Hi I'm Ashley
I am currently a Pre-K teacher in Georgia. I graduated from the University of Georgia in December of 2010 with a degree in Early Childhood Education. I love watching those little munchkins grow and learn. I also love to run. I completed my third half marathon in November. Maybe I will do a full marathon one day. I recently married in May 2011 in the Atlanta Temple and I am loving married life. I love chocolate, the Atlanta Braves, elephants, and I love being a Mormon.
Why I am a Mormon
I am a Mormon because I believe this Gospel to be the true Gospel, the restored Gospel brought back to Earth by the Prophet Joseph Smith. I believe Jesus Christ is my Savior and Redeemer. I grew up not being Mormon. During my school years I met my best friend who happened to be Mormon. As we grew closer she began to invite me to church activities and church services. After being around the church for about four years, the missionaries and my friend thought I should hear the lessons. The missionaries taught me in my friend's home the summer before my sophomore year in college. I was baptized in August of 2008 and it has been one of the best decisions of my life. I began reading the Book of Mormon as the missionaries taught their lessons and I loved it. The book talks of Christ in most every chapter. It truly is Another Testament of Jesus Christ. I prayed sincerely about the book and this Gospel. The Spirit was able to testify to me the truth of this Gospel. I knew if I believe in the Gospel and the Book of Mormon, then I must know Joseph Smith to be a true prophet. I have never looked back on my decision because I believe it to be true in every way. I am a Mormon based on the knowledge I have of it's truthfulness. I am blessed to have the Gospel in my life.
How I live my faith
I live my faith by trying to be a good example to my community, my co-workers, my friends, and my family. I live my values and high standards I have set for myself. I participate in church activities and I work with the young women of the church. I am able to see them progress and grow. I am able to be a strong example for them. I have high standards not only for myself, but so I can be an example for these young women to look to. I also live these high standards so I can be an example for my future family.