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Hi I'm Tanner

I grew up in the state of Utah in the United States. I like to run. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a High School student and am preparing to leave on my mission for the church this summer. I am so excited to teach all those who I come in contact with about the love that our Heavenly Father has for all of us because we are his spiritual children. I am a pretty normal teenager. I like sports, particularly baseball and work on a farm.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have had a personal witness from God via the Holy Ghost that the gospel that is taught by the church is real and that Joseph Smith was called of God to restore the Gospel or the will of God back to us in the modern days. I had that personal witness from the Holy Ghost because I prayed to Heavenly Father and talked with him via prayer and the Holy Ghost gave me a burning in my heart and I knew without a shadow of a doubt that this was the one and only true church.

How I live my faith

I am a youth leader for the young men in my ward. We are responsible for preparing the sacrament and for watching over the members of our ward. Very soon I will be leaving on a two year mission in which I will be a full time representative of the Savior, Jesus Christ, and will testify of his divinity and the atonement he performed.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Tanner
There is a strong tradition of missionary service in the Church. The Savior taught, “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations” (Matthew 28:19). Church members consider it a privilege to show their love for other people and the Lord by sharing the gospel. Missionaries generally begin serving when they are from 18 to 19 years old. Many retired seniors, men, women, and married couples also serve missions. Missionaries serve from 18 months to 2 years. Missions are voluntary, and missionaries are not paid for their service. Missionaries come from around the world, and they serve wherever the Church calls them. While serving full-time, missionaries are official representatives of the Church. Show more Show less