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Hi I'm Taylor

I'm a student at BYU-Idaho. I'm serving a mission in Irvine, California. I'm an ECSE major. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up going to Protestant and Baptist churches, being blessed in the Protestant church when I was a baby. My father died when I was two from childhood diabetes and my mother raised me and my sister on her own. She met my dad when she was trying to go to school again so she could provide for us. He is a Mormon, and that's how I was introduced to the faith. I was baptized Mormon at the age of 8 and have lived it all my life. I was hit in the head with a shot put during my Sophomere year of highschool and had long term amnesia. I, like everyone else, have had struggles in my life, and I will continue to, because I'm not perfect.

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up I attended many different churches because of my grandparents and my mother not really having a set faith. Since I've been baptized a Mormon, I've also attended Evangelical and Catholic churches with friends. They were interesting to say the least, but none of them ever felt right. They felt like they were missing something. Attending my own church, I've learned that though things might be a little whacky, it's because of the people attending, not that the gospel isn't true. I have a firm testimony of this gospel, I know it is the gospel of the true and living God. I know Jesus Christ lives and that he is the Son of God, and that the God head are not one in being, but one in purpose. I know Joseph Smith was a prophet, and I know that he was a mortal man and made mistakes like we all do. I know that the prophets that have followed him are also true prophets, and that President Monson is a prophet today, here to lead and guide us. I know that the Book of Mormon is true, and is another testament of Jesus Christ and works in companionship with the Bible. I have a testimony of Eternal Families and Family History work and the work that we do for our dead. I also know that it is through faith in the Atonement and trust in Heavenly Father that we can be healed from the strifes of this world, and that He will help to ease your burdens as you turn to him.

How I live my faith

I have been a nursery leader and an Indexer, which is to say I've translated old censuses and documents so that they can be used for Family History work. Mostly, I've lived my faith by being an example to others. I have many friends that are not of the Mormon faith, but they know my standards and what I will and won't do simply because I've lived in a way that states who I am.

What is faith?

Taylor
Faith is a hope for something that is not seen, but is true. Just like when you plant a seed in the ground during gardening season, and expect it to grow. You are having faith that the seed you planted will turn into a plant. Or, say you put water in the freezer to turn into ice. You place it in the freezer and close the door. You can't see it turning into ice, but you know that it will. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Taylor
Yes, Mormons are Christian. We believe in Jesus Christ, which is what Christian means, to have a belief in Jesus Christ. The official name of our church even emphasizes that belief. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Show more Show less