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Hi I'm Ash Bratton

I love different cultures and languages. I love to sing and dance. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

What I'm most known for is my love of Asia. I love the culture, the language, the people, the music, the dancing, the food, the fashion. Just about everything! For over two years now I've been learning Japanese. But I plan to be fluent in Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, and Arabic. Ironically enough, I just got my mission call to Brazil so I will be adding Portuguese to my list! I'm a huge music lover whether I'm singing to it, dancing to it, or writing it. One of my dreams is to become an international DJ. There's such delicious music to feed your ears from all around the world! I love sharing my music journeys with others so they can feel the flavor of another culture and language :) Since my spirit responds so well to music, I've really taken to dancing. I think all styles of dance are incredible but my favorite forms of dance are jazz, salsa, and blues. I don't claim to be amazing, but there is something special when you can connect to the music through your body movement. Dancing has always been something I love but haven't excelled at. It has taught me patience, perseverance, individuality, and expression. So if you love something, don't be afraid to try it!

Why I am a Mormon

I feel myself very lucky, because I have never doubted God or Jesus Christ's existence. I have always felt their presence in my life. What I struggled with was believing that they could truly care about someone as insignificant as me. Growing up as a Mormon, I would always hear the song "I am a child of God." I remember singing it to myself and wanting so badly for it to be true. But at the same time, I didn't feel worthy to be one of God's creations. It was not until I was twelve years old that I realized the truth from that children's song. I was at Girls Camp that summer and we were being taught a lesson on our individual worth. Each girl was handed a mirror and to take a look at herself. When we looked, we were to look at ourselves not with our eyes, but with Heavenly Father's eyes. As I gazed into my mirror I understood God's love for me and all his children. Knowing that single truth, that God loves me, allowed everything else to fall into place. With that beginning knowledge I came to know for myself that because God loves His children He created a plan that would allow all his children to choose to come back to him; He sent Jesus Christ to earth to act as the world's savior; He sent prophets to testify of His love and His plan; He provided words of truth and love in the Bible and Book of Mormon; He gives us each the chance to become like Him by coming to this earth. Now that I know without a doubt of God's love for me, I live my life for him by choosing correct principles and values. I want to show him in my daily thoughts, actions, and deeds that I love him too. And I will spend the rest of my life proving it to Him, myself, and the world. That is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by following my Savior's example and remembering him in all the decisions I make. I will not lie; it can be awfully hard at times. I know what Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ want for me, but sometimes my desires in the moment are not in line with theirs. I constantly have to remind myself of the end goal and my ultimate desire: to live with God again. If I can remember that, all the trivial wants that the world offers just melt away. There are many things that help me keep to the path that I want to travel on. But the most important thing to me is surrounding myself with positive, encouraging people, those that will support me in my endeavor to live as righteous daughter of God. Mormons and non-Mormons alike have helped me reach this point of life. I am thankful to live by my faith and have those that love me for choosing to do so.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Ash Bratton
Mormons choose to follow after the example of Jesus Christ. Jesus taught the world the following principle in Matthew 25: 35-40 35 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: 36 Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. 37 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? 38 When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? 39 Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? 40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. Anyone who chooses to follow the teachings of Christ keeps this principle close to their heart. The beautiful thing is that Mormons and non-Mormons do this. So Mormons can help non-Mormons and non-Mormons can help Mormons. That is the beauty of God's plan. It is not meant for just this particular people. It is meant for everyone! Show more Show less