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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