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Hi I'm Tanner Stubbs

I am from Northern Arizona, I like to run, hike, fish, hunt, and do anything outdoors. I work out and wrestle. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I work really hard and the things I like to do involve exerting myself in some way. I used to work in the summers doing hard construction work in Utah. I still love to work outside around the house and for other odd jobs. I enjoy running and working out to be in top physical condition. I wrestled in high school and recently graduated. I participated in many AP classes and will pursue a degree in Biomedical Engineering after my mission. I like to read here and there, too. While in my younger years, I worked with other boys in the church to receive the Eagle scout award, and eventually did at the age of 15. I love hunting and fishing and Boy Scouts has helped me to learn a lot of things to help with that. I love my country music and music of many other kinds. I can't go many places without missing music. I don't play any myself but I do enjoy others who have the talent to perform. Lastly, I am a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and I love the gospel. That's who I am.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know this is the true church. I know that I said earlier that I was born into the church and you may question how I can know. I can assure you that there is no reason that I would have continued to participate in this church if it were not true. If I didn't feel that I benefitted from it. Church lasts for 3 hours. There was a time that I thought it may be easier to know if I had been a convert but now I have realized that it is such a blessing to just grow in the church rather than find it and try to change to the standards that the church holds. The standards are often seen to be restrictions but I find that they keep me happier. When I am doing the best to uphold the standards of the church I feel so good. I am not perfect and I have my trials and transgressions. I have had my share of repenting to do, but those experiences are what have brought me closer to Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. I have had trials too. When I was only 10 years old, my mom passed away. It was a very sudden thing and I had very much that I could have grieved over and I could have asked why. Instead, I upheld my family and kept things going. The only thing that helped me through that was that I knew what happens when we die. That is not the end. We will live in heaven and I will get to see every loved one, including my mom. That is an extremely big blessing and it makes all the difference in my life. I know that the Church is true and that Christ lives. He is our savior and redeemer. His sacrifice in atoning for us is real and it has helped me so much. He loves us and is very much in our lives, just as God is. His hand is in everything. I have been blessed in so many ways and I love the gospel. I know the church is true, I know that Joseph Smith was the prophet that restored it, and I know Christ is the only way back to our Father in Heaven, where we seek to be. He is the light, the truth, and the Master. I will follow him and be an example in his name.

How I live my faith

I have grown up in the church and was baptized at the age of 8 years old. From the time I turned 12, I have held a leadership calling among the boys my age. What I did in this calling is encourage boys to come to church, scouting activities, and participate in other activities in their lives. Occasionally, I would teach a lesson on Sundays. I also helped to plan scouting activities and teaching opportunities. I worked with a group of 3 other young men to accomplish these tasks, so it wasn't all just me. We constantly planned service projects. Some included painting houses, installing light fixtures for elderly members, chopping firewood, and stacking sandbags. We love the last two and we made it a big deal to do both every chance we had. The sandbags was because of major flooding that occurred in my hometown. I now have a calling to work with members to help the missionaries accomplish more here where they are serving. We find people that may need help in the gospel or who may be interested in it. We talk about what will work best to help this person in their search for the truth. When possible, we even attend meetings between the missionaries and the ones they teach to help fellowship them. We want everyone to feel truly welcome.