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Hi I'm Mads

I love art; I'm an artist. I love the mountains; I'm an outdoors-woman. I love Jesus Christ; I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm number 4 out of 6 children, and I like to believe that being a middle child toughened me up. I thoroughly enjoy hiking, biking, skiing, rafting, climbing, and just about anything to do with being outside. However, my greatest passion lies in Art. I'm studying to become an illustrator...or an Art teacher...or a sculptor? I'm not quite decided on what I want to be when I grow up.

Why I am a Mormon

I have grown up in the LDS Church for my entire life but my conversion began several months before I was baptized. When I was seven, my mom miscarried about 5 months along in her pregnancy. My family mourned the loss of our Matthew. I wanted to be with him more than anything. I knew that in primary we would sing about how families could be together even after life ended. Even though I didn't understand how, I knew that I wanted to do whatever it would take to be with him again. Baptism was the first step. As I have continued my journey in life, striving to be able to be with loved ones who have departed, I have learned more about my relationship with Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. My focus has changed a little bit. Instead of focusing on what I have to do to be with my younger brother, I'm striving to focus on being with my elder brother, the Savior. I know that through him, all things are possible, because he has paid the price. I love him dearly and I hope to serve him faithfully my entire life.

How I live my faith

I've temporarily put my education on hold to serve as a full time missionary in Taiwan. Because even more than I love art and being outside, I love my Savior and I want to serve him with my whole heart. So right now, I'm preparing for my mission which will be a year and half of teaching my religion. To prepare for this, every morning I try to jump into my day knees first with a prayer. I also study The Book of Mormon and other scriptures. At least once a week I visit one of the Lord's temples to perform work for the dead, the people who didn't receive a chance to hear the gospel in this life. Most importantly, I try to be a little kinder, a little more patient, a little happier, and a little more like Jesus Christ every day.