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Hi I'm Taylor

I am a missionary, a rock-climber, and I am Mormon!

About Me

I am from South Jordan, Utah and have lived there just about my whole life. I have the greatest parents in the world as well as two older sisters, a big brother, and my awesome little bro. My family means a lot to me and they are definitely have played a huge part in who I am today, for which I thank them. I like going out and having a good time with my friends, I watch waaay too many movies (big fan of film here), and I just love being outdoors and having adventures. I worked as a rockclimbing guide and ever since I first started climbing I've been hooked! I plan on hittting the rocks again as soon as I am able. Pretty much, life is good! I've been very blessed.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in a very strong LDS household, and went to church each week growing up. I'm extremely grateful for my wonderful parents and the love and patience they showed me while teaching me the simple truths of the Gospel. However, as we all know, there comes a time when being raised in it isn't nearly enough, and we need to seek answers and build our own testimony. Through the process of trial and error which we all go through to some point in our lives, it didn't take long to discover that the times that I was happiest is when I was following the teachings of Jesus Christ and His living prophets. I knew that there was something to all of this, So I took the matter to God and asked him through prayer what he'd have me do. I recieved an answer, and I'm still here. Although I've been immersed in it since day one, the reason that I've stayed is quite simply because I know it's where God wants me. By trying my best to do what I know I'm supposed to be doing, I've felt God's love in ways that I never had before. Through the things that I've experienced I simply cannot deny that it's true, and that's why I'm a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints!

How I live my faith

I try and live my faith by focusing on the little things that I know I can do to improve my relationship with my Heavenly Father such as prayer, going to church, and spending time in the service of others. I find that when I try my best to follow the example that our Savior set for us that I am better able to see God's hand in my life and realize how truly blessed I am. I'm currently serving a two year mission for the church where I have committed all of my time and energy to teaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ to others, and it's been the best time of my entire life.

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

Taylor
 Mormon missionaries proselyte so that we can share our unique message with the world. The aboslute fullness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ had been restored to the earth, and it is only through obedience to that gospel and the ordinances found therein that mankind can be saved. We preach not to increase church membership, but because through a living prophet God has revealed more to us about His plan and how we can return to live with him. There is no message of more importance or that is more wonderful than this, and we desire all to have the opportunity to recieve it.  Show more Show less

Why is authority to perform a baptism important?

Taylor
Christ commanded his disciples to preach the gospel unto all nations "baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost." In order to perform an action in the name of someone/something else we need to be given direct authority from that person to do so. For example a police officer shouting, "Stop in the name of the law!" would probably be given much greater respect than a plumber who said the same thing; this is because one has the authority which gives creedence to his statement. The Bible also teaches us "No man shall take this honour unto himself save he that is called of God, as was Aaron." We can learn through study that Aaron recieved his authority through the laying on of hands by someone else who was in authority to do so. It is the same in Christ's church today as it was in His church of old. "A man must be born of water and of the Spirit, or he can in nowise inherit the kingdom of heaven." Baptism by the proper authority is an essential ordinance in order to recieve the fulness of salvation, that is why we invite all to take part. Show more Show less