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Hi I'm Taylor McKay Wanlass

I'm a Mormon. I was born and raised in Logan, Utah. I attend BYU-I. I am studying Exercise Physiology.

About Me

I am currently attending Brigham Young University-Idaho. I really love going to school there. The Spirit is so strong. Before I went there, I graduated high school. During my time in grade school, I participated in quite a few extracurricular activities; which include: swimming, lacrosse, color guard, and band. I love doing things that let me interact with others. I love being around people. The energy I feel when I'm around others is so amazing to me. I also love anything medical. I am going into the medical field for my career and I couldn't be more excited. I have divorced parents and am lucky enough to have two families. I have a total of 6 siblings. Family means the world to me. I don't know what I'd do without my family. They are the reason I do what I do and how I live my life. I don't ever want to disappoint them!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know that without it, I wouldn't be living the awesome life I am. For about 6 years, I was pretty dead set on leaving the church. I only went, and said what I said, and lived how I lived for my mom. Since my parents are divorced, my mom was the only one who stayed active. My dad fell away and is now anti-mormon. It saddens me that he feels the way he does about Mormons. Until about a year ago, I was still pretty set on leaving the church and living the way that my dad did. But after attending BYU-I, I really have gained a testimony for myself. I am so grateful for the opportunity to be apart of this church. It really is the best way to live and I don't know where I'd be without it.

How I live my faith

I have had the opportunity to serve in many presidencies in my time in Young Women's. I have also been able to be a teacher to the young single adults in my ward at college. It has been such an amazing opportunity being able to serve others. I really love being able to help people out. Service is such a great part of my life. I love making others happy.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Taylor McKay Wanlass
No. Not all Mormons are required to serve a mission. The young men who are available and able to serve a mission are asked to by our Father in Heaven. The young women, however, do not have the same inquiring. They may choose to serve a mission. That is the beauty of agency. You are not forced to. You can choose to. (: Show more Show less