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Hi I'm Madison

I'm a college student, daughter, older sister, ambitious worker, and Mormon missionary.

About Me

I love to read, write, binge on Netflix, geek out about books, cook, and hang out with my family/dog. I'm studying at BYU to become a Public Relations rep. I love to travel to historical places. And I love to write snail mail letters to my friends all over the world! But all of my activities, interests, and desires are on hold right now as I'm serving as a full-time missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, in SLC, Utah, speaking Spanish!

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in this Church, but I had to find out for myself if it was true. I know that the principles taught by the gospel--principles of faith, hard work, diligence, charity, love, kindness--are true principles that will help me in life. I know that I have a loving Heavenly Father who hears our prayers and wants to help us in our every day lives! I wouldn't be able to do a lot of the things I love doing without the support of my Heavenly Father. I know he blesses me when I follow him. So in my life, I want to follow him and his commandments, so that I can be happy!

How I live my faith

Right now I'm serving as a full-time missionary for my church here in SLC, Utah. The heart of Mormonism! You might think everyone in Utah is a Mormon, but that's totally false. Utah is a very diverse and multi-cultural area. I'm serving a Spanish speaking mission, so I only speak/teach in Spanish. I live everyday trying to be an example of Christ in everything I do and say, and sharing his message with everyone I know.

What is the Relief Society?

Relief Society is one of the most AWESOME organizations in the world. The goal, as obviously mentioned in the name, is providing service and relief to those who need it. People hear the word "service" and think "Oh that's so admirable", which it is. But service is hard! Growing up I hated serving, because it was either really physically difficult (gardening etc), or boring (talking with senior citizens). But being part of the Relief Society has changed that for me. Giving service is still hard, because I can be naturally selfish. But often I find that giving service does as much (if not more) for me than it does for the person I'm helping. The Relief Society has helped me become less selfish and more aware of others and their needs, which has given me such a sense of love for those around me. And it makes my day to day life much happier than it used to be. Show more Show less

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

As Mormons we believe in many different things, but one of those things is that everyone is a son or daughter of God. As sons and daughters of God, and therefore brothers and sisters to each other, we want everyone to know about the beautiful message of the gospel! We want others who are searching for truths and for happiness to know there is a way for them to find those things in this life. The message of the gospel is love for all men. If you have something really special, you don't keep it to yourself. You naturally want to share it with others. As we come to understand and live the principles of the gospel we want to share it! So youth dedicate 1.5/2 years of their lives to letting other people know about this gift we have. As a missionary for the church, I've seen the gospel change peoples lives. I've seen it give people hope for the future. This is such a precious gift to me, and I love sharing it with others. Show more Show less