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Hi I'm Valerie

I grew up in Orange County, CA. I now live in San Antonio, TX. I'm a culinary student, a daughter, a wife, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was bornand raised in Orange County, California. I Graduated from Santa Ana High School in 1999, after highschool I had my battles with drugs and alcohol, off and on for over ten years. I met my husband in April of 2004, and we got married in December of 2006. My husband grew up in the LDS church, but fell away from the church as a teen. In 2008 we moved to San Antonio, Texas. When we got settled in Texas we started taking about starting a family. But, I told my husband that we had to have HEAVENLY FATHER in our lives! So my husband asked if I would got to the church that his mom and dad go to. I said, yes I would. So we started to look for a LDS churh that we could go to, and we did find one right down the way from our house. We found Mission Creek Ward and I started taking lessons from the missionaries in December of 2008, and in Febuary of 2009 I was baptized and confermed a member of the LDS church. I was so happy! In the summer of 2011 I enrolled in college and I am know taking classes to get my associates cuinary arts. I have been sober for four years! My move to San Antonio Texas, going back to school, and my convertion over to the LDS church has been the bet thing I have ever done!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I be leave that the church is true and that the book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ! The frist time I knew that I would be Mormon, was when I got my frist copy of the Book of Mormon, from my mother in law. But it took me almost six years to fight my way out of rut that i was in before I could turly see where I truly belonged! When the missionaries gave scriptures to read and study, i instantly knew that, I already knew it was true! After reading scriptures every night I got down on my knees and prayed to know that these things were true. Every prayer was answered. Life just makes more sense to me now. My relationship with my husband is better now and I know that if I keep my commandments that I will be reunited with my Heavenly Father once again!

How I live my faith

I serve as a nursery leader in our ward. I love teaching the children about the Savor and Heavenly Father, how he love us, and knows us. I also love that I learn from them. I love the feeling of family that I feel when I am around the brothers and sisters from church we are one big happy family! Someone is always ready to lend a helping hand. It is also so wonderful when my visiting teacher comes over for visiting teaching, I love learning form the sisters we are alway learning somthing new from one an other! Iknow that Heavenly father loves me and you!!!