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Hi I'm Taylor Noles

I grew up in Spanish Fork, Utah. I played football, I am on student council at SFHS , and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently in high school about to graduate. I am serving a full time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and am going to the Texas Houston South mission. I will be going to Utah State after I come home from my mission. I am a brother to three, a son to two, a brother-in-law to one, and an uncle to three. I love spending time with family and friends. I particularly love spending my time in nature and doing activities like hiking or repelling. I really love sports. I am always going to have a soft spot for football and ping pong. I can always go for a pick up game of basketball. I really love spending time in the temple, even if for a moment it is just the baptistery. I love to pray and read my scriptures like most of this faith. Prayer and Scriptures really are the foundation for my relationship with Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ and The Holy Ghost. They really are my best friends.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into this religion. Both of my parents chose to be members and it really blessed my life. My parents were divorced when I was 8 after I was baptized and shortly after, my family fell away. After many years of poor decisions and hardships, I began to see things pointing me towards Christ. I didn't acknowledge it much but I knew it was there. The time came around and I was to go into 9th grade and I wasn't going to take seminary. My mom made a deal with me and I would take seminary one year and if I didn't like it, I didn't have to take it again. My first experience with Seminary was a good one and I developed a love for reading scriptures but it didn't change much with my activity. I still didn't really go to church. I didn't really know who Jesus Christ was still. It wasn't until I was a sophomore and I was in the New Testament that I began to reactivate myself. Honestly learning of Jesus Christ at that time was what made me desire to change. I was going through the lowest point of my life. I really struggled and I learned about a man who sacrificed everything because He loved me and wanted to help me. When I felt the Holy Ghost tell me that, I desired to be as close as I could be to Jesus Christ and he lead me to this Church. I know that this is His church. I know by the Power of The Holy Ghost and that is why I am a member and am serving a mission. I know that God lives and loves us. He has provided a way for us to return to Him through His Son. This is His church and the way back.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying my best to be active in attendance to church and The Gospel of Jesus Christ. I love scriptures so much. I feel the spirit so much when I am reading them. I am guided by the Holy Spirit all over the Standard Works when I am doing the things worthy enough to have Him around and I love it! Prayer is also so vital to me. It is the time I feel closest to Deity. I pray and study scriptures regularly. I also try to attend the temple once a week. That is something that I treasure a lot. Doing the work for the dead is something that just shows me how loving and merciful Heavenly Father is. While I try to worship everyday, I have responsibility to the Church that happens on Sundays. I am apart of a group of Young Men who hold an office of Priest in the Aaronic or lower priesthood. We gather and I have a position of leadership in this group and I am called to be a Second Assistant. I am also a home teacher to a few sisters in my ward that I meet with monthly. Me and my Companion teach a lesson or a quick message and address any issues that they may have. I think the most important way I try to live my faith is being engaged in the Gospel of Christ. Having Faith unto Repentance and making and keeping covenants really changes who you are. Exercising faith is really the key to it all. It is how we access the Atonement and find forgiveness. It is how we move forward and how to endure to the end. In the end, It is really about how the gospel changes you and how willing you are to change for Heavenly Father.

What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to sacrifice His life?

Taylor Noles
The Atonement covers so much of our life. I know that healing and strengthening do come from it. I am so blessed to have the knowledge that I do about it. The Atonement will help you have more faith in Jesus Christ and His divinity. It will help you become more Godlike. It will help you overcome any addiction, trial, affliction, and hardship. You will find comfort if you come to Christ. As Elder Holland said, "Because Jesus walked such a long, lonely path, utterly alone, we do not have to do so." Show more Show less