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Hi I'm Tracy

I grew up a "military brat". I am a Registered Nurse. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My dad was in the Air Force, so we moved around a lot when I was growing up. My parents became members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when I was 5-years-old. As we moved around with my dad's job, it was always comforting to know that the church is the same wherever we went, and we were always welcomed into every new area we moved into. I am now a mom with kids of my own. I am also a practicing Registered Nurse. As a working mom, with a teenage kid in today's society, it is comforting to know that there are people and places in this world which share the same values and beliefs that are the same no matter where we are in the world. In addition, it is comforting to know that my child is exposed to wholesome values and influences which reinforce the teachings she receives at home. My husband and I have two children, but one did not stay with us for very long. He died before his birth. We count ourselves lucky to have enjoyed his presences for the short time he was a part of our family. Although we miss his presence in our family, we know we will have the opportunity to be reunited with him again, and our time apart is only temporary. As a family, we enjoy doing family history. We have had the opportunity to learn many amazing stories and facts about our ancestors. It is humbling to learn about the sacrifices which have been made by our ancestors as they pursued their dreams to provide a better life for their descendants.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents joined this church when I was 5-years-old. When I was about 14, I began a serious study of the scriptures and churches to learn for myself if the church as established by Christ, as described in the New Testament, had really been restored to the Earth. I knew what my parents believed, but I needed to know for myself. My parents supported my search. Over the next few years, I studied, questioned and prayed as I came to understand the true gospel of Jesus Christ. I studied the scriptures with my friends, visited many other churches, and questioned a variety of religious leaders. But I learned that the only true answers come through faith and prayer. I testify that God does answer prayers. I will never forget the day I came to know with every fiber of my being that the true church of Jesus Christ has been restored to the Earth and that the gospel taught in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the true gospel of Jesus Christ. As I have continued to study and learn in my life, I have found comfort and answers to lifes challenges and questions within the scriptures and the gospel. We are lead by a living Prophet today. The scriptures state that the Lord is the same today, tomorrow and yesterday. Through his Prophet today, I have the opportunity to share in the same opportunities as the saints of the scriptures. I am grateful to have the knowledge of a loving God and hope that the love I have for him and his restored gospel will aid others in finding the answers they are seeking in their lives.

How I live my faith

I work with the youth in the community as a Girl Scout Leader. I gained the skills to be able to share leadership skills through my opportunities to serve as a Young Women's leader at church. I am currently working with the younger children at church as a teacher, but have had other opportunities to teach the women in gospel principle and couples in family history research skills. As a nurse, I have also had the opportunity to serve as a camp nurse. In the work force, I have always felt that God gave me specific talents and I had the opportunity to gain the education and experience to develop those talents. As a result of this, I have had opportunities as a nurse to assist others in meeting their individual challenges, be it physical, mental, emotional or spiritual. Having a personal knowledge of God and his son, Jesus Christ, has helped me grow in the skills of becoming more Christ-like on my service throughout the community.

Are Mormons Christians?

Tracy
We are very much Christians. We are called The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Jesus Christ is the cornerstone of our church and the gospel is the restored gospel Christ originally established when he was on earth. Show more Show less