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Hi I'm Valene Winward

I'm a mother of five grown children and 22 grandchildren. I believe in teaching them values and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in the country as a farm girl. I love animals and I love city life now. I love to sew and create and my grandchildren say I make the best cinnamon rolls. I served a mission in London England before I was married and now I am going to serve a mission with my spouse in California.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon and know this Gospel is true because of the example of my parents and my desire to search for the truth as a teenager. I grew while serving a mission for the church and watched how when taught the Gospel of Jesus Christ, peoples lives changed. I know the teachings of this church are true because of the strength of my children. I know prayers are answered and have felt the love of a Heavenly Father frequently.

How I live my faith

I love to teach and have taught anywhere from age 18 months to 92 in my church. I love to serve by visiting and helping those around me or by going to the cannery and various service organizations. I have done service with the youth at Idaho State University also. I have a positive attitude and can usually find the bright side of any situation. I rely on my Heavenly Father through daily prayer and scripture study and know that He has a plan for me and all of us. If we listen, the spirit helps us to know what to do and who to help.