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Hi I'm Taylor

I am an Idaho farm boy that has been raised in the church. I am a husband, father, mechanic, friend, and mormon:)

About Me

I grew up on an farm in Idaho. Had a fairly normal childhood of doing farm chores, participating in sports, going to school, working construction, going golfing, and spending time with family and friends. I served a mission in California, where I met many wonderful people from all sorts of backgrounds. Went to college and graduated in construction management. Met my best friend, who later became my wife while going to school for diesel mechanics. Now we are learning to be parents to a child who has some physical challenges. We are learning how to deal with the challenges of balancing time between work, family, and school. Life is wonderful and full of lots of surprises, both good and bad:)

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the church but like everyone at some point had to determine why I lived what I had been taught and if I really believed in its truth and validity. I studied the scriptures and read the Book of Mormon. Most of all I prayed for a witness to know that if it was true. I never did receive any visions or earth shaking experiences. I did feel, however, the peace that the spirit brings. Whenever I read the Book of Mormon, I always feel a sense of rightness and goodness and I know that God has answered my prayers. I love the gospel because through it I find purpose and direction to life. As I read the Book of Mormon and the Bible, I have gained a love for my Savior and a desire to be like him. I am a Mormon because God has made it manifest to me that his church has been restored to the Earth to bless all of his children. Joseph did see God the Father and his Son Jesus Christ. Joseph did have the power of God, the priesthood, bestowed upon him by Peter, James, and John. The church continues today under the direction of the Savior through his prophets, truly "God is not dead nor doth he sleep." The priesthood ordinances necessary for salvation have been restored in their fullness, for which I am most grateful because through those ordinances I have the promise of living with my loved ones forever. The atonement of our Savior is real and he loves us so much. I have come to know my Savior and I love him so much because he has lifted my burden and has walked the path that I could not walk for myself. The gospel is true and the most wonderful thing is that Heavenly Father has promised all of us the opportunity to come to know its truth by reading the Book of Mormon and praying to know of its truth. He will answer our sincere prayers and we all can receive those answers if we are humble and willing to submit unto our Father's will.

How I live my faith

My life is simple but it brings me happiness. I strive to do the basics: go to church, read the scriptures, pray. Certainly I am not perfect in any of these things, but I don't let my imperfection get me down. I have made promises to my Father in Heaven to live his gospel and help his children, which I am striving to do. Where there are needs in the community or in church I try to help, whether it be helping to set up chairs for church service, cleaning up community parks and road ways, or simply just being a curteous person. I strive to fullfill my responsibilities has a home teacher and visit the families my partner and I have been assigned to ensure that there needs are taken care of and share with them a spiritual message. At work I try to be christlike, which is not very easy to do in a mechanic shop. I am not the most outgoing person, but hopefully my actions will speak more loudly than my words. To me, living the gospel is not just a Sunday thing or something I do when I am at home. When the Savior said follow me, that meant always and in every situation. That is the kind of life I am striving to live. I am not there yet but I continue onward with faith that through the Savior's power and grace my life will change to become more like his. It is possible and is worth every sacrifice. Most importantly it brings me joy, which is what the gospel is all about!