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Hi I'm Taylor

I am an Architectural Engineering student. I am a recently returned missionary. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I recently finished serving a full-time mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Arizona Mesa mission. Prior to that, I completed my sophomore year at college, where I am majoring in Architectural Engineering. Now I am working hard, preparing to return to school, and striving to serve the members well in my home Young Single Adult ward.

Why I am a Mormon

From a very early age I have found peace, guidance, and strength through the Church. I was not born a Mormon but was still very blessed to have kind, loving, and supportive parents who looked out for me (and continue to do so) including my mother who understood the importance of having faith in God and Jesus Christ. When she and my two older siblings joined the Church I was not quite six years old and at the time did not understand the significance of church. Nevertheless, every week that we attended and in every church activity in which I participated, I felt joy. It was not long before I began to realize for myself the importance of the church, of living the gospel, and that the joy and peace that I had found was the Holy Ghost testifying to me that this Church is true, and that the power of the Priesthood has been restored to the earth. I was blessed with a loving mother who was strong in the Church even though my father never joined. I also had the blessing of two older siblings who were many times great examples to me about living the gospel faithfully. In my youth living the gospel seemed so easy, but life does not stay that way. As I was in my junior year of high school, various difficulties came to my family, and my mother and siblings fell into inactivity in the Church. While it was not easy, I knew that the blessings of the Gospel and of the Priesthood were too great to just walk away from. I continued to attend church, and tried to encourage my younger brother to attend with me, and to serve in my responsibilities. I knew that I could not act like most 17-year-olds and abandon what I knew to be true for the sake of ease. It has not always been easy for me to remain active, especially as I started college, but I knew it would ALWAYS be worth it, so I continued to attend and decided that I would set two years of my life aside to serve my Lord as His missionary. Serving a full-time mission helped me see just how much our Heavenly Father ALL of us.

How I live my faith

Since returning home form my mission, I have tried to keep the gospel an integral focus of my life. I serve in various callings in my local ward, and participate in things such as the ward choir. I am grateful that I have this community, my ward, to help support me as I press forward in my life. There are many important decisions ahead of me, including career paths, where I might live, and who I might marry. I continually look to the Lord for His guidance in these decisions.