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Hi I'm Tracy

I'm a Mormon. I grew up in Oregon. I am a wife, mother, college graduate and a volunteer in my community.

About Me

I am a mother to five fantastic children and an extra daughter who joined us by marrying one of my sons. They give me a zest for living life to its fullest. I am a sister to eight of the greatest siblings any person could have, they have uplifted me, supported me, made me laugh, and cry with pure joy. The Lord gave me to parents who love me and taught me well. I am a volunteer to my fellowman/woman in many different aspects. From our local veterans hospital, serving those that have served us to Cub Scout Leader, at Schools, Senior Centers, and Hospital Auxiliaries. I believe that there is always something one can do to help others, no matter how little or much time one has. Quilting, sewing, cross-stitching and reading are favorite things to do in my spare time. Learning is another hobby, it is a constant endeavor and I will bring great increase in knowledge to wherever my future leads. As a non-traditional student I completed my bachelors degree in mid-life and try to instill a love of learning to all around me.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents are the "pioneer" converts in my family. They raised me to think and pray for myself. They taught me from the words of the prophets in Family Home Evening, family scripture study, family prayer, and church attendance. I chose to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints as a child of eight years. As a teenager my testimony grew from personal spiritual experiences, listening to other testimonies, study of the scriptures, and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. When I had questions, the answers have always been in the Lord's words. My testimony has grown beyond my language abilities, however each and every time I try to say what He wants me to say, the words and the spirit of them are given, so that I may express them. I have had many experiences in life that could have shaken my faith, if it were not for the sure foundation that my life has been built upon. Having the friends, visiting teachers, home teachers, and great examples that I have has built my faith and earthly endurance. My Father in Heaven has truly blessed me with His true gospel. I am His daughter, I am a Child of God, and He loves me and trusts me to do my best with this life, then return to Him.

How I live my faith

Teaching has been my most enduring calling in life. I have taught as a substitute in local schools, taught pre-school aged children up to 12 year olds. Mostly in cub scouts. I have been a wolf, bear, and weblos leader in four different communities. Primary is great fun and the children are truly angels from heaven. I served the elderly by driving them to doctors appointments, Christmas bazaars, grocery shopping, and just listening to them. They all have rich stories of life lived and learned. Other families have needed help during times of trial, triumph, joy, despair, birth and death, helping others when they are in need allows my heart to sing. I can comfort, commiserate, laugh, cry, hug, walk the floor, pull weeds, scrub walls, serve dinner and I am grateful that others allow me to serve them. More than 2000 years ago our Savior, Jesus Christ showed us by His example of service and this is the way I want to continue living my life as His servant. "...if ye are in the service of your fellow man, ye are in the service of Your God...".

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Tracy
Jesus Christ said "Love One Another". The best way to show our love for all of mankind is to serve them. We are all children of our Father in Heaven, our brothers and sisters with kind and loving parents in Heaven. We help everyone; age, culture, background, abilities, matter not. We all need love, and help. Sometimes through great efforts in humanitarian aid and sometimes with just a hug, or a listening ear. Show more Show less