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Hi I'm Mitchell Taylor

I am the oldest of four, I love business, I can’t wait until Cleveland wins a championship (Go Cavs!), and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I was raised in Cleveland, Ohio, and since then I've lived in Idaho, Utah, and Missouri. I just completed serving a full time mission in the Missouri, Independence Mission. I have three younger siblings and I absolutely love spending time with them and my parents. We enjoy shooting hoops, having Nerf wars, playing backyard football, racing Disney Racers, playing soccer, watching movies, and much more. I love my family! In high school, my friends and I were always doing crazy stuff, and somehow we ended up making money from our adventures. We realized that we had a knack for making money by doing things we love to do. Since then I have really developed a passion for business, specifically entrepreneurship and social media marketing. Once you meet me, it’s not hard to tell that I’m an avid sports fan. I am a Clevelander, so obviously my favorite teams include the Cavaliers, Indians, Browns, and of course, The Ohio State University Buckeyes (O-H…!) I am loyal to my teams, and I absolutely love cheering them on. Following sports is a huge part of my life, but it is no longer my first priority. First and foremost, I am a disciple of The Lord, Jesus Christ. I know He lives and I know he suffered for me. I know that my Father in Heaven is there, and that he really does hear my prayers. I believe that I am literally a spirit son of God. This simple truth affects everything I do. I try to live my life in a way that my Father in Heaven would be pleased with.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I am truly converted to the gospel of Jesus Christ, which is found in His church: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I contribute a lot of my conversion to my incredible parents who taught me truth and correct principles growing up, and helped me gain a testimony. My parents are both what we call “converts” to the church. Neither of them grew up in the church, they were baptized later on in life. Their incredible examples of obedience, sacrifice, and faith have had a lasting impact on me and my life. Don’t get me wrong though, I am not a member just because my parents are. I had to come to this knowledge myself through fervent prayer, pondering, and most importantly, putting it to the test by living it. My whole life I grew up taking part in church activities, and I cannot deny the spirit I felt while doing so. It was, and is, a confirming witness to me that this is Christ’s church. One of the strongest elements of my testimony is my knowledge that the Book of Mormon is the word of God, and nothing in this world can ever change that. I have read it many times, and cannot deny its truthfulness. It brings peace to my soul, and gives me a perspective on life that shapes the way I live. I read the Book of Mormon every day because it was written for us in our day, and I need that direction to guide me. I am grateful for the eternal truth that families are meant to last beyond this life. My family means so much to me, and it is comforting to know that the bonds and relationships we've developed in this life will not end at death. I have come to know that my Father in Heaven loves us, and has a plan for all of us. It is a plan of happiness!

How I live my faith

Right now the biggest way that I’m living my faith is by serving a two year mission. As a missionary I teach people about God, about Jesus Christ and His gospel, do community service, and just try to help people out as much as I can, whether that is spiritually or physically. I absolutely LOVE being a missionary! I have grown closer to my Father in Heaven and have significantly strengthened my testimony of my Savior, Jesus Christ. I love to read my scriptures. There is so much wisdom and knowledge to be gained by studying the word of God. Stories of courage and testimony from The Book of Mormon, the words of prophets from the Old Testament, and the teachings of Christ found in the New Testament, all uplift and edify me. I have really developed a relationship with my God, and I pray to Him frequently. Whether I get down on my knees and fold my arms, or whether it's a silent prayer in my mind before I do something, I know He hears and answers me every time. I absolutely love attending church; there is always a special spirit that prevails in my day when I can go and learn more about my Savior. Being surrounded with those who have the same standards and beliefs as me, even for just that short period of time, has always been a blessing in my life; what a great way to start off the week! I didn't always live my faith the way I know I should have. I've made mistakes, as we all have. I am grateful for the Atonement, or sacrifice, of Jesus Christ, which makes it possible to move past those mistakes and be clean. I live a pretty simple life, nothing amazing or eccentric. I try to make right choices, be honest, help others, and follow the perfect example of Jesus Christ. I know what my Father in Heaven expects of me, and I try to make Him proud. I want to live my life in a way that someday I will hear Christ say to me: “Come unto me, ye blessed, there is a place prepared for you in the mansions of my Father” (Enos 1:27).