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Hi I'm Val.

I love life, my family and friends. And I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a happily married wife of 20 years, a mother of a blended family of 5 adult children, and most importantly a grandma. I love to explore new foods and tastes with varying degrees of success, working out with friends at the gym, getting a great deal (especially at garage sales) listening to good music, swimming and reading. I grew up in the beautiful Pacific Northwest loving to camp/swim with my family and spending time in the beautiful outdoors that I call my "backyard."

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in an active Mormon family. Although I attended church and actively participated in church, there came a time, when I was ready to leave home, that I had to decide for myself why I attended church and if I wanted to continue. I"m so thankful that our church teaches us to receive our own personal revelation and not to rely on the testimony of others (my parents). And even though there was not one specific moment that I knew the church was true, I have now experienced a life time of feeling a confirmation of the Holy Ghost that Jesus is the Christ and my Savior. I am a Mormon because I know the teachings of the church are true. My testimony of Christ brings me so much joy in my life and everything I want for me and for my family is possible through Him. My faith in Him is my anchor to everything else in my life. The results of being an active Mormon are joy, happiness and divine help that I need every day.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith by being a good, honest, kind person and friend. I hope others would say that my faith is my life. I attend church formally each Sunday to worship and partake of the Sacrament. I love being there with others who feel the same way I do and learning from them by their beautiful examples. Sunday is a day to recharge my spiritual batteries for the coming week as I try to honor the Sabbath and my Savior by keeping it holy. I've been blessed to have callings (assignments) where I have been able to teach and serve all ages and feel it a privledge to do this. Active members of the Mormon church are busy, happy people enjoying life.