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Hi I'm Taylor

My name is Taylor Nielsen, I grew up in good ole Grand Junction Colorado, I'm a missionary, and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

Right now I'm on a two year service mission proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ in upstate New York and I am loving it!

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the typical Mormon family, we went to church every Sunday, read scriptures together when we could, and had family home evening on Mondays. I haven't known life without the church but i have always been amazed with the influence it has on me. There was never really a point where i had to question my beliefs, they were always proven true through experience. As i have gone through school and other parts of life i have seen friends and many other people who don't have this knowledge that i do and they just didn't seem as happy to me, they didn't seem to know their true potential and that they are children of God. These things made me so glad that i have these teachings in my life and it makes me want to share them with others, that is why i am on a mission right now, because i know how much i have been blessed from knowing these things and i want everyone to receive the same blessings. I am a Mormon because everything i have been taught just makes sense. God works in love and in order and that is why Joseph Smith was chosen to restore, not reform, the church Jesus Christ had originally established. The Book of Mormon is evidence of this restoration and anyone who sincerely reads and prays about the Book of Mormon will know of its truthfulness. I can say this because i have done it and i know without a doubt that it is a true record and that Joseph Smith restored the church of Jesus Christ to the earth and it will never be removed again.

How I live my faith

I try to be an example to everyone around me by living a life that's centered on Jesus Christ and his teachings. Back at home there were many of my friends and other people who noticed the way i lived, it made me realize that its more than what i said but its what i did that had the biggest impression. I was also a youth leader for a while in a couple of different positions working with all sorts of teenagers. Right now i'm living my faith by doing a two year service mission in upstate New York and bringing others the same happiness and joy i have experienced in my life.