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Hi I'm Taylor

I'm an angsty teenage girl and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

So a little about me, well I'm a senior at my online high school right now. I really enjoy my science classes, I'm taking chemistry. I live with my mom and dad. I have a brother and a sister. Romantic comedies are my favorite past time. I like making crafts like origami flowers and crocheting headbands for family. I love to bake with my mom. I like to draw nature. I love love love hanging out with my awesome family. I have 6 aunts and 5 uncles and 20 cousins. But I'm the second oldest so I am an awesome babysitter. I work at a daycare which my family all works at. I love kids, especially little babies, they are so round and cute and cuddly. I'm a huge reader. I read nine books in a month one time. I'm usually really shy around new people but with my family and friends I like to joke around and have fun. I hope to start college next year close to home and then transfer to a university. I want to become a pediatric dentist when I grow up. I wanted to be a psychologist for kids because all I want to do is help people but I care too much. I'm just an all around compassionate person.

Why I am a Mormon

So in June 2011 I started going to church with one of my aunts and her family. I had always thought the church was odd and outlandish. And to be honest I was really nervous to go, I was awkward and uncomfortable and I don't like meeting new people. It gives me anxiety like no other. But when you get past that, as soon as you walk through those doors you are washed over with this sort of peace. everyone was so friendly and are the most unjudgemental people I will evr get the joy to meet. I was excited to go to church every Sunday afterwards. But I still felt out of the loop, like I was missing some parts of the puzzle. So when my aunt asked if I wanted to receive the discussions I was so ready. We would meet at my aunts house, and I was so eager for information. When they gave me a book of Mormon I just wanted to read it all the time. They didn't even have to ask me to read it really. Pretty soon I started adding my input, I could even explain things better than them sometimes haha. Everyone started asking me about girls camp and I kept thinking there is no way I am going to go somewhere far away where I knew no one at all for an entire week. I hate meeting new people. But I prayed and asked if this is what I was supposed to do. I kept having dreams about being baptized and bright lights. I knew then that I had to go. It's what He wanted. When I got there it was raining, but I still got to be around my aunt for a while so I didn't have to mingle too much with everyone. My cousin would show up the next day. But after I was assigned to sleep with a bunch of people i didn't know I was really really uncomfortable so I asked someone from church if I could sleep with them andnshe said of course and I slept in their group. I cried the first couple of days but the last couple of days instated really enjoying myself, I did the script in front of the whole camp, I said my testimony for the first time. I made friends! By august 20th I was baptized. Its been the best blessing.

How I live my faith

I am a part of the young womans branch. I have no responsibilities yet. But on my own, I do read the scriptures and I volunteer at the food bank on Tuesday's.