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Hi I'm Traci

I am married and a mother of three. I love being at the beach and going on walks with my family and my dog! I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been married for 22 years and my husband and I have three amazing children. I work from home as a template specialist for a national medical documentation company. I am very involved with our local high school Booster Club and have the opportunity to volunteer in the community. I was raised in the Catholic faith by wonderful parents. I joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 18 years ago and it has been a true blessing in my life and the lives of my children.

Why I am a Mormon

I was converted to the Mormon faith when I was 28 years old. My husband has been a member of the Church all of his life. After we had our first child in 1992, I started thinking that we needed the Lord in our lives, mostly for the sake of our children. After about 3 years of investigating the Church, studying the Book of Mormon, and personal prayer, I had finally learned for myself that what I was being taught was true and made the decision to be baptized. Immediately after my baptism, I felt amazing! The Spirit was so strong and I could not deny that this Church was true and that Jesus Christ was my Savior. As a result of my baptism, our three children have had the opportunity to be raised with the true Gospel of Jesus Christ in their lives, and it has been such a blessing in this world of turmoil. We are given a positive outlook on what is going on in the world today, and we know where we came from, why we are here, and where we're going after this life. I also found out that though the main reason I made the decision to join the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was for my daughter and future children, it was a real blessing in my own life. I realized that I really am a daughter of my Heavenly Father and I am of great worth in His eyes. There are depressing things that go on all around me in this world, but I can find true happiness in the Gospel and in my family. I am eternally grateful to home teachers from the church and missionaries who helped me gain a testimony of the Gospel and had patience with me while I investigated the teachings of the Church to find out for myself that it is true.

How I live my faith

I love being able to attend Sacrament meeting every Sunday and renew my Baptismal Covenants. I have had the opportunity over the years to teach Primary-aged children, Young Women, and Relief Society sisters. I am currently a teacher of 14-15 year old young women as well as cub scouts. I love working with the children and I am so grateful for the guidelines we are given to help us teach them true principles. Through my service in church callings, I have learned what I should be teaching my own children as well. I look forward to hearing from our Prophet two times a year during General Conference. It is wonderful that we have the opportunity to be taught by Prophets and Apostles who receive revelation from Jesus Christ. When we have regular Family Home Evenings with our children, we grow closer together as a family and our children talk to us about things that are going on in their lives and with their friends. It's important to have that family time to communicate with one another in such a busy world. Our children attend Seminary every morning before school. They love being there because it gives them such a great start to their day. I am grateful for the opportunity that I have to serve the Lord and the members of His Church and the community.

Why do Mormons believe in the Bible?

We believe in the Bible because it is the Word of God. Our studies in Sunday School include a whole year of the Old Testament and a whole year of the New Testament every few years. We learn much of our Savior through scriptures in the Bible as well as the Book of Mormon. The Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ and it is used in combination with the Old and New Testaments in order to receive the fullness of the Gospel. Show more Show less