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Hi I'm Madison Gabrielle Mancini

I have lived, laughed, and loved. Nothing feels better than feeling God's love. I'm Madison Mancini and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a convert to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Being a member amplifies the many beautiful things I experience each day and helps me appreciate the world we live in. I have always had the desire to work with special needs children and adults. When I work respite for children with Autism, or when I go to the park and run around with kids who other disabilities, the time those children are safe with me is time their parents can have to themselves and know their children are safe. Working with special needs isn't only about the individual it is about the family. That is why I am studying to become an Early Behavior Intervention Specialist at Brigham Young University Idaho. It is fulfilling to recognize, and have a testimony of, Eternal Salvation. I anxiously wait when the time will come when I will be able to talk, run, and laugh with those children and adults I work with now who are disabled physically or mentally. The Lord has given them,and everyone, the opportunity to someday be perfect and it will be beautiful to see.

Why I am a Mormon

I didn't come from a religious background, my mother was raised catholic and my father was never all too interested in religion. However, from a young age I some how knew that there was something missing in my life, something that my family couldn't provide for me. I had always been drawn to religion, going with friends and neighbors to church, and going with my grandma to church. I was in junior high when I met Ashley, we became friends and she invited me to her church dances, because the dances were on a Saturday I would spend the night and go to church with her in the morning. Those exciting nights were my first interactions with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Years passed and Ashley and I remained friends. I had met with many Elders but never thought much of joining the church or becoming a mormon. When I was 18, After working at a summer camp for special needs adults I felt I was being drawn to family home evening and other activities YSA. The Elders first approached me and I kindly declined meeting with them, then they became a little more persistent and that scared me. I had no intention of changing my life. I was content I was happy …So I thought. It was my Mother who actually influenced me to take the lessons. She had watched a program about "mormons" but I didn't feel all the information was true. I then texted the missionaries who had been so eager to meet with me and told them I was ready to take the lessons During the many meetings I asked so many questions and voiced ALL of my concerns. The Elders were patient and always answered thoroughly. But I still wasn't hooked, I had taken many lessens before with tons of young man who scared me away so I asked them not to challenge me to work toward a baptismal date, instead we came up with a sign I would give when I was ready to be baptized. Soon enough, at the age of 18, after many miracle during and after lessons with the Elders I knew it was time to be baptized.(this is a summary of 4yrs)

How I live my faith

I believe in The Gospel of Jesus Christ and I do all I can to spread the love. I have been so blessed by the Church and I want to share it with everyone and anyone who will hear my testimony. Sharing my testimony is the best way I can be faithful. Sharing my Testimony of Jesus Christ and of The Book of Mormon helps others feel the Spirit in their lives as well as helps me strengthen my own faith.