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Hi I'm Tanner

I was born to two loving parents. I have a family of 7 siblings including myself. I love being organized. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've been raised in a small town most of my life. Our family moved away from a city so it was a big change for me at 7 years old, soon to turn 8 and be baptized in front of strangers. But I've eventually come to love this place and the people in it. I've found that I have a passion for art while growing up, especially drawing. I love going on hikes, which I couldn't do in a city. I'm also Left-Handed which is probably more important to me than it needs to be. During high school I was able to be in a choir because I love to sing more than anything else. I was lucky enough to have a great group of friends so I can honestly say that I had a wonderful experience throughout high school. I worked part-time at a pizza place for almost 3 years during school and that showed me how to be responsible with my time and money. My family has always been such a wonderful example to me. We enjoy spending time with each other and have had dinner as a family almost every night (it's a bit of a tradition that none of us really made official). That's a bit of my life, thanks for reading!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised into the church. My parents were very faithful to it and they raised my siblings and I to be the best that we could be. But I didn't want people to think that I was a Mormon just because my parents want me to be. What they taught me were standards that I wanted to live because I knew that it was the right thing to do. Mormons are Christians and so having faith in Christ and living his gospel is what changes lives. It did for me. Many people believe a lot of crazy things about the Mormons, but one is not going to have a definite understanding til he/she asks us.

How I live my faith

I have had many opportunities during my youth to do service for my church. Right now, I've been called to serve as a missionary in my own ward (ward missionary) til I go out on a real Full-Time Mission. During my youth, I was able to be a part of organizing activities for others my age between the ages of 14-17. I've gotten to be a home teacher with my father which was a wonderful blessing for both of us. The Boy Scouts of America go hand in hand with our church and even though I didn't achieve the rank of "Eagle Scout," I was still very active with that organization and learned much from it. My ward always looked for service that we could do, not because we were expected to, but because we truly enjoyed doing it. Plus, I'd usually make a friend while doing it so I'd call that a win-win.