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Hi I'm Val

I'm Val. I grew up in Idaho. I'm a mission president's wife and a post office grandmother. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a post office grandmother. I have 12 beautiful grandchildren, none of which live close by. I would love to be near enough for them to walk over, be dropped off by their moms, or even spend a Sunday evening with me on a regular basis. Anyway, I spend a lot of time mailing letters and boxes to each one of them. I love doing family history, However, right now my husband and I are filling a full-time mission working among the greatest missionaries in the world!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the church. My father was inactive, but my mother always attended church with her four children. Although family life is often difficult and very imperfect, I'm eternally grateful for a mother who gave me the gift of the restored gospel in my life, and who taught me the value of prayer. I often ponder the scriptural passage in John 6:66-69. This passage takes place in the early part of the Savior's mortal ministry. At that time He was concerned about how truly committed His followers were. He had just fed 5,000 of them and taught them the gospel. Some had complained in John 6:60 that living the gospel was too hard to commit to. Even after He had fed them physically, but more important spiritually, many lacked the faith to endure with Him and they abandoned their discipleship and walked away. I ponder in my heart these questions. What if the Savior had wavered in His discipleship to the Father's will for Him? What would be the condition of every living soul? The answers are found in the Book of Mormon. One reference that is particularly poignant for me is 2 Nephi 9. I feel like Simon Peter in John 6:68-69. Where else would I go? It is in Jesus Christ and His restored gospel that the words of eternal life are found. I know this to be true. My prayer and hope is to endure in faith in His name to the end of my mortal life. I know that is is through Him that I will have the power to remain faithful and to endure. I love Him and our Heavenly Father.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by serving a full-time mission. My husband and I watch over 240 + missionaries [male and female] ages 18-80 years old. We have left our home and our family for three years to work among the brightest young people and the most committed Senior missionaries the world has to offer. Our faith is our life.