Hi I'm April
I love my family and I love my life. I'm a Mormon.
I am Native American born into a family of 3brothers and 5 sisters, parents married for over 35yrs., me being the oldest of the girls. I am married to a non-member and a mother of (3)boys ages 13, 9, 6mths and 2yr old girl. I take care of my 67yr old uncle who is mentally handicapped and a dialysis patient. I am a homemaker. I spend my time with my hands full, it is a challenge for me and fun.
Why I am a Mormon
I was raised in the church, my grandparents were converts and my father who was an inactive member and my mother who was a non-member both kept my siblings and I in the church. I loved primary class during younger years and as I got older Young Womens was the best guidance for me. Eventually my mother became a member and never missed a Sunday unless she really had to, unbelievable my father returned to church as well. Both my boys were baptised and my oldest is now a Deacon and secretary in his boyscout troop. I was filled with an incredible feeling letting me know that I needed to strengthen my testimony, to be an example to my siblings, nieces, nephews, friends, and bring comfort, love, patience, and happiness into my home. I am Mormon because I know this church is true, that Joseph Smith was a true prophet, that the Book of Mormon is true and that our Father in Heaven lives. I am who I am today because of my faith in Christ and the teachings of the Church.
How I live my faith
I try my best to raise our kids to follow the commandments, to have scripture study and family prayer as often as we could and attend church activities, meetings and services as much as we can. Keeping the Sabbath Day holy is a fight and reminding my two older boys to be examples, at home, school, especially for their siblings is a must. I am like a missionary. I find myself bearing my testimony to friends, relatives, and invite them to church. I make myself available to provide rides to church on Sunday if someone needs one. I find it very challenging to be an example, but through being Christlike it is becoming less of a challenge.