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Hi I'm Tanner Martin

I am a Mormon boy raised in Utah.I am serving a LDS Mission in Taiwan,Taipei. I don't know Chinese but everything still works out

About Me

First off i enjoy reading other missionaries profiles during our weekly mormon.org time ;) Hi My name is Tanner, I love to cook and watch movies with friends. The perfect Friday night for me is getting together with good friends, make an amazing meal. Then stuffing our faces with popcorn while we watch movies. A random fact about me is that I have had a lot of jobs. when I was 14 I worked at the local ballparks selling hot dogs, hamburgers, candy, etc. Then when I was 17 I worked for a sub contractor of Walmart fixing light-bulbs. this means from 7 pm to 6 am I would be on a scissor-lift changing out light bulbs one by one. when I graduated high school I worked for a bounce house companion. super fun and met a lot of cool people. later that summer I worked at Philmont Scout Camp in New Mexico. it was an amazing time to learn and grow. For the first time I was on my own to make right or wrong decisions. After the camping season, I worked at a dog food factory. My shift was from 5 pm to 5 am. there I learned how to work hard and get along with others. I know understand better how important higher education is. I know one day I will be become a husband and father. As the father I will have the responsibility to support them: Financially, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. I Know attending collage will help my accomplish these responsibility. Also, love Pokemon! but i am not a old school hater that just thinks the original 150 is the best.

Why I am a Mormon

ok so here is the cheesy part when almost 95% of the kids my age on this site will say "i was born in the church but as a teenage i began to question it. but through scripture study, church, and personal prayer i found Jesus truly is my savior" -ya.... i never had that problem growing up. sure i did some stupid things in highschool but i always new the church is true and the book is blue. The reason why I am Mormon is Pretty simple. I love the Life style and the Promised Blessings I will receive after this life. Through this Church I have been given the gift of the Holy Ghost. He is my constant companion and watchmen. After Highschool, I witnessed some of my friends fall away from the church. I saw their lives get progressively worse and worse. I knew that was not for me. I will admit I made some mistakes between graduation and serving my mission. But I know through Christ's love and Atonement my merciful Heavenly Father forgave me and will continue to forgive me.

How I live my faith

For six months now I have served as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I am serving the Lord in the beautiful island of Taiwan. We devote all our heart, might, mind, and strength to the Lord. Every day we try to help people know God and study his teachings, Last week (9-1-13) I was made the senior companion in my companionship. I had been only on island for 4 months and my companion for 3. We try our best to understand our investigators needs, wants, and concerns. There are times when both me and my companion don't understand what they are saying but we try our best. Through this trial we realize just how much we need the Lords help. It has been very humbling to be left alone in a large city and expected to invite others to come unto Christ.