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Hi I'm Madeline Scott

I am from Virginia. I made the decision to serve as a missionary. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I spent most of my life living on the East Coast and particularly in the South. I love the southern culture and hospitality that exists. It encourages you to be a kinder person to everyone! I just finished my first semester at BYU-Idaho and I really enjoyed it there. It took some twisted turn of events to get me to go there but I know the Lord had a plan for me to go to that specific school, to meet certain people, and to take important classes like Mission Prep to help me decide to go on a mission. I've been called to serve as a missionary in the Mexico, Ciudad Obregon mission. I leave in April of 2016 and I couldn't be more excited to go and serve. I am the oldest of four siblings, and really liked Leadership in high school. I currently work as a waitress at Cracker Barrel (told you I love my southern environments!) and I love being able to interact with people there. I am planning to study Dental Hygiene and eventually become a Dental Hygienist!

Why I am a Mormon

When I think about what makes me the most happy in life, it is most definitely being a member of this church and having my family. I am a Mormon because it makes sense! This gospel provides answers to where we came from, why we are here and where we are going. I know that if I mess up, that there is a way to fix our mistakes and to be forgiven of our wrongdoings. Families can be together forever! I was born into a Mormon family but I had to decide for myself if I believed or if I knew that the church was true. So I read the Book of Mormon, I got on my knees and asked my father in heaven if the book was true and I came to know myself that it was! I love the Book of Mormon, I know it is true. I know Christ died for the sins of men and overcame death so that we may live again. I know that there is a prophet on the earth today, because why would God leave us without one? Thomas S Monson is a true prophet of God. Temples exist on this earth, and allow us to receive blessings from on high. Families are eternal. There is a reason to rejoice and be of good cheer! through this gospel we can truly be happy. It doesn't mean we won't have hardships and trials in life. It means we will have a knowledge of knowing Christ is there with us every step of the way, and that if we need to lean on him, he will let us. It's knowing that God loved us so much that he sent us down to earth, to learn and make mistakes and rely on Christ to get through them. To exercise our agency to decide if we want to return to live with him. He loved us enough to send his Son to suffer and take on all of our sins, and die. I know all of these things to be true, and I so badly want everyone to feel the happiness that I feel. So badly so that I decided to leave my family for a year and a half to help others be with theirs forever. To help others feel the happiness and joy I feel each and every day because I know these things are true.

How I live my faith

Before I left for college, I would help teach the younger kids at church and it was a really humbling experience. To be the one teaching other people's children about Jesus Christ, or where we came from, or some simple principle like faith- and then seeing the kids light up and understand it was so satisfying. I never really felt like I was teaching, I just felt like I was helping them remember things they learned before they joined us here on earth (which for them, wasn't all that long ago). I used to visit an elementary school and work with "at risk" children who lived in homes where substance abuse was a problem. I had a little boy named CJ and we became the best of friends. Every week we would talk about procedures of what to do if he was ever in the car with someone DUI and every week he would thank me for helping him learn how to stay safe and how drugs were not good for our growing bodies or brains. When I was in college, I helped be a group leader of kids and every Monday we would get together and have a spiritual message, play a game, and have dessert. It was called Family Home Evening and we all saw each other as brothers and sisters (except me, I was the mom of the group haha). Even though I wasn't in my natural habitat working with younger kids, it was nice to talk to others about how church has blessed their lives.