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Hi I'm Maddie Eastmond

I grew up in Idaho, and was homeschooled until high school. I love everything outdoors. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love everything to do outdoors, from fishing and boating, to hiking and camping. I love horses and farm work. I also enjoy singing and performing in choirs. I am a college student, and am studying to be an occupational therapist. I have a large family; 5 brothers and one sister, and I am the second oldest. You can usually find me with my nose in a book, babysitting, or talking with friends.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I love the feeling and the spirit that is found only in this Gospel. I choose to stay in the church because there is nothing else in my life that has brought me as much joy, growth, love, belonging, or purpose. I love my Savior, Jesus Christ. I know that He really did live, that He truly is the literal Son of God, and that He established the Lord's true church and authority on the earth at His coming. I know that He Atoned for my sins, and that He knows me perfectly. I know that because He paid the price for my transgressions and weaknesses, I can turn to Him and use the power of His Atonement to overcome those sins and weaknesses and become more like my Father in Heaven. I know that Christ died, and rose again from the grave. I know that because He was resurrected and He lives, that I too will continue to live after mortality and will be resurrected. I know that after the truths of the gospel which Christ established were lost at the death of the apostles, that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ did appear to the Prophet Joseph Smith. I know that through him, the Lord restored His gospel, and translated the Book of Mormon into modern vernacular. I know that the Book of Mormon is the Word of God, and that it's translation truly was by the Power of God. I also know that the Prophet Joseph Smith was visited by other ancient prophets, who restored the Authority of God to seal the truthfulness and purity of the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ. I know that through that Priesthood authority, families can be sealed together, and be together for time and all eternity. I know that Thomas S. Monson is a true prophet of God, and that the Heavens are not closed, but that the Lord still continues to teach His people through revelation. Of these things I testify, in the name of Jesus Christ, amen.

How I live my faith

I attend church every week, and have served by working with the youth in my area to plan wholesome activities including everything from learning to sew, to planning camping trips, and teaching basic first aid. I have also served as a music conductor for weekly meetings.