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Hi I'm Madeline

I lived in too many states to count on one hand. I served the hungry in the Philippians. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I moved around a lot growing up. Because of this, my family has always been close. We've always relied on each other for comfort and laughter. My favorite thing in life is my family. I like to think that my dad has given me his wisdom and spirituality. My mother has given me her fire and laughter and my two younger brothers have given me their silliness. I have never been able to say that I have talents like playing the piano or being able to sing. I am athletic but moving around a lot has made it hard to become esteemed in one sport. I know I'm intelligent but have never been able to excel in school. I would work my hardest and study longer then my classmates but would only be able to achieve mediocre grades. Besides this I know I am kind and have a sensitive soul. I generous and loving towards others and although I may not be able to beet box or spin around like a hip hop dancer, I am thankful for the talents I have. I share a love of both riding horses and watching movies. My parents were never able to give me a horse or lessons but my friend allowed me to ride her families horse. It was never the sport of riding a horse that I loved. It was the bond that this horse and I shared. I would wrap my legs around its bare back and wander and run through properties and fields until we were both dripping with sweat. I realized my love of movies when I could recall actors, directors and the nominations they received for there performances when others couldn't.

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up in the church I relied and was carried by the testimonies of my parents to attend church. Until I was old enough to realize the difference the gospel made I never had the drive to kneel down in my own prayers. Leaving and turning my back on this gospel would be the easy choice to make. There are so many things that are difficult to explain and are difficult to believe. So many times when I have thought it would be easier to not be a member. But the Spirit has confirmed the truth to me too many times for me to ever doubt my Heavenly Father. The warmth and peace the Spirit has brought to me has filled me with the love the Savior has for me and the tears it has brought to my eyes. My Heavenly Father and Savior have been by my side my whole life to feel my joys and pains. Without him I would be lost and weak. I would have no one to ask for strength when needed and no one to guide me in the direction I'm supposed to go.

How I live my faith

Growing up in the church I was surrounded with women I loved when I was a young women. These women loved me unconditionally and taught me through there example. Women who were adoring wives and loving mothers to beautiful children. Women who were strong and kind. Women who loved there Savior and served others through Him. Because of the women I look up to and love so dearly I have been wanted to serve like them whole heartedly. I often am asked to give talks or lessons in my ward and study diligently and call upon the Spirit to lead me in the direction for ward members to learn and feel the Spirit. Together as a ward we are unified by our sharing love of this gospel and because of that we love one another. I am also called often to provide service and organize events. Through this our service blesses our lives and the event allows us to grow stronger as a loving ward.