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Hi I'm Valerie

I grew up in Missouri, but later moved to Texas in 1973. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a convert to the church. Baptized into the church October 13, 1973. Some of my interests are: singing, playing piano, listening, reading and studying the scriptures, crafts, etc. Love the outdoors. Love animals of every kind.

Why I am a Mormon

While living in St. Joseph, Missouri I became aware of the Mormon church. There was a musical group of the day that were mormons and I thought if I were a mormon I could marry this guy. But I was 15 years old and soon lost interest. But in April, 1973 my family and I moved to Houston, Texas. Quite a big move for us leaving relatives behind and going to a brand new place for us. But along the move to Texas a feeling came over me. It was like a bolt of lightening struck me and I started thinking about the Mormon church again. For some reason I wanted to be a member of the church, only I didn't know why. When we finally made it to our new home I remember praying as best as I could for God to guide me to someone who could tell me more about the church then what I knew. I knew that mormons didn't smoke, drink, swear, use harmful drugs. Finally after 3 long months school started back up and I was in my junior year at Spring High. There was some complications with my classes and I felt impressed to move one to this particular time, again not knowing why. Once in this class I met a lady named Anna and she was very kind to me. You see, I was very shy and until then I never had any friends before. One morning before class started we got to talking about religion. I told her how interested I was in the Mormon church, and suddenly she said, "well, I'm a Mormon". I was so excited, more than words can say. Through she and her family I met the full-time missionaries and they taught me the discussions. One of the best things that has ever happened to me. I served a full-time mission myself and have been through the temple of the Lord many times. It's not to say that I haven't made many mistakes, because I have. But I know that through the Atonement of Jesus Christ we can repent of our sins and be forgiven and free. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is true. I know it and would not deny it.

How I live my faith

I love attending church and my calling as a pianist. Being at church is a time for spiritually grown and being with friends and ward family.

Are there restrictions based on race or color concerning who can join The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and have the priesthood?

Every worthy male member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is able to hold the priesthood of God. Period! Show more Show less