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Hi I'm April

I was born and raised in Minnesota and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am from a small town in northern Minnesota. I grew up knowing all of my extended family, even my great aunts and uncles. Some of my best memories growing up are family get-togethers down at great grandmas or playing cribbage with my grandparents. Even the Lutheran church I went to was built by my great-great grandparents. Although I've moved away from that small town, family is still very important to me. I'm married with 2 young children and we go 'up north' whenever we get the chance. My husband and I love movies, it doesn't matter if it's at the theater or in our living room. We also have a Halloween party every year (to celebrate how we met at a young single adult halloween party so many years ago).

Why I am a Mormon

I met the missionaries in the summer of 2001. They shared their story and I told them mine. I thought they were nice guys but I didn't really want to change churches. I asked them some questions that my pastor could never give me answers on- like, what happens to those starving African babies on tv when they die? They've never been baptized and they don't know about Jesus. Or, where did I come from? Was there something before this life on earth? When they had answers for me, I was amazed! I was always told that there were some things we just didn't know... but THESE guys knew the answers and when I heard their answers I knew in my heart that it was true. The things they told me felt like information I had heard once before- it was a great feeling. At my old church people spent a lot of time and energy figuring out bills and how the pastor, organist or secretary were going to be paid- when the missionaries told me that no one was paid in their church and that the members all pitched in with things like callings, visiting and home teaching- I was thrilled. After praying and reading the book of Mormon I knew with every ounce of my being that this was the true church and whether I joined the church or not, it would still be true.

How I live my faith

At home I teach my children about Jesus, the importance of being nice, and forgiveness. (They are both under 4 y/o). Reading my scriptures and praying keep me close to my heavenly father and help me to treat my husband and children with kindness and love, even in the most stressful situations. At church I help organize activities for the woman, to help them learn new skills or simply have some fun. I also visit other sisters in the church to make sure that their needs are being met.