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Hi I'm Taylor Davison

I grew up in Tempe, AZ. I found Mormonism to be true and was baptized in January 2013.

About Me

I'm a sophomore at ASU (as of 3/14) studying computer science. Needless to say, I love the geeky techie stuff. I converted in January 2013 after praying to know if Mormonism was true Christianity and receiving a powerful, personal answer. I love playing baseball, although I haven't played competitively in over 5 years, and just enjoy general "hanging out" and playing-by-ear. If I had the time, I'd be up north camping just about every weekend!

Why I am a Mormon

A little over a year ago, I started dating an LDS girl who I had always been fascinated by and who I had always felt would be a good match for me. I was completely atheist at the time with no intent of finding a religion. I began to ask her questions about her faith after a few weeks, just to be polite and show respect. She answered each question in plainness and soon gave me a book, called "Mormons: An Open Book". The book laid everything out plainly and covered just about everything. While I only read about 10 pages in, I knew that I had recognized a different feeling every time I read it that was pleasant and peaceful, though I didn't recognize that it was either of those things at the time (only that I felt "different" when I read"). I told her about that feeling nonchalantly, and she soon told me that I had been feeling the Holy Ghost. She then taught me roughly about the plan of salvation, and I took it all in with gladness. It was the only religion that had ever made sense to me. One night soon after, I was feeling down, and she felt like she should tell me to pray, and she did. That night, I knelt by my bed. I immediately felt as though someone had their eyes upon me and was listening intently. I asked right off the bat "God, are you there?" The feeling I got can't be put justified by my vocabulary; it was an overpowering, immediate, warm, clear burn in my heart. It was something that I had never expected to be my answer, and something I never had felt previous to that moment. After that sunk in, I asked "Is what I've been hearing about Mormonism true?" I received a response identical to the first. From that moment on, I couldn't let myself continue life as a non-Mormon. The answer was too obvious, too powerful, and I knew it could not have come from my own anticipation, for I anticipated nothing. I know that these feelings and the messages of the Book of Mormon can not possibly be of a man's imagination nor of the devil himself.

How I live my faith

I live my faith everyday by striving to be more consistent than the last. I try to see my fellow people as Jesus Christ would, understanding that they are no lesser or greater than I, that I can have true love and respect for all. When I can do this correctly, it's clear that the way I interact with others and the things that I do for them is directed by a higher power and is far more efficient for that/those person/people. I work with kids, so I try to help them by my example or through my speech in teaching them to become good and loving people. I live my faith by sharing my story with others who are like how I was, who might struggle with the courage to tell their friends or family, or who struggle breaking free of habits just as I did. I live my faith by trying to consistently look for what God wants me to do, and how he wants me to do it. I know that He can give us these instructions if we seek them and that no matter what we do or where we are, He loves each of us personally and we can always turn ourselves back to Him.