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Hi I'm Tanner

I've lived in Provo Utah my whole life, i run track for Utah Valley University. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am serving a mission in Alabama for the church, I plan on returning to UVU and running track and cross country for them. I will study exercise science so that I may apply for Physical Therapy School someday. I enjoy being obsessed with running, camping, hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, cliff jumping swimming, biking, drawing, cooking, gaming, and any sort of sport that I can look like a total loser at. I LOVE music, Imagine Dragons is my favorite band.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born in Provo Utah, to good LDS parents. They taught me proper morals and raised me in the church. It is hard to gain your own strong testimony when you are young in the church, but its also hard to not be inspired by the strong testimony's around you. I wanted to learn for my self if this church, that I was so familiar with, was really true. I decided to read the Book of Mormon which is a book that was written by prophets that testified of Christ and a record of the people of ancient America. This record was reviled to Joseph Smith so that he may set up Christs church the way he originally had it when he was on earth. As I read The Book of Mormon I prayed to God to see if it was true. My answer came in a calm assurance that what i was reading HAD to be true and if I read it, it would bless my life. which it has. The Book of Mormon is not adding to or taking away from the word of God, it is TESTIFYING of Him. I come closer to Christ each time I read it. Ultimately I am a Mormon because I believe in a God the loves us so much that he gave his Only Begotten Son and that through him we can be saved. I believe in a God that would want ALL of his children to live with him once again and that is including the people in these latter days(us). So he restored Christ's church through Joseph Smith that was lost shortly after our Savior was crucified. I believe this Church is true because it is Christ's church, and I feel his Spirit and love as I learn and grow in it.

How I live my faith

Before my Mission I helped teach young men of the ages 12-14. I currently am serving in Alabama for the church. I live my life in accordance with the standards of the church. I do this not because I its rules that everyone follows so i should too, but because I KNOW of the blessings that come from them. For example, we don't believe in drinking alcohol. I follow this standard because I have seen the effects that comes from when people drink, it ruins there lives often. It also draws us away from Christ. Many times I have shared this Gospel with others and have seen there lifes change, my life also changes in the prosess. This is why I choose to live my life in away where I am always trying to do things that bring me closer to OUR Savior, it is the best feeling in the world to feel His Spirit and to know of His love, better than any thing the World has to offer.