Monday, July 27, 2015

Went to Guaymas today....

Went to guaymas today to get my visa renewed, and I got to see my best friend!! Elder Williams my comp from the MTC, I haven't seen him for 10 months, we almost cried when we saw each other, it was super good to see him, and also we went to Burger King haha, the sisters are also from our District in the MTC .
It's so exciting! Josh just sent this...
Today honestly was probably one of the best days of my mission. I was trying not focus too much on today leading up to it but it was so much fun. So we woke up and had to get to the bus station at like 7 and when I entered Elder Tanner and Hermana Burton were already there but I'm sure Elder Tanner and I looked like crazy people because we basically died. After like 5 minutes of freaking out we started talking and it didnt stop until when he had to stay on the bus in the afternoon and I had to get off. It was seriously soo awesome. Hermana Burton and Nielson another sister from our zone that is super cool sat in front of us so we talked with them the whole time sharing stories and talking. 

Thats Elder Williams, and the little brown kid is Elder Yat Call from Guatamala another good friend of mine in the mission.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Fiesta Days

WHoop whoop Fiesta Days, thats awesome haha, hope you guys are having lots of fun this week! and a very Happy Birthday to the best little sister in the WORLD :) Happy Birthday Syd :) I hope you have an awesome birthday and for your first car you get a Nimbus 2000 or a Firebolt ;) haha only Harry Potter fans are going to get that I love ya kid have a good birthday :) 

Its been a pretty good week this week, we got dumped on one of the days this week but I cant really remember which one it was haha, but it was a ton of rain the streets were filled and also in our new house haha well water gets in through the doors and the window that is right next to my bed. How did I find that out you might ask?? Well I was sleeping and a huge rainstorm hit, and I didn't realize it till I woke up with my sheets a little wet, and I was like "ahhh  man I havent peed the bed since I was like 6 why is this happening now in the mission" haha but then I saw a waterfall coming from the window onto my bed and I was like haha what a relief, so I got up to pull my bed from the window and as my feet hit the ground I felt abunch of water like a puddle, and I was so tired I didn't care I just pulled my bed from off the wall and away from the window and got back in my bed and went to sleep, but when I woke up the puddle was still there and it turned out that puddle was in the whole house!! haha because I was practically swimming from our room to the kitchen, haha I just grabbed a broom and starting sweeping it out the doors, haha my comp woke up and I was like wanna go swimming? haha it was kinda funny, our land lord said she will get that fixed hopefully before the next rainstorm :) everyone here hates the rain but I love it :) haha the streets get filled, and everyone hates it but I love it because it cools everything off.

This week was kinda hard for a lot of reasons, but we are doing good, so we went to teach Maricela and Nacho saturday and we taught them about faith and repentance and at the end we invited them to be baptized the 1 of August and Nacho kinda freaked out and was like I will never be baptized in another church!! we dont know what happened but he went kinda crazy and now doesn't want to be baptized we explained to him the importance of baptism and why it is in this church and how it is done, but he was still being stubborn and Maricela told us that if he wont be baptized then she won't either :( we were shocked really, it happened so fast, after teaching them so much it all just came down like that, I was super sad after the lesson because it happened just like that, and we didnt have any investigators in the church this week for that, but we are going to work really hard to find new investigators this week, thank you guys so much for the prayers and I'm super sorry for what happened but we will find the people that are ready for this message thank you all so much for your support and love, I love you guys so much and am so grateful to have you all in my life thank you,

Love Elder Tanner


Monday, July 13, 2015

Hey fam whats up?? How are you guys doing :) Sounds like you guys are having a good little summer vacation! Thats awesome :) Thats so cool that Jordan, Krystle and Nolan and baby (Paco) ( The name of the baby because I think its going to be a guy and I think the name Paco is pretty sick ) haha got to get the new house thats going to be an awesome experiance for them :) and Weston is headed out to guard this week, sounds like he is getting ready for October pretty crazy but he will do great :) :), shoot Syd got braces huh? poor thing wow, I remember my 2 years of braces haha the first part is the worst no worries lil squid :) you'll be alright your a tough one, you always took plenty of hits from me on the tramp ;), speaking of tramps haha I'm always looking for trampolines here!! haha I want to jump and do backflips right now! haha there is actually a member in our ward that has one I think so I think we will go visit her this week ;) Dad and Payton are in the "chamba" ( thats a way to say the hard work in espaƱol) thats good, work is awesome :) you guys going on the church yet? or when you going to start? 

This was a pretty good week :) we got to visit a lot of our investigatores but none came to church:(
 I'll get into that later, but remember how I had someting really cool to tell you guys!! haha well now I have 2!! really cool things to tell you guys! the first one is... I got a haircut today :) nahh I'm just playing but I really did get a hair cut today haha, but the really cool thing that happened last sunday and it was in a lesson with Alfonzo and Lucero, well first things first they arent married and Alfonzo was baptized a long time ago, but is now less active and they have little kids so we are trying to get them married, baptized and reactived haha its a fun little group to teach!! But we had a awesome lesson, we were teaching and I got done teaching about who God and Jesus Christ are and why they are important and my comp taught about families, and it was my turn to start talking about the prophets and who they are but I felt like I should keep talking about the family and why it is so important and how it can be eternal, also that I should invite them to get married!!! I thought it was just a super crazy thought because I'm not one to give marriage council when I'm not even married, so I hesitated a little bit but I ended up following the prompting and I started asking them questions about how long they would like to be together and what is the thing most important in this life and then I started to teach about the famliy and it was such a cool experience the entire room was filled with the spirit I talked about how we can have famlies eteranals and then talked about how grateful I am to have a family that has been sealed and the spirit was super strong and Alfonzo got a little teary eyed and it was awesome!! And then everyone was just quite and thats when I invited them to get married and they said yes!! it was so cool, we are hoping they follow through because I would love to see them get married and after have Lucero get baptized!!! So I dont have a lot more time but another crazy thing that happened this week is that a kid had a dream about me!! haha so we did divisions with the zone leaders and I went with one of the zone leaders to their area, and they didn't tell me but they are teaching this kid and said that he had a dream of kid giving him a baptism interview, and since I'm their distrcit leader I would give the kid the batism interview so they asked the kid how the person looked in the dream, and described me how I am haha, and they were like oh snap you dreamed about Elder Tanner!! and he's like whose that and they were like The Elder that is going to do your baptism interview!! haha super crazy and he had this dream at the perfect time because his Mom was having doubts about it but he had this dream and told her and the next day I went with one of the Elderes in divisions and we taught them and the kid will be baptized this wedensday!! super crazy but super exciting hes a really good kid :) I had the interview yesterday with him and he is already to be baptized Wednesday.  

Nacho and Maricela didnt come to church because they had to take care of one of their family members who is sick so we are hoping that they can come to church and get baptized the 1 of august it wont be this week but hopefully then :) please keep praying for them that they can know that this message is true and follow it if it is :) Alfonzo and Lucero didn't come either so we are going to visit them and see whats up :) 

Thank you guys so much for the prayers they help so much, and keep me going your guys prayers are my batteries ;) haha ooh one more thing I love our new landlord haha this morning she brought us tortillas, beans, and cheese to eat for breakfast!! ahhh it was the best haha I was so happy, :) Thank you guys so much for everything I love you all so much 

Love Elder Tanner
also check out this cool video i thought of Mom because she loves to can ;) 


Monday, July 6, 2015

Happy 4th of July

Hey guys hope you all had an amazing 4 of July!! haha I was singing "I'm proud to be American" all day haha super funny! But wow it was a super crazy week!! haha, lots of stuff went on, and it flew by!! but it looks like you guys had a lot of fun in Powell, I felt like I was in Powell too as far as the heat ;) I just lacked the water haha, but the weather sure felt the same. Well just so you all know I dont really have a whole lot of time right now so it might be a short email, but thank you all so much for your emails!!

Just to let you all know we had a Zone Conference this week and we go to change houses 4 of July!!! and it took all day haha, the house were we were living was super bad, we had to change so we spent a lot of time looking and yeah we found a house!! but took all day to change haha, but yeah we are in our new house now and its nice, haha holy smokes its super late haha I'm so sorry for the short letter, but I really gotta get out and go work!! :) But this is the best kind of work there is :) Maricela and Nacho didnt come to church this week... because Nacho had prostate cancer and has to go to the hospital every other week, but I talked with our mission President and he told me that we can still baptize him the 18 of July if he keeps attending so we are hoping to baptize them both :) please keep praying for them they are so cool I feel like they are my Mexican Grandparents haha they are super funny! Nacho is always playing with Maricela and she gets kinda mad haha but its a funny kinda mad :) please pray that they can understand this gospel and the importance of it, because they want to learn they just aren't comprehending the gospel very well, so we just have to teach slow but pray for them that through the Holy Ghost they recieve a conversion and a testimony of this church, ahhhh there is so much more that I want to write about the week there is something really cool and special that happened but I dont think I have to time to explain, please remind me next week to tell you guys about the really cool special experience, alright  :) thanks I love you guys so much :) also please pray for Alfonzo and Lucero that they can keep progresing and recieve their answer also I got a package from Dennis thanks a ton Uncle Dennis and Aunt Tracy you guys are the best!! I loved the ties haha!! also got your package that you sent with Hunter Mom thanks so much!! I love you all so much! Let me know if you guys need anything :) 

Love Elder Tanner 

Be Happy

Keep Praying

Be Cheerful :) :) :)