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Hi I'm Madeline White

From Utah, I graduated high school 2013, went to a semester at USU and I am preparing for a mission. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

When I was 7 years old I started competitively Ice skating, because of this I grew up with many friends who were not members of the church, or weren't very active. Some of them are still my closest friends. After 10 years of ice skating, I realized I didn't want ice skating to be my entire life, so my senior year I joined a bunch of clubs in school. I am very interested in fashion and costume design. I also became involved in DECA, which is a competitive marketing club. After High School I went to a semester at Utah State University, and then moved home after 1st semester to prepare to serve in the Mexico Guadalajara East Mission. I currently work at Station Park an outdoor mall in Farmington Utah, where I am an Administrative Assistant to the General Manager, and Marketing Manager. When I return from my mission I will be attending the U of U as a Marketing major.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in with a family who was very active in the church. Most of my cousins, aunts and uncles are active as well. Growing up I really had get my own testimony that the church was true. It was really important to me that I didn't just rely on all of the amazing people I was surrounded with. When my brother decided he wasn't going to serve a mission my mom told me that it likely because he didn't know for himself that the church is true. I am sure there are several more reasons, 2 years is a very long commitment, and honestly missions don't look like a 2 year vacation. After he decided he wasn't going to serve I watched as my other brother really tried to figure out his own testimony. He really inspired me to know for myself. Many of my friends at the time were not members of the church, and I was spending long hours at the rink with them, where my testimony was challenged frequently by coaches, skaters and even myself. I was living all of the 10 commandments, but it wasn't easy where my friends were doing other things. One day on my ride home from skating I realized the only reason I hadn't taken a drink at De's birthday party, had coffee at Steph's house, spent the night at Taylor's house when I knew guys could be there, was because I knew that the church was true. I didn't have a pivotal defining moment, I just slowly started to live it, and love the happiness it brought me. Living the Gospel literally became who I am. I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints is true. Jesus atoned for my sins in the Garden of Gethsemane, I know that Joseph Smith is a Prophet of God. He translated the Book of Mormon, another testimony of Jesus Christ, and it is TRUE. The Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints is THE true church on this earth today. It can bring insane amounts of joy to a person because of its truthfulness. IT IS TRUE! I promise you.

How I live my faith

Believing in the church is one thing, but LIVING the church is another. The church is amazing and gives everybody so many opportunities to feel the spirit by attending meetings, activities and attending the temple. Ever since I was 12 I have loved attending the temple, there is a spirit there you can't feel anywhere else, and you also get to do work for those who can't do it themselves. Although Seminary seems lame to some, I learned some very valuable lessons while attending seminary. I was lucky enough to go during school every other day. I also served as the Beehive and Mia Maid President in my ward. I loved this calling. It was so wonderful to plan activities that would bring the girls in my ward closer to Christ. When I moved up to USU I was given the calling as the FHE leader where I planned activities twice a month for about 16 people in my ward. I also really appreciated being involved and getting to plan activities.