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Hi I'm Taylor

I always eat my teddy grahams two at a time. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a college freshman with a passion for learning. I haven't figured out how yet, but I'm going to change the world.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because nothing else in the world has ever made me as happy as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has. Nothing has ever felt more right. In this church I have found peace, and a sense of purpose. I came to know and love Jesus Christ my Savior and I know without a doubt that He loves me and died for me. Every day, through Him, I am a little bit better than I was yesterday. A little kinder, a little more selfless, a little slower to anger. Every day, with His help, I work towards becoming the best I can be. That means everything to me.

How I live my faith

I read my scriptures and talk to God every day. I go to church every Sunday and attend a scripture study class twice a week. That's all important, but it comes down to it, I live my faith every day by loving God and His children. I look for little ways to serve others every day and bigger ways through humanitarian projects whenever I can. To me, helping people is what it's really all about. I want to do anything I can to make someone's life better or even just put a smile on their face.

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

Taylor
I have seen so many blessings and miracles come from living this gospel, and it has made me unbelievably happy! It is out of love that I want to serve a mission, and it is out of love that I tell people all about this church. It's made me so happy that I know it can make others happy as well. And when you discover something this amazing, it would be selfish to keep it to yourself! Show more Show less

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Taylor
Through youth group and now through the adult women's organization (Relief Society) I've been able to participate in countless humanitarian projects! We're always looking for new service projects, and if there is one thing I have heard more than anything else in all my years of being mormon, it's "serve others" and "do good works continually". We work to develop Christ-like love for all of God's children, LDS or not, and strive to be as kind and selfless as we can be. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons perform proxy baptisms in their temples?

Taylor
Our church is all about progression. Every day trying a little harder to be a little better. That doesn't end with death. Tons and tons of people die without ever hearing about Jesus Christ and His gospel. In the time between death and the resurrection, such spirits get the opportunity to be taught the gospel. But ordinances such as baptism can only be done in this life, with physical bodies. God as our loving Heavenly Father allows us, the living, to serve these spirits through proxy baptism, allowing them to continue to learn and grow in this "spirit school" before the resurrection. They aren't guaranteed to accept it though, just as people in this life are not guaranteed to accept and believe the gospel. We retain our same biases and personalities after death. Show more Show less