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Hi I'm Tracy

I love my kids and our playground, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

Creating my imagination is my hobby. I have an awesome wife, our oldest son is just returning home from serving a full time mission for the LDS church in the Obregon Mexico mission. We have a daughter serving a mission in Honduras. Our youngest is starting 4th grade. I find my hobbies have changed over the years - I spend more time doing the things my children do. I am self employed and that's been a great blessing to be able to spend time with the kids during important times of their life. We do many things together as a family, love family vacations and we often look at those pictures and reminisce together. Religion is a big part of my life and as a family we study together often the words of Christ. I love my career - I manage a collision repair facility and enjoy the atmosphere there. My education has been a big part of my life and I feel it's very important, even if you think you can be successful in your field without it. My kids and I have built many things in our playground - we have a good time in the yard. My girls take after their mother - they love to dance and it's a big part of their life. It's difficult balancing between sport, cheer and dance. We love to jeep as a family - we love to be in four wheel drive. As a family we camp and kayak any chance we get. Our family is very diverse - we had 3 children biologically and adopted 3 more in individual adoptions.

Why I am a Mormon

I am Mormon because it makes sense - I mean where we come from, why we are here, where we are going - it makes me happy.

How I live my faith

living my faith consists of spending time with my wife and children - in this busy life it's easy to get distracted and find yourself growing away from your family. I feel that Father in Heaven loves each of us and has given each of us an opportunity to understand the love he has for us by giving us a family of our own. I spend time each day in the scriptures, it's a way I can show Father in Heaven that I rely on him and seek his council in my daily affairs.

What blessings can we receive through the gift of the Holy Ghost?

Tracy
The Holy Ghost blesses us with peace when everything else around seems to be spinning out of control. I receive comfort in doing what God wants me to do. Show more Show less

Does The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints endorse political parties?

Tracy
The Mormon church does not endorse political parties - the church itself remains nuetral, but encourages the members to seek out the issues and vote in the way they feel is best for their situation. Show more Show less

Why do some call Mormonism a cult?

Tracy
Some call the church a cult because they think the members are blindly guided by leaders who have themselves or some other intrest as a motive. We do follow our leaders and know that our Father in Heaven speaks to us through them in a process called revelation - much like he spoke to Moses who in turn tuaght the people. Show more Show less

Why did your church previously practice plural marriage (polygamy)?

Tracy
Polygamy is one of Gods commandments, it was lived in biblical times as recorded in the bible and in this last dispensation as the Lord commanded it. We no longer live the commandment because the Lord has asked us not to, for whatever reason the church was asked to live the commandement it has been fulfilled and is no longer necessary to live at the current time. Part of having a testimony in the gospel is knowing that Father in Heaven Knows all things and Loves us and wants only the best for us. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

Tracy
The purpose of this life is to learn attributes that help us become more like Father in Heaven and to make covenants that will allow us to return to him. Show more Show less

What is the difference between attending a Mormon Church and a Mormon Temple?

Tracy
We attend church each week and partake of the Sacrament to renew covenants that we made at Baptism to follow him and remember him. We attend the temple to gain a better understanding of Gods plan for us and make covenants that will allow us to return back to him some day as famlies and with those we love.  Show more Show less

How can we stop the spread and influence of pornography?

Tracy
Stopping the spread of pornography begins with correct teaching in the home at an early enough age that it never gets experimented with. For thsoe who are older and struggling with this disease we need to reach out to them in a way they realize we want to help them. They also need to know there is help, like the information on lds.org  Show more Show less