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Hi I'm Marney Tripp

I love to run, sing, play the piano, dance, and make people happy. I love to hang out with my family and friends. I'm a Mormon! :)

About Me

I am currently serving my mission in the Texas San Antonio Mission. I love to be involved in any sport I can possibly learn or grow in. Yet my favorite activity is to run and jump in Track and Field. I am the 2014 state champion for Triple Jump in the 4A district of Idaho. I love to sing and dance. My dad was a previous ballroom dancer at Brigham Young University in Provo and that is how I learned how to Waltz, Salsa, Cha cha, and to Swing. I enjoy solving mathematic problems with my mom and learning new ways to solve difficult Calculus equations. I love to ride horses and to see and hold animals. I am the eldest of four kids in my family. I absolutely love to play with my two dogs at home.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a member of this church since I was born. But this does not mean that I was fully converted to what I was taught my whole childhood. I went through phases of conversion by attending EFY (Especially For Youth) camps during the summer and going to Girls Camp with my Stake and Ward, but that wasn't the thing that hit me the most. During my the end sophomore year in Track, I decided to do a weekend tournament in Boise for my basketball team. I thought it would be a fun thing to do, plus I thought it would keep me in shape over the weekend for track. Saturday morning we were near the end of our second game of the tournament, when we finally got a "steal"! I rushed down the court so that my teammate could throw me the ball, so that i may score for our team. I went up for a lay-up, and the next thing I remember is my knee popping and I was on the floor screaming bloody murder. Only a week and a half prior to this events occurrence was my mom's ACL, MCL, and meniscus repair, and I knew as soon as my knee popped, I knew that I was done, finished. A week and a half later after this tournament I would be having surgery for and total ACL repair--a period of 12 to 18 months of recovery. I thought my life of running and sports was over. But with my mom by my side, I was able to feel peace. She then challenged me to do better next track season, beat her in recovery time, and to trust that God will help me through the hardest times of my recovery. I was able to complete my full recovery, gain the muscle I had lost and the girth of my thigh in only 9 months. Just in time for me to do Winter Track! :) I know that only God put me in this situation to have me learn, grow and know for myself that He knows what we are capable of accomplishing. Without God's help, I wouldn't have been able to complete my junior and senior year in Track and my education. I know that God lives and that He works in mysterious ways. If we put our in Him we will be successful in everything we do.

How I live my faith

I ask when social events are happening and see what things will be happening at those certain events to make sure that it is a positive environment for me and possibly others that I bring. I participate the most I can during meeting by answering questions or commenting on stories. I sing in the ward choir to help my singing ability to grow and to meet new people that have a similar hobby.

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Marney Tripp
We preform baptisms for the dead because we want to give our ancestors the chance to receive their membership to the church when they feel ready and decide to become members and to follow God's commandments. Show more Show less