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Hi I'm Taylor

I'm 20 yrs old. I like oatmeal for breakfast. I'm serving a mission in Texas. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have a wide variety of interest. I love sports--basketball, soccer, tennis, ping pong. I enjoy playing classical piano pieces. I try to cook, but I'm terrible.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I have had many experiences throughout my life that have confirmed to me the truthfulness of the restored gospel. The roots of my testimony have grown in my home under the influence of my family members. When I was 17, my step-brother moved into our home in Utah. At that time he wasn't a member of the church. He chose to investigate the church, and the missionaries began teaching him. My family (mom, step-dad, brother, sister, step-brother, and me) grew closer together as we listened to the missionaries. My step-brother chose to be baptized. At the baptismal service, I remember receiving a very distinct impression from the Spirit that Joseph Smith really saw Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ as a young boy, and that he had indeed been called as a prophet of God. Since that time, my testimony has experienced ups and downs. I truly believe that this is God's church. I once had a church leader explain to me a parable that describes my testimony very well. When snow falls, it usually comes down quietly and steadily. Occasionally you get blizzards that cover the ground quickly. Before you know it, you look outside and the snow is two feet deep and everything is pretty and white. Throughout my life, I have had a steady downfall of experiences--snowflakes--that have laid a foundation for my witness of Christ. When I examine my beliefs, I feel at peace with myself and with God. I trust in the reassurances I have received from the Spirit--that the Book of Mormon is true, that Christ lives, and that His church has been restored to the earth.

How I live my faith

Everyday of my life is devoted to sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ with as many people as I can. It's the most rewarding task in the world. As I serve my mission, I can feel God's influence more and more. I recognize the many blessings that my family and I have received. I have the privilege of taking those same blessings to other families. A mission is a sacrifice. But the Lord repays us so much, it almost feels unfair. I want to always live my life in appreciation for His tender mercies.