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Hi I'm Madison Binford

I grew up in Salt Lake CIty Utah. I dance, love the out doors, and Traveling. I'm a mormon.

About Me

I am 19 years old. I just finished a year of college and I loved it! I got really involved with my on campus job and also going on service trips with other students! We went to hawaii and monument valley utah helping the native people with anything and everything. I love doing any kind of service. I am currently back at home teaching many little kids how to swim. It is so fun and so rewarding to watch them improve and become so happy. I leave on my LDS mission to Santiago Chile on August 1, I couldn't be more excited!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a mormon because I have developed a great relationship with my heavenly father. It wasn't always through prayer but when I was young I always knew he was there. I have now read the book of mormon and I know what it says is true. For me everything about this church is good, everything we do is christ like and to me charity and service is a big deal. Everything we practice makes you feel good and at peace. I know it is true because of the happiness I feel when I am living the gospel standards and keeping up my relationship with my heavenly father. I know that Joseph Smith restored this church because I have felt it in my heart to be true. My first testimony happened when I was just a little girl and I prayed that I would have a good nights sleep and I remember waking up and thinking how amazing I slept. Its just a simple thing but for me at that age it was everything. I love this gospel and I know it is true with all my heart because of how great it makes me feel.

How I live my faith

While I was up at school my calling was part of a relief society committee, we would create fun activities for all the women to come to. What i really focused on was visiting teaching. i would get together with one other girl and we would go visit other women on a monthly basis. Its helps everyone feel welcome and its a great way to make new friends, so it was great for being away at school. It was always nice because it was just an extra spiritual lifting or service that makes you feel good.