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Hi I'm Tanner Browning

I'm a 21 year old kid who grew up in Idaho, love traveling, playing guitar, I served a mission in Moscow Russia and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a 19 yeas old, the second oldest of a family of 8 kids, 5 boys and 3 girls. All of us have been homeschooled by my wonderful loving mother. Both of my parents have been born into active families in the church. My mom and dad met at Ricks college and were married and sealed in the Salt Lake Temple December 18, 1989. Serving LDS missions is no uncommon thing, My Father served a mission in the Barcelona Spain Mission and My older brother Brooks is currently serving in the Minneapolis MN Mission. I am now serving as a missionary in the Russia Moscow West Mission. I am a skiier, I love to take the time to head up to Targhee and carve some powder whenever I can in the winter, I am a big fan of sports, I love basketball, Football and Volleyball. I am a big fan of music, I love listening to it and playing it (Guitar). Me and my older brother and two cousins of ours are in a rock band called Forgotten Rest.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been born into a very blessed family being in the church. I have seen what the church of Jesus Christ can do for families for mine and my extended family. All being faithful members in the church today, we all have great relationships with each other that I treasure. I have been blessed so much that I can say one of the greatest blessings that I have recieved in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is that I have knowlege that I have a "forever family". I have read and prayed about the Book of Mormon when I was 11 years old, I wanted to know also if it was true. And I recieved a witness from the holy spirit that it is true! That Joseph smith was a Prophet of God, and that the Priesthood power has been restored to the earth again. And That there is a prophet that leads this church today, Thomas S. Monson is our prophet. I have seen the joy that the gospel of Jesus Christ gives to others, to my family and to me. I know that He is our Savior and Redeemer. He lives, and he will come again.

How I live my faith

I have been a faithful member of this church for the 19 years of my life. My mother and father have lead the way and have provided an example for me in attending church every sunday. Every evening we read as a family out of the Book of Mormon, and have regular Family Home Evening every Monday night. Small simple things like that consistently done have strengthened my faith, and have helped us as a family grow closer together. Like my father and my older brother, I have made the choice to serve in this church as a full-time missionary and have been called to serve in the Russia Moscow West Mission. I am more than willing to go to the people of Russia and share what I have and how it has made my life happy. I'm more than willing to leave my family for two years so that other families can be together forever.

What is being a Mormon like?

Tanner Browning
I love being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormon)! And although I was basically born in this church and raised by active parents, I still have learned for myself thought careful study and prayer that this is in fact the true church of God. I feel that just about all of my blessings and happy moments can be related back to this fact that I am a faithful member of this Church. Show more Show less