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Hi I'm Tanner Fugal

I grew up in New York. I'm majoring in communications at BYU-Idaho. I'm a tech geek. Currently I'm serving a mission. I'm a Mormon

About Me

Hey there! I'm currently serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Let me tell you a little about myself. I absolutely love media. I love to create. I like to make videos and take photos and design things. I'm majoring the the communications field. I love the power of social media and when used properly, the power it has for change. I like to spread positivity and kindness with others. I love to help others. For example, I've produced a documentary on child cancer for a local charity. My goal is to use my talents to connect with and to help others. On my mission, my goal is to help others to find true happiness, and to come unto Christ. I know that because of the knowledge and power we can gain in the scriptures, we can improve our lives and the lives of others.

Why I am a Mormon

I was brought up in the Church, but I've had to figure out for myself if what i was learning was true. This has been a continuing process throughout my life. I would say that at as a young child, I liked going to church. I liked the feeling I had when I was there and the songs we would sing. I knew what I was singing was true. I knew that I was a child of God. As I grew up in the church, I gained more responsibilities and duties. The experiences I had while fulfilling these things grew my faith. As an adult, I see the blessings in my life and I can trace them back to the Church and my beliefs. Sometimes doing the right thing is hard, and sometimes there are doubts. But those doubts are fleeting because when I think of the Savior and pray, I know that this is the true Church. I'm proud to be a Mormon. I know that following Christ has blessed my life in so many ways. My motivation for serving a mission is to share those blessings to others. I want other people to have the peace and comfort that I can also enjoy through the gospel.

How I live my faith

Living my faith is a constant process. It involves many things, both inside and outside of church. In the church, we are asked or called to do things to serve others. For example, I am currently called as a full time missionary. Every day I go and teach others, try to identify their needs, and serve them however I can. I invite people to study, ponder, and pray so that they can know for their self what I am teaching is true. Before my mission, I've had other callings and responsibilities. I would help organize events for our church. I've also helped in reaching out to others by establishing and maintaining social media channels. On these channels, we would share positive messages and invite others to upcoming events. I've also taught workshops on family history, and how to use the new apps and tools that are available to us. Outside of of church, I live my faith by trying my best to follow the standards and teachings that I learn. I've adopted what I've learned and what I know to be true and it has become part of my personality. This manifests itself in very simple ways. I try to love others, and to be kind despite how they make me feel. I take up opportunities to help others and to do service. I try to uplift others with a positive attitude. I've also had the opportunity to participate as a cast member in the Hill Cumorah Pageant. It is a play with about 900 cast members of all ages, where we depict an abridged version of the book of Mormon. Being in the cast was a truly remarkable experience, and helped me build my faith. Obviously, I fall short on what i'm supposed to do. I am by no means "perfect" but i'm trying my best. I take comfort in knowing that our Heavenly Father knows what we are going through. He will bless us for our efforts and help us to become more Christlike.