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Hi I'm Tayln Samuelu

I'm a recent convert ready to serve a mission. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in Hawai'i. I am 19 years old and I'm going on a mission. I grew up with no religious background what so ever. I am a recent convert of little over two years now. I am still learning gospel principles and I enjoy seeing the gospel bless my life enormously. I just received my mission letter and I am called to serve in the Twin Falls Idaho Mission. For a local girl like me, growing up on an island, Idaho is pretty much international to me :) I have a testimony of this church that I want to share with others.

Why I am a Mormon

Learning about the gospel and getting baptized was the greatest decision i've made in my life. Before I was taught the lessons and got baptized, I was very lost. I didn't understand my purpose here on earth. I felt like I had no structure. My father is remarried and his wife grew up in the church, so when my dad got married he soon after that took the lessons and got baptized. A year before I got baptized, I moved in with my dad and step mom. I would go to church with them all the time but never really realized that each time I went, my heart would soften. One day we had the missionaries over for dinner and they started to teach me about the gospel of Jesus Christ. Immediately my heart was touched. I felt the spirit so strong and at that time I didn't know what that feeling was called. From there, the missionaries kept coming over to teach me the lessons. I soon after got baptized and made sacred covenants with our loving Heavenly Father. I've seen true happiness in my life living the gospel and I've seen myself completely lost without it. I can testify that the gospel of Jesus Christ is here to help us reach our full potential in this life and to return back to our Heavenly Father.

How I live my faith

I live my faith through everyday activities. When I was in high school I was always the only "Mormon" in my classes and in sports. I stood out most of the time and at first it didn't feel good. One day one of my teachers came up to me and asked me, "Are you a Mormon"? I smiled so big and replied, "Yes! How did you know?" Of course teachers are very observant so she explained how good I prevent myself by the way I dress and by the way I act. One simple question changed the way I felt about sticking out. I came to realize at that moment that the gospel really does change you in many ways. I live my faith by choosing to serve a full time mission. I know a mission will not be easy, because salvation is not cheap. Missionary work is so important, especially at this time. God needs us on missions, and most importantly we need a mission for ourselves. I know it'll be hard to leave my family, but I am leaving my family for 18 months so that others can be with their families for eternity.