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Hi I'm Ashley

I'm a student at BYU. I love chocolate, running, and being a Mormon!

About Me

I have been a member of the church all my life. I am the oldest of 6 children and just moved out of the house to attend BYU. I ran cross country and track and love it! I try and balance good grades, church, and a social life and it usually goes pretty well. I love my friends and don't think it would go nearly as well without them. They have the same high standards I do and therefore they usually have the same problems. They're always there for me if I need a little push here and there. I almost always either have a song playing or I'm the one playing it. I play the piano in my ward every Sunday and it's great to know I can serve the Lord doing something I love. I love my family as well, no matter how crazy they can get sometimes. I'm a pretty happy and laid back person and always try to enjoy life! :)

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I love being Mormon! My parents are both members, and I was raised with the standards and faith that they have. Recently, I've studied and pondered on my own and gained my own testimony of the church. During hard trials in my life, I turn to my faith in God to get through them and He is there without a doubt. I am so grateful that the church has been able to teach me the gospel and how to have such a close relationship with God. Every rule, standard, guideline... it all helps me to be the person I know He wants me to be and it makes me so happy to be able to live this way. The church and the people in it have influenced me so much and been there with me through every time in my life, whether good or bad. It is a constant companion and a source of light in the darkness that sometimes comes with life. I wouldn't trade being a Mormon for anything else.

How I live my faith

I love the church so much. In high school, I was at church as much as school. I served on a youth committee to plan activities, played the piano in countless meetings, and attended church meetings and youth nights with some of my best friends! I live my faith just by living. Although I'm in college and no longer in the youth program, my faith influences everything I do. It helps of course that I go to a university run by the church. Every choice - classes, clothing, friends, activities, has to do with my standards and beliefs. It brings me so much joy and comfort, and I want to share this lifestyle with others. Currently I am preparing to serve a full-time mission so I can do just that.