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Hi I'm Tanner Eliason

I'm a cross country runner, trumpet player, scholar, and now a LDS missionary heading to Uruguay. I'm a Mormon!:D

About Me

Having lived there for 8 years, I like to say I'm from Virginia. I high school I was that nerdy kid who did everything:) I was part of the cross country and track teams, marching band, service clubs, early morning seminary, AP classes, and did really well in school. I enjoy acting crazy with friends (ex. tying a sled to the back of an ATV and riding on it while participating in a snowball fight), going to dances (haha that does not mean I'm good at dancing...............), hiking, climbing trees, and just talking. Right now I'm working with a landscaping company for the summer, putting in 60 hour weeks before heading off the Uruguay to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ or Latter Day Saints!:D

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon. I may have been born into the church, but I have a testimony of my own that cannot be taken or changed. The spirit has testified to me of the truthfulness the gospel contains and as such, I have learned for myself that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the restored church of Jesus Christ upon the earth today. I have been blessed to be a part of it.

How I live my faith

I have learned to stand as a witness of the restored gospel at all times and in all places. Virginia and Utah are very different places. However, each have taught me to take a stand in different ways. In Virginia, everyone knew I was Mormon. Because of this, I was ask and had the opportunity to answer many questions. Through these questions and answers I was able to vocalize many of my beliefs and standards. At times others strive to find ways to get me to break such morals. However, by standing in my faith, I was able to leave them with an impact. In Utah, everyone is Mormon. However, not all of them live up to their divine potential given through obedience. In Virginia I was able to tell people no, because I am Mormon. In Utah, I can't use that excuse. Living here has forced me to set my standards for myself, and not base them off of what other Mormons, who supposedly share my standards, do.