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Hi I'm Taylor

I'm a missionary, I come from a family of 9, and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I am currently a missionary serving in the Washington DC area. I am the 8th of 9 kids in my family. I have always enjoyed being in the outdoors- away from people, in God's creations. For a while I lived on a small yak farm in northern Idaho. I plan on studying Agriculture in college and being a full-time farmer in the future.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised as a Mormon by faithful parents who loved the Lord. I grew up learning what was right, and I have always known this church to be true. But there came a time where I really didn't know, where I doubted everything I had learned. But by heartfelt prayers and by going to church, I was able to feel God telling me that it is right, that everything I had learned is actually the truth. That is how I came to my belief in this church and in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and that is why I'm a missionary- to share that comfort and knowledge with others!

How I live my faith

I live my faith by following Jesus Christ's example. I know He has done so much for me, and so I try to do the things He would do if He were here. I read my scriptures daily, I apply them to how I live, and I consistently pray. As a missionary, I spend a lot of time teaching people about my faith and the blessings that come from it, so I do everything I can to live what I teach. I have come to know, by living my faith, that God loves me and knows me personally.

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

Taylor
The purpose of life is to learn, by experience, how to become more like God, and to gain a physical body. God has laid out a plan for us so that the end of our Earthly lives won't mean the end of our existence. Within our life on Earth, we are asked to have faith in Jesus Christ and His Atonement, to repent, to be baptized by someone holding the restored authority of God, to receive the Gift of the Holy Ghost, and to endure to the end so that we will be fully prepared to live with God again. Show more Show less