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Hi I'm Taylor

I am a convert to The Church. I am a Pre-Med student. I am a Mormon

About Me

I am the only active member of my family. Both my parents stopped going to church at the age of 13. Since I was raised in Salt Lake I have always been around The Church. But was hidden from the truths that the full gospel holds. As I grew up I played all sorts of sports, basketball, football, baseball, etc. Baseball is by far my favorite sport. I played throughout high school but unfortunately was removed from the team my senior year. I was then able to play on a rec team in a different city with a whole new group of kids. This is where I found a friend who led me to The Church. It took me a few years to realize The Lord's plan for me. But I have found it and could not be happier to have this in my life.

Why I am a Mormon

As a convert to The Church, I have a recent conversion story to the gospel. Throughout my life, I have wanted to gain a better knowledge of who God and Jesus Christ are. Even as a young child, I would ask my parents if we could attend church. I had no idea how many different churches were out there, but I didn't care, I just wanted to go learn about God. My parents never took me to any church growing up, so as I got older my desire to learn of God grew. So I decided to learn on my own. I researched all sorts of religions, but none fit my already set personal morals, like the LDS church did. My parents had prohibited me from attending a LDS church growing up, so telling them that I wanted to go to this Church was a scary thing to do. One day, as I sat at lunch with a very good friend of mine (whom is LDS), I was telling him of how depressed I had been feeling lately, and how much I hated the way my life was going. He invited me to go to church with him the next Sunday, just to see if that would be something that might help me feel better. At first I didn't know what to do because of how my parents would react, (I was still living at home at the time) but after I thought about it for a while, I decided that maybe it actually could help me. So I went. And I absolutely loved it! I went with him the next two Sundays as well. Then he left on his mission. I got discouraged when he left, but his family told me I could continue going with them if I wanted to. I continued going for 4 months without any real answer if this was the right church for me to be a part of. So I asked to speak with the missionaries. I met with the missionaries for 2 weeks before I realized, this was true. That the Book of Mormon is another testament of Christ, and that Joseph Smith restored the true church on this earth. The next day I proceeded to tell both my parents that I was to be baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. And I have never regretted my decision.

How I live my faith

I love to share my story with those not of our faith. Teaching someone how I was able to receive my answer to know if this is true or not is one of the most rewarding experiences to be a part of. I participate with the missionaries in teaching those investigating our faith. I also helped visit those who may not being doing well spiritually and try to help them with whatever problems they may be having. As a Mormon, I love to help those in need. Just as our Savior, Jesus Christ did. The feelings you receive by helping those in need is far better than any other feeling or sensation I have ever experienced.