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Hi I'm Valerie

I sang back up for Barry Manilow, twice. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

First and foremost I am a wife and mother of 4. I also work part time at my husband's dental office and serve at church.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to loving parents who themselves were born to members of the LDS faith but I developed my own testimony of the truth of what I had always been taught. While I have a great heritage of God loving ancestors, I developed my own testimony of the Book of Mormon. I can identify a handful of particularly meaningful moments but it certainly didn't come all at once and I am still working at it. I don't know all the answers but everything I have been taught from the time I was a child just makes sense and "feels" right and I have asked God whether they are true. When I listen to our prophet and his conselors and the 12 apostles I KNOW that what they are teaching is true. I KNOW they are men of God and want what is best for me and all children of God. Obviously, I never met him but as I read the Book of Mormon I KNOW that Joseph Smith was a prophet. How else could he have compiled such an incredible group of scripture without revelation from God? I am so grateful for his work to bring this set us scriptures to the world to use and learn from!

How I live my faith

I have had many "jobs" at church but am currently working with the women in our congregation. It is really difficult to juggle everyday life, finding time to include service to those outside my immediate family but it is so rewarding when I do!