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Hi I'm Tanner

I grew up in Federal Way Washington. I am preparing to serve a mission in the Philippines. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I just graduated from high school. I am 18 and am preparing to serve a mission in the Philippines Laoag mission. I love to play basketball and did throughout high school. I love to participate in the church activities, and I love to be with my family and friends. I also really like to go bowling and play fun competitive games that can bring me closer to my friends.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because what the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints teaches has made my life happy. It probably sounds odd, especially for me (a teenager) to say that a church with what others think are "strict rules" can make me happy, but its true. I am a Mormon because the commandments and rules we are counseled to follow give a direction and happiness to my life, as well as to millions of others lives, that can be found no where else. The teachings of our church are in place for one reason. It is so we have a life without addictions and heartbreak in this life, and a a life of happiness in the next life. Even if the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints was a complete fake, which it isn't, i would still live by its principles because I know and can feel it is a good way to live.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by attending my church meetings and by keeping the commandments. As i do these two things my life is clear and I see the direction the lord wants me to follow. I also attend church events such as Youth Conference and Mutual on Wednesday nights. These activities allow me and the others in the ward or stake bond in a place while doing activities that are in harmony with the gospel. I have come to love living my faith.

To what do you attribute the growth of the Church?

To the growth of the church I attribute missionary work and service. Through these 2 things the church has grown through the whole world. It is amazing how quickly a church could grow so fast. The missionaries going out and teaching the gospel and the service our church provides have helped the church grow faster than ever. Show more Show less