What Is a Church Community?

The video player could not be built.

Do you want to chat with a missionary?

We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Start a chat or call us at 1-888-537-6600.

Hi I'm Taylor Last

I'm a native Californian, I'm a music addict, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in the city of Clovis and I was raised by a loving family that was always there to help me. I, like the rest of my family, participated in music throughout my schooling. I attempted playing trumpet, but discovered it was not for me. I then decided to try for Choir and Drama and ended up loving it so much that I stuck with it all of high school. After high school, I attended a local Community College for a year. I am currently serving a mission in the Arizona Tempe Mission. To be able to serve a mission is the greatest thing that I know that I could be doing right now. I love this Gospel and I know the peace that it brings can be felt by everyone.

Why I am a Mormon

As I was raised by such amazing parents, I learned about the gospel and lived it through their faith and testimony. But, as I grew older, I began to have a desire to know if this church was true by my own knowledge. As this desire grew in my heart, I searched the scriptures actively and prayed to my Heavenly Father to know if this church is the true church. Through the power of the Holy Ghost, I know that this church is the True Church of our Heavenly Father. I know that this is the gospel of Jesus Christ and I know that the church was restored by the Prophet, Joseph Smith. I know that through the power of the Atonement, we can return to live with our Heavenly Father. That knowledge is what keeps me going in life. It brings so much peace and joy that I cannot deny that this is true. Everyone needs the peace and joy that God will give them.

How I live my faith

In order to truly live your faith, you need to let it become a part of who you are. It needs to be in your nature to do good. I learned to change my nature over time by accepting that I am not in control of everything. But, in order to get to know the person who knows everything and is in control, I started by simply talking with Him. That comes through Prayer to a loving God. After that, I want to understand the plan that He has for me and so I read through His word, the scriptures. Humbly accepting His will is how I have learned to live my faith. And I have come to love what He has in store for me and for all of us.