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Hi I'm Tanner Seibold

I was born in Michigan. I graduated highschool with a 4.1 GPA, played football, and was a captain on the lacrosse team.

About Me

I am nineteen years old and currently enrolled in Brigham Young University. I am studying business strategy and am loving every second I've spent here at BYU. I love playing sports, being with friends, and if I can get a combination of the two, its even better. I have achieved the Eagle Scout rank and in high school I was crowned Homecoming King by my peers. I was a starter on both the football and lacrosse teams and this took up the majority of my time but anytime that wasn't devoted to sports, school, and friends I devoted to the developing of various talents. For example, I've played piano for 13 years and I am currently learning how to play the guitar. For work I was a piano teacher, ski/snowboard instructor, and lifeguard at the local water park. All in all I love learning and sharing what I have learned with those around. Seeing my friends and even acquaintances have something "click" inside them is a feeling that is almost always rewarding.

Why I am a Mormon

It is true that I was born into the LDS church, but just because I was born into this faith does not mean that I have never been able to leave it. I became converted over time, by letting my Savior work through me. As I acted in faith, I was rewarded. The next time I acted with a little more faith and was rewarded with a little more. I promise you it has never been easy. Many times I have been asked, "Why are you Mormon? You have so much potential and it is completely being wasted with all the restrictions and laws that are being demanded of you. Can't you see that it's dragging you down?" Over the years I have come to love this question because it reminds me of exactly why I am a member of this church. It reminds me that despite what any of these people think, it is because of this church that I have achieved what I have. Every day is reminder that I need to be more like my Savior, Jesus Christ. Because of this, I am constantly inspired to be better and do my part to bringing to pass His work here on this earth.

How I live my faith

I live my faith through obedience to the Lord's commandments and through leading by example. In the LDS church, obedience is the key to spiritual success. Admittedly, it is never easy but I have come to understand that when I am obedient to the laws and statutes of our church, I am infinitely more happy. I have come to rely on my Savior simply because he has proven himself to me time and time again. I have found this to be especially true in various service callings I have been assigned whilst being a member of the LDS church. In a nutshell, I have been in charge of groups of young men varying from six to thirty in size. As I have worked with these young men I have come to understand that being obedient not only brings me joy, but those I have overseen as well. When they aren't obedient, I can see the pain in their eyes as I try to talk to them about what needs to be done after various wrong doings. In addition to that, as I have learned to lead them, I have found that individuals are more willing to listen when they see me live what I believe. To the best of my ability, I have lived my life in a way that anyone watching me could look at me and say, "That man is Mormon, yet I find myself wanting what he has, why is that?" I hope to inspire others to join me in living the gospel of our Savior and Master, Jesus Christ. This is why I dedicate time and effort to both my community and my church. I understand what good can be brought about by a single person by living true to the faith and that is also why I do my best to help others see the good that they can do.