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Hi I'm Tanner Hafen

I'm a singer, I love my family more than anything, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in St. George, Utah, and I love it! I'm the youngest of four children with an awesome big brother and two older sisters. My parents are such amazing people, and have truly made me into the person I am today. Anything good in my life, I owe to them. I love movies, reading, being outdoors, seeing the world, spending time with friends and family, LEGO, singing, acting, and pretty much anything else good. I graduated from Dixie High School in 2013, and was involved in theater, choir, and student government there. I plan on attending Brigham Young University to study Civil Engineering, then Architecture. Right now, though, I'm in Alberta, Canada, serving as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and it's been the best thing I've ever done!

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because Mormonism has blessed my life immeasurably! Of course, I was born into the church and baptized when I was eight years old. At the time, and for a large part of my life, I don't think I really understood the importance of my religion. In recent years, I've really come to understand and love being a Mormon. If I weren't a Mormon, I believe I would lack any direction in my life and it would be difficult to try and live a "good" life. I've also come to know for myself, by the power of the Holy Ghost, that all these things I choose to live and believe are true. They're of God, and they're the only way to have all of the incredible happiness and blessings He wants to give us now and forever; I've felt just a tiny bit of that happiness as I've lived the things I believe.

How I live my faith

I think I live my faith by trying to be the best person possible. Jesus Christ has given us a perfect example, and striving to live up to how He lived His life here is a quest that has changed my life for the better. Whether it's serving others as He did; or trying to improve myself physically, intellectually, spiritually, or however else, that's how I try to live my faith. I'm trying to live my faith now by serving as a full-time missionary. For two years of my life, 24/7, I'll be trying to share the truths I know and help others come unto Christ. I know that this is what I'm supposed to be doing at this time in my life when so many people my age are trying to figure out what they're going to do and who they're going to be for the rest of their lives. Delaying that part of my life for two years to devote my life to serving God and serving my fellow man will, I know, bless my life forever!

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Tanner Hafen
I absolutely do! Prophets have always been such an important part of God's work. Why, especially in this very dangerous and confusing period of time, would this be any different? Our Heavenly Father has called wonderful men to act as special witnesses of Christ to all of us and help us to know God's will. I testify that Thomas S. Monson is a prophet of God; This belief is strengthened every time I hear him speak and feel the love he has for me, even though he doesn't know me! Show more Show less

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Tanner Hafen
Baptisms for the Dead are such a blessing to all mankind. If the name is unsettling to you, think of them instead as "proxy" baptisms. We believe that baptism is essential for man to fulfill his full and divine potential, but what about all the millions of men and women who have gone through life without being baptized? That's where Baptisms for the Dead come in. Through this ordinance, already baptized people can be baptized for people who have died without being baptized. This gives all people access to the blessings of baptism and membership in the church! Show more Show less