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Hi I'm Tracy

I'm a former world traveler and a current full-time mother of two. Oh, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have lived in Colorado, Utah, Venezuela, Mexico, Spain, Jerusalem, DC, LA, and Boston, and now we have moved to Denver to settle down--if that's possible. My husband and I both love adventure and it was our separate solo backpacking journeys through Europe that helped bring us together. I'm a former high school history and Spanish teacher and I love soccer. When the World Cup rolls around you will find me glued to the TV.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the church and I am so grateful for the foundation the Gospel has been in my life. Growing up I was fortunate to hear from a young age that I was a child of God, that I had worth, and that God had a plan for my happiness. I learned that if I prayed and read the scriptures and listened to the Spirit I could receive inspiration and direction for my life. As with all members of the church, I too had a conversion experience where the gospel changed from a "good way of life" to a true knowledge--or "testimony" as we say in the church--of my Savior. I know that God lives, that Jesus Christ is our Savior, and that being a member of this church has blessed me and my family in countless ways.

How I live my faith

I heard once that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is a resource for life. We all have challenges and difficulties and it is through this lens of the teachings of Christ that we can understand those challenges and overcome them. I have found that the effort I put in to living my faith determines what I get out of it. When I put the living the Gospel with my family first in my life everything else seems to fall into place. When I let other things become my priorities, life becomes more difficult. Christ also taught that we should love one another and lose ourselves in service and the church provides the opportunity to do just that. For the past 5 years I have been teaching the children at church and even though I am serving them, they have taught me so much more about patience, forgiveness, faith and love. I have also been on the receiving end of selfless service and so appreciate that as members of the church we take care of each other. I know that I am never alone.