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Hi I'm Taylor Burke

I like peanut butter. I work in a Hospital's Emergency Room. I love to draw and save lives. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm an Advanced- Emergency Medical Technician for a hospital's Emergency Department. I started working there when I was only 18. I'm still the youngest employee in the whole hospital and it doesn't change the way I work. I love helping people in anyway I can, but who knew that I could help people by saving their lives literally! I see many people under the influence of many drugs, alcohol, or other abused substances which I can help. I sometimes feel that there is no hope in this world for good when I see so many bad things happening to people, but then I read my scriptures and remember that if I quit being good now, who will help the others? So I press on helping all those who come to me in the ER. I absolutely love to draw, specifically with charcoal. The black and white drawing I create leave room for the viewer to fill it out with their imagination. It's a good pass time for me along with reading good books and watching superhero movies. Swimming makes me feel truly free. I never really did competitive swimming because I play the rare sport known as lacrosse, I loved playing lacrosse as much as I love to eat grilled cheese and sleep in hammocks. But I have a condition known as Degenerative Disk Disease (DDD), which makes playing lacrosse hard for me. It makes my back vulnerable to breaking in a contact sport, so I had to give it up. I now weight lift to keep my body strong and fit. I love everyone who I get to meet and can't wait to meet you (reader) someday.

Why I am a Mormon

My Father was a convert into the church and my Mother was a member. He was baptized in Japan while in the military and married my Mother a little bit later. I am the first born of my family and I am glad that I grew up in the gospel. I took it for granted but found how great it was at the age of 17. Why am I a Mormon? Because I have read the book of Mormon and learned as much as I could have now (Although there is still much to learn) about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. And to me it all makes sense. Heavenly Father want's me back. Me. And not just me, but all of his children. His children are not a select few, but all that are here on this earth. Not one is exempt. Heavenly Father loves all of us! It makes sense that we all have a chance to return to God's presence, but we must work on doing so. I have worked very hard in the short time that I have lived on this earth, and I firmly believe that you reap what you sow. Why should those who don't work as hard as I do get the same reward as me? God is fair. He has given us Agency, a powerful gift, that gives us the power to choose what we want for ourselves and pay for the consequences (good or bad). Being a Mormon to me isn't just a simple act-good-on-Sunday type attitude, it's hard work everyday in choosing the right. We all have our problems, but Heavenly Father knows us and want's to make sure we know He loves us. Our problems, big or small, can become our greatest strength if we choose to make them so. Why am I a Mormon you'd ask? Because God loves me. I found the truth that I am the master of my true Child of God nature, and God only want's to show me the way to being that. He teaches me to love. Love is the character of God. I want to be like him and love everyone to the fullest like he does. He lives, and I will follow Him forever.

How I live my faith

Right now I am going to Argentina to teach the gospel to those who need it as a full time Missionary. I am very excited to be heading there and can't wait! I love this gospel! I act as a ward missionary right now and love to meet new people! Even if I don't get to teach them a lesson I still enjoy getting to know someone who is new to me. I find strength in the gospel through friendships because I always learn something new that I can apply to my life. I will soon be an Elder and I will have the opportunity to meet many new people in Argentina! I often find my testimony strength ed the best when I help patient's in the ER become stable or safe from death's door. I always try my best to be the greatest healthcare provider and learn from the mistakes that I make sometimes. The gospel has taught me that I can't turn away a potential friend/acquaintance just because they are different from me, just the same as saving a life in the ER, I can't turn away from my duties of helping that person just because they are different or have done some bad things in their life. They are all my brothers and sisters, and if the positions were switched, I know they'd do the same for me. I always have found a great peace in my soul after helping someone, even if it was a small thing like opening a door for them, helping them pick up whatever they dropped, or just listening to what they want to say.