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Hi I'm Maddie

I'm an Oregonian, I love to play flute, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've been playing the flute for about 13 years, it is one of my favorite things about myself. I also love to play volleyball, read the classics, spend time with friends and family, exercise, sleep, take pictures, and listening to all different kinds of music! I like to think I am a TRUE Oregonian because I also love the rain. Through the years I have participated in a lot of different youth symphonies and ensembles which have created many great memories for me. For the past year-and-a-half I have attended Brigham Young University-Idaho studying for a degree in Bachelor of Arts in Music. I plan on returning there after I serve an 18 month mission in Houston, Texas!

Why I am a Mormon

Why am I a Mormon? If I ask myself that question from the world's perspective, it's easy to be confused as to why I would be a Mormon. I mean, it's SO constricting, right? All the rules, all the "don't's." But that isn't how The Church of Latter-day Saints should be perceived. We have these rules and commandments so that we can be happy. The purpose of this life is to come unto Christ and be perfected in him. and these commandments make it so we can be successful in that. There are so many reasons why I am a Mormon, but it all really boils down to that simple truth. The gospel of Jesus Christ brings true joy and happiness. Nothing else in this world can. I know that through the Atonement of Christ, we can repent of our sins and be baptized and live with Heavenly Father again in the eternities with our families. Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ loves us and want us to return to live with him again, and he has provided a way for us to do so. The Book of Mormon (as well as the Bible) is a true book. As Joseph Smith said of the Book of Mormon: it's "the most correct of any book on earth." I have come to know for myself through prayer that is true. God has appointed prophets and seers on this earth to guide us. They are the mouthpiece of God. They tell us how God would have us live and what He would have us do to have joy. Don't take my word for it though, read the Book of Mormon and find out for yourself!

How I live my faith

As I said above, I participated in some ensembles in my community throughout my youth and in college. I'm also a ward missionary and family history consultant in my ward! I love going out with the sister missionaries in my ward and teaching others about the restored gospel, and I love learning about my family history and helping others discover their family roots as well! It's just great.

What are Mormon temples used for?

The LDS church believes that temples are houses of the Lord. We perform sacred ordinances in the temple that were performed in temples when Christ was upon the earth. Some ordinances that are done in the temple are baptisms for the dead and sealing families together for eternity. Show more Show less