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Hi I'm Taylor

I am an avid Jazz fan, I believe that living the "fundamentals" can get you anywhere, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am from a little town. I have lived there for most of my life. This little community is about as close to a family as my own, and we treat each other with kindness and charity. This community has shaped me, I believe, to become the hardworking progressive person that I am today. I have studied General Engineering at a college and I loved it. I recently served a full time mission in the Nebraska Omaha mission, and I continue to stick to what I know to be true.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a Mormon family. So as a child I was expected because of good parents to go to church and learn of the gospel of Jesus Christ. I did not really make any choice to believe in what I was doing with my time until I was in high school. The emotions, stress, hormones and everything else in high school were very irritating and I learned soon (through seminary lessons) that the best way to turn for comfort and joy was the gospel of Jesus Christ. From there I began to see the world different around me. I was no longer thinking about myself, but I was thinking about how I could serve others and help them feel the same Spirit that I was feeling. So I read the Book of Mormon for the first time and did as Moroni asks in Moroni chapter ten verses three through five. I asked whether or not these things that I had been reading were true. I was answered simply and powerfully that the Book of Mormon was true and that all things in the Gospel of Jesus Christ were true as well.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by following the basics of the gospel. I pray every day multiple times to my Heavenly Father. I read His word in the scriptures every night. I attend church meetings every Sunday, and I try to become a better person everyday through the Atonement of Jesus Christ. Also because I have been given much through the Gospel of Jesus Christ I too must give by sharing two years of my life to serve as a full time missionary.

Who is the Mormon prophet today?

God has called prophets to lead His Church in our day, just as He did anciently. The current prophet and President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is Thomas S. Monson. He is assisted by two counselors—Henry B. Eyring and Dieter F. Uctdorf. Together, they make up the First Presidency of the Church much like Peter, James, and John after Christ’s death. All members of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles are apostles and prophets. The current Apostles are * Boyd K. Packer * L. Tom Perry * Russell M. Nelson * Dallin H. Oaks * M. Russell Ballard * Richard G. Scott * Robert D. Hales * Jeffrey R. Holland * David A. Bednar * Quentin L. Cook * D. Todd Christofferson * Neil L. Andersen I know Thomas S. Monson is a prophet of God because I have listened and heeded his teachings. By doing so I have found myself growing closer to God and Jesus Christ. I have also prayed to know if he is a prophet. I can now say that I know that Thomas S. Monson is a prophet of God and he is the mouthpiece of our Heavenly Father, and if we listen to what he says and do it we will become closer to God. Show more Show less