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Hi I'm Madlyn Cole

I'm a Mormon. I joined the church 10 years ago after resisting for 25 years. It's the best decision I've ever made.

About Me

I was born in New Jersey and lived there until I joined the Navy in 1973. I became a Hospital Corpsman and served on Guam and in California. I married a Marine and left the service when I became pregnant. I love to cook. Mainly Italian because of my heritage, but I cook a wide range of other dishes as well. I like crocheting as well and reading. I love a good mystery or work of fiction. I have two grown boys who have both married within the last year. We're very close even though distance keeps me from my younger son. I am well educated and love to travel. I hope to visit Europe someday. I have toured the U.S. and love our country. I am a patriot and I love God and the principles that our founding fathers professed. I have a wonderful husband. Currently we are living on a ranch with horses and cattle. We have two dogs and a beautiful view of the river that runs by our home. Life is good. We are so thankful for the blessings we have received in our lives.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a member of this church for 10 years. I resisted joining because of anti-Mormon rhetoric I heard from several churches I attended over the years. My husband is Mormon but was inactive when I met him. I didn't even know what a Mormon was at the time. Over the years my husband wanted me to attend the church but I never did. He finally went back into activity in 2000. I resisted. I was angry. Then I began to see changes in him. He became calmer and happier and treated people differently than he had before. He softened. He became more spiritual. He abandoned his old bad habits and found true inner peace. I still resisted until he brought the missionaries home. I was afraid of what they had to say. I didn't want them to influence me. After a while, I began to see the light in their eyes. The love in their hearts. I knew that they were sent from God to talk to me and I began to listen and I grew to love these young men and I believed their message. They spoke the truth. I know because I prayed about what they told me and read the Book of Mormon and prayed about that as well. I knew in my heart that this book was sent from God to show me that He not only ministered to people in the old world, but He came to the new world as well and taught His people. Why is that so hard to understand. If He came here to die for our sins, why wouldn't he minster to His flocks of other nations? What could possibly restrict the Son of God to only going throughout the middle east? As the Son of God, He is able to do all things and teach all people. I know this church is true. Why? Because I prayed about it. I had trouble with Joseph Smith at first, but I prayed about that too. My answer was that all throughout history, God chose the young and pure in heart to do His work. Why wouldn't He now choose another young man who earnestly sought God's church? Through Joseph Smith, the church was restored along with all it's authority and priesthood keys.

How I live my faith

Each day I live my faith with prayer and thanksgiving in my heart. I am grateful for all that we have been blessed with. I know that when things go wrong, we have a loving Heavenly Father to turn to for comfort and strength. He is always there for us if we just let Him be. I have chosen to keep His commandments and do what I can to make the lives of those around me better. My choices are freely made. I have been so blessed that I want to share my blessings with others. This church will change your life. It will show you the way back to Heavenly Father's presence. All you have to do is listen with an open heart and pray about it. If you do so sincerely, you will receive your answer and follow me into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and feel the joy and peace I feel.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Madlyn Cole
Service is a big part of what we do. Our youth do service projects in the community as well as for members. We rake leaves and transport people to the doctor and babysit and clean homes and help with community based projects as well. We never charge for our services because our blessings come from helping those in need and that's reward enough for us. It doesn't matter what your circumstances are, we are always here to aid those who need help. We do not restrict our service to members of the church, but gladly help all those who are in need. If you truly love God, then you also truly love your neighbors, and willingly give assistance to them in times of need. Our adult members help people pack and move, we help with finding housing and jobs and any number of things that come to our attention. We feel privileged to be able to help anyone at anytime, for any reason. Show more Show less