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Hi I'm Maddy

I am a college student, discovering how I want to spend my life. I know that families are where we find joy. I'm a mormon.

About Me

I attend Brigham Young University, and I'm studying to become a Home-Economics teacher, with a dream to run a Bed&Breakfast someday. I love to cook and bake, I'm learning to sew, and I love staying up late. I love the 5 Love Languages, and I always try to make the people around me feel loved.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was 14, I read the Book of Mormon for the first time. When I read it, daily, I feel peace. In moments of heartache, loneliness, or even anger, the messages calm my heart, and give me hope. In moments of joy, success, or contentment, the words confirm the love God has for me, and urge me to be better. I feel a difference in my life when I read the Book of Mormon. God answers my prayers. I've prayed about big decisions, like what to study in college, or where to live, or whether to go on a 18-month mission. Each time, the best path has become clear after sincerely praying. It is amazing to know that we are not meant to wander through life on our own. God will guide us if we will let Him! This church values families, women, sacrifice, and homes so very much. The greatest desire of my heart is to have a wonderful marriage, and raise kids and teach them how to live like Jesus Christ. I know the church has the right view on marriage and family, because it teaches, "The family is central to the Creator’s plan for the eternal destiny of His children." This just rings true to me! The church teaches that we can be with our families forever, and I want that more than anything.

How I live my faith

I visit my great grandma every week. She is 92 and has been a widow for 35 years, and is always feeling lonely. I prepare lessons and teach other women in church every few Sundays, and I visit other women from my congregation frequently, to make sure they are loved and taken care of. I am leaving for a full time proselyting mission very soon, for the next year and a half. I always talk about faith and what I am learning spiritually, with my friends and family.