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Hi I'm Ashley

I grew up in the south. I'm an elder care giver. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I graduated high school in 2008 as an EMT-Basic and started college straight out. After taking a couple of semesters off and a long term relationship ended I've decided exactly what my goals are and that I want to continue in nursing school and eventually have a wonderful family of my own. I'm now working as a care giver and love my life!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into this amazing church and didn't quite understand the full testimony I had until I has fourteen or fifteen when I started to investigate all of my questions. A lot of my testimony came from many years of seminary, youth conferences, girl's camp, and one particular summer at EFY especially for youth. I have learned so much from my parents, grandparents, teachers, speakers, bishops, and leaders. But most of all I have learned from the scriptures and many good books from the church. I have a full testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ and know that he lives and loves me. I have a testimony of temple marriage and the heavenly blessings it can give us on this earth. I know this is the only true church not only because I have investigated other churches, but I have prayed and asked God with a willing heart if all of these things are true. I love my heavenly family as well as my earthly family and would be lost without the gospel of Christ.

How I live my faith

I attend church on a regular basis and pay a full tithe, which is ten percent of my total income. (Tithing is used to build temples and church buildings)

What do Mormons believe about the nature of God?

Ashley
God is a glorious and loving heavenly father. He is kind and forgiving. He loves everyone no matter their lifestyle and is willing to forgive any transgression. Show more Show less

Can husband and wife be together forever? Do you believe that families will live together in heaven?

Ashley
Through marriage in a temple a man and a woman can be together forever with their families, even after death. In a temple marriage there are strong covenants or promises made with heavenly father binding them together forever. I do believe that families can live together even after mortal death. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons perform proxy baptisms in their temples?

Ashley
Proxy baptisms are baptisms for those who have died and did not have the opportunity to be baptized in their natural life. We believe after death the spirit is brought into a spirit world, before judgment, and in this time they are taught the gospel and if there is a proxy baptism for them then they have the opportunity to accept this baptism or reject it. It is basically the opportunity they did not have while living. Show more Show less

Can you tell me about Mormon customs: how you dress for church, what holidays you celebrate, etc.?

Ashley
We as LDS members dress modestly, meaning that we cover our shoulders, bellys, and legs. Basically nothing low cut, sleeveless, cropped in the mid section, and nothing too short or revealing. For church the women wear skirts and a nice blouse/shirt and the men wear dress pants, shirts, shoes, and ties. We celebrate all holidays and birthdays! Show more Show less

How does the Church finance its operations?

Ashley
All of the Church finances are through the payment of tithing from its members. Tithing is ten percent of all income. Show more Show less

Why is it important for us to take care of our bodies? Why are our bodies called temples of God in the Bible?

Ashley
Our bodies were given to us as special gifts that are expected to be cherished. They are our spirit's home and were true creations of God. Any gift of God should be respected and taken care of. A temple is a building that God resides in and is sacred. Our bodies were made to be a building for our spirits to reside in and is also sacred. We take care of our bodies the way we take care of a temple. Keep it clean, safe, and healthy. Show more Show less

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Ashley
Missions are suggested for all men over the age of 18 but are not required. While it is not expected of women to serve missions they are also allowed at the age of 22. Show more Show less

How are the activities of the Mormon missionaries funded?

Ashley
Mormon missionaries save money and pay for all expenses through their entire two year missions. All of the money for their food, bills, living, transportation, clothes, etc is paid for by the missionary or his/her family. Show more Show less

Are there restrictions based on race or color concerning who can join The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and have the priesthood?

Ashley
ANYONE who accepts the gospel of Jesus Christ can join the Church and is not discriminated against. Women are not allowed to hold the priesthood, but any worthy man no matter his color, race, or ethnicity can hold the priesthood. Show more Show less