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Hi I'm April.

I've been married 33 years, am blessed with 4 children and 3 grandchildren and I'm a Mormon. I Love God and All of Life.

About Me

I am an ordinary Mom and wife who has been blessed to live a rather extraordinary life. The breadth and depth of my experience has been great. I now enjoy the simple things. I play with my grandchildren, break bread with family and friends, work part-time as a Life Coach and Substitute Teacher for K-3rd grade, enjoy a good movie (I like the classics) exercise almost every day (yoga and cardio), and eat healthy foods. I enjoy all kinds of music, especially Spanish guitar, celtic, spiritual, classical, and classic rock. No one has- and probably never will- play a guitar like Hendrix or a flute like James Galway. Most of all, I am blessed to share my life and love with my husband and best friend - my eternal companion who I am "sealed" to in the Temple for all time and eternity. The covenants we made with God and each other 33 years ago have immeasurably blessed our lives and have gotten us through the really tough times. I am deeply grateful for the joy and peace afforded me through my membership in the Church, my relationship with Jesus Christ and my Father in Heaven, and my family and friends - who are from all walks and talks of life.

Why I am a Mormon

I gained a testimony of the truthfulness of the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ at the age of 23. Although I had a fairly ordinary childhood, I had many questions which were not satisfactorily answered by my ecclesiastical leaders or adults in my world. Who was I, where did I come from before birth, where was I going after death? I asked these questions at the tender age of 9 and I knew there were true answers to these spiritual questions and I deeply wanted to know the answers. My search for answers took me on a fascinating journey from about 9 years old to the present. I became very interested in reading anything I could find about spirituality, religion, philosophy and psychology. I read Alan Watts, Ram Dass, Marianne Williams, Carl Rogers, Jung, Freud, sacred text from all the major world religions, etc. I studied Yoga, Buddhism, Judaism & Hinduism. Then, one Sunday in Salinas, CA, while I was driving about looking for a church service to attend, I happened to come upon a chapel displaying a name I had never before heard, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints." Since the name of the church was new to me (I had heard of Mormons, but not LDS) I felt to stop and visit. I was overcome with the presence of Light in the unassuming little chapel. I never before had been sensitive to such things, but I could not deny what I felt and saw. Many of the people seemed to have a glow about them, also. I was so intrigued by my first impressions, that I sought to further investigate this new church. Over time, as I studied and prayed, I developed a powerful testimony of the truthfulness of the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ. Since my baptism and confirmation of the Holy Spirit, I have been blessed to live in the Light, as long as I am worthy and choose to do so. The Gift of the Spirit has been the greatest gift and blessing I have experienced on this planet. I had walked in darkness the first 23 years and now I am able to walk in the Light.

How I live my faith

Serving our fellow humans is top priority for me. I walk forward in faith often not knowing ahead of time how I am to serve. Often, I have no agenda and remain open to whatever God requires of me in serving another. I am passionate about people reaching their full potential spiritually, physically, intellectually and socially/emotionally. As a Life Coach and Substitute Teacher, I have many opportunities as a co-creative partner to help solve problems and help others and myself to be our best selves and reach our potential. I am devoted to loving my fellow beings unconditionally. I strive to develop Christlike attributes. I respect and strive to understand others' viewpoints and lifestyles and cooperatively work together with others for the common good. Each day I pray to be open to receive the inspiration and guidance I need to serve those around me using the talents and resources God has blessed me with. I believe that compassion, kindness, and unconditional love for not only others, but also for self helps make this world a much more joyful experience.