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Hi I'm April

I am a wife, a mother, and a lover of chocolate. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am married to my wonderful husband, I'm a mother of a sixteen-month old boy, I'm a college graduate, and a lover of music, reading, and fitness.  

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised Mormon, and I'm grateful for it. Throughout my youth and young adult years, I have come to appreciate and understand the great blessing being a Mormon is in my life. The gospel of Jesus Christ means everything to me! As I hear and see the struggles that so many people I care about face, I know that only the gospel of Jesus Christ contains the answers to all of life's questions. The gospel gives meaning and purpose to our life here on earth - with all of its struggles, ups, and downs! I've learned through experience that true happiness, the kind that lasts, only comes from obedience to God's commandments and through living the gospel. I'm a Mormon because I know that God is real, that He cares about us here on earth, and that He has a plan for us. Life can be SO good for each one of us, if we choose the path that brings happiness.

How I live my faith

Living my faith means staying close to God and learning and understanding what I'm supposed to be doing here on earth. It means doing things like going to Church, studying my scriptures daily, praying, and serving others. More than that, it means learning and developing a Christlike character, and striving to be patient, kind, forgiving, understanding, optimistic, loving, non-judgmental, and friendly at school, work, in the neighborhood, grocery store, or home! It means caring about other people - whether they are Mormon of not. I live my faith by trying to follow the example of Jesus Christ and by striving to keep God's commandments. I live my faith by working towards change when I make mistakes, by evaluating my life and by striving to improve and progress. I live my faith by making good choices and by choosing to be optimistic when I experience hard or difficult things. I live by faith by studying about, learning about, and coming to know Jesus Christ, and then following Him and doing what He would do. Living my faith means trying to be a little better each day.

What blessings can you receive from reading the Book of Mormon, the Bible, and other scriptures?

Probably the greatest blessing that comes from reading the Book of Mormon, the Bible, and other scripture is that it helps me feel close to God. I feel like as I've read the scriptures, I've come to know God better and better each day. I also understand better His plan, His commandments, His words, and His promises. When I read the scriptures, I feel like God is there in the pages. I feel uplifted, happy, and hopeful. I learn and understand better God's plan for my life and my purpose here on earth. I also feel like the scriptures help me receive help from on high, especially when I'm struggling. I know there is power in reading the scriptures and just opening them can help me feel happy and fulfilled. Show more Show less

What is the Word of Wisdom that Mormons talk about?

The Word of Wisdom is principles for physical and spiritual health. It gives us guidelines for how to take care of our bodies, and reminds us of the gift our bodies really are. The Word of Wisdom encourages us to eat nutritious foods, to exercise regularly and to get enough sleep. It also warns us against things that we shouldn't put in our bodies, things that could harm us both physically and spiritually. Things that aren't for our bodies include drugs and alcohol. In a world where many people my age are addicted to drugs and alcohol, I've realized the great blessing of protection that the Word of Wisdom has been for me. The Word of Wisdom protects people from the trap of drugs and the spiritual emptiness and health dangers that are associated with them. The Word of Wisdom provides a way for us to live a happy, healthy, fulfilled life. Show more Show less