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Hi I'm Tanner Bowden

I grew up in in Oregon and I greatly enjoy living in the Northwest and being able to experience the great outdoors. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Currently I'm serving a full time mission in Iowa and love every minute of it. Back when I had free time I enjoyed spending my free time doing a variety of things. I enjoy outdoor activities such as fishing, hiking and camping; however I also enjoy spending time inside watching movies or diving into a good book. Reading a great book is one of my personal favorites. I do dabble in hunting, but tend to leave that for my brothers. On a nice day I do enjoy going to the golf course and playing a round of golf. I don't profess to be any good but I do love the game. My family and I spend a great deal of time together. They play a very important role in my life. We enjoy just spending quality time together talking and playing games with each other. I love them and the support they give me.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born Mormon, but around the age of 14 I fell away from the church. After 2 years of inactivity I experienced a loss in my family which made me stop and think about where my life was going. I took a look around and decided that this was not the way I wanted my life to go so I made the choice to go back to church. After I made that decision, I found that I had never been happier in my entire life. I found that any happiness that I had before was nothing compared to the joy that I found in going back to church and learning more about Christ and his teachings. And really coming to know that my Father in Heaven really does love me and every one of his other children. As well as feeling great joy in returning to church, I found that I had purpose again in my life. I found my path and the direction that I had been wanting so desperately. I know that this church is true and that living the teachings and commandments taught there will bring you everlasting joy and happiness and that through it you can feel God's love for you and find that direction that everyone needs.

How I live my faith

I am currently serving a mission in the Iowa Des Moines mission. I greatly enjoy this amazing calling and strive to fulfill my duties as best I can. I love being able to teach people and bring them closer to Christ. I enjoy getting to know the members of the Church and working with them and serving them. My companion and I also do service at some places around the community such as the local food pantry and a grief and loss center, which is a place that helps people who have lost loved ones or that are having a very hard time. I find great joy in serving others and always do my best to look for opportunities to serve and spread the teachings of Christ.