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Hi I'm Tanner Elton

I'm a husband and a father. I love great storytelling, playing outside, and eating great vegetarian food. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

First and foremost I am a husband and a father. I met my beautiful wife while attending Brigham Young University and together we've been blessed with two very active little boys and are expecting our third son later this year. My family is everything to me and I count myself lucky every day for the blessings they bring into my life. I love sports and still actively play basketball, tennis, volleyball, ultimate frisbee, and golf. I’m very competitive but now find if I’m able to make it to the last whistle without stopping it’s a victory. My wife and I love to travel, it’s our favorite past time. I've been fortunate to have seen a good part of this world and am always amazed at the wonderful people and beauty I've found everywhere. I firmly believe that we can learn from everyone around us, people are amazing.

Why I am a Mormon

There are few things in this life that I know for sure. There are many things in this life that I believe are true based on my knowledge and education, however, absolute truth is something entirely different to me. I know I love my wife and children, I know I'm happy when I follow the gospel teachings, and most importantly I know that the gospel is true, that the church is true, and that Jesus Christ is my Savior and Redeemer. I'm a Mormon because I know it's true and nothing makes me happier.

How I live my faith

I try and live my life in harmony with the teachings of the Gospel. One of the things I love about my church is the opportunities that we're given to serve, interact with each other, and be positive influences for good. One of my favorite church songs sums it up nicely for me. Have I done any good in the world today? Have I helped anyone in need? Have I cheered up the sad and made someone feel glad? If not, I have failed indeed. I believe that everyday we can have the opportunity to brighten someones day. Our daily interactions might seem meaningless to us at times but I have often seen them change the course of peoples life. My grandfather once said, "be nice to everyone, and assume that everyone is having a bad day."