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Hi I'm Tanner

Serving as a missionary in Trinidad, Port of Spain. "I believe in Christ, so come what may." I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I am currently serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day saints. In highschool I was Student Body Officer. I love all sports and played for the tennis team in school. Theater has been a joyful experience and kindled in me a love for singing, acting, and dancing. I'm a member of the Best Buddies club, and want to work with those very special and amazing people one way or another throughout my life. Morning guy, running enthusiast, travel-aholic, knowledge seeker, and can cook anything with a set of instructions. (Not saying it will taste good;) Missionary in Trinidad Port of Spain, Future Husband, Future Father. God fearing, family loving, and life living. Here for the good days, and the bad days. Momma always said, "Come what may and love it." And goodness gracious do I love it.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a mormon because being a mormon makes me happy. Is happiness not a worthy thing to strive for? Do we not all want what makes us happy? Though being a mormon is not easy, it is worth it. The standards of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints were set up by God through His ordained prophets, seers, and revelators on the earth today. I know that they are for our benefit, and provide the opportunities whereby we can receive of true joy and continual peace. Since I was young I was taught that God is our loving Heavenly Father and He sent us here to get a body, be tested, and according to our choices return to live with him and our families once again in heaven. God wants us to return to his presence and so provides a way for us to accomplish that. And I know that it is through the gospel that we can and will accomplish it. It is my ultimate goal and I am so excited about it! These reasons and many more are why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by serving the best that I can. My grandmother said, "There is no such thing as convenient service." But the blessings that come are far greater than any inconvenience. One way I can serve is to magnify my callings to the best of my ability. I, like all in the church have callings. And the most important callings in my life right now are being a son, brother, and friend to all. Another one of my callings is home teaching. I'm blessed to have my father as a home teaching companion. We visit and teach the bishop's family, and two widowed mothers in our town. One of the widows has blessed me with the opportunity to do yard work for her because she is unable to. Because of her health situation she is also unable to travel to church to receive the sacrament, (a sacred ordinance which is the focus and purpose of our Sunday meetings.) Myself and other priesthood holders take the sacrament to a few others with similar circumstances each Sunday. I'm thankful for the example of these people who exercise faith amidst adversity. This is how I want and try to live my faith. The world is continually asking me to compromise my standards, and it is in these moments that I must exercise steadfastness in Christ and his teachings. Our faith is strengthened every time we choose to follow Christ over what the world approves. My faith is the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day saints. But what I seek is to be a doer of the word, not just a speaker only. I know that true faith is in practice not just preaching. Just like those in my town who are unable physically to come to church, yet still request the sacrament so that they can renew of their covenants and receive of promised blessings, I will continue to practice being faithful to my covenants despite the on going pressures of adversity.