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Hi I'm Taylie

My hobbies are photography, writing, reading, playing music and art. I currently go to BYU-Idaho. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hobbies: Photography, movie-making, writing, reading. I went to SLCC to study computer graphics.

Why I am a Mormon

I've been a member all my life and I enjoy the blessings I have received by being a member. I'm a member because I've always known this is the true church and that's why I'm going on a mission.

How I live my faith

I served a full-time mission to the Ohio Cleveland mission and go to BYU-Idaho. I love going to church and I love the gospel.

What is the First Vision?

A boy named Joseph Smith was surrounded by different churches and each claimed to teach the truth. Joseph Smith was confused as to which church to join because every church disagreed with one another. This made him ponder a lot about which church was the right and true church. One day he was reading in the Bible in James 1:5, "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and ubraideth not; and it shall be given him". So that's what Joseph decided to do: pray to God. He went out to a grove of trees and knelt and prayed to God. In answer to his prayer, Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ appeared to him. In his own words, Joseph Smith wrote, "I saw a pillar of light exactly over my head above the brightness of the sun. When that light rested upon me, I saw two personages, whose brightness and glory define all description, standing above me in the air. One of them spake unto me, calling me by name and said, pointing to the other -- This is my Beloved Son. Hear Him!" (Joseph Smith History 1:7-17) Joseph was told by Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ to join none of the churches on the earth at that time as none of them were true. Joseph Smith's First Vision was the beginning of the Restoration of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints being brought back to the earth. Show more Show less