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Hi I'm Taylor Gleason

I love basketball. My family comes first. I'm a Mormon

About Me

Basketball is my passion. I play every day. I'm always striving to improve. Playing in a competitive setting has always been important to me. Playing for the high school team helped me to hone my skills and shape my love for the game. The outdoors is an amazing place. My family and I always try to get into the wilderness. Everything is quiet and peaceful. The majesty of a mountain range or the vastness of a lake can cause me to lose myself in the beauty of the world we live in. I hope one day to help people to have the ability to climb a mountain or play basketball through physical therapy. I want to become a doctor who helps to rehabilitate injured athletes. I've grown to respect physical therapists through my own injuries, and it increased my desire to bring people back to their full potential.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church. My parents helped raise me in a household where everyone strives to do what is right. For many years, I just went with the flow. I read the scriptures, prayed, and went to church only because my parents were going. I had an experience in a sacrament meeting that changed everything. I knew without a doubt that the gospel was true. The speakers helped further this feeling, and when I spoke myself, I couldn't deny it. I know that this church is the true church on Earth today. I know Joseph Smith was and is a true prophet of God. I know he restored the fullness of the gospel in this dispensation. I know Thomas S. Monson is the prophet today, and that he receives guidance from the Lord. The Book of Mormon is the word of God, and through it, we can become converted to the gospel.

How I live my faith

I try to be the best example I can towards those younger than me. I'm the oldest of six in my family. My siblings tend to imitate the things I do, both the good and the bad. When I'm following the commandments and living the gospel, I can feel comfort in knowing I'm showing others around me what I believe. This is not only for my family, but for people in our ward. I may never know what might come of doing what's right. My actions must always coincide with my faith. Serving others is important to me. Going out on visits to less-active members and investigators is part of this. There is nothing better than helping another person understand the happiness that living the gospel can bring. By being a good example and serving others, I know God will bless me and all those I share my life with.