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Hi I'm Taylor

I grew up in Northern California. Went to college for 1 year and am now serving a mission in Des Moines Iowa. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Taylor and I have been attending college for the past year, but am taking a break for 18 months to go on a mission where I will be speaking Spanish. I love to do things outdoors including, hiking, backpacking, camping, rock climbing, canoeing, and wake-surfing. I also love spending time with family and friends. My favorite color is turquoise. Favorite food: Pancakes. Favorite TV show: The Office. Favorite music artist: Jon Bellion. Favorite Book: The Book Thief. If I could go anywhere in the world I would go to Africa. I love to joke around and have fun. I know this church is true. I'm a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

I was actually born into the church, so I have been raised Mormon my whole life but I got to the point in my life where I realized I could choose what I wanted. Why am I mormon? I'm Mormon because I have had the spirit testify to me that this church it true. It's not because I was only raised in it is why I am mormon. I am Mormon because I choose to be. I know that Christ knows each and every one of us. I have felt his presence in my life and his arms wrap around me in the hardest of times. He suffered for our transgressions and because of that we are able to be made clean. We are able to have peace, joy and comfort through his great love. I know that there had to be a restoration of Christ's church on this earth because the truth had been lost through the years and that is why God called Joseph Smith to be a prophet to restore the church Jesus Christ established on the earth once again. I know that he was a prophet of god and translated The Book of Mormon so that we may have more truth. This Gospel brings so much happiness in my life. I have seen this gospel change people's lives around me in amazing ways. This gospel brings knowledge of where we came from, why we are here on this earth and what happens after we die and that alone is an amazing truth to have. So why am I Mormon? I am Mormon because of the knowledge I have from it, the peace and confidence that it brings. I am Mormon because I know that Christ lives and knows me personally for who I am, he knows my faults but through them he makes me stronger. I am Mormon because the spirit has testified to me over and over again that it is true, and knowing something is true means I can't turn away from it.

How I live my faith

I strive to live my faith everyday. I live my faith by never hiding who I am. People around me know that I am Mormon and I am not ashamed of that, I am proud. I openly talk about what I believe with others around me. I try to be an example where ever I go to be a disciple of Christ. I think I live my faith by striving to be a good person and a good example to those around me. By never hiding what I believe so that I "fit" in. I also live my faith through my callings at church. Up at school I was a teacher at church to the woman where I would teach a lesson about a topic in the gospel once a month. Now however I will be living my faith through serving a full time mission for my church where I will be serving for 18 months. On this mission I will be teaching and talking to people about what this gospel is and the happiness it brings to my life and how no matter what you go through this gospel will help.

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

The Atonement is kind of hard to explain because there is so much to it. The Atonement was when Christ suffered for our sins in the garden of Gethsemane and it ended with him dying on the cross. Christ loved us so much that he was willing to come to this earth and suffer for everyone of us us. When I was younger I didn't fully understand the atonement until there came a point in my life where I needed to use it. I know now without a doubt that the Atonement is real. I know that Christ knows me. I know that he has suffered for my mistakes, my pains, my sins, and I know that through him I can be forgiven for my mistakes. He can lift even the biggest burdens of of your back. He loves each and everyone of us and knows us. He never forgets us and is always and I mean always there for us to come to him. He is closer than you think. We just need to come unto him and he will accept us and we will feel his love. I need the Atonement in my life everyday because I am not perfect. But through him I can be made perfect. He wants us to come unto him and he is waiting. Christ has suffered for us so why suffer for something that has already been suffered for? Show more Show less