Hi I'm Ashley
I am 21 years old and I just celebrated 2 years of marriage to my best friend! Our only baby right now is our Beagle, Sadie. She is everything to us! I am a Dental Assistant and my husband is very busy. He works for his family's business, coaches high school football, and goes to college as well. I was raised in an Air Force family, and had the most amazing opportunities to see different places around the world. When my father retired to North Carolina, I met my husband and the rest is history! What I have learned about life is that it never takes the course you expected, so you have to learn that you are part of a bigger plan and be willing to play your part! When you are willing to be patient and do the Lord's will, things always end up better than you could ever expect.
Why I am a Mormon
Growing up, my mother and I attended several different churches, only to leave each for one reason or another. Finally, deciding that we knew what our beliefs were but weren't able to find a church that had the same beliefs, we gave up on organized religion. My family was transferred to Utah with the Air Force, which is where our conversion began. Several LDS church members shared the Gospel with us and sent the missionaries to our home. When I heard the Gospel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, I knew that I had found a religion that fit [MY] beliefs. I didn't have to change my beliefs to fit the religion. Every day things happen in my life that constantly reaffirm the truthfulness of this religion.
How I live my faith
The amazing thing about this church is that it is exactly the same everywhere in the world! You know it must be true if not even the smallest detail of doctrine varies in all the world. The same scriptures are used, the same church leadership presides over all, the organizations are set up the same. It is wonderful to have such a sure and constant thing in this world! I currently serve in Primary with children ages 3-11. This is so new to me since I joined the church when I was 12 and went to Young Womens [girls ages 12-18] instead of Primary. The great thing about serving in Primary, is I get to see the basic foundation of knowledge that is taught to the children. Those children are so smart and have so much faith! It is so inspiring to be around them! I am also a visiting teacher. I am companions with another sister in the Church who lives near me. Each month, we visit a few sisters in our ward. During our visit, we share a spiritual message and just spend time with those sisters. We pray for each of them and try to be sensitive to any needs they may have. I love to get to know each sister because each one of them influences my life in some way.