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Hi I'm Ashlee

I love this Gospel and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a senior at college. I will be graduating in a year and I will be a Medical Technologist. I love being outdoors. I love swimming, volleyball, hiking, biking and so much more! Being with friends and family makes me so happy and I couldn't ask for a better family and friends.

Why I am a Mormon

I have always known this church was true and I was baptized when I was 9 years old. I wasn't baptized at 8 because I wanted to make sure of my feelings of this Gospel. I read the Book of Mormon and took missionary discussions because I wanted me getting baptized to be my own decision. I am so grateful for this Gospel in my life. During my teenage years I had a falling out of the church where I just became inactive because I left my life and trials get the best of me. Since attending a wonderful university and making the friends that I have, I whole hardheartedly know that this is the true Gospel. I know that Jesus Christ lives and that he was persecuted and hung on that cross for each and everyone one of us. I know that Joseph Smith is a prophet and that he restored this Gospel to this earth. I know that Thomas S. Monson is the prophet of our church today and he does receive revelation from our Heavenly Father and they are to help us become better members of this church. I know that when we read the Book of Mormon and after we have finished it we pray to our Heavenly Father with real intent, we will get the truth revealed to us. This book is the one thing that keeps me grounded and keeps me looking forward. If it wasn't for that book and the members of this church I wouldn't be where I am today.

How I live my faith

I try everyday to live my life the way I know I can and serving in the church helps me live that way. I have had different callings/duties in the church and each one of them has taught me so much. I have taught classes in church including people my age and little kids. I have went to people's homes and visited with them when they couldn't make it to church. Every one of my callings has brought joy to me and I have learned so much abut myself, others and especially this church. Even though my duties change when I move places the one duty that I always receive is visiting teaching. Each month the church magazine has a message that should be taught to the women of the church. I love each month visiting the girls with my companion and just teaching them about this message and talking with them about what is going on in their life and see if they need any help. Visiting teaching helps me learn more about the people I am visiting and I get to meet new girls in my ward. It also helps me learn that I am not the only one going through tough times. I have learned from everyone of my callings in the church and I am grateful for them also, I can't wait to learn more throughout my life with other callings that I will receive.

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

We believe that everyone should have a chance to learn about our Gospel. There are some people who will never get the opportunity to learn about our church and this Gospel before their life here on earth ends. Members of the church perform baptisms for the dead because we try to give everyone a chance to except this Gospel at any point in there life, even in the afterlife. If people in heaven are taught of this Gospel and believe it is true and have accepted it then they will be baptized already by proxy here on this earth. You must be baptized to become an official member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and through baptism you can be, even if it is by proxy because you have already passed on. We believe that this Gospel is for everyone to enjoy and we hope everyone gets a chance to learn about it, but for those who will never have a chance we are able to give that chance to them if they accept it. Show more Show less