Saturday, November 5, 2016




Thank you KOREA for loving me!

Can you believe this is my last email? My next Pday my family will be on a plane on their way to come and get me! Ah this is so unreal! 

I will miss this friend of mine.

This face though.

My heart is full of gratitude to my Heavenly Father for sending me to Korea to serve a full-time mission. I can't express how much these 18 months have meant to me. I will be forever grateful for all that I have experienced and learned. I know that this time was so precious and will influence my life forever. Here are just a few things that I have come to know on my mission and my testimony as my mission comes to an end.

I have come so close to my Savior, Jesus Christ and really come to understand His Atonement. I know that Jesus Christ died for me and knows exactly what I am going through. I should never feel alone because He is always right beside me. I know that the Atonement leaves no scars. We can all be perfectly clean again through His Atonement.. Because we aren't perfect and we make mistakes and fall down but The Savior will be right there to lift us up and carry us. 

The most beautiful dessert buffet.

couldn't eat this cute face. 

I can't explain how grateful I am for all the areas that I was called to serve in. I will always remember the amazing members, investigators and companions that I met and served with in those areas. These people here have changed my life and I know that each of them was placed in my path for a specific reason. The members in each of my wards or branch that I served in were my family away from family. They treated me like their own daughter and took really good care of me. The members in Korea are so special to me and I am so lucky to have had the opportunity to meet and be able to do the Lord's work with them.

I thank my Mission Presidents, missionaries and my companions that I had the opportunity to meet and serve with. These people changed my life and helped me through the hardest of times. I can't explain how grateful I am for these friendships I made during this time.

I don't have much time and It's really hard to put 18 months into words. But I am so grateful for my decision to serve a mission. I can't picture my life without taking this time to forget myself and give all I had to serve the Lord. I have witnessed some amazing miracles and I know that it was none of my doing. I will always remember this time. Thank you all so much for your constant love and support as I served my mission. I can't believe by the next P-day I will be reunited with my family.

So much love for President & Sister Madsen.... Bitter sweet day for me.

The most beautiful ladies I know.

To anyone thinking about serving a mission.. GO! Don't ever doubt your decision to serve a mission. I honestly can't picture myself without this experience. I love you all and will see you soon!! LOVE YOU!

Sister Tanner



This all just doesn't seem real... do I really only have 2 more weeks?? WHAT?? I cant believe this!

I'm so Lucky!!



Well this week was amazing! I felt the spirit so strongly everyday this whole week. That feeling of feeling the spirit is so indescribable. It's in those times where I don't want to go home, I don't want to not be a missionary! haha. 

I will miss these Sisters of mine.

So much love in this pic!!

This week we met with all our investigators and each lesson, to be honest, we weren't very prepared or we had a plan but we didn't really feel solid on it. But I have noticed that every lesson we have taught this week, went in a completely different direction then what we had planned and it went 100x better than anything we could of planned. I have learned to really focus and follow the promptings of the spirit. Its amazing to me what things come out my mouth sometimes and how we as a companionship work as one and can see the change in our investigators. It truly is something that words cannot describe. We had a lesson with our investigator that we have met maybe 3 times now and she is very interested in the gospel. Seriously every lesson we had with our investigators this week was an overload of the spirit. That feeling where your heart is just pounding and all you can do is smile. I will never forget the way I felt this week! 

ELDER BEDNAR~ another thing to top off the spiritual overload this week.
Elder Bednar's visit was unforgettable. It was such a privilege to sit at the feet of an apostle in our mission. I learned so much from the spirit that day. He made it very clear that it was not him teaching us, it was the spirit. He didn't want our nose burried in our notebooks but to only write down the things the spirit put into our hearts. As I focussed on that, I got wayyyy more out of the meeting than I would have if I just wrote every word down.

Throughout the meeting I noticed one thing that he made an emphasis on. He talked about consistency in the simple things. We are already doing all we can now. But we can always do a little bit better everyday. We need to just relax and take it step by step and not expect after we pray or exercise our faith to expect some big thing to happen or big reveal answer from God right away. Faith is not wishful thinking. As we continue in consistency we will see the results, we will see progression. Impatience will never bring progression. We must be consisten in all our doings, working towards the Savior and trusting in God's will and timing.

As Elder Bednar closed the meeting he told some experiences of testimony meetings he attended at BYUI. That at first he didn't want to attend because he felt that these YSA testimony meetings were just students trying to get attention. Then he said a testimony meeting should be testifying of simple truths that you personally know to be true. After he told the YSA that, they had 88 testimonies in 60 minutes, and it was the most powerful testimony meeting that he had ever been too. Then he closed with his short, powerful testimony and said "I bless you to be spiritually consistent." I loved the way he ended the meeting and having the blessing of Elder Bednar, a blessing from our Father in Heaven that he is watching over This work and His missionaries. During this meeting, my testimony of living prophets and apostles was strengthened. I know that God has called these men to lead and guide our church and its members. We are so blessed to have these leaders and be able to recieve the revelation that they bring to us through the spirit. 

Lunch in the park

Pizza and wings



This week was one to remember. I am so grateful for my time to serve a mission and will give everything I have to continue and finish strong. I can't wait to see my family and be able to share the joy that I have found in Korea with them. I love you and and thank you again for all the love and support you have given me!

MY farewell concert:(

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Sunday, October 23, 2016



The skies speak to me here.

I AM OFFICIALLY THE OLDEST SISTER IN THE MISSION!!! CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT? I sure can't. It just doesn't seem real. Time went by so fast and I can't even believe that I only have 3 more weeks left. crazy. crazy. crazy. ahhh. 

Just a little crepe to give us a little joy on this day.

Me + food = pure joy

ANYWAYS.. We are almost done with the transfer! This transfer was soo much fun. It has been so fun training Sister Haddock with Sister Yoo. They are my besties and I am so blessed to be able to end my mission with them as my companions. Today we sent off Sister Zuniga to go to the mission home because she is heading home this week. So we are on a split with her companion and we are going to go on a picnic today. I'm so excited. Also this week Elder Bednar is visiting our mission and having a mission tour with our entire mission. On thursday, the entire Daejeon mission is coming together to hear him speak! There are also 18 new missionaries coming to our mission! That means like half the mission will be training next transfer. The mission is changing and its so weird to be the oldest. I still feel like I don't know anything but I am so grateful to have been apart of this mission and have all the experiences that I had.

This week was full of miracles! As a mission we decided we need some goals to end off the year. We decided that by the end of the year and Christmas time we wanted to make it a "White Christmas" by giving Christ a gift of 50 baptisms by the end of this year, and we are also shooting for a goal of giving out 10,000 books of mormon as a mission. I have noticed that as we set these goals and as an act of faith we have the motivation to accomplish these goals before the end of the year. Especially the 10,000 BOM.. that means that every missionary has to give out one book a day. We have been working really hard on this goal and have seen so many miracles! As I have been on my mission I have gained the strongest testimony of the power of the Book of Mormon in conversion. I know for a fact that whoever reads the book of mormon sincerely they can be converted. This book is powerful and true and as we achieve this goal that is just 10,000 more souls in the Daejeon mission that has a book of mormon in hand. I am so grateful for the Book of Mormon and the role it plays in my life. I am on a mission because of one verse that answered my long waiting prayer if going on a mission was right for me. I can't be more grateful for the Book of Mormon and how many prayers it has answered. I know it to be the true word of God and through it we can recieve answers, like if God was directly talking to each of us. 

Last fun Day with Sister Zuniga

SPORTS DAY!!~ 청주 스테이크 체육대회!!~~
We went to chungju area and it was the entire stake that got together for this big sports day. It was soo much fun. When we got there they started it off with a girls soccer game.. I don't think I have run like that in a year and a half.. I woke up the next morning and I couldn't get up out of bed.. my body still hurts from head to toe. hah #outofshape #Ijustusedahashtag lol.
Lots of fun things happening these next 3 weeks! Its starting to hit me a little bit more and more everyday. I'm not ready to go home:( Being a missionary is the best thing ever. I can't explain how much my mission means to me. It has changed my life and I will be forever grateful for this opportunity to serve in Korea. 

Glad they are on my team:)

I love you all!! Have a great week!!~


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Monday, October 10, 2016



Happy Conference!! oh wait... you already watched it .. haha.
Let me just start this email out with a funny Conference story.. 

We went to church yesterday and the members all watched Conference in the chapel and the missionaries all watched it together in English on the second floor. While we were watching it there was a recent convert's son that has down syndrome and was walking in and out of the room we were watching Conference in. But because we were paying attention to Conference he was getting a little frusterated that we were paying as much attention to him. So he would get up and leave but then come back in and try again. Then finally he sits down towards the front by the tv and sits next to Elder Ellis. Then starts picking his nose sooo hard and dramatically, and cuz he was up at the front all of us could see, then the next thing we know he wipes in straight on Elder Ellis. Oh my it was the funniest thing, we all were trying so hard not to laugh. Then when Conference ended.. poor Elder Ellis looks at us, and says.. "that wasn't the first time i've had a booger wiped on me during Conference.." We all just died laughing.

Anyways, now that I got that out of the way, on to the spiritual parts of Conference.. haha.

What I noticed about this Conference was that there was a lot of the same topics throughout all the sessions. They were simple but very important topics like repentance, the plan of salvation, we are Gods children, serving others in building up the kingdom of God and lots more.
I especially loved the talk given by Elder Kazuhiko Yamashita in the Saturday Afternoon session. He talked a lot about missionary work and what it means to be ambitious for Christ. His words answered a lot of questions I had. One of them being, Is Heavenly Father proud of the work that I have done on my mission? From his talk I recieved the comforting feeling that Heavenly Father and His Son Jesus Christ are very proud of Their missionaries. As long as we are being ambitious for the work and doing our best, they know our desires to serve, they understand all and are so proud of all that we are doing. I don't have much more time left, but this was a confirming feeling from my Heavenly Father that he is proud of me and all that I have experienced, accomplished and learned since serving a full-time mission. I am so grateful everyday for the opportunity to be a missionary in Korea. Serving Jesus is truly the best thing ever. 

Leadership Conference with Sister Madsen

Elders Ties are our beautiful bows.

Planning Christmas

I also loved Elder Russell M. Nelson's talk on JOY.
"men are that they might have JOY." We are here on this earth and the life to come, to experience and obtain JOY! God has so much instore for us and wants to rain down blessings upon us. Even in the hard times we can find joy in everything.


If I could put my mission into one word, I think it would best describe itself as JOY. I have never experienced so much joy in my entire life than in these past 17 months. Joy is so powerful and can change someones life. I know that this gospel has the joy that everyone is searching for. I am so grateful for the opportunity to share that joy everyday with the people I have been called to serve. I hope throughout my life, I can continue to share the joy of the gospel and recognize that everyday can be filled with JOY and gladness.

We are so blessed to be taught by our amazing Prophet and Apostles. This church is nothing but true and I am so lucky to have this opportunity to be a missionary. I want to treasure the time that I have left and make every "joyous" moment count! Love you all and thank you so much for all that you have done for me! Hope you all enjoyed Conference and remember what you learned and got out of those meetings and apply them to help you and others around you. Thank you for helping me everyday, I couldn't do this without you!


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Sunday, October 9, 2016



저는 태너 자매선교사 입니다!~ 이번주 아주 빨리 갔어요!!ㅠㅠ 시간 너무 빨라요..

Rainy season is upon us.

HELLO!! This week also went by so fast and we saw so many miracles.!~ Ever since the transfer started we have been focussing on trying to find new investigators to teach. It has been a little difficult these past couple weeks and we are training Sister Haddock so we haven't had a lot of opportunities to teach lessons. But we saw so many miracles this week and were able to find 3 new investigators!

The Suncheon Sisters texted us a number and said that someone called them and said that she lived in Cheonan and wanted to learn English. So they gave us her number and we called her and set an appointment to meet. We met her and she was the sweetest girl ever. She is 26 and is a kindergarten teacher. She was saying that she doesn't have a religion but has been to church with people from her work before and she has been thinking about finding a church to go to. We were able to talk to her a little bit more about our church and what we do as missionaries. She said that she was wanting to go to Canada sometime next year to live and work and said that she knows that our church is all over the world so if she was to become a member she could go to Canada and have somewhere to rely on and feel welcomed. That is something that is so great about this church. No matter where you are in the world there is always somewhere to go and feel welcomed and feel like home. We are planning on meeting her this week as well and we are praying for her to come to know that this message is true.

Lesson over Skype~ This was a really cool experience. The Elders in an area in our zone called us and said that a woman had called them and wanted to learn English but because they have no Sister Missionaries in that area, that they wanted to try out Skype. So we set up a time that worked and we skype this lady. She was sooo cute! She thought it was so fun to talk to foreigners over skype in English and she was willing to listen to our message as well. It was a little awkward at first because we have never really had to teach a lesson through a computer before. But it was a really memorable experience. I felt the spirit so strong when we were testifying about this gospel and about prayer. She was so nice and really was interested in what we were saying. She asked questions and was just so happy and grateful we took the time to talk to her! She's not in our area but no matter where you are there are prepared people out there looking for the truth. 

Sister Tanner


I still love bacon.

RITA!!! yes. I don't know if you remember the cute Chinese woman we met a few months ago and she has the cutest little american looking baby. We met her in july and she left to china for 2 months. That week we met her, we met her like everyday and spent so much time with her. We took her to the church and showed her everything there and talked about baptism. She said that everytime she goes to our church she feels happy and peaceful. She told us that she wanted to come to church but because she was leaving for China she didn't want to just show up and than disappear for a few months. So for those two months she was gone, I was praying so hard that we would be able to meet her when she got back! I had the strongest feeling that she was ready! This church was something she needed. She is from China so Church is a new thing to her, but is so happy whenever she sees us. So one day I was looking at my calender and I saw that she should be home about now. I gave her call and she answered and said that she could meet next week!! I was sooo happy to hear that. Then that night we went to a Dance Festival to go Proselyting and I look in the corner of my eye and see a lady with short red hair holding a baby... IT WAS RITA!!! Such a huge miracle. I ran over to her and gave her the biggest hug!! she was just smiliing and hugging me and jumping up and down. haha. We spent the whole night with her and her son, Orion. We are going to meet her this week too and she said that she wants to come to church this Sunday! We are so happy we got to meet her again and praying even harder that we can start the lessons with her and prepare her for baptism! I know that Heavenly Father has a plan.. and according to his timing and Will it will all work out the way that it is suppose too!

"Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart."

I wanted to share something that I found in my personal study this morning..

"The closer you bring others to Christ, the closer you get to Christ yourself." I know this to be true. As we constantly find ways to help and bring others closer to Christ, we too will be closer to our Savior. We will be able to overcome the hard things in life and rely on Him easier because we have that close relationship with Him. Missionary or not a missionary we have the power to bring others to Christ every day! I love my mission and the opportunity to share this gospel! It's true and has changed my life. Love you all and thank you for all that you have done for me as I have been on my mission!~ I hope you have a great week and recognize the everyday miracles!

survival..... Spam tower

Lunch with the Sisters


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Its already another P-day?! When did that happen? its really scaring me because the weeks are going by super fast and I know these last few weeks are going to fly by! This week we had a Zone Training Meeting and My companion and I had to give a training to the zone.

Zone conference.

Love these sweet Sisters.

We talked about a Talk in the September Liahona by Elder Clarke of the Seventy. He said a young man came to him shortly after reurning from his mission. "Elder Clarke, I need help. I loved my mission. I changed me. However, I am losig some of those sacred and special feeligs that I felt in the mission field. What can I do to feel like I felt in the mission field?" Elder Clarke says, "What he was asking was, "What can I do to be happy, feel the Holy Ghost, and be close to the Savior? This is a question we all should ask every day."

He gives many ways to answer this question, which all had to do with service. Thinking about other rather than worrying about ourselves. I know that as I have been on my mission the happiest i've been is when I am helping someone else feel God's love for them.

Elder Clarke continues on with a story about when a man was traveling his car broke down and he pulled over to the nearest gas station and in the distance saw a lady that was sitting by the gas pump crying. He walked over to her and saw that she had a packed car with luggage and things from her house and kids in the back seat. She looked as if she had not slept in days. He proceeded to fill up her car with gas, bought her a weeks supply of groceries and gave her a big hug and offered a prayer of safety to send her on her way. As he walked to his car, the woman asked, "Are you like an angel or something?" The man replied, "Sometimes God uses regular people." We all are but regular people trying to live right and follow Jesus Christ's example. And as we do so we can be a BIG influence in the lives of others without really even knowing it. I know that there are people out there that need a lift up, they need a smile, and a comforting recognition that somewhere out there loves them. I am so grateful for the time that I have to spend here sharing God's love for His children of Korea. I am a regular person, I have many weaknesses and I am far from perfect, but God trusts each one of us to help build His Kingdom.

happy reunion to us.

My sweet first companion in Suncheon. Sister Teekiu

This past week when we have visited Members, we asked Sister Haddock to chose one of her favorite scriptures to share with the members. We have been sharing Alma 26:30.
"And we have suffered all manner of afflictions, and all this, that perhaps we might be the means of saving some soul; and we supposed that our joy would be full if perhaps we could be the means of saving some."
Being on a mission is not easy. We suffer many "afflictions" of many kinds, but the joy that we can experience when we save that ONE SOUL is beyond words that can describe. Everytime we go out for the day, I repeat in my head or out loud "ONE SOUL". If we can just find that one soul of the day, then we did our best. And Heavenly Father is proud that we did all that we could to find that ONE SOUL. If we did happen to find it that day, than that ONE SOUL is me. I have come this far and have become fully converted to this gospel. I love this gospel and my mission and everything that I have learned and experienced with my whole heart.

Beautifying our lovely selfs.

Happy together.

I love you all so much and hope you too can enjoy and experience the joy that comes when you find that ONE SOUL, whether it be YOU or someone else. Always remember that "Heavenly Father is constantly raining blessings upon us. It is our fear, doubt, and sin that, like an umbrella, block these blessings from reaching us." Sorry this email is kind of all over the place! Hope you have a great week and recognize those blessings everyday and find that ONE SOUL.

아이 럽 유~~~

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