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Hi I'm Tana

I'm a lover of great music, family, and friends. I'm a missionary serving in Seattle, Washington. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a 19 year old college student at BYU, majoring in Recreation Management. I hope to one day plan events so great that people will always have them in their memories. There's something about being around those you love, or meeting new people who share the same interests as you that is so heartwarming. I can't wait to be the person that puts it all together. I love to celebrate when there is a need to be celebrated! Whether it's birthday, reunion, or just a girl's night out--there's never an excuse to not have a good time. As much as I love being out and about, however, there is nothing more relaxing and enjoyable than watching movies at home. My roommates and friends can be the first to tell you that I will quote away if we're watching any of my all time favorites which include Harry Potter, 500 Days of Summer, She's The Man, or any other hopelessly romantic comedy. Something else I can't get enough of are all the "I'm A Mormon" videos. I'm not even kidding you, I have watched every single one that has ever been made. Even the ones that aren't in English, I just watch and pretend like I know what they're saying! I absolutely admire the stories and testimonies all these members have to share. It's so inspiring to know that there are so many great people out in this world, that carry such different lives, but through this gospel we are all brothers and sisters alike. All in all, I'm just your average college "belieber" who loves being with her friends and family.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know that there is nothing else in this world that can bring me more happiness. Everything about this gospel is tied flawlessly together to give me a great life, guided by my Father in Heaven. I am humbled to say that I have not always been this grateful for all that this gospel has provided me. However, I know that what is important, is that I now know and realize that my Heavenly Father loves me without end. I know that Heavenly Father is always by my side, especially in times of need. Being a 19 year old girl, you could only imagine how many things I uselessly stress out about. But, through Heavenly Father's guidance I know that the best is yet to come, and that I can always rely on His help. Whatever my trial, I know there is comfort to look forward to. Although it's a lot easier to turn to the Lord when I am lacking something, I also love to turn to him in my times of triumph. I know He smiles down on me when there is good and happiness in my life. And I know that it is because of Him that I get to experience these precious joys. Everything from my family, to the career I will pursue, and the person I will marry is part of His plan, and I know that I can trust that completely, because even though life isn't perfect, Heavenly Father is. I know that my decision to serve a mission is my own, but it is for Him.We have been given so much in this life, that the least I can do to repay for our blessings, is by sharing it. I know that missionary work is crucial in this time and age. I am so eager to go out and bring those to the truthfulness of this Church and the blessings it provides. I am a Mormon because this gospel is true. I am Mormon because I know that Heavenly Father and Jesus came to this Earth when they directed Joseph Smith to restore this gospel many years ago. I am a Mormon because I know that one day I will be able to return to my Father in Heaven and His son, my brother and Savior, Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

Because my parents were converted to this church in their teenage years, I was luckily born into this gospel. It's never really been a struggle for me to keep the commandments, and live the way the Lord wants me to because of the examples and environment that I have grown up with. Living in Utah, you can assume that I have always been fortunate enough to have good influences in my life. Going to Seminary in the middle of the day and having church buildings every couple of blocks was only few of many blessings I have been given in order to live my faith. All of this, however, was just something that was routine for me. Going to church, and attending youth mutual activities was almost required of me. Not to say, that I didn't enjoy my experiences, but there were definitely times of trial and testing along the way. As I got into my later teen years, I realized that it was time for me to find out for myself what I believed, and if those beliefs included this Church. The journey to finding my answer included reading the Book of Mormon, lots of prayer, and even more patience. There wasn't a specific moment in time that I can recognize when I knew this church was true, but only the happiness I could feel in my life. I am happiest when I am at church and I learn something new, or when I hear the exact answer I've been looking for while at General Conference. And it is for these moments that I live life according to my faith. Soon, I will be a full time missionary for the Church in Seattle, Washington, and I know that my daily routines will be nothing short of the greatest memories of my life. I know that it will be this way because it is in accordance to God's plan, and His commandments. I know that it's all the little things that make me who I am. Going to church every week, paying tithing, participating in service activities--these are the things that have prepared me to be a worthy servant of the Lord.