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Hi I'm Maddie

I grew up in Texas. I'm from a family of 8 kids. I'm a twin. I'll be serving as a missionary in Costa Rica. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I grew up in a town called Mckinney, Texas I lived there from the age of 8 until I was 19 years old and I came up to college. I loved highschool! I was really involved, I played volleyball, basketball, golf, and I polevaulted. I come from a family of 8 children (7 girls, 1 boy) we always have so much fun together! I went to 3 semesters at BYU-Idaho. I now live in Provo, Utah with my family who recently moved here. I will soon be leaving on a mission to San Jose Costa Rica and I cannot wait!

Why I am a Mormon

This gospel means everything to me. So many times in my life when I have been faced with adversity, peer pressure, hard times, and so forth, I have been able to resist and with stand those temptaions becasue of the solid principles this gospel has taught me. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has taught me to be confident, in myself and, the Lord, to be virtuous, to be an upstanding citizen of America, to keep my self clean an pure, to be honest, and to serve others with all my "heart, might, mind and, strength". This Church also teaches that FAMILIES CAN BE TOGETHER FOREVER! This is an incredible thing that I know to be true. I know that I will be with my family forever and that this life is not the end. The biggest thing that this gospel has given me is a testimony of my Savior Jesus Christ. I know that he came to this earth, lived, atoned, was crucified, and died for me! So that I would be able to live with my family and my Heavenly Father one day. I know that Heavenly Father cares for his children and wants us to return to him. I know these things through reading the Bible and the Book of Mormon, two witness of Gods truth. I know that he has a prophet on the earth today, Thomas S. Monson, Gods mouth piece in the Latter-Days. This Church has given me everything, God has given me everything. I ove my Savior, I know he loves me, and that he wants all to come unto him.

How I live my faith

In my ward in Provo I currently serve as a ward missionary. That means if there is anyone in the ward who less active or any people not of our faith who come to church, or are intrested, I help in teaching and leading the ward in fellowshiping those members. The youth program of this Church saved my life when I was in highschool. I am so greatful forthe leaders who devoted so much time and effort into helping the youth become strong people. I can honestly say that beacuse of the things I learned in the youth program growing up I was able to stand up for what I belive in during my crucial high school years; I didnt drink, smoke, do drugs, be immoral or unvirtuous, or anything not of good report. Those values have and will cary on for the rest of my life

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Maddie
Members of this church are not required to serve as full time missionaries. The young men of our church are encouraged more to go than the young women, but it is stated that "all who have a desire to serve are called to the work". Those who do choose to go on missions consider it a privilege to be able to serve the Lord for 2 years. I am about to serve a mission as a full time missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in San Jose Costa Rica. I didnt know that I was going to serve a mission, or if I even wanted to. As I prayed to my Heavenly Father about this decision I was to soon make (to either continue with school, or serve a misison) I continually kept feeling this, "Christ gave his live for you, he atoned for your sins, is a year and a half too much to sacrifice for him? I felt this to be true in my heart! I cannot wait to serve the Lord on my mission by bringing people unto him. I know most all of the other missionaries in the world feel this same way. Show more Show less