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Hi I'm April

I'm a native Texan but live in Ohio. I'm a mom to 4 boys who are all Boy Scouts and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up just north of Houston, Texas and I'm proud to be a Texan. I fell in love with my husband when I was just 14 years old. After he served a mission for the church and I graduated high school we got married. We've been married 23 years this year. We have 4 boys, no girls. Our boys are 21, 17, 11 and 9. Being a mom to boys is always an adventure. We've been very active in the Boy Scouts of America and two of my boys are Eagle Scouts while the other two are working their way up. I have a lot of hobbies but here are a few reading, genealogy, Scouting, and Camping. There's nothing better than sitting around a campfire on a cool evening, singing songs, telling stories and making s'mores.  

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in a Mormon home and as I grew I really began to see what our Heavenly Father does for us on a daily basis and what His Son, Jesus Christ, sacrificed for us. I love them and couldn't make it through this life without them. I'm grateful that my Heavenly Father knows me. He knows my strengths as well as my weaknesses and He's always here to listen to me. I'm grateful that he was willing to send His Son to make an Atonement for my sins. We all have them because none of us are perfect. I make mistakes all the time and I am so happy that Jesus Christ, our Savior, was willing to Atone for that so that if I repent, I can return to live with Them someday. I see little evidences or tender mercies all the time that testify to me that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ know me personally, it's not abstract, it's concrete. Without a doubt I know that I am a Child of God and that He loves me.

How I live my faith

Being a Mormon isn't a Sunday only thing, it's a lifestyle and a choice. I wouldn't have it any other way. Right now, I work with the Womens Organization at church. We plan Sunday Lessons but we also plan a monthly activity for the ladies as well. Sometimes this activity is a service project and sometimes it's a fun crafty evening. We love to have new ladies come visit too. Some of the things I've been involved with in the past at church are Boy Scouts and also the teenage girls organization.

Why don’t Mormons drink coffee, tea, or alcohol? What is the Mormon Church’s law of health and proper diet?

You know, science has come a long way in a very short period of time. Back in the day when the church adopted this law of health (Word of Wisdom), doctor's didn't really know that alcohol and smoking were bad for your health but look at all the evidence we have today to show the ill effects that are caused by them. I'm a lady that likes food. I've lost 100 lbs. in the last couple of years and it's always going to be something I have to work at. This law of health really helps us to know what things the Lord has said are good for our bodies and what isn't. I love being a healthier person so that I can be actively involved in my children's life. Anything that helps me do that, it a great thing! Show more Show less