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Hi I'm Maddie

I'm a music enthusiast, I eat grits and fried green tomatoes, I love ultimate frisbee and college football, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was raised all over the Southern U.S. (aka:THE South) with a family that just loves life. I go to college studying business management and music. I love to laugh and enjoy the company of family and friends. Singing, reading, playing, and any other "-ing" are what I enjoy most. Time is precious, so I would rather be "doing" all I can with the time I have.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because of two things: 1) it has made the most sense to me and 2) it has brought me the most joy in my life. Living the principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ, restored in its fullness, has given me exuberance for my life on earth and for my purpose here. I rejoice in the gospel's "beautiful simplicity". Choosing to live my faith is also another reason of why I am a Mormon. I was raised in this faith, but through experience, I choose to continue to live according to its principles because, well, I know they are true.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by continually trying to better myself as a person and striving to be like my Savior. I know that I am definitely not perfect at it, but I try. I think that is what matters most: I try. My goal is to be able to kneel before the feet of my Redeemer and for Him to be able to say to me, "Well done, thou good and faithful servant".

What does Mormonism teach regarding baptism?

Baptism is a sacred ordinance (or ritual/ceremony) that shows an outer expression of our covenant (or two-way promise) to follow Jesus Christ, to take His name upon ourselves, and to keep His commandments. God's covenant to us in return is that we may always have His Spirit, the Holy Ghost, to always be with us. Baptism is also the way by which we can receive salvation, or in other words, return back to the presence of God. We know by Christ's example found in Matthew 3:13-17 that we must be baptized by full immersion in water ("when [Christ] was baptized, went up straightway out of the water" verse 16) and by someone who holds God's authority, which is called the priesthood. All who can discern between right and wrong can choose to be baptized. We believe that small children and those not capable of discerning right and wrong do not need the ordinance of baptism because Jesus Christ has already redeemed them through his mercy and grace. Show more Show less