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Hi I'm Deb Maddock

I'm a Mormon. I was baptised when I was 18 years old, in Devon, England, the home which I love. I am married to Paul.

About Me

I am a happy wife, mother and grandma. I enjoy reading, travel, medieval history, pottering in my garden, caravanning, movies and theatre. I have helped with our family businesses and I love being a stay at home mum whenever that is possible.

Why I am a Mormon

I met Paul when I was 17 and started a full time job. Over time he and I began to date, and I did not know that he was religious...He was incredibly kind, and was respectful to me which was something I admired. At work, a colleague had said to me that Paul was a Mormon, and I said "Yes I know, it's a shame.." That was because I thought that being a Mormon was like being a diabetic or something similar because previously I had worked with a lady who wouldn't drink tea or coffee because she was a Mormon, and, not knowing anything about that, I assumed it was a medical condition or disease! When Paul said that he was surprised that I had never asked him about his religion, I told him that I didn't know he had one! Well, then I began to wonder what he believed in, so I went to the library to find out. I read a book about the history of the Church. I pondered over the things which I had read, and asked Paul a few questions. I met the missionaries one evening in the home of a family who went to church with Paul. I was taught more about Jesus Christ, the purpose of life, and the restoration of the Gospel through Joseph Smith. I was asked to read some scriptures and to pray about the truthfulness of what I was hearing and reading. I felt awkward when I first knelt down to pray privately in my bedroom, never having done such a thing before, and not being raised in any religious way, but I did it, and I got my answer. I knew it was true. I was baptised by Paul the following Sunday.

How I live my faith

My faith is precious to me, and it is part of everything I do, think and say. I always want to draw nearer to Jesus Christ and follow his teachings and example. I have had many opportunities to help and serve those in my local area and church and I value the sweet memories which have come through such service. I try to live a happy, faithful, tolerant and kind life and have taught my children to do the same. I love to trace my family history and find out what I can about those who came before me and what heritage they left.

How can we increase our faith in Jesus Christ?

Deb Maddock
I have found that when I read and study the Bible and the Book of Mormon and other scriptures which teach about the life, example and mission of the Saviour Jesus Christ, my faith begins to increase. I do my very best to keep the commandments, and to treat everyone with respect, kindness and tolerance. Add to that, the opportunity to serve others, and to do kind deeds and the faith which I have grows even more. Show more Show less