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Hi I'm Vanessa Walker

I'm a mom of 2 boys,I love to dance and exercise, learn new cooking recipes and I love meeting new people. I'm Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a single mom household with my younger sister. Thru my mom's persistence and strength landed her a great match and later two younger siblings. I have always been really close with my mom and love her dearly. I met my future companion during a impossible trial I was having. Little did I know he needed knowledge and strength as well. I believe that life takes you thru turns and corners and with that you can met some awesome people if you allow your self to. I have now enjoyed being a mom of my two boys and learning how life can throw people in your way and I try and make the most out of it.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been LDS since I was born. I was Baptized at 8 and just had been born into this faith. Growing up Mormon has not always been the "cool" thing at times during high school and when certain fads wanted else where than what I believe. I am Mormon because it has all the answers that I need at this time. I am happy and content. I do not have to worry about certain events in life because I have the plan of salvation that helps me live life. I know that when I pray the Lord has heard my prayers. I can't describe it but I feel content. I know that this gospel is a way of living and it has guidelines that we choose not to do or do them. It's all about our agency and how I choose to live my life. I am happy, healthy and have a wonderful family. And I know that with out that I would not be where I am (Married and with 2 boys).

How I live my faith

Besides going to church on Sunday, I am on a activities committee with a group of women who creates activities for the women in our church and anyone who would like to come. Our recent activities were a "Zumba night" - which my mother came and we had about 10 ladies" and the month before we had a lady on our committee teach us how to make "cakes balls'', they were yummy and we all had a blast. I have been able to meet random people at the store when I would print out invitations or going to a softball game and talking to some women who like to exercise and inviting them to come. All it takes is for me to open my mouths and I am sure something in the activities committee have to offer could interest you.

What is the Mormon lifestyle like? How do Mormons live?

Vanessa Walker
If you were to meet me and my family, you would think we were pretty cool! We live, grocery shop and drive like everyone else. You will not see alcohol, bad language or even us at the mall on Sundays. Growing up in the Mormon lifestyle it has had barriers safe protector commandments or guidelines to keep me happy, healthy and safe. We go to church once a week, have fun activities once a month and get to meet some loving people who I know would do anything for me and my family. I love the motto WWJD what would jesus do, its a great rule of thumb. We live just like you do. Show more Show less

Why is self-reliance important to Mormons? Why do Mormons talk about emergency preparedness?

Vanessa Walker
I don't know about you but if you have been in an emergency, tire popped, have one missing ingredient for your perfect cookies, or even an earthquake, you would know that having all items would make the event not be so disappointing or frightening. I have had all three events happen to me. What I have learned especially now that I have a family is everyday is a different day. We have rain, storms, natural disasters and much much more depending on where you live. Why wouldn't you want to be prepared for your loved ones or even yourself. I can't speak for all Mormons but when it comes to being prepared for a emergency, I just do. I am still young and don't have a whole supply for a year but we are starting slow and making it a goal to have our bare essentials. Our church strives on covering all corners as of food storage, emergency preparedness, food canning, and much much more. We just can't be to sure what tomorrow will be. So its safe to say," Better be safe than sorry!" Show more Show less