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Hi I'm April M

I am a convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I am married with 5 children (2 biological and 3 step kids.)

About Me

I am a student, a wife and a mother to 5 amazing boys. I love being outside when the weather is nice, eating chocolate cookies (well, chocolate-anything, really), spending time chatting with friends over herbal tea and listening to music when I need some "mom time". I am a good cook and love food. I am not a good seamstress and frequently hem pants about an inch too short - this baffles me! Some of my favourite things are my husband and children, my pets, my friends, nature walks, going for a drive in a beautiful area, the smell of the air after a thunder storm and watching the sun set. (November brings us the most gorgeous sunsets.) Sometimes I'm still not sure what I want to be when I grow up so my college courses are designed to allow me to work in many type of settings. I am a shy person and very reserved my nature but love to help people so I intend to work in a helping profession.

Why I am a Mormon

I have attended several churches over the course of my lifetime. This has been the only church that has made me feel like I found the "right" one. Right from my first Sunday, I felt loved, accepted, wanted and like I belonged. This has been the only church to answer all of my questions about who I am, my purpose in life, and my part in God's great, Eternal plan of happiness. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is not the church of a man, founded by a man according to his own direction and mandate. I firmly believe that this is the only true Church of Christ on the earth, founded by a prophet who was personally called by the resurrected Jesus Christ. While many churches have wonderful people and teach some truth, this is the only church that has the whole Gospel of Christ. This is the only church that has real authority, not given by a seminary institution or a governmental body, but given directly from Christ himself. When I asked God what I should do in response to the Mormon missionaries' invitation to be baptized, I clearly and gently but firmly heard the answer come to my mind, "Do it." I felt a stirring in my heart that I knew was not just emotion, nor was it my imagination. It was the Holy Spirit himself, testifying to me that everything I had been taught was true and came from my Father in Heaven. I am a Mormon because I know in my heart of hearts that this is where my Father in Heaven and his son, Jesus Christ, want me to be. I know it and I know that they know it. I want, more than anything, to be able to walk through Heaven's gate and give my Father and Jesus a big hug. Then I want to look around and see my family there too. Because this church has Christ's authority and Holy Priesthood, I know that following it's teachings will take me back Home. I can be saved - and so can my entire family.

How I live my faith

My current church job is running the family history/genealogy centre in our church building. Before that I served in the Nursery, taking care of the wee ones while their parents were in Sunday school and other meetings. I am a "Visiting Teacher" as well and love the sisters that I serve in this capacity. Going to church on Sundays is a big part of how I show my faith. Taking the sacrament every week and renewing the covenants I made with God is important to me - but I try very hard not to be merely a "Sunday Christian". I try to live my life in such a way that reflects the principles I hold dear. I am not perfect....but I am trying hard. I make mistakes, but I try to recognize them and repent of them. I try to see people as Christ sees them, because I know that all of God's children are equally loved by Him.