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Hi I'm Valerie

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

The most important thing that I do every day is take care of my family. I am a wife and mother. One day I hope to see the fruits of my labors multiply as I take great care to teach my children to live with faith, hope, and charity. I work from home and love meeting new people. In my spare time I enjoy jogging, hiking, reading, cooking and traveling.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and have pioneer heritage, but I had to learn for myself that the gospel I had been taught all my life was real and true. As a teenager, I prayed daily for the Holy Ghost to make the truth known to me. It would be fun to be able to tell a miraculous story about rolling thunder and loud voices telling me what I wanted to hear, but that wasn't the case. Life's journey provided me with people and experiences that taught me that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the Living God, in small ways each day. It was, and still is, an incredible realization as I went along learning, serving, and then teaching this truth. I have learned that my Heavenly Father loves me and has a plan for me. I know it without a doubt in my mind. I'm grateful that it took time for me to learn this on my own. My testimony was worth the work.

How I live my faith

The vast majority of my adult life has been spent serving the children in the church. From nursery to 12 year-olds, from pianist to President, I've had the privilege of serving in almost every capacity. (Except secretary, thank heavens. That scares me.) I LOVE working with the children. I currently work with the Cub Scouts and love the activities and discussions that we enjoy together each week. It is so important for these kids to know that they are respected and loved and that they are a powerful force for good. It is an honor for me to have a part in training up the next generation. They are the leaders of tomorrow.

How are modesty and chastity related? How can parents teach their children to be modest in dress, language and behavior?

Modesty is an outward display of an inward devotion. Our bodies are home to our spirits, and our spirits are the offspring of God. We are children of God. We cover, protect, and respect our bodies to magnify that light that dwells within us. By teaching our children to respect themselves, they in turn learn to respect others. Show more Show less