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Hi I'm Ivan Frazier

I'm a musician, music teacher, live in Georgia, and am a Mormon.

About Me

I am retired as a professor of music (piano) from a state university. I am also an organist. I continue to be active in professional organizations related to these activities. I enjoy travel, walking, mild exercise, reading, viewing television, and internet searches.

Why I am a Mormon

I feel I would be adrift and lost without the guidance of my Heavenly Father and my Savior Jesus Christ through the Holy Ghost and inspiration from the holy scriptures, and my sense of belonging within the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I was the first member of my immediate family to be baptized into the Church at age eleven. Previously I had been baptized a Methodist as an infant, the church my mother belonged to. My father had not been a member of any church, as was his father. My great grandfather had been a Quaker. Gradually the remainder of my family - brother, sister, and both parents - were baptized Mormon over a period of some years. My father's mother was a Mormon and she was a particularly powerful influence on my life. She was someone who lived her religion beyond merely professing it. My small community revered her as Aunt Annie, which conveyed the gratitude they felt toward her lifetime of selfless service, and generosity, and unconditional love. Her example and faith have been a challenge for me to live a good life filled with service and kindness. Both my parents were wonderful people. My mother was the first (and possibly the only) Mormon in her family. She also was highly respected and loved in her community. She loved the arts and was an avid reader. My father left school at eighth grade to help heard sheep on the family ranch. He learned things about animals, the land, weather, and life that could not be learned in any school or university. He served as a county commissioner and on the board of directors of a state wool growers association. He was an amazing largely self-educated man. With such outstanding genes within me, I have no excuse not to live in harmony with high ideals and to try to be as good a disciple of my Savior and Redeemer as I can.

How I live my faith

I am a ward (local congregation) organist. I teach in the mens interest group once a month. I serve as a home teacher. I have also served as a Sunday school teacher, teacher improvement coordinator, a choir director, and as a music chairman. I was a counselor to a bishop two occasions. I have performed numerous times in the community and in various churches.