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Hi I'm Tanner

Being raised in Utah, I've known the Gospel of Jesus Christ my whole life. I have a bright, hopeful future ahead.

About Me

I am serving a mission in the Canada, Montreal Mission. Some of my many interests are education, outdoors, reading, music (especially classical), friends, and family. Honestly though my strongest interest is this Gospel, and the happiness it brings. In my near future I plan on attending College and really focusing in on a career path. I look forward to independence and figuring my life out. I hope to start my family soon and build a loving and happy life with them.

Why I am a Mormon

I've come to it that we all just want to feel good. Some people choose to make themselves feel good with things of this world. I have found that the things of the world do not satisfy. The true Gospel of Christ offers the good feelings of peace, freedom, happiness, and pure joy. Yes, there are things in the world that do provide feelings like this, but they are very temporal. The blessings that come from obedience to the Gospel are long lasting, and I have faith that they will last throughout eternity. Happiness is a great incentive to live Christ's teachings and try to return to live with Him and our Heavenly Father again, but there is a greater motive that I am learning as I progress in my conversion to this Gospel, and that is love. I am fostering a profound love for first, my God, and second, my fellow man--the two great commandments. I have learned why love is the first commandment. If we learn to love God, we will learn to love our fellow man, and with this love in our hearts, our actions will become just like our Savior's. It is truly that simple. What better feeling is there to feel than that of pure and righteous love?

How I live my faith

I love my service in the Church! I have served as a leader in my youth groups throughout my teen years and have been blessed with love for those that I have served. I have learned so many life skills from leading my peers. Along with those skills I have also learned how to be a good follower as well. I once had the special opportunity to initiate and carry out a competition between the youth and some of the adults in my ward. The competition was over who could do more indexing, or family history work, than the other group. We were all surprised at what a great amount of work we all did together! This was a challenging task but with the help of my amazing ward members we were all able to pull it off. Aside from official callings, my favorite service is that which is not asked for. I love to love my family and ward family and to lift and brighten them as much as I am capable. In my ward, the older kids, younger kids, and the adults are all friends, we help each other out and support each other in or times of trial and success. It is an invaluable gift to have such a ward!