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Hi I'm April.

I have lived in Utah my entire life. I was raised in the LDS Church and I am so happy to have it in my life.

About Me

I have lived in Utah my entire life. I have had the gospel as a part of my life ever since I was born. I don't know where I would be without it. There are many people who say that my religion is constricting. To those people I say that it is not so. It actually makes me free in so many different ways. I am still free to live my life how I choose since the LDS Church believes in agency. I choose to follow my religion, no one makes me. I am a single young lady with a lot to live for. I have a family who loves me, and even after I die, I will still get to see them and be with them. I look forward to the day that I can go through one of the LDS Temples to be sealed for all eternity to the love of my life. That may be just months away or years away, but I know in my heart that that is what I want for myself and for my future children. I enjoy reading, dancing, singing, and spending time with my friends. I also enjoy helping others through teaching and service.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I choose to be. Even though I was born into the LDS Church, that doesn't mean that I have to follow its teachings. The LDS Church is all about the gift of agency given to us by Jesus Christ when he volunteered to be our savior and our redeemer. I love this church. There are so many opportunities to learn and to grow as both a daughter and as a woman in my own right. The Church's teachings make me want to be a better person so that I can return to my Heavenly Father one day. If I live my life the way that He would want me to, then I can return to Him and my family after I die. I have a strong testimony of prayer. I know Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ listen to my prayers and answer them too. They love me with a perfect love, so how could they not want to help me when I ask for it? Even though I make mistakes, I know that they will continue to help me as long as I help myself as well.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by observing the little things. I dress modestly, no exposed shoulders, stomach, back, or deep necks for me. I wear shorts and skirts to my knees. I try to live my life worthily so that I may continue to receive the blessings that the Lord has seen fit to give me. I share my talents where ever possible. I have sung and played the piano and flute in some of our church services and I will continue to do so for as long as I am able. I help forward the work of genealogy by participating in indexing. Indexing is where you take a written record, such as a census, and making it digital by typing it in the computer. The records are then used to help compile family histories.

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Mormon women are a lot like women from other walks of life. We can still have jobs, friends, boyfriends. There are a few differences, however. The LDS Church believes that women and men are equally important, but we have different roles to play in our lives. Women are more nurturing my nature, so it is our great privilege as women to be mothers and wives. That doesn't mean that we lose ourselves in our kids or husband. They are an extension of us, as we are of them. Men and women are equal, but not the same. Just as men have their strength, so do women. Show more Show less