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Hi I'm Taylor Armstrong

I grew up in Utah. I am married and have a son. I am studying mechanical engineering.

About Me

I am married to the best woman ever. We have a wonderful son. I am going to school to be a mechanical engineer. I love to go biking. I am training for a triathlon. I like to play ultimate frisbee and soccer. I love to go fishing and shooting guns. I also do wood work. I have made 3 boxes and a chess set. I like art. I do carvings into the wood as well, and some of my art is what I carve into the wood. I speak three languages; English, Serbian, and Croatian. I learned those languages from my L.D.S. mission. It was really fun. I also like to cook. Meanly foods that I don't really have that often. Multi-rotors or quadcopters are also of interest to me.

Why I am a Mormon

Well, I am a Mormon because of many different reasons. The best way to tell you why is to tell you how I got my testimony of this church and then share it with you. I started to get my testimony when I was a teenager. Sure I was baptized into the church when I was eight and I had a testimony then. However, my testimony grew much more when I hit my teen years and while on my mission for the church. My testimony came it different sections. So I would get my testimony of one doctrine or principle, and then another. One principle was revelation. I got a testimony about this when I was put in charge of planning a camp for the boys in my ward (congregation.) The boys were my age and I had to come up with a theme the camp. Well, I had two counselors to help with this. I had given them the assignment to go home and think of a theme that we could use for this camp. The next week we had another meeting. When the subject of the theme came up I had them all get out their scriptures and turn to the theme that they had chosen for the camp. It turned out that we all had the same scripture. There other parts of my testimony has come in similar fashion. I would like to share my testimony about this church and its leaders. I know that this church is true. It is the church of Christ. He restored it on earth through his prophet Joseph Smith. It is through the church and its doctrines that we can learn more about the plan of happiness that our Heavenly Father has set up for us. I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God. There is no way that he could have done what he has done without the power of God. He did see God, the father, and the Son, Jesus Christ, and he did translate the Book of Mormon from the golden plates. I know that Thomas S. Monson is the prophet today. Christ leads his church through him. I know that the Book of Mormon and the Bible to be true. They go hand in hand, and you will learn more if you read them both. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

How I live my faith

I live my life by organizing what we call hometeaching. Which is when we help families in the neighborhood with different things and we try to leave them a spiritual thought once a month. I have also planned young men and boy scout camps. I have organized times to go our temples with different groups within the church like the young men and women.I

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Taylor Armstrong
I know the church helps out other people besides just members. When I was living in Serbia I helped the church donate over 500 wheel chairs to hospitals plus other medical equipment. I also know that the church is always one of the first groups to arrive to a major event such as earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, and etc. The church has donated millions of dollars and humanitarian aid as well around the world. Show more Show less

How can we increase our faith in Jesus Christ?

Taylor Armstrong
In order to increase your faith in Christ you need to do a couple of things. The first one is to learn about him. Read the Bible and the Book of Mormon to do this. They both talk about his life and teaching on the earth. As you get to know him you will gain the faith. You also need to pray to our Heavenly Father in his name, and ask to get to know Christ better. You might not get a vision from this, but you will still be given opportunities to learn about Jesus. The third one is to keep his commandments. You will see why they are there and how they can help you. The fourth is to learn about the plan of Happiness. This tells you what that faith can do for you in the long run. There are many other things you can do as will, but these will help get you started. Show more Show less

What are Mormon Temples used for?

Taylor Armstrong
The temples of the Mormons church have many functions. The main one is for worthy members to make covenants (a two way promise) with God. We can also get married in these temples. When we get married in a temple, we believe that we are sealed to that person for eternity. How would you like to be able to be with the person that you love so dearly for ever and ever? It is an amazing thing isn't it? We also do baptisms for the dead. Some people would ask why we do this, but you need to understand that we believe in a life after this, and through baptisms for the dead we can bring help to those that didn't get a chance on earth to be baptized and return to live with God. Show more Show less