Monday, March 21, 2016


Pretty awesome week this week :) lots of cool stories went on, but we also had a couple of challenges but that is just part of the experience :) haha can't have your cake and eat it too, I think that's how my Mom said the saying... ;) It really has mind boggled me how fast time is going, I can't believe that Payton will be graduating soon and that Syd is going to be a senior, ahhh what happened with my little bro and sister, but oh well, I know that you guys are making good decisions, and that's awesome that Payton will be graduating this year from all the hard work he has put in! whoo, and that's cool that Syd could go to California for her competitions sounds like she did awesome and gave it her all :)   

So we had success this week and it was cool, but I'll start from what I remember haha I start typing and I forget everything that has happened in the week... ooops haha 

So we taught Rosa about the Book of Mormon to help her understand a little bit better what it is, because she's still not capturing the idea of it, but we explained nice and slow that it is not a Bible but its sacred scripture that God prepared in the Americas, and all the stuff but she understood and is going to try to read it more, haha she had one of her friends with her when we went to visit her and she invited her friend to listen, and oh my heavens Rosa is a dry member, Rosa shared her non-member testimony that the church is the only true church and then Rosa invited her friend to get baptized!!! Rosa the investigator invited someone to get baptized haha I about rolled on the ground, haha ahh I'm not saying it was funny like she didn't do good I just thought it was funny that Rosa isn't baptized but is inviting someone to do it haha, but it was cool. we are still working with Rosa on that haha I always give her a good little push in the lessons we share with her to get baptized and we did exchanges and I left and my comp went to teach Rosa, and she told him haha ... That Elder Tanner really wants me to get baptized... Haha and my comp was like me too!! and our Heavenly Father too more than any one!! haha she knows what she has to do :) and I know she will do it :) 

We also taught her about the tithing and that it is a commandment and this Sunday she went to the church and payed her tithing and she doesn't even work!! ahh its so crazy she is really amazing but would be even more amazing if she would get baptized!! but she is a funny little lady, speaking of little ladies, we found some little women haha I didn't realize it when I contacted them because they were sitting down, we had a lesson and finished and they stood up to shake our hands, and I felt like I was with my Aunt Maurine haha the little lady and her daughter were up to like my waist, they are just little things, but they are super cool :) 

We are also teaching Jesus and Andrea that are married to other people and have to divorce and get married, because they are living together and MIRACLE MIRACLE MIRACLE, we had a really cool experience with them :) ahh so cool and I hope I can explain it all I don't have a lot of time to write still but I'll go for it :)  so Jesus and Andrea like I told you guys are married with other people, and are living together so, they have to divorce with them, and after Jesus and Andrea have to get married, we are working with Jesus and he really wants to get baptized and is progressing really well they say that they are reading the Book of Mormon as a family and its awesome we leave them with chapters to read and questions to answer and they always answer the questions and its awesome but the only challenge to baptize him is that he is living with Andrea and they aren't married, so we are finishing up the lessons and we have the permission and help of the husband of Andrea to do the divorce but the wife of Jesus isn't to happy about and has told him that she wont sign the papers, so that has been a real problem, because he can't progress with out the help of his ex wife in the divorce, me and my companion were thinking of what we could do to help Jesus Get baptized and still be with Andrea while we work on the divorce and marriage and we feel as though it was truly revelation, the lesson that we had with them would be a true trial of faith and patience on their part, we taught them that Jesus is ready to get baptized the only thing he lacks is the law of chastity, so we told them that we want to baptize him in two weeks, but it will require their faith and action, we then invited them to live the law of chastity to separate for the time being and stop living together, we read them that the scripture of Nephi in Nephi 3:7 and told them that when God gives us a commandment he will always give us the way to complete it and we know that its a commandment to be baptized and Jesus knows that too, and we promised them that God will make the way but they have to show their faith and put it in practice, we invited them to separate so that God will help us with the divorce proceedings and the baptism of Jesus, we left them with that invitation and promise, and said we would return the next day to see what they decided :) and we knew that we had to do our part also, so we went with the wife of Jesus to help her understand the reason for why we are trying to do the divorce and haha it was a little awkward but it was so special because in a matter of 10 or 15 minutes we saw the blessing and the miracle from the faith Of Jesus and Andrea, because the wife told us that she is willing to help and sign the papers in the divorce, and she has been asking God for away to start her family over and leave the past behind!! AHHHHHHH  I WAS LEAPING FOR JOY!! AHHH I couldn't believe it, we said a prayer right after the lesson and gave thanks for the change of heart that God had worked in the wife of Jesus, the next day we went and shared the experience with Jesus and Andrea, but before we did it we shared the scripture Mosiah 24:16 and explained that God really does comfort us and give us miracles in our trial of faith :), they then told us that Jesus wants to get baptized and is willing to separate from Andrea and put in practice his faith so he can be baptized!!! They will be separated but, God has truly done a miracle and they will be able to divorce faster because everyone is in agreement and so we hope to continue seeing blessings and miracles from our Heavenly Father!! please pray for them to put in practice their faith, and do what is necessary so Jesus in 2 weeks can get baptized!! We can see the hand of the Lord in these things and we are very excited :) Thanks for everything guys, I love you all so much
Love Elder Tanner
My companion Elder Sanchez from Puebla
We went to play soccer in Etchojoa, with the Elders there and some members, haha, it was cool then some members came by and started making Pizzas for us to eat breakfast it was cool :)

The children's  Catholic parade haha Semana Santa (Spring Break) here is pretty big haha I'll explain more later but everyone puts on costumes kind of different. 

This smiley face made my day :) we bought pizza one day and the people who wrote on this box knew I needed a smiley face, and a pizza haha, 

Monday, March 14, 2016


Hello everyone!
Wow so cool to see that my good friend and cousin Elder Pulsipher has returned home! I loved seeing the pictures looks like he is doing pretty good :) be sure to tell him I say Hi :) 

That's awesome that you guys will be going to California, sounds like that will be a lot of fun to cheer Syd on! I bet she will do awesome :) 

This was a pretty awesome week, really interesting but awesome :) we had our Zone Conference this week in Navojoa, and we had a zone meeting and everything, and half way through the zone meeting Pres. Munive and Sis. Munive showed up!! so that was really cool to see them :) They gave us some really cool messages, I really like a message that gave Pres. Munive, he talked to us about the Priesthood and how we can magnify the Priesthood, in missionary work, in our wards, in the family, and it was really cool, we have to make sure that when we are called to a assignment in the church we have to do every thing to fulfill it and magnify it, because its through the priesthood that we will receive the blessings, he also talked about how the women can magnify the priesthood, it was a really cool message, I was able to get my packages, thank you so much Mom and Family for the package and also I got a package from Jordan and Krystle thank you guys so much ha-ha I loved the drawing from Nolan :) ha-ha, so that was really cool to get the packages thank you guys so much. 

We went with Jesus y Eva Wedensday, and we werent able to have the lesson with Jesus because he was working, but we talked with Eva and it was a really cool lesson, we talked about baptism, and also the gift of the holy ghost, and it was really cool because she could comprehend really well the importance of the baptism and the gift of the Holy Ghost and that the baptism isn't complete with out the confimation of the holy ghost, she also asked us about what the Sacrament is and so it was really cool to talk about that with her and see her desire to follow the example of Jesus Christ :) 

We also went with Jesus and Andrea the family that is married with other people and have to divorce and get married with each other, and they are super excited Jesus is so excited for his baptism, and wants to do it he just has to divorce his wife and get married with Andrea but its kind of a challenge because his ex-wife doesn't want to sign the paper so we are going to try and go with her :) to explain to her why we need her to sign the papers to divorce, but they are super pumped for the baptism of Jesus, we also did exchanges this week haha I went with Elder Horlacher, to Huatabampo, so it was cool, we were able to get alot of work done and, we met a couple that is really interested in the Book of Mormon and what we do as missionaries and we were able to testify of the divinity of the Book of Mormon and see their desire to read it, I wont be teaching them, but I'm sure that they will be progressing really well :) but they were saying that they will go to church when they know that the book of Mormon is true, and that really called my attention, because sometimes were like that we say that we will do something AFTER God gives us something or a reason to do good, and it cannot be like that we cannot look for ways to council God or convince him to give us something when we haven't done our part to get something, the scriptrue D and C :20-21 we have to do our part to recieve the blessing from our Heavenly Father, and that is where the Faith comes in we have to be faithful to our Heavenly Father and do all that we can to keep his commandments, let us not seek to council the Lord but let us follow his councils and trust in him with faith knowing that he knows all  :) 

We are going to work with Jesus and Eva this week to be able to help them get married and get prepared to get baptized :) sorry for the short letter I love you guys so much and thanks for everything :)
Love Elder Tanner 

Monday, March 7, 2016

Buenas Tardes, Mis Queridos Amigos 

Hey! wow sounds like there are all sorts of cool stuff going on! Thats cool that Payton was able to hang out it in little Moab, sounds like lots of fun :) be sure to keep the 250 running ;) haha Thats awesome that Syd could compete in that competetion and take 2 place :) 

That is so crazy that Elder Pulispher will be finishing the mission! wow, be sure to give him a big ole bear hug for me haha, I love that kid :) 

Well this week was pretty interesting haha and there is so much I want to write but time runs out so fast! I think its because we got back from buying food late... aahhhh I'm sorry haha but some of the things that happened this week is, I was chased by a dog on my bike and the dog just about made me get hit by a car haha, We had another lesson in the Indian dialect Mayo, haha we went to a little town and there was a family there and we had our Branch President with us and the people spoke Mayo so we got to practice a little bit :) we found another invesigator this week her name is Noami and she accepted a baptismal date and we are going to visit her this week, and see how she is progressign :) We had a run in with the Jehova witness missionaries, haha we got to a investigators house at the same time, and the investigators choose them over us! ahhh haha, 

Also we had Jesus y Eva in the House of Prayer this week :) and it was super cool they really liked it and we are still working with Eva for the 19 of March but we just got to get them married :) so please pray for her so that she has the desire to marry and get baptized, its really cool becasue in the lessons she really comprehends baptizm and always explains why its neceassry :) thanks for everything guys I love you so much and I know this letter is super short and I'm sorry but gotta go :)
I love you guys so much and thank you for your prayers.

Love Elder Tanner