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Hi I'm April

I grew up in a small town in SC. My parents divorced at a young age but thats never bothered me. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hi. I'm April. I'm 21 and I'm lovin life. I'm a huge bookworm. So much so that it sometimes damages my studies since I'd rather read a novel than a textbook. I love English and History. That might be attributed to the fact that I always had awesome teachers in that area. I have two wonderful stupid younger brothers. I love my family very much. My parents are both on their third marriage and I hope it's the last for both. My step parents are super awesome and all together I have like 8 step siblings I think. I absolutely love to listen to music while I work or read. I love almost all kinds of music except for rap and heavy metal. I was raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and I'm extremely grateful for that. I don't know what kind of person I'd be without it and I'm not sure I'd like to know. When I graduate I'd like to find a job as an editor for novels.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born in the Church and as I grew older I questioned my faith. However, I was forced to stick to it because of my mother. I'm glad I did. In the end I realized that so much of it just makes sense. I love having the answers. I never have to wonder "why" something happened, why we're here, where we're going, what's going to happen after death. I know that if I live righteously and abide by the standards set by the LDS church I'll earn a place in the Celestial Kingdom where I can be with my family for all eternity. And that's the best knowledge of all.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith every day by being Christlike. I try to love others and keep in mind that we all have trials. I'm working to develop more patience so I can be a better person.

What is the Law of Chastity?

Keeping the Law of Chastity is all about staying pure. As you keep yourself sexually pure and reserve that part of yourself for marriage your life will be blessed and happier. Part of keeping the LoC is keeping your thoughts pure. Avoiding music, material, movies, shows, and videos that would lead you to think about such things or arouse you in those areas, will help you to stay pure for your future spouse. Show more Show less

Why don’t Mormons have paid clergy?

Why should one be paid to do the work of the Lord? To help bring souls closer to Christ is payment enough for anyone I think. We should all perform such service without the need to be paid. We should love each other enough to want everyone to come closer to Christ for their own benefit, not for money. Show more Show less

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

It depends on how often you've met with missionaries. Missionaries adapt to the situation. They will ALWAYS talk of Christ though because it always comes back to him. On a first visit they might make goals to strengthen your relationship with Christ, or just discuss why you are interested in meeting with them. They might even start the first lesson. But each lesson they will ask you to exercise your faith to come closer to Christ. Actions speak louder than words. They might ask you to pray, read something (generally scripture) or attend church. They want only to help you exercise and strengthen your faith in The Lord Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Absolutely. Heavenly Father won't leave us without direction for too long. Sometimes we're not ready and so he takes the prophets away. That happened repeatedly throughout the bible. Inevitably, however, He always gave us another prophet after a period of time. The time without prophets has passed. We have a living prophet on Earth today (Currently Thomas S. Monson) and he leads and guides us. He is called of God. Show more Show less