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Hi I'm Valorie Sue

About Me

I am a proud Canadian. I live with my husband of 30 years. We have two wonderful children; a son who is a return missionary and currently attending university, and a daughter who is also attending university. I am a Certified Financial Planner. I love to sew, listen to music, and do anything crafty. I am also an officer in the Cadet Instructor Cadre, a reserve arm of the Canadian Forces that specializes in the training and supervision of cadets - youth 12 - 18 and hold the position of Training Officer in a Sea Cadet Corps.

Why I am a Mormon

Our family first heard about the church when I was very young. The young neighbour girl who used to baby sit my two sisters and I, asked my mother if she could take us to her weekly Primary class. Primary is a program for youth age 3 - 12. My mother agreed and was so impressed by this young girl that she began to talk to her mother about the church program. She accepted the gospel message and my sisters and I were raised in the church. My father always supported my mother in her choice, but did not make the decision himself to joint the church until I was in my late teens. I was baptized at the age of 8 on Nov 11th in a portable swimming pool that was set up in the basement of another member's home. It was so cold the night before that all the pipes froze and they had to melt the water with a blow torch to fill the pool. We lived in some pretty small towns, and sometimes I was the only one in my Sunday School class. I became less active in my late teens and challenged some of the teachings of the church. It wasn't until I met my husband, who had just joined the church himself, that I returned to the teachings of the gospel. We were married in the temple and I am so pleased to know that our family will be together forever. What a wonderful blessing the Lord has given us. About three years ago I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. My testimony of my Father's Plan helped me through this difficult time and I was so happy to know that no matter what the outcome was, I knew that as long as I tried my best to live the way God wanted me to, I would see my husband again and that we would be together with our children in the presence of our Father in Heaven. I am thankful for all the blessings I have in my life and know that all these things are given by His hand.

How I live my faith

I have been a member as long as I can remember and have held many different jobs including; Music Director, Teacher, Activity Co-ordinator, Secretary in the young women's youth program, and currently Teacher for youth age 8-9. Each month my daughter and I have the pleasure of visiting together with another young lady in our congregation. We share a spiritual message and on special occasions leave a small gift or cookies with her. Sharing our thoughts about the Saviour helps all of us to grow closer to Him. I have enjoyed watching both of these young ladies grow and develop into confident women.

What is the Book of Mormon?

Valorie Sue
The Book of Mormon is a book of scripture that provides a history of the people of the Americas. It tells stories in a very similar way to the Bible and teaches us about our Heavenly Father's plan. We often refer to this book as "another testament of Christ". It is not intended to replace the Bible - it is a companion that provides us with additional insight into where we came from, why we are here, and where we are going after we leave this life. I would encourage anyone who has asked themselves these questions to read the Book of Mormon. Together with the Bible, the Book of Mormon can be used as a guide to life here on Earth, and provides the road map back into our Father's presence. Show more Show less