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Hi I'm Jake Tanner

I'm a tennis player, I grew up in Eagle Idaho, I'm serving an LDS mission in Des Moines, Iowa and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've grown up in Eagle Idaho for most of my life. I love fishing, camping, skiing (water & snow), hunting, playing tennis, watching movies, spending time with friends, going on dates, and spending lots of time with my family. Always loved to play tennis ever since Middle school. Really like music and singing. Listening to ThePianoGuys never gets old for me. Went to BYU Provo for 2 semesters, and sang in their mixed choir, but now i'm serving a mission in Des Moines, Iowa. My family is everything to me. I am the middle child. Have an older and younger brother, and the same applies to my two sisters. I give all of the credit to my Mother and Father for their example to me and my siblings. I wouldn't be on a Mission without them. Being born of goodly parents is a blessing to me and I know that it is a Gift from my Heavenly Father, because i can feel the love he has for me through my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I've chosen to be a Mormon because I know, through many experiences that I've had and through many trials that I have faced in life, that as I live those things that I have been taught each Sunday, each day of my life gets much better as I live it and share it. I'm a Mormon because through reading the Bible and the Book of Mormon, i know through earnest and honest prayer, that they are both testaments of Jesus Christ and of our Heavenly Father, along with the Plan of Happiness which they have created for us. I'm a Mormon because i know that families can live together forever in happiness, yea even after this life, for God has designed a plan that we can take to live with him again, and it is open to all who want and desire to follow him.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by following the path that my Heavenly Father has laid out for me. I show my faith to him by continually showing love to those around me. I live by faith by helping and serving others. I live my life by obeying my Heavenly Father's standards and his commandments. But most of all, I live my faith and show my love for God and his children by serving an LDS mission in the Des Moines, Iowa Mission, and continue to serve even after my mission. I do this, because the blessings i recieve through doing so, have greater value to me than the all things found on this earth, and the key to recieving these blessings are through prayer, service, love, dilligence, obedience, kindness, and through the Bible and the Book of Mormon. Been a member all my life. Thankful for my leaders and teachers. Go to church every Sunday with my family, and at college I go with my roommates. I know that as i strive to do those things that my heavenly father wants me to do, i come closer to him each time i pray.