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Hi I'm Taylor

I love star gazing on the coast. I study psychology. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm not someone who possesses an extreme quality in any specific category. I am adventurous. I love hiking the mountains of Oahu, snorkeling, roller coasters, traveling, museums, and eating exotic food. I'm also not in a sense because one of my favorite past times is snuggling in a blanket and watching a Marvel Comics film. I'm very scholarly. I have a bachelor's degree in psychology, I love literature and I love historical art. I love to learn about people and about their impact on the world. I love creating things as well. I love painting and I love making things out of clay. I'm athletic; I love sports. I mainly pay attention to waterpolo, soccer, and swimming since I competed in those things in high school. I like going to baseball games and I sometimes watch football with my dad. I'm also quite the nerd. I love superheroes, memes, and science fiction. I guess you can say I'm a mix of many qualities.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because this gospel is the only one that I have ever found that challenged me to be better. My relationship with Jesus Christ didn't end when the Sabbath did. It continues with me. With The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I didn't just gain a church membership, I gained a family. These Mormons loved me, and I didn't know why. It was later that I learned that it was because Christ loves me, and since they were all striving every day to be like him, that loving me came with the package. Never had I ever encountered people that were more loving and more willing to help and serve me than when I joined this church. I was baptized when I was thirteen. I was a Mormon then, and I'm a Mormon now. I stayed because I feel Christ's love emanate from others. I stay because I feel the companionship of the Holy Ghost so much. I stay because it is through this gospel that I have been able to become a better person. That is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Our church does something called visiting and home teaching. Visiting teaching is a way that sisters of the Church extend Christ's love to other women in the ward. We are asked to visit teach every month, but sometimes I go more often than that. Each time, I learn to love who I visit teach so much that I actually end up spending time with them regularly. Every month, my Church also has something called fast and testimony meeting. This means that every first Sunday of the month, we get together during the first hour of church (after fasting all morning) and we bear our testimonies about the Savior and about the gospel. I bear my testimony, on those Sundays, about my Savior and how much he has changed me. I bear witness that he loves me and you. I give my personal witness about the truthfulness of the gospel. I love doing this because I love that the Holy Ghost can touch other's hearts and testify of truth, like during the time of Christ. Every testimony meeting, I get to see that. In this Church, I've been a teacher, a coordinator, and a compassionate service person. I've done many other things but I've realized that every calling and assignment that the Church extends to me goes back to teaching. Obviously as a teacher, I teach. But as a coordinator, I bring other people closer to Christ by inviting them to attend the Holy Temple. As a compassionate service person, I teach, in a way, that Christ loves them. Often times, I teach myself just as much as I teach others.

What do Mormons believe about Jesus Christ? Do Mormons believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God?

We believe that Jesus Christ is the literal Son of God. In the times before Jesus Christ, there were many, many prophecies concerning the coming of a Savior. They can be found in the scriptures, specifically in Isaiah, and in Pslams. We believe that Jesus Christ is the messiah. We believe that Jesus Christ created the earth under the direction of our Heavenly Father. We believe this to be true because this is the answer found in the scriptures, especially John 1:10 and Hebrews 1:2. We also believe that Jesus came to the earth approximately 2,000 years ago and that he lived a perfect life. He was and is the perfect example of inward and outward holiness. He taught with his words, and he taught by example, which was one of his most powerful ways. He is the perfect example of how we should live. We believe that through His suffering in the Garden of Gethsemane and by giving his life on the cross (which is known as the "Atonement") that he saves us from our sins as we follow him and live by his example. (1 Peter 2:21). Because of this atonement, this vicarious, substitutionary sacrifice, you and I can be forgiven of our sins when we sincerely repent and turn our hearts to the Savior (Book of Mormon in Mosiah 26:30) Through His Resurrection, Jesus Christ saved us from death. He overcame death, and all of us will be given the gift of the resurrection. This means that our spirits will be eternally re-united with our bodies (Acts/John/Corinthians). He will be the final judge. Show more Show less