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Hi I'm Boyd Taylor

I grew up in Columbus Ohio. I have worked in the food processing world and I am proud to feed the world. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Boyd and that is not a common name. I was born in Utah and moved all over until I was 11. I was in 6 elementary schools. I went to Ohio State University and discovered that I enjoyed running a business. I ran my business for 23 years selling a machine that made fresh squeezed orange juice. It was fun. Now I work selling food process equipment. I was married for 27 years to Amy and we had twin boys and two daughters. A few years ago, Heavenly father called her home after fighting cancer for 7 years. I was alone and hated that, so I married a wonderful widow whose husband had died of cancer as well. Its been hard for the both of us, but in finding each other we have found joy. Our children bring us the greatest joy. My new wife, Lisa, has two children had 5 grandchildren and I had 4 children and 3 grandchildren and so now our baskets are full of grandchildren who have brought us even more joy. I am a photographer as a hobby and I love it deeply. I have a ski boat and a camping trailer that I keep parked in a camping place. I love the outdoors. I enjoy the simple act of driving. I have worked with youth my entire life. At this time I want to end with a simple statement that I am happy! Its been hard, to get to this point, but I have made it through some seriously difficult times. I do feel the warmth of a sunny day on my face again!

Why I am a Mormon

My great great great grandmother crossed the plains in the Martin Handcart Company. My mother escaped from East Germany and my father was a smoke jumper in Montana. All of these tasks were difficult. I have had many of my own struggles including a down syndrome brother who we all loved, loosing my wife to cancer, loosing a business, and being unemployed at a time in my life. In all of this adversity I remembered my history and knew to never give up. Since the difficulties, I now work and make more money then ever, I was blessed with finding a widow who also lost her husband to cancer and now we rejoice in our coming together. Through it all our children have married in the temple, have been true and faithful. We have one more daughter to finish raising, but she too loves the lord. My message is that in the darkness there is always a ray of light and a hope. In my darkest hours, I always knew the light was that of Christ. He never left me when it seemed everyone else had. As my grandmother froze, my mother was without food and my dad carried on in fighting fires, I knew they never gave up and like me they always saw the light! The light of Christ. For me he is everything. When I was eight and got baptized in St. Louis Missouri, I knew then I loved the being a member of the Mormon church. I was fourteen when I knew beyond just hope that my faith was real. When I turned 19 I served the Lord in the maritime provinces of Canada. I knew then better then ever why I had this faith. Now at the age of 51 I know more then ever that Jesus is the Christ, that he walks beside me and lifts me during those difficult times. He is my Savior, my redeemer and my King. I know that the gospel is true and i love being a Mormon.

How I live my faith

How I live my faith? I guess being an example of who we should be is the greatest thing I can do to live my faith. Letting other get into the check out at the grocery store ahead of me when I am in no hurry. Trying to be kind at all times, which is not so easy! I have served the Lord's teenagers my entire life. I have seen an eleven year old boy and girl grow up into their thirties and have their own wonderful families and know that having been a part of their lives and seeing that is sweet. We did a mini mission thing for our group of boys and 48 of them went on missions. Not that that one event did it, but it helped and so that was wonderful. I have served as a leader of a congregation and I was able to see a lot of young men and women progress through some very difficult times. When my wife was so sick, my family rallied around and we brought her home to pass away. My children came through in their mothers hour of need and for that I will be eternally grateful. Families are together forever and in that few months that she suffered my children came and blessed their mothers life. They did not just know the gospel was true as I did, they lived it. When I got re-married we made a point of getting married in the temple because that is where one gets married. We want our kids and grandchildren to know that that is the house of the Lord and we live our faith by example. What greater example can I be then to live the gospel. When I die, I want people to say, he was kind, loving, he loved the teenagers, he loved his ever growing family more then anything, and he walked with Christ. I love the Lord more and more each day. I love the Holy Ghost who is my comforter in difficult times. I know the gospel is true and I do my best to let my actions and my life show that by my example. Jesus is real, come walk your life with him as I have and you will find joy, a joy beyond measure.