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Hi I'm Maddy

I'm a college student, a chocoholic, an avid reader, a journalist. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Kaysville, Utah and I'm currently going to school at Brigham Young University. I love college, even when it's hard. I'm a ballerina since age 3, a pianist since age 7, a singer since age 12, and an actress since age 15. I love reading, writing, and meeting people. I'm currently studying to be a journalist, and I can't wait to be on air, giving people the important information they need. I also love art history, though I can't draw to save my life. Music is an important part of my life, and I will listen to just about anything. The most important things in my life aren't things, they're people. My family is incredible and I wouldn't be who I am without them. My friends are heaven sent, and I am so lucky to have them in my life. But the most important thing to me is my religion. Without a doubt, it's what makes me who I am more than anything else.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to parents who belonged to this church, but that doesn't mean I was forced into it in any way. I remember different moments in my life where I, for myself, realized that what I believed in was real. One of the most significant times was when I was traveling in Europe. I was on the beach of Normandy in France, and it was beautiful. I said a prayer in my heart, asking God to speak to my soul and help me know what I needed to do. The most powerful feeling came over me. I could almost hear the words, "I love you so much." I knew that God loved me then. I also knew that he loved every single one of his children, and I could help them to know that. This and other experiences have helped show me time and time again that the church I belong to is real and true. There is a God in heaven who loves you, and a Savior who has atoned for your sins. No matter what you have done, you can be forgiven. I believe in a loving Father in Heaven, in a loving older brother who has already paid the price for you. He just wants you to come to him, and he will help you find your way back. Mormon's believe in forever families, and there is nothing more comforting to me than knowing that I will be with loved ones forever. Mormon's believe in a divine plan. When I have been lost or confused, I have had reassurance that God has a plan for me, and that as I try to follow him, things will work out. So many things about my church make it so I am not afraid of all the awful things in the world. I can get out of bed each day because I know who holds my future, as long as I try to follow Christ. That is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by service. I have responsibilities in my church that involve teaching lessons, planning bonding activities, and finding ways to serve. I love that in my church, every single person has one or two people that are their special friends; it is there job to make sure they are taken care of and provided for. I find that serving the other women in my church is fulfilling and fun. The opportunity to make friends, create environments of friendship and love, and always be finding ways to life each other up, is something I am so grateful for. I live my faith by example. I know how I feel about my religion, and I continually try to live in a way that shows what I believe.

Mormons believe Jesus Christ is their Savior. Why do we need a Savior?

We need a Savior because we are not perfect, and God is. God asks us to become perfect, even as he is. We can't do that by ourselves. So if we try our best, Christ will take care of the rest. Show more Show less