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Hi I'm Tanner Wilson

I'm a Colorado Native. I'm an artist and animator. I'm a brother, son, and missionary. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a quiet guy. Not that that's a bad thing, in fact, I sort of prefer it that way. It allows me to ponder and meditate. I enjoy the comforts of my own mind. I'm blessed with a full functioning imagination that fuels my creativity. I love art. It really is my passion. The blessing of being able to create and fabricate anything through mediums of sketches, paintings, and animations is such a beautiful concept to me. I love to animate. A picture is worth a thousand words, but a thousand pictures are worth far more. The inceptions of my mind allow me to travel to places that no others have ever been to. It brings me such joy. I get a small taste of the great joy that my Savior found when he created this world. He is my true hero in that regard, but also for the fact that he has given me everything. I love my Savior with all of my heart. He has ransomed my soul and become the greater part of me. Without Jesus Christ and a loving Heavenly Father, none of my existence or happiness would be possible. I love my faith, I love my family, and I love my life.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in this church. From the day I was born, my wonderful parents have taught me the principles of this faith. Even as a young child this gospel has made me happy. Now, I know that many would assume that I’ve been “brain-washed”, but I can tell you right now, with a sound mind, that is simply not true. I am an individual thinker. I, just like anyone else, had to find out for myself if this church was true. My parents never forced it on me, and they never punished me if I didn’t live my life the way they wanted me to. They simply said, “Whatever you choose, we will give you our love and support.” I am so thankful for their care and guidance. For a short season of my life, I strayed from what I had always known. I lived a life that fell below my regular standards. I never made a deliberate choice to change my lifestyle, it presented itself to me and I succumbed to it. It lead me to a place of darkness deep within myself. The light that was once in my life seemed to diminish more and more every day. When I began to realize that I was heading towards a point of no return I made the sharp decision to change. I had fallen into a deep hole and had to find my way out, but I wasn’t alone. Through the power of the atonement and the love of my Savior I have returned to the life I love. Yes, I regret those decisions that lead me down a path of unhappiness, but the lesson I learned is priceless. There has to be opposition in all things. How could I know light if I didn’t know darkness? How could I know Joy if I didn’t know pain? I thank the Lord everyday for saving me from that shadowy era of my life and I strive to live in a way that would express that gratitude. I know this church is true. I know that Jesus is the Christ. He suffered for our sins, so that when we are down, he is the only one that can say, “I know exactly how you feel.” I know that he loves us each individually. I know that he lives. He is our Savior and this is his Church. That is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I suppose I live my faith the same way anyone does: one day at a time. I strive to be the very best Tanner Wilson I can be. What more could anyone ask of me? Of course, I make mistakes, and that’s just fine. I have no need to make a big deal of them because that’s what this gospel is about. This is a church of hope and change, not of guilt and resentment. The important part is not whether you fall. Our character is defined by whether we choose to lie on the ground or get back up. Words cannot describe my gratitude for the Atonement that my savior performed. It is through that great power that I find the strength to get back up. It gives me the motivation and courage to stand for the things I know to be true. If I can show that I believe and follow him through my actions, then I think I’ve succeeded in my faith. We all have trials and challenges that we have to face. In my personal experience, I am always triumphant when I lean on the Lord. It is very important to me to keep him in my life at all times, and when I become casual in my relationship with him, I notice the change. I love my Heavenly Father and I love Jesus Christ. My goal is to bring great glory to their name through the life I live. That is what brings me true joy. That is how I live my faith.