " There was no LDS church on Pearl Harbor, Naval Base and Missionaries were off limits. I tried filling that " black hole " that ate away at my heart constantly.. I was missing that " Paradise ".. I felt empty.. ( and I was in Hawaii of all places! ). I would hop " The Bus " often and go searching for church. It would take 4 hours to ride around " Circle Island " ( often I would not get off work until 20:00 and Pearl Harbor Naval Base had a curfew. If you lived on base and didn't make it back on time they would close the gates ). One day I was so desperate I payed $200.00 for a 1-way Cab Ride to the " Laiae Temple ". It was WORTH it.. I felt like I had finally made it " Home ". I was profoundly affected by the one-on-one attention received from the Sister Missionaries that day. I had some good bitter-sweet experiences in the Navy. However, I still yearned for that SPIRITUAL experience of being a full-time " MISSIONARY ". I put off college to serving the Lord for 18 more months of my life and I could not be happier! I am now currently serving in the: Oklahoma City, OK Mission.

How I live my faith

LIFE AS A MISSIONARY: I now spend my life as a full-time Missionary, serving in the: " Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Mission ". POST-NAVY: I spent 18 months touring different colleges, working, and attending Institute. Finally, I came to the conclusion that my service was not over. I yearned for that wonderful God-sent experience of being on a MISSION. IN THE NAVY: I spent much time reading from my scriptures. There was no LDS services on board and if there were any Mormons aboard, they were never open about it. I was on my own. Alone with God. HOOYAH MISSION WORK!