Hi I'm Taylor
I'm the Master Chief, I love all that is high tech or military, and I'm a Mormon!
I grew up in the Salt Lake Valley in Utah, have two loving parents and two crazy nut jobs for younger brothers. Learning is important to me as that gets you where you want to go in life. Technology, science, and, more recently, the gospel are amazing things to me. Thanks to an incredible love for Legos, I decided early on that I wanted to design and build tanks, guns, or whatever I could get my hands on in that industry. Through high school this desire developed in some engineering courses where I decided I wanted to work for a military engineering company. I started going to Utah State University in the Mechanical Engineering Program so that I could further my dreams, then decided to serve the Lord for two years as a missionary. Without a doubt this was the best decision of my life and while it was difficult it was also the best time in my life so far. It helped me develop and refine my thirst for the gospel and bless the lives of others who I came to love as both of us came closer to Christ. Now I'm back at USU working on my degree while still trying to remain a spiritual person in a crazy world. I love the challenge. I have an eclectic taste in hobbies and interests that ranged from video games (Halo is amazing), golf, reading, random music genres, and many, many movies. My family's ranch in Utah is one of my favorite places in the world because I can read, relax, and pulverize pumpkins with my family's arsenal of handguns and rifles, unleashing my inner hick.
Why I am a Mormon
Why NOT be a Mormon??? I am a Mormon because it helps me learn and grow. Christ wants us to be perfect and the only way we can do that is by following Him in His true Church. I was born into the Church, but, like everybody else, I had to come to know the truthfulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ for myself. There are three steps that I am continuing to take to learn of Christ's truth and plan for me. The first is reading the Book of Mormon. Then I really think about what it means for me and apply what I learn to my life. Finally, I pray about what I learn and feel while I do the first two steps. By doing this I know through the Holy Spirit that the Book of Mormon is God's words to His prophets in ancient America. It's so cool that we can read them today and feel His love for us as we do so. I also know this is Christ's Church, not some church started by some guy, and that Jesus Christ is my Savior and Redeemer. I learned these things by reading the Book of Mormon and as I read the Bible it teaches that these things are true.
How I live my faith
I served Christ on a two year mission in the Pennsylvania Pittsburgh Mission. This was a sixteen hour a day service opportunity that I paid out of my own pocket to do. I spent my days teaching people around me about how the Prophet Joseph Smith was inspired by God to bring the Book of Mormon to the world and restore His true Church to the earth again. Out there I show people how our Lord has a plan for each of us, and that Christ's gospel is on the earth again. It was a beautiful thing trying to guide others to come closer to Jesus Christ when so much of the world is rejecting Him. I got to show people the way to have happier, more fulfilling lives, just as Christ would do if He were standing here. Now living at college I continue to love the Lord and I do all I can to serve Him by serving His people. As it says in Matthew 25:40 "And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me." I try to live by that because I was not sent here to be some mindless robot, but an individual seeking to help those who need His help.