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Hi I'm Tanner

I love to snowboard and do all sorts of outdoor activities I was born in Henderson NV moved to Hawaii and live in Utah

About Me

I love snowboarding, hunting, fishing, riding four wheeler's at the sand dunes. I'm a pretty normal kid.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in this church. When I was little, I went to church solely because my parents did. When I was about 16 I decided that I didn't like going to church. So I stopped going. I became sad and depressed and felt empty. I would come home from school every day and do nothing besides watch TV and play video games. Nothing was important to me. In my senior year of High School, I decided to join the swim team. It got me active and I made a lot of new friends. One of which was named Landon. I started hanging out with him a lot and we became pretty good friends. I started going to church again, and stopped being so lazy. I became a lot happier. In February of 2013 Landon put his papers in to be a missionary. I started realizing how unhappy I had been before, so I started to pay attention in Sacrament meeting and Sunday School. I realized that I had been really depressed before and I regretted every moment of it. In March of 2013 I put my papers in. on March 27th 2013 I received my call to Little Rock Arkansas speaking Spanish. I'll admit I was a little disappointed because I really wanted to go foreign. I was still excited because I got to learn Spanish, but I was still disappointed. One day in mission prep, my teacher played a song called Homeward Bound. That particular arrangement was sung by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. It's chorus went like this: Bind me not to the pasture, chain me not to the plow, set me free to find my calling, and I'll return to you somehow. Those words hit me so hard that I began to sob uncontrollably. I knew then that I was called to Arkansas for a reason, and that God knew me. He knows my strengths, and my weaknesses. I have a testimony of this gospel. I know without a shadow of a doubt, that Jesus Christ is our savior, and that he lives. I have read the Book of Mormon and I know the power of that book. It has changed my life, and if you have not read it, and you are struggling, I highly recommend to spend a few minutes a day in that book!

How I live my faith

I go to church every Sunday. Read my Book of Mormon every day. Write in my journal as much as I can. I home teach with my father. In March of 2013 I received my call to be a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Little Rock Arkansas. I am going to be teaching in the Spanish language and will report to the Mexico City MTC on July 17th 2013.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Tanner
First of all, you have to want to know for you. Not because someone told you to do it. You need to be sincere in your quest to find the truth. You also need to read the Book of Mormon. I know that's what everyone says, but it's true, you need to read it. I know for me, I tried reading the Book of Mormon literally about 20 times before I actually read all the way through, that was because I wasn't searching for me. As long as you have the desire to know, God will see that and he will answer your prayers. Usually, he answers those prayers through reading the Book of Mormon. Sometimes you will get a warm feeling, or for me, I get the chills, that is the Holy Ghost speaking to you. He is confirming the things that you are reading and learning. Pay attention to those feelings. Notice how happy you feel when you are reading the Book of Mormon, and just keeping the commandments in general. I wish you luck in your journey, and I testify that the Book of Mormon is the most true book on this earth. And it will bring you more joy than anything, especially when you share its truthfulness with others. That is why I am going on a mission. I want to testify to everyone in this world if I could about this book. Show more Show less