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Hi I'm Taylor

I'm a gamer. I'm a military and history buff. I'm a Soldier. I'm a shooter. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I'm a huge military buff and have been ever since I was little. I started out wanting to be a US Navy SEAL but decided that the water wasn't for me. Tried to become a Marine but things didn't really work out that way. Finally, the Army offered me a 4 year ROTC scholarship for college. When I was little I always loved playing "guns" and then I moved to video games and then to the real steel and I've played around with airsoft here and there. I was in the Civil Air Patrol for about 4 years where a learned a whole lot about leadership and personal responsibility. I also attended the National Honor Guard academy. In 2011, I had the opportunity to participate in the ALLARMY which is the nation shooting competition for all Soldiers. I came in 170/300 but hey, I had fun. Besides military stuff, I love to read, love going on dates. I love my family too. My dad is an amazing pianist/organist. My mom is a city-famous wedding planner. My brother is half entrepreneur half firefighter. I'm currently in Taiwan on a mission speaking Chinese and serving the Lord!

Why I am a Mormon

I was actually "born in the church." (My parents were both members when I was born.) I've grown up on all the Gospel principles but I can't say that I used to live them fully. I'd go to church and do the things you're supposed to there. I seemed like a good kid on the outside but I had my own demons to deal with. Whenever someone asks me why I came out on a mission, I tell them that my parents told me to. That part is true. But, I'm not out here still because of my parents. Throughout the first half of my mission, I just didn't want to be here or do what I'm doing because we weren't seeing any success and I wasn't very obedient. My plan was to just go home, enlist, then go back to ROTC. God had other plans for me. I found out I had depression and I was devastated. At the time, I thought all my dreams of being in the military were just shot out of the sky. At that time, I had to make a decision: 1)Stay on my mission, don't take any meds, be miserable, but probably get to still do the military. 2)Take the meds, lose my military dreams, serve the Lord. 3) Go home early, enlist, and hope that my depression problems go away. I took option 2 because I felt like that's what I needed to do. I think it was at that time that I really gained my testimony. Before, I had the next 10 years planned out. Now, I have no idea what I'm going to do when I get home. But, I'm putting my trust in God and I know He'll guide me. He has in the past and I know he will now. (3 Nephi 13:32-34) I know that God wants us to be happy and He knows us better than we know ourselves. If we put our trust in Him, we won't go astray.

How I live my faith

As far as church service goes, I haven't done anything much besides being a missionary. Our purpose as missionaries is to "Invite others to come unto Christ by helping them receive the restored Gospel through faith in Jesus Christ and His Atonement, repentance, baptism, and enduring to the end." We share this message because we know that it can bless everyone and we want to help others find a purpose in this life.