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Hi I'm Taylor

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hey Oh! My name is Taylor and I have been a Mormon my whole life. I grew up in the good ol' Cache Valley in Northern Utah with the rest of my family. I have one older sister, an older brother, and three younger brothers. I loved growing up in Cache Valley because of all the outdoor activities it provided. I love to go hiking, camping, fishing, biking, rock climbing, and all that other good stuff. I love all of your classic sports as well basketball, soccer, volley ball, tennis, they're all good. But besides being active I love takin some time to relax in the hot tub with some of my peeps. I am currently serving a mission for the church over in the great state of Oregon and I'm lovin every minute of it. I hope to be able to return home in a year and start up some college. I don't know what I want to do quite yet with my life but I'm thinkin about going into the school system and maybe becoming a teacher and maybe get into administration.....but I'll just wait and see what life throws at me.

Why I am a Mormon

Since I grew up in the church I was baptized at the age of eight. So obviously being born into the church has a lot to do with why I grew up Mormon. But the reason that I am still Mormon today is a lot different. Like most people it got to a point in my life were i needed a lot of questions answered. Why am I going to church? Am I going for myself or my parents? Why do I care if God is real? Why does it matter if I live up to the standards of the church? I wanted answers to these questions but i didn't want to go to my parents or to my leaders or teachers I wanted to find out for myself. So I took all of the advice that they had given me growing up and applied it. I took the time to read the Book of Mormon, I took the time to kneel down and pray to our Heavenly Father, and like all others who have gone to him with a sincere heart and real intent He answered my prayers. I am Mormon because I know God lives and that he loves each and everyone of us. I am Mormon because I know for myself that God has once again called a prophet on the earth. I am Mormon because i believe in Christ and this is Christ's only true and living church upon the earth. That is why I'm Mormon.

How I live my faith

At this point in my life I am living my faith by serving a mission for the church. At age ninteen the church has asked that all worthy young men serve a mission. So I am living my faith (and exercizing it) by knocking one door at a time inviting all to come unto Christ. All in all I try to live my faith by example. We learn what we need to do at church, in the Bible, in the Book of Mormon, at seminary and institute, and at home. The trick is not to see how much you can learn but to be able to apply daily the things you already have learned. So I do my best to be an example to those around me by always trying to become more Christ like and to do the things that He would do.

How can we come to know our Father in Heaven?

The way that I have found out works the best to come to know our Heavenly Father is to talk to him. How do you get to know everyone else that you are around? You talk to them you ask them questions and let them talk back to you. When we pray to our Heavenly Father we view it as a two way communication. We talk to God like we would if he was standing in front of us. We tell him what is going on in our lives and things that we are thankful for and then we ask him questions and ask him for his help. The more time you spend talking to someone the better you get to know them. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons baptize their new members?

Mormons baptize their new members because we believe all men must be baptized by proper authority to be able to return to live with God some day. What makes our church different then the rest is divine authority. With out that divine authority it wouldn't matter what church you where baptized into or who the person was who baptized you. But if we believe that God restored his church through Joseph Smith and that through Christ and his Apostles he restored that priesthood authority then we will not have any problem being baptized into the Mormon church. If you don't believe that or you aren't for sure pray about it and ask God, if you believe God will answer prayers then it won't be to hard for him to answer a simple yes or no question on whether the Mormon church has divine authority or not. Show more Show less