Thursday, October 9, 2008

My Mom & Dad - The Missionaires

Bro and Sis Tanner have served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints for the last three years. They have served in the Temple Department in the Church Office Building in Salt Lake City. They have had some amazing experiences. They have worked on pilot projects and they have audited all the small temples for errors.

They have had weekly devotionals, luncheons with the Seventy and meetings with all the Temple Presidents from all over the world with The First Presidency. The commute has not been easy on them, with a few close calls, but the Lord has always protected them. I am so proud of them; they're true examples of love and service. I know their lives have been blessed for serving in turn my life has been blessed also. I Love You so much. “Well done, thou good and faithful servants”
Matt. 25: 21

Lois & Michael Tanner
(This is the picture the Elder L. Tom Perry took)

Elder & Sister Tanner
Temple Square Tulips - in the Spring

The walk each morning from the parking garage to the Church Office Building

At their desks in the Temple Department, just had to leave the part on top in Michael's
picture so you could see their fridge and microwave. All the comforts of home.

Temple department front desk

Elder and Sister Layton and Dad & Mom in their office. Their companion couple.

Michael and Elder L. Tom Perry (in street clothes)
Cute story: My parents were standing near the Church Office Building and were posing separately to take some pictures of each other, when they heard a man say, "Here, you stand together and let me take a picture of you both". They turned and saw a friendly, white-haired gentleman in his unusually casual attire, and didn't take but a second to realize it was Elder L. Tom Perry.

A different office in the Temple Department
Dad & Mom with Elder Larry Lawrence
(Our past Stake President from the Fresno North Stake
He is an Area Seventy now)


The Tanners said...

Hi Christi, thanks so much for the reveiw of our mission. It is with mixed emotions that we leave, but then I guess that is how all missionaries leave their missions. It has been a fabulous experience. Thanks for your support. We love you very much.

Kevin Beckstrom said...

OK, I know it's taken a long time to get this posted, but I ran the cartoon about your parents' mission extension today (July 5, 2009). Hope you enjoy it! (