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Hi I'm Tracy Jacobson Assmus

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife and mother first. I have been privileged to be loaned 4 of Heavenly Father's choicest spirits by birthing 3 sons and 1 daughter. I have come to understand and appreciate the scripture in 3 John 1:4 - "I find no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth". It has been a pleasure to learn from one another the most important things in life -- family is everything and I want to return to heaven to be with my family and reside with my Heavenly Father and his son, Jesus Christ. I have the opportunity to manage a dental practice and help our patients get healthy and feel great about their smiles. I work with some very talented and incredible people. I enjoy teaching the youth in our church and any others that allow me to be in their lives. I am comforted with the upcoming generation that will lead the church and the world in the future. It gives me hope and faith for things to come. I know my grandchildren will have many valuable opportunities, despite the many temptations of the world, due to their valiancy. I love the Lord's creations and appreciate seeing them through travel and study. I love to watch sports, especially tennis and college basketball. I love March Madness and spending time with family through the basketball tournament! I love to read, ride bikes, cook, and dance. My husband is quite the gardener and I have learned the art of canning his harvest for future enjoyment. I love sharing these treasures with others, along with the gospel!

Why I am a Mormon

Although I was born into the church, full activity was not always enjoyed. What I discovered early in life was that when my family was living the gospel, we were always happier. That didn't mean that life was easier, but during our trials the Lord blessed us with comfort and peace. Much of my childhood could be considered by others as tragic -- I lost 2 brothers, 4 years apart. Although this was a difficult part of growing up, I became more and more grateful for the blessings of heaven and the ordinances we do here are earth that bind us to our families for eternity. (baptism and temple work) In my adult life, tragedy has not passed me by. We lost our son of 21 years a couple years ago. Some ask me why I am not angry with God and why I continue to attend church. All I can offer as an explanation is that God loves me. I do not doubt that. I understand that bad things happen to even those who are trying to live good lives. What I've come to recognize is that the Savior empathizes with my pains and sorrows. He alway celebrates my joys. He has purged my sins and has helped me be a better person. I know that it is through his sacrifice that we all can be saved from death to be resurrected one day. We will live with our Father in Heaven, with our families. My daughter recently got married in God's temple. I am grateful that she will enjoy a life with her husband forever, not just til "death do us part". The Priesthood of God was restored to the earth through a young prophet, Joseph Smith. He, too, had to sacrifice much to enable the blessing of God's church to be organized again on earth. I know we have a prophet today to guide us and direct us. I am grateful for the scriptures, especially the Bible and Book of Mormon, which both testify of Jesus Christ and his ministry on 2 different continents. Through "THICK OR THIN", I am a Mormon. I am a follower of Christ!

How I live my faith

I live my faith one step at a time. I've discovered that my faith in Christ grows as I learn of Him and serve others. I do that by studying the scriptures and praying to my Father in Heaven. I am active in my community, particularly volunteering in the school system. I surround myself with the younger generation as much as possible. Teaching goes both ways as they teach me and give me hope for our world. I had the blessing of teaching High School students for the past 4 years. We met every morning at 6:00 am studying the scriptures. What a great way to start the day! What a great perspective to carry us through the day's difficulties! As I served these youth and prayed for them, I grew to love them. I caught a glimpse of how our Savior must feel about us. There is a great scripture in the Book of Mormon that states, "when ye are in the service of your fellow beings, you are only in the service of your God". This makes me happy inside as I love being his instrument. I know there is never a way to re-pay what Christ has done for us, but when we serve God we are doing his work. I am also active in volunteering for the United Gospel Mission and have organized food drives and service projects for the underprivileged. Dear to my heart is the charity Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Inland Northwest. I have helped organize fund raisers to generate funds for this organization. It breaks my hearts that young children often lose the blessings of family life, for whatever reason. I want everyone to feel loved and appreciated so I do my best to help those in need find mentors and good examples to emulate. I would like to be remembered by others as someone who made a difference in the world. My hope is that those who don't know Christ, may want to become acquainted with Him, because they came to know me. That would be the best remembrance I could desire. I hope my Savior is proud of my life and can easily call me one of his disciples.