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Hi I'm Victoria

I am a single mother of 9 and I I'm a Happy Mormon!.

About Me

My life has been truly amazing. I was born into a world of addictions where neglect and abuse was part of normal life. I ran away from home at age 10 and entered the California Foster care system at 15. After graduating from the system I married someone who had struggles of his own. After 28 years 5 biological children and four adoptions he decided to move on. % years ago the thought of standing on my own was a bit frightening. Yet this part of my journey has turned into something quite remarkable. I have started my own company written two books and have definitely bloomed where I have been planted. I am living proof that through Our Savior Jesus Christ you really can live happily ever after!

Why I am a Mormon

When I was four or five I cut my foot and was scared and crying. A woman picked me up and carried me to a place where she could bandage my foot. Before she did she took a warm cloth and washed my little feet. I never forgot how loved her gentle touch felt. She talk of Jesus and sang I am a child of God to me. I remember thinking that she must be an angel. She was Mormon and her love left a deep impression in my soul. As I grew I noticed how kids my age who were Mormon were talented, encouraged and supported by their families. They had everything I dreamed of having. I knew when I grew up that was the kind of family and life I wanted for my children. For many years the pain I carried created a spiritual roadblock and I had a hard time feeling a sense of belonging. It took years of facing my fears to realize the amazing power that comes from turning your burdens over to the Lord. One experience that left a deep impression occurred shortly after my divorce. I never prepared to be on my own with four young children. On one particular hard night I broke down crying and poured my heart out to The Lord. When I told him the burden I was carrying was to hard I felt his loving arms wrap around me and my burden was lifted immediately. I know that there are times where I have needed to feel the angst from my burdens to take the necessary action to resolve my challenges but I know I am never alone. Through My Savior I have become more than I ever thought possible. His spirit has sharpened my intellect and given me the strength to rise to my full potential and live a rich and fulfilling life.

How I live my faith

I love the church with all my heart and have a strong testimony of the restoration of the gospel. I am also grateful for the power of the priesthood. I have a testimony in the love our Saviors has for each of his children and have personally experienced the healing power of his atoning grace in my life. I know it is real! Words cannot express my humble gratitude for the many times he has comforted me and reminded me that I am his child and I will never be forgotten or alone. I am also grateful for the many opportunities I have had to learn and grow from the mistakes I have made. Recently I had a friend send me this wonderful saying: "When God pushes you to the edge, trust Him fully, because only two things can happen. Either He will catch you when you fall or He will teach you how to fly." Flying is what occurs on the other side of fear and pain. I have been amazed at the gentle kindness that occurs in my life on a daily bases. I've even been humbled at the emotional peace and protection I have received. I am grateful for my life and for the light that comes from our Saviors love. He has lifted me to greater heights and I know with all my heart that if I am patient and have faith his blessings will always come.