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Hi I'm Maddie Holbrook

I'm from San Francisco. I grew into an intense of of learning and literature. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I attended one year at Brigham Young University, but left to serve a full-time, eighteen-month mission in British Columbia, Canada. Growing up near San Francisco taught me to embrace cultures and beliefs different from mine, and to learn from them. I want to live anywhere and everywhere when I've graduated from college. I never want to stop learning about everything under the sun, from cultures to physics to the history of 8' by 11" paper. I love to read, and I love to go on adventures.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of this church because I know that it is true. Faith does not come naturally to me - I like to have visible, tangible proof - and it took me years to build the faith I have now that God and Jesus Christ do live and do love every person who has lived, is living, and ever will live on the earth. I have never had and never expect to have a vision, or an angelic visit, but I know that this gospel is true all the same. One can find out simply by kneeling in prayer and asking God. Living the gospel makes me a better version of myself. It makes me kinder, more charitable, more willing to serve, and makes it easier to love other people. I am far from perfect, but living the gospel makes me better.

How I live my faith

I currently serve as a full-time missionary for my church, and will continue to do so until December 2015. I have dedicated eighteen months of my life - contacting my family only be email once a week, taking time off school and work and a social life - to teach anyone who wants to hear about the church. Before I left and after I return, I will serve in other, part-time (but still volunteer) capacities, such as organized presidencies among the young people of the church. Now, however, I am focusing solely on my faith.