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Hi I'm Madison Brooke

I'm a southern girl, a missionary, a sister and friend. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a Missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I love that I get to be a Representative for Jesus Christ. I am serving in Costa Rica. I love getting to share with people the joy that comes from gaining a relationship with my savior. I am a BYU freshman. I love learning, reading, and performing. I love being on stage, whether its singing or acting or dancing. I love writing, whether it's writing letters, writing in my journal, or writing down quotes . Singing is one of my many passions. I love lemonade and laying in the grass during summer watching clouds pass by. I am a southern girl who always says ya'll and ma'am. I love the south and want to live there my whole life long. I have 5 siblings, who are my best friends. I love to laugh and am never found without a smile. I absolutely adore life. I love this gospel with my whole heart. I know that this gospel is Christ's gospel restored to the Earth today. I love reading the scriptures, those are my favorite books to read over and over again!

Why I am a Mormon

While I was raised a Mormon, I still have had to converted to this gospel on my own. I have had to find out for myself whether I truly believed in this gospel and the principle it teaches. By reading the scriptures particularly Moroni 10:3-5 and then praying to have these truths confirmed, I was able to be told by the Holy Ghost that this is the true gospel. This confirmation is the reason I try to follow His gospel. As I go to church, read the scriptures, and pray I have the Holy Ghost testify to me of these truths constantly. I know this is the Lord's Church. I know that we have a living prophet on the Earth today who is able to hold all the priesthood keys and to receive revelation for everyone. I know that through obedience we will be blessed. I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ Amen.

How I live my faith

I am currently serving on a mission in Costa Rica. I love the gospel and wouldn't want to do anything else, but share that love with others. This is why I am sacrificing 18 months of my life to serve the Lord. I know that people need the Joy, Peace, and Hope that this gospel can bring. As I am teaching and serving the people of Costa Rica I am happier. This is because when you are serving those around you, you are serving God. Following the simple principles of this gospel makes living a Christ-like life easier; this means being charitable and loving towards all, as well as being humble and patient. As a missionary my purpose is to invite others to come unto our Savior, Jesus Christ. Becoming like Christ is my ultimate goal, and I am striving each and everyday to get closer to fulfilling that goal.

What is a ward/stake/branch?

Madison Brooke
We have congregations in an area called wards. These congregations are for a certain community. The wards in an area come together to make up a Stake. Just like with a State having different counties and then having cities inside those counties, the church breaks up the different areas into wards and then those are all apart of a stake. This helps organize the church and allows members to go to a congregation in their community. Then you are able to meet, uplift, and come together with members in your community. Show more Show less