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Hi I'm Maddie

I grew up in Brigham City, Utah. Im leaving on my mission in February 2018 to Taiwan, Taichung. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a total theatre nerd. I have performed on stages since 8th grade and after my mission, I want to become an active theatrical observer and watch all sorts of shows. I've also been accepted into USU and there I will major in Elementary Education and hopefully find a job as a Chinese immersion teacher.

Why I am a Mormon

I've been lucky enough to grow up in the church surrounded by Christ's teachings, but the reason I decided to stay active and follow his teachings even deciding to go on a mission, is because I have experienced his love and understanding time and time again. I have researched other religions and none of them give me the same peace, happiness, and understanding as does this one. I have friends who have gotten into anti-Mormon literature and they have changed dramatically from being happy church-goers, to miserable and rude to others. A particular friend tried to sneakily shove anti-Mormon literature into my home, but luckily I felt a prompting to search my bookshelf and I found the book he had planted in my house. His entire personality and demeanor have changed in a matter of 2 months because of what he has been taught in that book. If anti-Mormon literature has that much power than how much power does the true gospel have to change lives? That question is exactly why I stay with this church. I have a very strong testimony of this gospel and how its truth has changed people for the better and they have become happier and stronger individuals with this gospel in their lives.

How I live my faith

On Sundays, I like to watch a short talk from our apostles or prophets from the most recent meeting called General Conference. Every night I read in my Book of Mormon trying to study and become familiar with its teachings so I can better serve the people of Taiwan. I was apart of a class in the church called Young Women's, where all the women ages 12-18 gather and learn from called teachers. They also meet every week to do service or an activity that helps these young girls become closer to our Heavenly Father. Nowadays I help my mother in her calling as a 4-year-old Sunday school teacher.