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Hi I'm Tanner LaVell McIntire

I'm adopted, play the Piano, Cello, as well as other things; am serving a mission for my church, and "I am a Mormon".

About Me

I was adopted when I was only about 10 days old to my parents in Salt Lake City, Utah. I grew up in the church and learned so much about god and how he has a plan for everyone here on earth, and how it is centered around the family. I couldn't imagine my life without my parents now, and I would have gone in a complete opposite direction if it wasn't for them and the gospel in my life today. I went to West high school in downtown Salt lake city, and graduated in 2012. In those years of high school I was in Swim team, Orchestra, Choir, musicals, plays, and who knows what else. I'm more of an artsy kind of guy and when I graduate from collage I will probably go back into something of that nature. Right now though I am serving a Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ, in the Atlanta, Georgia mission. I wanted to go on a mission because I love this church, and know it to be the true church that Christ established on the earth when he was around 2000 sum years ago. I knew that and loved god so much, that I wanted to share that message with all the people that would listen. I have 3 siblings who are all younger, and they are all adopted as well! (cool family) We as a family are sealed together for all eternity, and will live together with god when we all move on after this life. I know this to be true.

Why I am a Mormon

Being adopted, I get a lot of questions about it... but the bottom line is that my birth mother was a rebellious mormon and she wanted to make sure her child had parents who would raise her child into the church in a way that she could not. My parents did just that. I found myself to be a rebellious Mormon in high school, just like my birth mother, even though I was raised into the church and was taught not to do those things. Nobody is perfect, especially me. We all make mistakes and Jesus Christ gave me a second chance so I took it. Today because of that gospel and that knowledge that I have, I happily share my testimony of god's truth around the world with all the other missionaries serving. It wasn't a religious conversion story here, but a story of converting myself to Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I am serving a mission for my church in Georgia, some 2000 miles away from home, in a small town called Thomaston, Georgia. I share what I know to be true, with love and how Christ would do it if he was here on the earth as well. I love the people I talk to and I talk to everyone I meet to try and share with them something that will bless their lives forever.

What is done with the tithing that Mormons pay?

Tanner LaVell McIntire
Lots of people try to study up on our church in the same way that a business man would, and then say that we are a rich church, and that we give up money to our church so that it may help our leaders or something. This is not the case. Our financing growth in the church is used for the building of church buildings, and for the use of service in natural disasters and so on. Not one penny goes into the pocket of one of our members. Our church is based on service and love, and so that's what we use our money for. Because god has commanded us to do so, I happily give my share. The fact is: "I cannot afford not to pay my tithing." The people that our church help needs it more than I do. Show more Show less