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Hi I'm Tracy

I grew up in the heart of California. I ride horses, dance & teach ballet,I love the ocean, but live in a desert and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mom and wife. My family is the most important thing about me. I was in a car wreck when I was 17 and broke 9 vertebrae, my femur completly in half and my pelvic bone in 2 places. The doctors told me that I was not going to be able to do many of the things that I loved. They said I couldn't ride horses any more ( due to the fact that I had a peice of vertebrae that chiped off and floating around by my spinal column), that I shouldn't water ski, snow ski, limit my ballet, pretty much anything that could jar or move the bone fragment. Also I had some minor nerve damage in my leg from the femur nicking a major nerve. Long story short- they were wrong!! It was a long road with many tears and I still have some back pain but I do everything I want to! I ski and dance and ride horses and rollercoasters (LOVE those!) I some times forget that I was once very broken. They also told me that child birth would be hard and that one they were right! Due to the breaks in my pelivc bone I had a very difficult delivery with my oldest child- we both almost died. Before I had him I wanted 4 kids- after i had him my husband and I thought, okay one is good! Eventually the pain and fear of the first birth wore off and we had 1 more. Some times I feel sad that I only have 2 kids but they are awesome! Both are smart and funny and heathy so I am very blessed. One last thing about me is that I love to travel and have adventures of any kind! Disneyland & London are my favorites! Thats it!

Why I am a Mormon

I was once very broken, physically as I told before but also emtionally- my "normal" lds home was not normal. My dad stoped going to church when I was 10. My mom tried to keep taking us but it was a sourse of contention so slowly we drifted away and stopped going alltogether by the time I was 13. I had 1 lds friend and I went with her sometimes. She helped me a lot, but eventually the problems at home kept me away. Its hard to sit in church alone or with just your mom and hear about families being forever when you feel like yours isn't. Jaded would be the word that I felt. its like "yeah yeah thats all fine for other people but it doesn't apply to me." In some ways my car wreck at 17 almost killed me, but it also saved my life. I laid in the road in the rain for over and hour before I was found. A man working on the rairoad near by came when he said that he heard me call for help. I don't remember calling for help out load. All I remeber was calling to my Heavenly Father in prayer. I couldn't hardly speak because I had so much gravel and dirt in my mouth. So my pleading came from my heart to the only person I hoped would hear me. He did. I was found and patched back together. Physically at least. I had had a great miracle in my life. I would like to say that I went back to church as soon as I got out of the hospital, but I didn't. To much pain from many other things kept me away but I could never get the feeling of comfort I felt, laying in that road in the rain with the holy ghost as my companion, completley out my head. Eventually I could not deny him anymore and came back to church. That was the hardest thing I ever did. But the most worth while. I know what its like to live without my Heavenly Father. I know the pain and the hoplessness. I still strugle with feelings of worthlessness. Which is so silly when you know what blessing I have been given. But my testimony is Strong! I know He lives, I KNOW He loves me, He saved me after all.

How I live my faith

I don't think about living the gospel- it's just a part of me. I wouldn't be who I am without it. I have been in the Young Womens program in some capacity or another for over 7 years- It takes alot of effort and time and I know I could never do anything that I do without the Lord- I am so imperfect in fact I am pretty much a mess when I try to do it alone. It is only when I rely on my Heavenly Father that I am able to accomplish so much.