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Hi I'm Madeline

I am a BYU student. I'm a missionary serving in Japan Tokyo South. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I just completed my first year as a political science student at BYU, Provo. I love learning just about anything I can get my hands on, but of course, my biggest passion is for government and politics. I hope to use my political knowledge to improve the lives of those who live in failed countries. My greatest joy is traveling and understanding other cultures. I have been to China, Haiti, Mexico, the Bahamas, Canada, Senegal, and I'll soon add Japan to the list! I can't wait to serve the people living in the Japan Tokyo South area and share the love of our Savior and Heavenly Father with them.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a home led by parents who have strong testimonies of the gospel. I am so grateful for their example to me, but of course, I had to learn of the truthfulness of this church for myself. I can't say that there has ever been a specific moment when I suddenly knew that the gospel was true, but I have had so many experiences and confirmations that have shown me how amazing this gospel really is. It doesn't make my life easier, but it makes my life easier to handle. The peace and joy of the gospel aren't shallow or based on any outward circumstances. They are constant no matter what. I would be lost without the sense of purpose that the gospel gives me.

How I live my faith

I absolutely love teaching, and I have been blessed with many opportunities to serve in that capacity within the church. I often find that I learn even more than the students when I teach. I truly believe that God reaches people through others, and I am honored that He trusts me enough to let me be one of His servants. Great teachers let themselves be conduits for what God wants His children to hear. I am always striving to become that kind of person so that I can reach as many people as possible. I can't wait to be a missionary and dedicate all my time for the next 18 months to Him and His work.