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Hi I'm Tanner Dunkley

I was born in Portland, OR but grew up in Utah. I love soccer and longboarding. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

In my free time I love to play soccer, longboard, hunt,and hang out with friends an family. I've played soccer since I was 8 at a high level. I played on my High School soccer team all four years. My senior year we won the state championship for the first time ever in our school history. Ive played soccer at a college level as well. I have finished 2 semesters of college and now am going on a mission at age 20. I love Jesus Christ and try my best to follow him.

Why I am a Mormon

I used to go to church because my parents made me. I hated getting up in the morning and going to church. I just thought it was the was the same Sunday as the last one and we would just review everything. I felt that we were being taught the same thing every Sunday, but just taught differently every Sunday. It wasnt until my senior year in high school that I actually started to go on my own and wanted to go. It wasnt every day that i wanted to go but i got up an went because it was my choice. When I went, I would actually pay attention and listen to what my teachers were talking about. I realized that what they were teaching was true and that it was helping me through some trials in my life at the time. I started praying more and more. I would read and watch stuff on the church website about Jesus Christ. Why I am a Mormon is because I know and believe that this is the true church of Jesus Christ and its my choice to believe and do so.

How I live my faith

As a youth I struggled with my faith. As I have gotten older I have learned that the Savior's atonement is for me. He died so that I can return to live with my Heavenly Father again. I am currently preparing to serve a mission in Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh. I am looking forward to going and teaching people and sharing my own testimony about Jesus Christ. Sometimes its hard to follow all the "rules" that we have but I have faith and try my best. Am i perfect? no way, but i will always try and believe in Jesus Christ.