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Hi I'm Tanner Ellsworth

I love music, playing ultimate, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm the oldest of three children, and I grew up with my family in Rochester Hills, Michigan. When I get back from my mission, I plan to continue studying Mechanical Engineering at Brigham Young University. I play piano and oboe, and I enjoy singing although I am not the best singer, and I would never have the courage to sing alone in public! I started playing piano when I was seven years old, and oboe when I was twelve years old. Although I rarely have the time to practice that I used to, I enjoy the time that I do have to practice, and I enjoy sharing my music with others. I discovered Ultimate on a robotics trip to Atlanta, GA for the national competition, when a friend brought a disc and we played after lunch one day. I started getting more into it, joined my high school's ultimate club, played pick-up during the summers before going to college and before coming on my mission.

Why I am a Mormon

So much of my life has been blessed because I have been part of a Mormon family, even from the time I was born. Although my faith was never as strong before as it is now, being a Mormon has made me who I am today. For a lot of my life, I took the gospel for granted, but in my life I have noticed enough "coincidences" and "connections" that I simply cannot believe that someone has not been watching over me. Over the span of my life, I've been to church, and seminary, and I have learned about the gospel, and today I have faith, in every fiber of my being, that Jesus Christ lives and that He loves me.

How I live my faith

I seek to love and to help those around me in whatever way I can, which is difficult for me because I'm not the most outgoing sort of a guy... in spite of that, though, I am always happiest when I have brought a friend, a family member, or whoever happiness.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Tanner Ellsworth
Nope. Whether or not you serve a mission is up to you. Serving a mission is an expectation of worthy and able young men, and young women are encouraged to consider serving as well, but in the end it's your decision, whether you want to serve a mission or not. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Tanner Ellsworth
Yes. We believe Jesus is the Christ, the savior and redeemer of the world. Show more Show less