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Hi I'm Tanner Greer

I grew up in Orem, Utah. I play college football and I love the outdoors. I'm a son, brother, example, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Utah. My family and I are active members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I am the oldest of four children and I love my siblings a lot. My family relationships are very important to me. I have always been active in sports: baseball, basketball and football. My athletic experience was capped off by a successful football season this past year as a freshman in college. I have learned a lot of life lessons through sports. I understand the importance of hard work, dedication and finishing what I start. I am also an avid fly fisherman and hunter. I absolutely love the outdoors. I have found some of my most spiritual moments to be on top of a mountain ridge early in the morning, surrounded by God's creations. I love my religion, it has shaped who I am and continues to shape me into the man I am becoming.

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up as an active Mormon, I have always attended Church and tried to be a good example to others. There is a promise given in the Book of Mormon that challenges readers to pray and ask about the truthfulness of the book. I put the matter to prayer and gained a knowledge for myself that the Book of Mormon is true. The Book of Mormon is the keystone of the LDS religion. I know the teachings of our Church are the best way to find fulfillment and happiness.

How I live my faith

I have received a mission call to serve to people in Campinas, Brazil and I am so excited to share the gospel truths I know, live and love with others. I am currently in the Everett Washington Mission awaiting my VISA. I love it up here in Washington and all of the great opportunities there are to serve and share the gospel. I am honored to spend the next two years teaching, serving and bringing others the message that provides peace, happiness and fulfillment.

What do Mormons believe about family?

Tanner Greer
Many Mormon beliefs about families are outlined in "The Family: A Proclamation to the World". One of the core beliefs of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is that family relationships can last forever, not just during this life. This is a comforting doctrine because we know we will be united with those we love again, after leaving this life. Family members who accept the Atonement of Jesus Christ and follow His example can be together forever through sacred ordinances performed in God's holy temples. The Old and New Testament talk about the power to seal things on earth as well as in heaven (Matthew 16:19). This same sealing power was restored to Joseph Smith and remains on the earth today. My parents were married in the temple and our family is sealed together. Having sealing blessings encourages us to live together in respect, unity and love. I have faith in the promise of families being together forever and we are living to be worthy of that blessing. Show more Show less

What is the priesthood?

Tanner Greer
The Priesthood to me is relatively simple to explain. I would say that a good definition of "Priesthood" is the following: "The authority to act, and use Heavenly Father's power in order to bless the lives of others." The Priesthood is a great blessing that worthy males in our church over the age of twelve may be given by process of the laying on of hands. The Priesthood has blessed my life greatly in various ways. If you would like to learn more feel free to message me about this and I would love to explain more. Show more Show less

What is the Word of Wisdom that Mormons talk about?

Tanner Greer
The Word of Wisdom was a revelation given to Joseph Smith by our Heavenly Father. It can be sited in Doctrine and Covenants 89. The Word of Wisdom in it's most simplistic form is a health code that Mormons or Latter-Day Saints abide by. Part of the word of wisdom is to follow the food pyramid essentially. Our body is a gift from God and we should only put the best things into it. We should eat healthfully, and get plenty of exercise as part of the Word of Wisdom. Then there are a few things that we do not partake of. An easy way to remember them is the acronym "CATTS" Coffee, Alcohol, Tea, Tobacco, Substances. Substances includes illegal drugs, marijuana, and the abuse of over the counter medications/pain killers. We are promised health, and the ability to find "great treasures of knowledge, yea, even hidden treasures" if we will keep this health code that was revealed to Joseph Smith. Heavenly Father only gives us commandments for our benefit. The blessings far outweigh the sacrifice that we make to not partake of these harmful substances. Even if we don't understand why, we will obey when we have a testimony that Joseph Smith was a prophet, called of God. Because Joseph Smith received this revelation from Heavenly Father, this is something God wants us to follow. Show more Show less

How are the activities of the Mormon missionaries funded?

Tanner Greer
Believe it or not, missionaries for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints fund their own missions in most cases. There is a missionary fund that is donated to as well to help those who do not have the monetary means to serve on their own. If the desire is there, a way will be provided for the missionary candidate to serve. I know because I am a full-time missionary serving in the Everett Washington Mission. We pay our own way because we want to share the gospel. Personally, I have been so blessed by the gospel that I've come to know that I would feel selfish if I didn't share it with others. That is why I serve, that is why I worked to save, and why my family is helping me to pay for my missionary service. Show more Show less