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Hi I'm Maddie Rae

I am a stay at home mom. I sub as an Educational Interpreter for the Deaf. I love my life. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Maddie. I graduated HS in the top 5% of Nevada. I attended Brigham Young University (BYU) and graduated with a degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis in ASL (American Sign Language). Having that degree has afforded me the opportunity to teach as well as to work as an educational interpreter for the Deaf. My husband is a convert to the church and a year after his baptism, we were married and sealed in the temple. I am now a stay-at-home mama with a beautiful baby. He was born 2 months early but it has not hindered him in any way, which is a major blessing! I love to try new recipes, read, attempt to play the piano (still learning!), and most of all spend time with my amazing family! Everyone has a welcome place in my heart. I don't believe in excluding people. I love to socialize and believe each individual person has something special to offer.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because the principles of the gospel are true. The more I learn secularly, the more I know the church is true. All light, truth, and knowledge lead to Christ, and Christ established this church, so why not follow it? I KNOW this church is true. I KNOW my Heavenly father loves me and all of his children. I KNOW Jesus Christ was a prophet and son of God who came to this earth to establish His church and save us.

How I live my faith

I work with the young women (12-18 yrs) of the church in our area. We participate in a program that helps these youth develop their talents, be involved in positive activies, and develop personal relationships with Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father. I do not hide the fact that I am Mormon. Do I think I am better than anyone? Absolutely not! There are amazing people in the world who are not members, but I do not shrink from questions asked about the church, nor do I compromise my standards and that often sets me apart as different--in a great way.

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

Maddie Rae
Mormon church services are split into three main parts. Sacrament Meeting is the primary worship service, where families sit together in the chapel. Every Sacrament Meeting includes hymns sung by the congregation (out of the provided hymnals), prayers offered by local Church members, the sacrament (similar to communion) consisting of blessed bread and water which is passed by attending priesthood holders, and speakers. A typical meeting has 2-3 assigned speakers. After Sacrament Meeting, Sunday School classes are offered for each age group starting at 12. Primary meetings are for children ages 3-11 during this time. A nursery is provided for children 18 months-3 years. After the Sunday School block, the girls and boy, and the women and men are separated into various classes. Girls age 12-17/18 attend Young Women's. Women 18+ attend Relief Society. Priesthood is for boys and men 12+. Visitors are always welcome, church members or not. YOU are invited to attend and experience our meetings first hand. Show more Show less