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Hi I'm Tanner

I grew up in South Salt Lake. I am serving a mission in Moscow Russia. and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

"Adam fell that men might be, and men are that they might have joy" (2nd Nephi 2:25). I fill my life with joy. It's not really hard when you live in Utah. Hiking usually turns into rock climbing, the days at the lake usually turn into cliff diving. If you have a free weekend you call up your friends and drive up the canyon to go paint-balling. Downhill mountain biking, Canyoneering, Rope swings, Pond Jumps, Wakeboarding, snowboarding, camping, etc. If its fun I've probably tried it. And if I haven't yet then it's on my list. But up until my mission I've been a basic teenager, living my life to the fullest with all the gifts and joys that the Lord has bestowed upon us. I write poetry in my free time, and have always loved to sketch. When I return home, I plan to work my tail off to provide for my family, and fulfill God's plan for my life.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because it is true. The gospel of Jesus Christ has been restored. All of existence from the creation of our world down through every prophet from Adam to Samuel the laminate prophesied of the coming of the Messiah, and every prophet has testified of his divinity since. I am a Mormon, because our Heavenly Father has a plan for me here on this earth, in this mortal existence, and he has given me the knowledge of the restored gospel to assure that I fulfill all that I was foreordained to do in building his kingdom. Because he loves me and I love him. And as a member and representative of his church, I get to help others discover this testimony for themselves. The greatest things in my life have come to pass because of my membership and dedication to my faith; I have also avoided many hardships and sad days because of my commitment to follow what he advises. I am a Mormon because I have made my relationship with God a personal one, He has promised to guide me, and I choose to follow him.

How I live my faith

Currently I am living my faith by serving my heavenly father In full time mission service. He called me to serve in the capital city of Russia, and so that is where I happily live today. As a missionary I spend all day every day inviting others to come unto and learn about Jesus Christ. Except for Sunday, on Sunday I take two hours to relax and go to church. Before my full time service I was a seminary graduate, Quorum president in my young men's organization, and an Eagle scout; all opportunities that the lord blessed me with to become better. Other than church service, and my missionary work I have followed the Lord by keeping his commandments. The Lord Gave us his commandments so that we could enjoy true happiness in this life. By living and loving the gospel, I have become HAPPY, without counterfeits or exceptions. And by so doing many members of the church live their faith; simply elevating their standard of life to meet the standard that our heavenly father has set for us.