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Today is Sister Browning’s birthday. Here are 9 of her quotes from the past year

Born on Oct. 9, 1976, Sister Tracy Y. Browning has served in the Primary general presidency since Aug. 1, 2022

Sister Tracy Y. Browning was born in New Rochelle, New York, on Oct. 9, 1976. She grew up in Jamaica in the West Indies, and in New Jersey and New York. She began serving as second counselor in the Primary general presidency on Aug. 1, 2022.

She married Brady Browning in the Salt Lake Temple on May 2, 1997. They have two children. Sister Browning studied at St. John’s University, worked in financial services for 15 years and is now a director in the Church’s Publishing Services Department. She has also volunteered with various community and civic organizations.

She served as a member of the Relief Society general advisory council, and has served in numerous Church callings, including ward and stake Relief Society presidency counselor, Relief Society teacher, various Young Women responsibilities, and Sunday School instructor.

In honor of Sister Browning’s birthday today, here are nine of her quotes from the past year.

1. Power in preparing for the temple

The Dennises, Brownings and Silvas in front of a painting at the Brazil Missionary Training Center.
Sister J. Anette Dennis, center left, and Sister Tracy Y. Browning, center right, with their husbands, Brother Jorge Dennis, left, and Brother Brady Browning, right, at the Brazil Missionary Training Center on Sept. 8, 2023. In the center are Brazil Missionary Training Center President Fernando M. Silva and his wife, Sister Monica Silva. | The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

“It was special to be able to extend love, bear testimony and offer encouragement in their lives and in their Church assignments. In these meetings we talked about temples of the Lord and the power, strength and learning that comes when all members (children, youth and adults) accept the Lord’s invitation to prepare ourselves to enter His House.”

Ministry in Brazil, Sept. 8-18, 2023

2. Divine identity

“God’s love and light keep my divine identity as a beloved daughter of God in the forefront and is how I choose to present myself and navigate my way in my daily life. It has also allowed me to see the divinity of all of God’s children — my brothers and sisters.” 

Social media post, July 27, 2023

3. The Savior’s pattern

Sister Tracy Y. Browning discusses the lessons learned in Primary songs in a social media post on April 27, 2023.
Sister Tracy Y. Browning discusses the lessons learned in Primary songs in a social media post on April 27, 2023. | Screenshot from Facebook

“The Savior provides a pattern for us to follow, that as we seek for Him and seek after His pattern, we can become more like Him.”

10 Primary songs that teach about the gospel, July 18, 2023

4. Receiving abundance

Sister Tracy Y. Browning, second counselor in the Primary general presidency, left, and Primary General President Susan H. Porter speak at BYU Women’s Conference in Provo, Utah, on Thursday, May 4, 2023.
Sister Tracy Y. Browning, second counselor in the Primary general presidency, and Primary General President Susan H. Porter speak at BYU Women’s Conference in Provo, Utah, on Thursday, May 4, 2023. | Laura Seitz, Deseret News

“Focusing on our relationship with Jesus Christ brings abundance. Finding time to prioritize that relationship through prayer, scripture study and regular temple attendance puts us in a position to receive more.”

BYU Women’s Conference, May 4, 2023

5. Daily prayer for Primary children

Sister Svetlana Samigullina, Latvian District Primary president, center, visits with Sister Tracy Y. Browning and Sister Rebecca L. Craven in Riga, Latvia, on March 7, 2023.
Sister Svetlana Samigullina, Latvian District Primary president, center, visits with Sister Tracy Y. Browning, second counselor in the Primary general presidency, left, and Sister Rebecca L. Craven, second counselor in the Young Women general presidency, right, in Riga, Latvia, on March 7, 2023. | The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

“We pray for you every single day, and our hearts hope you can feel this in some way.”

Ministry in Cape Verde, Latvia, Lithuania and England, March 2023

6. The first and second great commandments

Sister Tracy Y. Browning packs up toiletry kits with three children at the Bishops’ Central Storehouse in Salt Lake City as part of the NBA Cares All-Star Day of Service.
Sister Tracy Y. Browning, second counselor in the Primary general presidency for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, packs up toiletry kits with Jet, Violet and Jude Smith at the Bishops’ Central Storehouse in Salt Lake City on Friday, Feb. 17, 2023, as part of the NBA Cares day of service. | Laura Seitz, Deseret News

“I think that this is an important responsibility that we have, especially as members of the Church and those who share belief in the first and second great commandments. ... We know that we love God, and that the best expression of our love for God is living the second commandment by loving and serving others. We are also always happy to join with anyone seeking to lift and help others. This is work we can all do regardless of our varied backgrounds and beliefs.”

NBA All-Stars day of service at Bishops’ Central Storehouse, Feb. 17, 2023

7. Preserve things of value

Sister Tracy Y. Browning stands at a clear and silver podium as she speaks during the campus devotional in the Marriott Center on BYU campus in Provo, Utah, on Feb. 14, 2023.
Sister Tracy Y. Browning, second counselor in the Primary general presidency, speaks during the campus devotional in the Marriott Center on BYU campus in Provo, Utah, on Feb. 14, 2023. | Joey Garrison, BYU

“First, our desire to preserve something indicates its value in our lives. Second, we want to preserve these precious things because we know they are susceptible to harm, decay, erosion or even destruction. And third, just wanting to preserve something isn’t enough. We have to take observable steps to protect the things we value and prevent any harmful corruption.”

BYU devotional, Feb. 14, 2023

8. The example of those who serve

Sister Tracy Y. Browning loads cars at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Tribute food drive in St. Louis, Missouri.
Sister Tracy Y. Browning, second counselor in the Primary general presidency, loads cars at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Tribute food drive in St. Louis, Missouri, on Jan. 16, 2023. | The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

“It has just been marvelous to watch all these people who came out with no sunshine, in cold weather and rain, who are just here to support and serve those in the community. It’s a really beautiful spirit here today.”

St. Louis food drive honoring Martin Luther King Jr., Jan. 16, 2023

9. Spiritually seeing

“Just as I rely on my glasses to physically see, our relationship with our Savior, Jesus Christ, helps us to spiritually see. As we do our best to see the world through Him, we will be better able to face the questions, worries, pressures, and opportunities of daily life with clear vision.I have found that daily prayer, regular temple attendance, and the weekly ordinance of the sacrament help bring Christ’s light and understanding in a world that can sometimes feel cloudy.”

Social media post, Nov. 13, 2022

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