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Hi I'm Staci Tuck

I'm a Navy Mom, a Boise State Bronco, a Spanish/ESL teacher, a Disney fanatic, a Calvin and Hobbes fan and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hi, I'm Staci- I'm a Navy Mom, a devoted Boise State Bronco Football fan, a Spanish/ESL Teacher, a young empty-nester, the "mom" to two of the cutest Mini Schnauzers, Molly and Jenni, and I'm a Mormon. I live in Washington State, very happily married to my husband of 23 years. Our son, is a Seabee with the US Navy and is stationed in Pt. Hueneme for the next few years. I served a Spanish-speaking mission to Chile, which was truly a life-changing experience. It was there that I learned I can do hard things. It was the language skills learned on my mission, that would later change the course of my career, and it was the testimoney of the Gospel of Jesus Christ that I gained from my mission, that changed me.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ because I believe in Christ and I believe that he can do what what he says he can do. Even imperfect, inadequate me, can be saved because of him. This belief was firmly planted in my heart after taking a course in college where I seriously studied the life of the Savior as recorded in the New Testament. I complimented that study with the book, Jesus the Christ, and the Book of Mormon, and knew I could never be the same again. As I read about His miracles, His life, His compassion and His love, I wanted more than anything to be known by Him and to know Him for myself. The Church of Jesus Christ gives me the opportunity to do just that. His teachings, found in the structure and organization of the church are the center of my life. They guide my decisions, my actions and my thought process. The more attention and effort I give to keeping His commandments, the greather the blessings I see, and even more sure I am that I am doing the right thing in the right church.

How I live my faith

I am a very average person, who struggles with pretty much the same thing everyone else struggles with to some degree. However, because the Savior loved and healed people just like me and the people I love, I don't give up or give in. Each day, I work at becoming a little bit better, found with a bit more charity, and hopefully a lot more like Him. When at night and in the morning, I kneel down to pray, and realize how far short I have come of the mark, I just try to think of his tender, loving mercy shown to those I studied about in the New Testament and in the Book of Mormon, and I resolve to try again. Being an active participant in the church has helped me greatly. I have served in every organization in the church, and learned something valuable from each experience. Speaking Spanish is also a way that I try to live my faith. My work as a teacher/administrator of an English Language Learner program has given me many opportunitites to serve as an interpreter. More often than not, those for whom I am interpreting want to know how and where I learned to speak Spanish. I happily tell them about my years as a missionary in Chile and about the great love I developed for the Hispanic people and the Spanish language.