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Hi I'm Ashley

I grew up in Las Vegas. I am married to the love of my life and we have 2 incredible kiddos. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am 29 years old. I joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in 2004. I married my dreamboy a few years later. We have 2 kids that I get to stay home and play with everyday. I graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology in 2004. I like to try new recipes- still learning to cook! I love trying to be crafty- trying being the keyword. Playdates, storytimes, and crafts take up most of my time. My husband and I like to BBQ and rent the latest Redbox movies on the weekends!

Why I am a Mormon

I had been going to church for a couple of years with good friends and had never met with missionaries for fear that they would want to baptize me and I wouldn't know what I was getting into. One day a good friend of mine finally asked me to meet with the missionaries and she said I could meet with them at her house and I agreed. The missionaries began to teach me and to my surprise I learned so much more than I could have hoped for. I thought I knew so much about the church already, but then they shared the Plan of Salvation and I will never forget asking questions and being so pleasantly surprised by all of this new found information. Missionaries are able to bring the Spirit so strongly when they teach. That day the Spirit testified to me of the truthfulness of the Restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ as they taught. I couldn't help but want to be baptized. From the time that I had met with the missionaries to now- 7.5 years later- my testimony has grown immensely. I know that my Heavenly Father lives and that he knows me and he loves me. I know that Jesus Christ lives and that he is my Savior and the Savior of the entire world. I know that through his Atonement I can repent and return to live my Heavenly Father and my Savior, Jesus Christ. I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God. I know that he saw God and Jesus Christ and that he brought about the restoration of the Gospel. I know that Joseph Smith translated the Book of Mormon and that it is the word of God. I know that President Thomas S. Monson is our prophet and that he is the mouthpiece for God on the Earth at this time. I testify that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the true Church of Jesus Christ on the Earth today. I know these things because I have prayed about them, and have received answers to my prayers. :)

How I live my faith

My faith is so important to me. For this reason I try not to miss a Sunday at church (unless my kids or myself are sick, of course!). I love that I can learn more about the Gospel of Jesus Christ each Sunday and that I am able to renew my baptismal covenants every week when I take the Sacrament. My daughter is old enough to be in the nursery and she loves to be able to go sing songs, play games and learn lessons about our Savior. I am able to help with the Compassionate Service in our ward. That means I get to help set up help wherever there is a need for brothers or sisters in the ward who need a warm meal or a ride to and from church or to an important appointment if they need the extra help. It is a very fulfilling calling. I have learned so much about the sisters in our ward and have grown to love them so much through this calling. I am also a Visiting Teacher. This means I am assigned visit a few sisters every month to make sure they are doing well and to share a spiritual message with them. I have become great friends with these wonderful women and it is such a treat when we make the time to get to know each other more and visit each month. Being a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has become a part of who I am. It is the way I live my life and I love everything about it. Becoming a member of the church has been the greatest blessing.