What Is a Church Community?
Loading.....

The video player could not be built.

Do you want to chat with a missionary?

We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Start a chat or call us at 1-888-537-6600.

Hi I'm Val

I'm a video quality engineer, the father of 7, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I work in Video Quality and systems engineering. I have traveled to many places in the world for my work including all over Korea, China, Japan, Singapore. England and Belgium. Three of my kids have grown and gone from home and have studied IT, engineering, physics and geology. I have four kids at home ranging in age from 8 to 18. My 18 year old son is severely handicapped and has the mental and physical capacity of a 9 month old baby. Taking care of him is a great blessing and a great challenge. I love to build things including forts and furniture.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I love the Savior and want to try my best to follow his example and teachings. Being a member of the church has given me many opportunities to help others, to worship together with people of great faith and character and virtue. It is a shelter from the cares of the world and a place to focus on faith in Jesus Christ and learning of him. My kids are surrounded by friends of like character, values and faith. It is so important to me that they be able to have such a great foundation of acting with courage to stand for truth. They are in a place where they can "show their faith by their works" as James said. I love them to have a really great, fun time in a clean, safe, faithful environment. I just love being Mormon.

How I live my faith

During my time in the church I have had the chance to teach early morning seminary. This was one of my very favorite things to do. I would teach an early morning scripture study class (5:50 AM) to high school students before they started their school day. I've also had the chance to serve as a boy scout leader for years. During this time I enjoyed weekly visits with the young men to older members of the congregation who could not get out. This was one of our ongoing service projects. We also had many campouts, hikes and other projects. Recently I had the opportunity to have responsibility for care of the local church building. I enjoyed caring for a sacred house of worship. Currently I have responsibility for teaching and sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ, which is a great privelege.