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Hi I'm Madeleine

I'm a hip hop dancer. I'm a twin. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I'm looking forward to getting my Bachelor's degree, and then hopefully enter into a Pharmacy school to be a Pharmacist. I'm a person who loves diverse culture and learning different languages. I know American Sign Language, French, Danish, Norwegian, and now currently learning Russian. I love to dance, especially hip hop. Dancing plays a big role in helping me escape my worries, sadness, disappointment, etc. I enjoy sports, such as volleyball, archery, ping pong, and tennis.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a convert to the church since 1997. My twin sister and I are the only members in the family. My parents and my brother became inactive years ago. I was born in a country where the church does not exist, and it still does not. Ever since I was little, I have always believe in God. Before I was a member, I felt the emptiness, and I didn't know what happiness was. During my teen years, I struggled to understand why the gospel was so important to me. I thought that I'd be happy without a religion as long as I talk to God. I became somewhat inactive. From the support and love from my Young Women leaders and my bishop, I regained my testimony and increased my faith in Jesus Christ. From my personal experiences, Christ has always been there for me. He's there when we need comfort and help from big to small situations, such breakups, financial, hardships, etc. I've witnessed big and small miracles, which increased my faith. I've felt the tender mercies of the Lord. We're all not perfect and we do make mistakes, but through the atonement of Jesus Christ, we can repent, find peace and comfort.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by willingly obey God's commandment and doing my callings. I'm a Family History consultant, and from that calling I help members work on their family history. I exercise my faith by attending FHE (Family Home Evening), Institute, and social gatherings for young singles adult. I also strive to be obedient to His plans because I know that He cares and knows what is best for me. I know that as we keep exercising our faith we will certainly have the confidence to hold on to the iron rod.

What is faith?

When faith comes to question, I think of this quote from Moroni in the Book of Mormon. It is Ether 12:6: "And now, I, Moroni, would speak somewhat concerning these things; I would show unto the world that faith is things which are hoped for and not seen; wherefore, dispute not because ye see not, for ye receive no witness until after the trial of your faith." Show more Show less