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Hi I'm Valorie

I grew up in California. I was the stay at home mom that volunteered in Scouting, and school activities. I am a Mormon.

About Me

One of my hobbies is volunteering. I have working in the Boy Scouts of America for over 20 years. I have served as a PTA President, a School District Parent Representative and a parent helper in the classroom. One of my favorite joys sewing for others. I have sewn blankets, dresses, and crochet hats. I have taught in the Primary Children's organization for most of my life. One of the blessings of choosing to be a stay at home mom is that I could volunteer to help make the programs in the schools our children attended better. I could be with my children when they where sick, I could help my mom when she was battling cancer, I could care for my grandfather at the close of his life, I could care for my sister's baby while her young son was in the hospital battling cancer. I had time to volunteer and oversee a program for dropping school children off safely at school. I could greet and help school children cross the street safely. With all the volunteering I have done I have never given more then I received. I have been richly blessed with many friends in the community and in the church.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I is a place I can learn through service how to become more understanding of others, more accepting of the different experiences and choices of others. I am a Mormon because I have read the Book of Mormon and prayed about the teachings of Christ I have found in this Scripture and adds another testimony of Christ's life. I am a Mormon because and Eternal family is important. I am a Mormon because it is through living the gospel of Jesus Christ I am able to become complete through the Atonement of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

One of my favorite stories is how the Redwood trees are able to grow strong because they depend on the intertwined root system. It is through service that we are able to have a strong community, a strong city, a strong State, and strong country. I have seen the difference a small act of service can make in a moment of trial. That is why I love to volunteer. Those I have served have always ended up teaching me something about myself. Would not the world be in a better place if everyone would serve?

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

My parents taught me that we are all brothers and sisters. We are here on this Earth to help each other return home to our Heavenly Parents learning not just from our own experiences but experiences we share with others. We cannot return to our Heavenly home without helping each other...all of our brothers and sisters, not just members of our Mormon faith. That is how I have taught my children and am seeing them teach their children. Show more Show less