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Hi I'm Tracy Watson

I have seven wonderful children. I help LDS missionaries help others. I love airplanes, music, my wife. I AM a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in South East Idaho. I spent my youth working on the local potato farms, riding motorcycles, flying airplanes, working on my 1957 Ford and playing bass guitar in a rock band. I graduated High School with a mediocre GPA and no desire to attend college. After serving as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints I developed a passion for helping people learn. With this new found love and direction from God, I found myself in college striving to refine my interest for learning and teaching. After many years of sweat and blood, I completed a Ph.D. program in Instructional Psychology and Technology. I married a wonderful girl I knew in high school when I was a freshman in college. We have had seven children during our thirty years of marriage. One of the most difficult challenges we have faced was the death of our sixth child. He was two and half years old when the accident occurred. It was very hard, but our faith in God grew from the experience. I have worked for 25 years in helping missionaries for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints learn how to bless, love and teach others the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Why I am a Mormon

As a young man, religion and faith in God was not part of our family fabric. Although both my parents are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, they were not active in the Church. Prayer, scripture study, Church attendance were not discussed or encouraged. Although my home life did not have spiritual influence, God was mindful of me and provided experiences that allowed me to know that He was there and loved me. When I was 14 years old I was introduced to the Book of Mormon. In a unique situation, God let me know that the Book of Mormon is His word and that he loved me. It was clear. It was undeniable. From that time I began the journey of growing my faith through teachings and practices found in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It wasn't easy, but with each step I felt God's steadying influence, HIs love and a feeling that He had something worthwhile for me to do in this world. When I was a senior in high school I had a feeling that it would be important for me to serve a full-time mission for the Church. I cut my long hair, sold my pick up truck and spent two years on Florida teaching people the gospel. During my mission I had many experiences that confirmed and amplified what I felt at 14. I am a Mormon because I know the Book of Mormon is God's word. This book helped me find Heavenly Father and come to know that Jesus Christ is His Son and the only one who could help me find lasting hope and happiness.

How I live my faith

Currently I teach 16 to 18 year old young men about the gospel of Jesus Christ and help them prepare to serve as full-time missionaries. I am also a grandfather to 5 grandchildren. I try to be an example to them of one who loves and has faith in Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. I live my faith by trying to be as Christ would want me to be no matter where I am or what I am doing. It's kind of a 24 x 7 way of living. Sometimes I fall short. But that's the beauty of Christ's gospel. I can pick back up and keep moving forward.