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Hi I'm Madelyn

I'm the wife of a police officer, mother of 3 teen daughters, and the oldest of 8 children.I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the two things I always dreamed of being: a wife and mother. I have had many opportunities in life to be other things, but find my greatest joy in motherhood. Most of the lessons I learned in other situations such as employment-lots and lots of different jobs, school, or assignments at church, have been valuable in teaching and understanding my children. We have such a wonderful time together! Finding and being loved by my husband for the past 17 years has been the greatest blessing of my life. I'm so thankful we have eternity to enjoy each other!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it is the most complete way I have found to live my life. I love knowing that our lives are forever, that we have a loving Heavenly Father that cares about each and every one of us, and that he provided a Savior-Jesus Christ. The Spirit has born witness to me that the whole gospel has been restored to the earth through Joseph Smith. He also translated the Book of Mormon, a book of scripture that testifies of Jesus and gives us direction on how to live our lives. The doctrine of families being forever is the nearest and dearest to my heart and gives me the most peace through all of the challenges that come my way.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by teaching an early morning scripture class to freshmen in high school, and being involved with the young women camp program during the summer. As a teacher we agree to live "exemplary lives"-at least the best we can! So taking that seriously keeps me thinking about every decision.

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

To spread the "good news" to everyone! There are people everywhere that need to hear that God still speaks to a prophet, Jesus loves them and that we can be forgiven of our sins. When I went on my mission, I really desired to share with everyone I came in contact with the inner peace that I enjoy and how I found it. That can only come through knowing that Jesus Christ is our Savior. That is the message that is so urgent we go from door to door throughout the world to offer it to everyone. Show more Show less