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Hi I'm Ashley Rouch

Wife, sister, daughter, friend. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I go to college in Long Beach and I'm studying to be an Elementary School Teacher. I work with special needs kids for a school district and I currently work one on one with an Autistic boy that I just adore! I got married to my High School sweetheart of 6 years on January 12, 2013 in the San Diego Temple. I like to be craft, bake, be outdoors and ride my bike, going to the beach, playing games and just being around my family and friends I love to sing and I sing in the choir at church. It is one of my favorite things to do and I feel closer to my Heavenly Father when I sing. I am the oldest of 2 girls in my family and I love my sister very much.

Why I am a Mormon

I have grown up in the church and I was born into it. My mother was also born into the church, but my father was a convert at age 17. My parents have taught my sister and I since we were little to obey the commandments and to follow our Heavenly Father's plan. Most people that don't understand our faith may believe that I was forced to follow this religion, but it is all about free will and making your own choices. My parents never forced me to go to church or force me to follow the commandments and rules, I just did because my parents did and they were who I looked up to and I also wanted to because I knew it was what my Heavenly Father wanted for me and all my loved ones. I love this gospel and it has brought so many blessings and great things into my life. I met my husband and got married in the temple and I have many great friends and a loving family. I'm a healthy happy person, that knows that our Heavenly Father and our Savior Jesus Christ loves us very much.

How I live my faith

Our church is very active in the community and helping serve others. We have participated in prop 8 campaigns as well as helping serve those less fortunate than us. I have done beach cleanups with my ward and have done service projects when I was younger like making blankets and getting kits ready for kids that are going to school but can't afford those things. When I was in singles ward I was the Break the Fast co-chair. I had a committee and another co-chair and we made and prepared food for everyone at church every Sunday. It was a challenging calling sometimes, but very rewarding as well. Also I was on the dance committee, which is a really fun committee to be on. We hosted a dance at our building once a month where LDS young single adults come to just have fun and dance and meet other LDS young single adults. There is all sorts of exciting and fun things to do with everyone all the time. Currently in my family ward I work with the primary which I love! These young kids have so many questions and love for our Savior. It's amazing. I love being able to teach them and share the gospel and my testimony with them.

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

Ashley Rouch
Members attending Sunday services will most likely be wearing their “Sunday best,” which may include suits, sport coats, and ties for the men and modest dresses or skirts for the women. Children also typically dress up for Sunday. We feel it is more respectful to our Heavenly Father since we are worshiping in his house. Members of the Church celebrate holidays especially Christmas and Easter, regarding these two events as the most spiritually significant days in history because of the birth, suffering, death, and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Church members also celebrate the regional and national holidays of the countries where they live. Church members also celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, and similar events. Show more Show less