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Hi I'm Ashley

I'm a Mormon. I am a Colorado native, a young wife, and a soon-to-be registered dietitian nutritionist.

About Me

I recently finished school and an internship, and I plan to be a registered dietitian nutritionist soon. I am a young wife, and I am passionate about family. I also love volunteering in the community and participating in humanitarian causes. In the past I have volunteered in schools, soup kitchens, food banks, and many other community settings. I love meeting new people and working together to make a difference. In addition to nutrition, I have an interest in several sports, especially volleyball and tennis, and I love spending time in the mountains. I also enjoy reading and cooking and going on adventures with my husband.

Why I am a Mormon

Though my parents raised me as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I realized in 8th grade that I needed to decide for myself if what I had grown up believing was really true. I had previously had experiences which led me to believe it was true, but I wanted something more. I wanted to know without a doubt that Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father visited Joseph Smith and through him restored the true church of Christ to the earth. So, I decided to once again study the Book of Mormon which, like the Bible, is a witness of Jesus Christ. I studied it over the course of several months and prayed to know if it is true. I felt good about it, but I did not receive the firm witness that I desired. Shortly after I finished studying the Book of Mormon, our prophet challenged members of our church to study it again, regardless of how many times they had read it in the past. I accepted the challenge and began studying the book again. One night as I was nearing the end of the Book of Mormon, I felt inspired to pray to know the truth. As I did so, I received peace. However, this did not quite satisfy me, and so I continued to pray. It seemed like several minutes passed before I received further confirmation in my heart and mind that the book is true. A greater sense of warmth and comfort washed over me. Only then did I realize that peace is enough of an answer. I knew that from that point forward, I could not doubt. I must trust God and move forward in my faith. As I have continued to live my religion, I have received further confirmations in my heart and mind that Jesus Christ lives and knows me, the Book of Mormon is true, and God speaks to His children on the earth today through a living prophet. I know it is true because living my faith has blessed my life richly with peace and happiness.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith by being happy and caring about people. My knowledge of God brings me so much peace and joy. I hope to share this joy by living happily day-to-day and being a friend to everyone. I love meeting new people, and I seek opportunities to reach out daily. My belief that God loves everyone has encouraged me to volunteer in the community. I made the goal to do community service every semester that I attended college. This led me to tutor middle school students, help in a preschool, serve meals in a soup kitchen, and more. I am far from being the kind of person I hope to become, but living my faith has helped me progress on that path.