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Hi I'm Josh Taylor

I'm a Washingtonian. I snowboard, sing, and fly fish. I speak spanish and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the middle child in a family of 5, born in Washington, and home is in St. George, Utah. I am a student, adventurist, and currently a missionary in New Jersey. I love being outdoors from summer to winter. whether its snowboarding on a cerc at Alpental in Snoqualmie, Hiking angels landing in Zions, to scubadiving 60 feet under the ocean in Roatan, Its all good to me. I played Water Polo, football, and went to state for tennis in High School . I love to skimboard, longboard, and ride motorcycles. I love to smile and laugh and everyday be a worthwhile addition to the world. I have had a crazy life, but I'm happy and I love it.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was younger I knew this little girl who we called Bean. I loved her so much. Sadly, she has some type of sickness though. I don't know what it's called or the details, but it hurt her a lot. I remember thinking about me and how hard my life was, the pains that I felt, and those that I knew many felt and didn't deserve. It was too hard for me to see the world hurt and believe that there was a God, so I stopped. I stopped beleiving in God, in the Mormon church, or in anything I had been taught to believe. I came to a surety that God didn't exist. If He really did, it seemed like the world would be a lot different. Life kept going though, it just didn't get any better. In the end, I hit rock bottom. Everything was crazy and I really didn't know what to do. On my bed one night I thought about my old life and what it had become. I really needed help. So, I asked, "Are you there?". I remember being comforted by an overwhelming peace and feeling of joy. I learned for myself that God was real and of His love for me. Half way through highschool, april fool's day, I found myself being escorted onto a plane heading for rehab. Not the best joke ,but it happened and I can't change it. I was there for almost a year, just trying to get life figured out. while there I received a Bible and a Book of Mormon. I read whenever I had the chance. During breaks, at night in bed, under my desk in class, I just wanted to finish and know if it was true or not. I remember the night when I climbed onto my bed and from the light of a security gaurd's desk lamp, finished the Book Of Mormon. Kneeling down. Seeking to know if it was true. I asked. I felt my answer and know it is true and is from God.

How I live my faith

When I figured out this church was actually true, it was not an easy switch. I struggled and struggled trying to fight between my old life and what God wanted for me. I was very blessed in many different occasions to have the strength to change. I now am a missionary, living in New Jersey, speaking spanish, and teaching the Gospel of Christ to all who want to listen. Sometimes life still is a struggle, but its worth it. I live my faith by doing my best to do what God expects me to do, I think thats the best way to do it. I know faith requires action and because of that I try my best to do as Christ would each day.