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Hi I'm Tayler Pace

STG | DSU | RM | CVM

About Me

I'm a returned missionary with a love of things divine.

Why I am a Mormon

I was blessed to be born into a family already in the Church of Jesus Christ, however I wasn't particularly interested in everything the Church had because I deemed it as unimportant & "uncool". I didn't quite understand all the marvelous blessings that came with the Gospel. In the beginning of my teenage years were probably the times where I was definitely against anything to do with the Church, with the divorce of my parents I fell into a somewhat rebellious stage. As the years went on & I went on through life I realized that there was something more to life that I did not have, & when my best friend died in 2011 I realized that it was God. As I searched for comfort, I eventually found myself within the scriptures & finding that God cares about me. Alma 40:11 is where I found peace in a time of trial. Around that same time someone had expressed that I was a good influence on my younger siblings, if only they knew who I really was because I definitely did not feel like I was "good." With the advent of my friend's death I decided that I needed to be a good influence, to not only my siblings, but also all those around me. I made a collective effort to actually try & get into "churchy" things & found that I actually liked the lifestyle better. It gave me peace when I needed it, & the Gospel helped me through my depression with my friend's death as well as my parent's divorce. Ever since then I've devoted my life to do all that I can to be a good example to those around me & help those in need & show them that there is someone out there who cares for us, our Heavenly Father. I wouldn't be serving a mission if I didn't know with all my heart that the Gospel is true & brings about miracles. Heavenly Father is a loving & caring God, who wants us to be the best we can be, Jesus Christ atoned for our sins so that all can be "taken home to that God who gave us life", & the Book of Mormon is the word of God in all power & divinity. This Gospel is true, what more can I say?

How I live my faith

I live my faith through helping others come unto Christ. Being a part of this Gospel has brought me so much happiness and enthusiasm and just an overall "perfect brightness of hope". (2nd Nephi 31:20) I try my best to be an example to those around me so that others can see the magnificence of the Gospel and all the joy and blessings it can bring to individuals and families alike. There's nothing more than I want than to show my gratefulness to my Father in Heaven for taking care of me all these years, and I hope to show that in my actions, words, and thoughts.

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Tayler Pace
Indeed we are all saved by grace, however neither God nor Jesus Christ impose that grace upon us if we don't receive it. The gift of grace is just that, a gift. To receive a gift we must accept it through living the conditions which Christ has set out for us, repentance. Thus, "faith without works is dead...". (James 2:26) Our God-given ability to choose in this life will never be encroached upon, even by grace. Show more Show less

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

Tayler Pace
A testimony is a witness of a spiritual truth, granted or gained, by the power of the Holy Spirit. To bear a testimony is to state a knowledge of a spiritual truth ("I testify that Jesus Christ lives." or "I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet."). To gain a testimony of something such as the Bible, Jesus Christ, or even the validity of the Book of Mormon and Joseph Smith, one must pray to our loving Heavenly Father with earnestness and real intent. (James 1:5-6) Then will the Spirit bear witness--through your thoughts and feelings--of whether or not that thing is true and God will answer your prayer. Show more Show less

How can we come to know our Father in Heaven?

Tayler Pace
To come to know our Father in Heaven is quite simple! Prayer is the way of which Heavenly Father has given us to communicate with Him and He listens to us! By paying attention to the feelings you have as you talk openly and honestly with Heavenly Father you will come to feel of His love and reality. Studying the scriptures (the Holy Bible and the Book of Mormon are excellent sources) is another avenue to come to know. By studying the scriptures you learn of the commandments God has spoken to help us have happiness in this life, by living those and feeling the difference will help you know that Heavenly Father indeed is out there and loves you. The bottom line is that our Father in Heaven is waiting to let you know He's there, you just have to look and He will lead you. Show more Show less

What is being a Mormon like?

Tayler Pace
It's rather fulfilling actually! When on the outside looking in "Mormons" can seem rather peculiar when compared to the rest of the world and its trends, but just as the guy that is dancing in his car at the stop light looks odd, you will only truly understand what causes his joy by experiencing the music--the restored Gospel--yourself. Remember, the Church of Jesus Christ is exactly that. His true church upon the Earth, and that being said there is joy and contentment in living by the standards that have been set for our charted course to Heaven. Show more Show less