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Hi I'm Madeline Garner

Born and raised Idahoan. Sister Mssionary serving in Arkansas Bentonvile mission. I love hiking mountains! I'm a mormon!!

About Me

I am an Idaho girl born and raised. I love singing and playing bluegrass country music on my guitar and mandolin. I have enjoyed being in musicals with my peers singing, dancing and acting! I am a university student working towards a degree in Marriage and Family Studies. I love fresh flowers and sitting down to a good ol' cup of herbal tea with a novel in hand. I hope to travel a lot throughout my life and learn about different cultures all over the world, but I do love my roots! At my home in Idaho I can see the mountains and rolling hills out of almost every window in the house. Mountains are my so majestic and beautiful to the eye. I look forward to opportunities to hike out in nature, it’s in those moments that I feel closest with God standing in the nature that he created. Nothing gives me more pleasure than accomplishing a climb to the top of a summit. I also like to think of every unforeseen experience, difficult circumstance, and each hardship (mental, emotional, physical, spiritual) as a mountain as well. I believe everyone can climb to the top of a mountain. We each have different mountains that come in different sizes, shapes, difficulties, and so on, but with God on our side anything is possible…even climbing to the top of your mountain.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been born into a family that has raised me in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. In fact almost all of my ancestors traveled across the great plains of the United States to establish the church in the west. I feel extremely blessed to have been given knowledge about the restored church of Jesus Christ from a young age. All the things my parents, family members, teacher and leaders have taught me I have tested the things they have taught out for myself. I have read the Book of Mormon countless times and I actually cannot remember a day when I didn't read from the beloved scriptures that our Heavenly Father has provided. As I have prayed, pondered, studied, and learned I have gained a testimony of this gospel and NOTHING will waver the knowledge that I have of it. It is the truth! It gives me faith, hope, joy, strength and so much more.

How I live my faith

I am serving a 18 month mission for the church in Bentonville Arkansas. I am leaving my home, friends, family, and opportunities to serve others and teach others about the joy that my heart sings because I know that I am a child of God, he loves me! He loves me so much that he sent his son to suffer and die for me. With this knowledge my life has been blessed beyond measure, I am strengthened and have been given hope because of this gospel and truly desire to share it with others.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Madeline Garner
The family is the basic unit of this life, and eternity. We have been born into families that will make it possible to succeed in this life. The ONLY thing that anyone is entitled to in life is to be reared by a mother and father born within the bonds of a faithful marriage. As I have studied the subject of families and marriage at my university it is clear to me in more ways than one that the family is essential. One of the greatest blessings that our Father in heaven has provided is the privilege and opportunity to live with each other after this life has passed. Because we (mormons, or members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints) have learned of this beautiful knowledge of families we are often determined to make family a top priority. Show more Show less