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Hi I'm Taylor

I'm a California girl. I'm a poet. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently serving as a missionary in the Montana Billings Mission. I've done theater my whole life. I just love to entertain. My goal is to make someone's life better with every performance I give. I LOVE the outdoors. There is something about nature that fills my soul with peace and love for all of God's creations. I also love to write, mainly poetry. If you ever want to see some, just check out my blog.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised within the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and never really doubted it's truthfulness. Everything I learned made such sense to me. I found that as I followed the Savior's teachings, I not only found an increase of joy in my life, but I also became a better person in general. However, this faith did not make me completely immune to the turbulence of adolescence. I began wondering if I only believed because I had been taught to believe. I did not want to be tongue-tied when asked why I was a Mormon. So, at 14, I decided it was time to find out for myself. I read the Book of Mormon completely through on my own for the first time. Each night, I prayed for the Lord to tell me if what I was reading was not his word. I never got a no. As I reached the end of the book, I came to a promise given by Moroni, the last prophet to write in the Book of Mormon. He wrote, "And when ye shall receive these things, I would exhort you that ye would ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not true; and if ye shall ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ, he will manifest the truth of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost." I took this promise and knelt in prayer. I poured out every desire of my heart to my Father, asking him about the book. I'm not sure how long I remained kneeling. As I concluded my prayer, I was filled with Spirit. My soul felt uplifted and I heard in my mind as if by a still, small voice, a confirmation that this was the word of the Lord. I knew that this gospel was true and that knowledge has changed my life. I know that there is forgiveness for all who truly seek it through Christ, Our Savior. I am grateful for the peace and joy that has come to me through my active participation in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and I wish that same joy for all my fellow-men. I bear my testimony of all these things, in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

How I live my faith

As a college student, it can be easy to get wrapped up in myself; worrying about the next paper I have to write, project I must complete or GPA I need to achieve. Active participation at Church helps give me balance. Last year, I created a blog. The purpose of this blog was to uplift and comfort others. I want to help others recognize that no matter how dour life may seem, there is always hope. No one is ever truly alone. Soon, I will be leaving to serve as a full-time missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I can't wait to spend a year and a half sharing the joy I have with others.

What is faith?

Faith is a belief so strong, it compels you to act. We show our faith and appreciation for Christ and His Atonement as we follow His commandments. Our faith will grow as we are obedient and seek for truth. Show more Show less