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Hi I'm Tanner

I grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan. I am a missionary, a student-athlete at Brigham Young University, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Thousand Oaks, California but moved to Michigan when I was 3 months old. At home I love to play soccer, water ski, wakeboard, enjoy the great outdoors Michigan has to offer and most importantly spend time with my family. I attend BYU in Provo, Utah. I'm on the soccer team at BYU and major in Exercise Science. I am currently serving a two-year mission in Taichung, Taiwan.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I know this church is true. I've been a member all my life and it has brought me so much joy. I know that God knows who I am and has a plan for me. The church helps to give my life meaning and helps me keep a bigger perspective. The church gives me another family to love and be loved by. The church helps me to be happy and make decisions that protect me both physically and spiritually. This church brings eternal happiness. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints helps to define who I am and why I am here. It gives me purpose and helps me to turn outwards and think more about others than myself. This church is all about the family. I know the family is the most important unit on this earth. This church helps me to count my blessings and be grateful for just how lucky I am.

How I live my faith

I have lived my faith all growing up in my respecting of the Sabbath day. I have played soccer at a very high level, but never once played a game on a Sunday. Because of my commitment to keep Sunday as a day of rest and worship I have seen many blessings in my life. I am going to live my faith on my mission in Taiwan these next two years. On my mission I will be an ambassador of God, bringing the message of the restored gospel to all. I will be happy and serve the people of Taiwan with all my heart. The scriptures tell us to let our light shine, this is another way I live my faith. I try to live life always with a smile on my face, sometimes we don't realize what just a simple smile can do.