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Hi I'm Taylor

I am a runner, a musician, a competitor, and a Mormon

About Me

I love choir and I also play the Trumpet, Baritone, and Piano. The spirit that comes with exploring a profound piece of music is one of my favorite feelings. I know that I can feel the spirit without it, but it comes stronger and more quickly when tied to the music around me, if only some piece that I am thinking of. I also love competition in almost any form. Sports, games, and contests thrill me, even if they are just for fun. I love to improve myself in every area that I can, and I say bring it on if something will help me do that (knock on wood HaHa).

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I choose to be. I love the feeling of the spirit and have a testimony of the gospel. I know that Joseph smith saw God the Father and Jesus Christ. I know that he translated the Book of Mormon and I love that book. It speaks to me in the times when I am in the most need. I do not have all of the answers now, but I know that with my Savior's help, I can do anything.

How I live my faith

As I mentioned before I love music, and one of my favorite things about it, is the power it has to convey the spirit, not only to myself, but to those that are listening. Singing a spiritual song in a setting that can touch a listeners heart is my power in music. I also enjoy hearing about opportunities to serve, and my Dad, the wonderful man that he is, has taught me to value service to my fellow man. I am currently serving a mission is the Salem Oregon Mission and that has been one of the best decisions I have ever made.

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

I am a missionary and the reason that I have chosen to do this is out of the joy that the Gospel has brought to me. The Gospel has improved my life and the lives of my family members and so I see it as my duty to extend that opportunity to everyone else. I want them to feel their Savior's love. We are here to invite all to come unto Christ and enjoy the blessings that we know will come with a closer relationship to him. Show more Show less

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

“All things denote there is a God..." (Alma 30:44) When I think of this world and the incredible way in which it all works together, there is no doubt about how something (God) must have orchestrated it's creation. My favorite story on this point is of two men walking in the desert. They come across a beautiful timepiece made of gold with intricate designs and patterns engraved on it and which works without any flaws. One man says "Look at this work of art, the man who made it must have been a master of his trade." The other replies "What? You cannot know that someone made this timepiece. It could have been formed from the ground and nature over millions of years." Just imagine the look of consternation and incredulity that would come from the first man. No person would ever say or think or believe that the second man's point is valid. The point is the same in the case of this Earth. It is an amazing mechanism in the middle of a barren place. To suggest that it came about of its own creation makes about as much sense to me as does suggesting that the watch made itself. God may have used a natural process to accomplish his works, but they did not come about by chance. Every creation that I see bears it's witness to me of God directing his Work. Show more Show less