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Hi I'm Madison Cottle

I live in Torrance California go to High School am a fifteen year old jr, love to write and draw and I am a mormon.

About Me

Hi my names Madison and I'm fifteen really young I know but for some reason I just felt like I had to do this don't really know why but I did. You see I've been having a hard time in my life lately not like being bullied and having girls pick on me, though it did use to be like that, in fact I preferred that then what's going on in my life right now. The reason for that is because right now I don't know what’s wrong with me I just know that something IS wrong. I've just been arguing with myself before I had this confidence about myself I never cared what others thought of me and I still don't but now I just keep caring about how I think of myself weird I know. I don't really understand it but I just keep fighting with myself thinking that I can't do anything when I know that I can. These thoughts just keep coming into my head and I just want to cry but I wear a smile and pretend that everything is all right when it's not. I really don't know what’s going on with me right now but I know that I can get through because my heavenly father is there helping me all along the way. He is pushing me forward in life, forward towards whatever life I am meant to have and I know that i am being prepared for something because God doesn’t give us something that will not be of use to us in the future. We may not see it now but when all is said and done we will know why we needed that trial and how it made us that much stronger. So I am grateful for my trials and I'm grateful to be a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

Why am I Mormon? Well because being a Mormon brings me joy absolutely true happiness. The reason for this is because being a Mormon I know the truth I can feel it every time I open my scriptures and read them every time I get down on my knees and pray to my God for guidance and help or to thank him for all that he has done for me. I am a Mormon because I know that that's what I am meant to be, what God wants me to be. I know that by being a Mormon I can live a life that HE wants me to live, it's a life that I want to live and I am so grateful to have been born into a Mormon family but even if I wasn't I know that I would have become a Mormon in some way because I know that this is what I am suppose to be.

How I live my faith

How I live my faith? Interesting I've never really thought about that i just do what I know to be right and true. i guess you could say that I follow my heart and I listen to the spirit, to God telling me what it is that I am meant to do. As a teenager many think that there is not much that I can do but I know that they are wrong because there is much that I can do that you or anyone can do because just giving a smile to someone who is having a bad day and needs one the most is more than anyone could do it's the biggest thing that you could. Just one smile says a thousand words, just saying hi or sitting next to someone who is alone just giving someone a shoulder to cry on is doing something, something BIG, something wonderful. What you don't understand is that when you do these things you aren't only in the service of the person you are helping you are in the service of your God. So I guess you could say that that's how I live my faith, I arise and help my fellow man just as God asks us to do.