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Hi I'm Taggert Barton

I'm from California, and I will soon be serving a mission in Lisbon Portugal. I will later be attending BYU.

About Me

I am 18, and I currently reside in California. I played football all through out high school. I love to snowboard and go to the beach. I love longboarding and playing the piano. My favorite things to do are hang out with family and friends and eat delicious food; that's a must!

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised a Mormon and always had a testimony of the gospel. The teachings of the gospel have always kept me on a good path and made more happy than I can express through words. Being Mormon just makes my life so much better, and I feel so good about everything I learn. I also see the joy it has brought others as it has greatly influenced my family and many others that I know personally. I have had many experiences where I have felt God's love for me and felt the spirit so strongly. I know without a doubt the church is true.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by following the basics of what Heavenly Father has asked us to do, and I follow Christ's example. I go to church every Sunday and constantly get involved in church activities. I say my prayers as much as I can, and I read my scriptures; by doing that, I know my relationship with Heavenly Father is strengthened. I also have constant gospel based discussions with my family and my friends; I feel I learn a lot from what others are inspired to say. I love the gospel and try to live it to the best of my abilities everyday.

How can we come to know our Father in Heaven?

Taggert Barton
Our Heavenly Father loves us so much and wants us to return back to Him, so He's given us the tools necessary to have constant connection to Him. One way to strengthen our relationship with Him is keeping His commandments and staying obedient; this shows our obedience and love for Him, and in return, He gives us blessings. Another way I have really gotten to know Heavenly Father is through sincere prayer and scripture study. We can pray to Heavenly Father to talk to Him, and He talks to us through the scriptures and the prophets and apostles. I recently had a question that was really personal to me. I decided to pray and then flip to a random scripture having faith that God would answer my prayer. I prayed. It was one of the most sincere prayers I have ever offered. I ended my prayer and slowly flipped through the pages in my scriptures by my bed. I stopped where it felt right and looked on the pages. I noticed three scriptures highlighted in red; I do not remember highlighting these scriptures. I proceeded to read; my question could not have been answered more perfectly or more specifically than it was. I felt the spirit so strong and so powerful and knew God heard my prayer. Heavenly Father loves us more than we can comprehend and wants to be there for us and keep us on the path that will make us happiest. I know this is true for all of us. If you have a sincere question, pray to God; He will answer it. Whether it is right then or later, God will answer it. Show more Show less