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Hi I'm Tanner

I was born in Texas but grew up in Georgia. I'm a pilot, I'm a Christmas Tree Farmer, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I got my pilot's license when I was 17. I got scuba certified when I was 15. I've been playing rugby since I was 13. I have 2 brothers and a sister. We live on a Christmas Tree Farm that my grandpa started more than 20 years ago. I am currently serving as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Salt Lake City speaking Spanish.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church, with loving parents who have been members their entire lives. My ancestry has a long legacy of church membership. But growing up in Georgia, there weren't very many Mormons at my school. I would get asked all the time "What do Mormons believe in?" "What makes you guys different?" "Are you gonna stay Mormon even after you leave home?" I knew what the Church taught, I knew what my parents had taught me, I knew what made my family and church different from others, but I didn't really know what would happen once I graduated high-school and left home. The Bible and Book of Mormon teach us to ask God when we need answers or when we "lack wisdom." So that's what I did. I prayed and asked God if everything I'd been taught in life was true, and that it was the path of my family and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints that I should follow. I didn't receive an overwhelming feeling of what I should do. Rather it was a small, reassuring feeling, that what I was taught and believed was true. And also that I needed to leave my family, friends, and life behind in order to serve and share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with God's children. That is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

My faith is based on the teachings of Jesus Christ. So I live my faith by trying my best to follow those teachings and the example that He set. I'm not perfect, but I know that by trying my best in everything I do, I please my Heavenly Father. My love for my Heavenly Father and His son is so great that I am putting off schooling, girls, and the rest of my life for two years in order to help other people find their purpose in life and find the love that God and Christ have for them. Who knew that even in Salt Lake City people need to hear this message?