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Hi I'm Maddie

I grew up in Utah. I love music. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Maddie and I grew up in Orem, Utah! I have an older brother, a younger brother, a youngest sister, and a mom and dad. My family is probably the most important thing to me, I love them and would do anything for them. I went to BYU for a year, but now I'm serving as a missionary for the LDS church in the Scotland/Ireland mission. My major in school right now is Family Life and I actually want to become a Marriage and Family Therapist someday if everything works out! I love photography and music. I've been taking pictures for as long as I can remember. It's so fun to be able to capture the beauty I see in the world! I play the piano, a little bit of guitar, and I sing. I love to read; if I ever have spare time, that's probably what I'll be doing. I also love sports! My favorite to play is probably basketball, but I will play anything that is active. I love to be outside and be with friends. I really love kids too; one of my favorite things to do is babysit! I also really like to color, which is kind of different because that seems like a kid thing, but I just think it's way fun! One of the most commonly known things about me is that I'm super accident prone. If something crazy is going to happen to someone, it's usually to me!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is good. I believe in trying to become the best person that I can be and I feel like this gospel fulfills that purpose. Because I'm a Mormon, I try harder every day to become more like my Savior, Jesus Christ. Being a Mormon requires a lot of sacrifice, but it's worth it. I am also a Mormon because I know that the Book of Mormon is true. It is good and pure and it changes my life and will change yours. One of the things that draws me to this gospel in particular is the concept of forever families. I have a cousin that passed away when she was less than a year old. Because I'm a Mormon I know that I will see her again someday. This life is not the end. Heavenly Father has a plan for each of us and His plan makes it so that we can come back to Him and be reunited with loved ones that have died. I love my brother, Jesus Christ. I'm grateful for the Atonement and for what it means for me. I am a Mormon. I know it; I live it; I love it!

How I live my faith

The main way that I try to live my faith is by being the best example of charity and kindness that I can be! I love to help out and serve people, sometimes even just by smiling. I do this thing called visiting teaching where I basically visit two girls in my ward and let them know that I care and am there for them with whatever they need. I also serve as the 1st counselor (basically like the vice president) of our group of young women where I live. This calling gives me the opportunity to serve, love, and get to know them in ways that I probably wouldn't have been able to without it. The main job I do is assign people to teach on Sundays, but it's so much more than that. I go to meals with them, talk and laugh with them, and support and help them. I truly love these girls.

How can we come to know our Father in Heaven?

Maddie
We have a loving Heavenly Father! He will listen and He will help you as you strive to get to know Him better. One way to get to know Him better is by reading the scriptures. As you come to know Christ better, you will also learn about Heavenly Father and how much He loves you. One thing that helps me is I come up with specific questions that I think about as I read, and then I can really feel Heavenly Father talk to me through the scriptures! Your questions don't even have to be gospel related; they could be questions like: Do You really love me? Or even something that seems silly like: What should I do about that boy/girl that I like? He will listen and He will answer. Another way is through prayer. As you sincerely pray to Heavenly Father, you will feel of His love for you and you'll begin to be friends with Him. Another way is by serving Him and keeping His commandments. If you do the things that He asks of you, He will be able to speak to you through His Spirit. By serving those around you, you will feel a pure love penetrate your life for the people you serve and for your Heavenly Father. Since you have this real desire to get to know our Heavenly Father, He will be there for you. You will feel His love as you try to live your life in a way you know He wants you to. Show more Show less