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Hi I'm Val M.

I'm a Mormon! I live in Tennessee and I love my church.

About Me

I have been married for over ten years. My wife and I are parents to two girls and two boys. I teach choir at a local junior high and general music at an elementary school. I am an amateur musician and songwriter with over 200 song written. I love life and I am always looking at life to inspire my creativity.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into this church. Both of my parents were raised Mormon and in turn raised my six siblings and me as Mormon. Growing up our home was filled with early morning scripture reading, family home evenings, and racing at break-neck speed to get to church on time each Sunday. I struggled a great deal with myself as a teenager and questioned everything, including my church. I eventually gained a knowledge of this church through several experiences that have led me to where I am in life today. Because of the decisions I have made I now have a loving wife and four wonderful children that I will now raise as Mormon and hopefully pass along to them the things that I know and the testimony that I have gained of this wonderful church.

How I live my faith

I live my faith quite openly with those around me. I enjoy such rich blessings in my life being a member of this church and I know that by being open and honest about it I can help others see how wonderful the gospel of Jesus Christ can be when it is implemented into their life. I live my life with my Savior first and foremost on my mind. As I am always thinking about Him it helps me to live my life in a manner that I know I should.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Val M.
Family is the only thing in this life that will go with you into the next life. Money, fame, and power are all fleeting and temporary in the grand eternal scheme of things. Family and the relationships that we have now in our lives are what will accompany us as we leave this life to live in the eternities. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Val M.
Yes, Mormons are Christians. We love Jesus Christ. The official name of our church is The Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-day Saints. We recognize our Savior in everything that we do as a church. We love Him and revere Him to be the Son of God. He is the center of our faith, our homes, and our families. Show more Show less

What blessings can we receive through the gift of the Holy Ghost?

Val M.
Blessings through the gift of the Holy Ghost can be great or small. It is so comforting to me to know if I live my life worthily I can have the companionship of the Holy Ghost with me, guiding me and directing me along my daily path. The blessings I receive help me to make the best decisions regarding my family, my career, and my own personal progress in life. I love knowing that I can rely on this gift in during the best and worst of times. Show more Show less

What is being a Mormon like?

Val M.
Being a Mormon is the equivalent of always having a smile on your face. I wake up every morning and find great excitement in knowing that I am a Mormon, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I have a knowledge of this life and it's purpose that has been borne witness to me by the gift of the Holy Ghost. As I say my prayers each morning my heart is filled with gratitude for this knowledge of the truthfulness of the gospel. My heart is warmed to know that there is a living prophet on the earth today, that the priesthood that Jesus held while on the earth has been restored, and that I am sealed for all eternity to my wife and children. I don't stumble through my days with concern over things of little or not consequence. My priorities are set and straight. I feel as though I am able to welcome trials and difficulties. I am happy even when most people wouldn't be. I feel as though the light of Christ is pulsating and radiating through my own body, and that's before I even get up off of my knees from my morning prayers. There is such a joy that I find in being a Mormon that I have never been able to find elsewhere in life. Nothing could provide a substitution for what being a Mormon is for me. I wish I could simply touch those around me that I know don't have this same knowledge and give them a small taste of it because it would forever change their lives. Being a Mormon is the greatest and my heart leaps out my chest when I think about that fact. Show more Show less