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Hi I'm Taylor Edwards

I've lived in Utah my entire life. I love to sing, I love to teach. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I love music. My high school choir teacher was a huge influence on my life, so much that I decided I want to teach high school choir as a career. I attended college studying music for one semester before receiving my mission call. I have been called to serve in the California Los Angeles Mission. I cannot wait to serve, I enter the MTC in February and it could not come soon enough. My family means the world to me. Just recently I have realized the influence they have had on me throughout my life. I love to stay at home with my siblings and spend time with them. College was a blast, I had a fantastic experience with my amazing roommates, friends and ward. I feel almost as if college was a semester long mission preparation course. I had so many experiences that helped me grow and learn independence. Ping pong has become a favorite sport of mine, my brother and dad and I are constantly challenging other, and my soon to be brother-in-law turned out to be able to beat us all. He fits in well. I have played tennis my whole life, but I love football and many other sports as well. One of my favorite things to do is learn new instruments. I play piano, bass, cello and trombone among other instruments. My real passion is singing of course.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church and always believed in it, but I never had a true testimony or conversion until fairly recently. In my teenage years I would sometimes doubt, and I suffered a bit. In my senior year of high school I finally had sort of a change of heart. I decided to be proactive in my membership and truly live the gospel. Little by little I worked things out, I became better in my prayers and communication with Heavenly Father. After that life became so much brighter and happier. I felt lighter and freer. I had always planned on going on a mission but once I graduated it was all I could think about. I had the opportunity to work with a lot of recently returned missionaries and they would tell me stories from their mission and I became so anxious to leave. In general conference they announced that missionaries were able to go at the age of 18 and the next day I began my mission papers. I have been blessed throughout my life and I know that Heavenly Father has been preparing me to serve a mission. I am so excited to bring the gospel to investigators and help them change their lives. I know that my life has been blessed because of my choice to live the standards of the gospel, I want others to experience that joy. I know the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the true church, I know Thomas S. Monsen is a true prophet of God. I know the Book of Mormon is true, It's the most true book on Earth. I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

How I live my faith

I have been able to serve in youth presidencies since I was twelve, which has taught me valuable leaderships skills. I loved being able to serve the youth. When I attended the Singles Ward they called me to be the sacrament meeting chorister, or in other words they asked me to lead the music during the main congregational meeting. It was a dream calling for me, I absolutely loved being able to prepare the music and learn to conduct. At college I was the ward music coordinator, I prepared musical numbers for meetings and saw that there was always a pianist and conductor in every meeting. As a home teacher I was able to teach large families with many children that loved to play with me and hear the lesson, and I also home taught some elderly couples with no kids left at home and I grew to love them dearly.