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Hi I'm Tanner M. Fredrickson

I'm an EMT, CrossFit enthusiast, optimist, & I am a Mormon. I live it.. and I love it!

About Me

After graduating from Woods Cross High School in 2011, I took an Academic Scholarship to Utah Valley University and during that time walked-on to the baseball team there, after playing one season I moved my credits to a Salt Lake School in order to acquire an EMT certification, I've been working under that for some time now. I also work as a Personal Trainer, as I have a love for fitness and a healthy lifestyle.

Why I am a Mormon

I believe that Jesus Christ redeemed our sins upon the cross, because of that I have the ability to be human, to mess up and thereafter repent and be forgiven by the wonderful gift that we can call the Atonement. Though I am currently serving a mission, i'm not perfect. I choose every single day, or at least try, to choose to make righteous choices, in order to return to my Heavenly Father one day as a pure being, so I may live an Eternal Life. "A few weeks back a friend of mine taught me something I hadn’t really thought about before, he told me “to be a force that acts on the spirit, not one that is acted upon”. I testify that my conversion was only made possible by action, a spiritual experience, or answered prayer is meaningless if you don’t fulfill your portion of the bargain, and begin to act. Early and often. Whether we know it or not, we all are the leaders of some amount of followers, so why not stand for something good? That being said, I testify that as members of the church we can begin to forget about coincidence, and everything in my opinion happens for a reason. If i’m ever going to be a good missionary it will be attributed to the fact that I can relate, not necessarily that I can preach the doctrine, but rather that I can allow others to come unto Christ, by helping them understand that IT IS NEVER TOO LATE, TO BEGIN TO CHOOSE ETERNAL LIFE. Because i’ve stood where they do, and still do to this day. As I have to choose eternal life, one day at a time."

How I live my faith

I live my faith one day at a time, I wake up every morning and as I roll out of my bed I kneel in prayer to thank my Heavenly Father for the day to come. I believe that it is more useful to ask God for the ability to overcome tough challenges in any given day, rather than asking for an "easy day". My loving Heavenly Father has given me many blessings and tools to combat the advisory on a daily basis. I know that my Heavenly Father expects me to share the message he has bestowed upon me, because of that I act on the Spirit when it prompts me. I have been known to say things others might take as bold in order to get my point across. I know that my Heavenly Father knows who I am and loves me, so I wish to share that message with others as it has oft been a comfort to me. I pray daily, I speak kindly, I share when I get the opportunity, I visit the temple when I can, and hope to make an impact on ALL of those around me "Let your light (truth) so shine".

How can we increase our faith in Jesus Christ?

Tanner M. Fredrickson
To accept Jesus Christ as our personal savior is sometimes easier said than done, I suggest to read the convincing evidents of Christ's life and ministry within the text of the New Testament/3 Nephi of the Book of Mormon, once you have a desire or a will to acquire such knowledge God will grant it unto you (See James 1:5). Last, look at Christ's atoning sacrafice as an intimate moment where your trials, afflictions, and sins were suffered so that someone (Christ) could one day relate to you when you faced adversity. Pray to know, an answer is a kneeling prayer away. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Tanner M. Fredrickson
We believe that we should seek God's grace only after our own best efforts, be there is NO DOUBT that it is through grace that we are saved. But, if God has granted us access to the ultimate gift, of eternal life then isn't it our job to thank Him for that? Should we not appreciate his love and sacrifice for us? We believe that God is a merciful God indeed, and because of that we wish not to take advantage of His kindness and let our 'light so shine' that we are led away from sin, and find ourselves at Christ's feet while we strive to bring others unto Him. Show more Show less