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Hi I'm Tanner

I'm a Mormon. I love music, the outdoors, and my family. If you've got good food also, well...

About Me

I have always loved the outdoors, and go backpacking and camping with my brothers and dad as many times as we can coordinate our schedules. My best friend has gotten me into medival hobbies such as crafting chainmaille and blacksmithing, both of which I enjoy immensely. I also enjoy reading a good classic. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte is one of my favorites. I attended BYU in Provo for two semesters, and declared myself as a philosophy major, but I have put my studies on hold for my mission in L.A.! I've been called to speak Korean there, which so far has been a wonderful experience. I love the language, and am loving it here at the Missionary Training Center. Looking forward to California!

Why I am a Mormon

Because I was born a member of the church, it took me a while to develop my own testimony and purpose, as opposed to relying on those of my parents and family. Now, through prayer and study, I have come to believe and rely on the Lord and his ordained prophets on the earth. I have found peace and comfort in the gospel, and a confidence that this is the right path to return to my Father in Heaven. I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet of the Lord, and that through him, the Lord's church was restored to the earth. This knowledge brings me happiness and joy. I believe in Christ; that he lived a perfect life on this earth, that he is the son of God, and that he lives again.

How I live my faith

Right now, everything I do is centered around my mission. I'm immersed in the Gospel and the Korean language right now, and loving my life. It's a tough experience, and a lot of work, but through the Lord I've been strengthened. As it says in Philippeans chapter 4, "I can do all things through Christ, which strengthens me." I am looking forward to serving the koreans in Los Angeles, and am striving to be worthy of my calling as a representative of the Lord.

What blessings can we receive through the gift of the Holy Ghost?

The Holy Ghost can act as a guide in all areas of your life. Through it I have felt peace, confidence and love from my Heavenly Father. The constant companionship of the Holy Ghost is a comforting thing; if I have questions or dilemmas, it's influence can help me make the right decisions through its quiet feeling of confirmation or warning. Show more Show less