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Hi I'm Ashlie

I'm a cosmetologist from Rexburg Idaho, that loves life and making people feel good about themselves. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a loving and caring person. Of course I have my flaws, I'm not always the most happiest person and I can be a little bit lazy sometimes. But I try to better myself everyday to be the kind of girl that Heavenly Father wants me to be. I was sealed in the Rexburg Idaho Temple on October 15, 2010 to the most amazing man in the world. I have known my husband for almost 5 years and have dated him for 3 years. While he was serving a mission in Richmond Virginia I patiently waited for him until the day he got home. It wasn't easy, but with the Lord by my side I knew I could not only love and support my husband while he was away for those 2 years, but I could also handle any challenge that came my way not only while he was gone but also when he returned home. I went to beauty school and am now a cosmetologist. I am a lead therapist at a day spa and I love it so much! I want nothing more than to be a mom. My husband and I are getting ready to start trying to have a baby. We know that the Lord will bless us one day with one of his special little children. we've gone through a lot this year but I know that being a mother will not only make me a better and stronger person, but It will help my husband and my kids know that family really is forever, and I want to return to the Celestial Kingdom with them when the time comes.

Why I am a Mormon

I've been a Mormon my whole life. My parents have always been strong members and have raised me and my siblings in the same religion ever since we've been born. In my teenage years I always struggled if knowing if the church was true or not. I know this sounds like a cheese ball love story but I don't think I would be where I am today if It hadn't met my husband. He was preparing to go on a mission while I was dating him and he knew that he had some teaching to do with me before he left. We read our scriptures every night together, and he would make sure that we would say on opening and closing prayer to really make sure that the spirit was with us. After a year of reading, lessons and going to church Taylor left on his mission, every week he would write me and encourage me to get my Patriarchal Blessing. I was so scarred. I kept telling myself, "You're not ready." "It's not time." But in all reality I was afraid to hear what the Lord had to say to me. My mom sat me down and asked me why I was so afraid to receive such a wonderful blessing, after I told her she looked at me and said, " Satan is doing his works on you Ash. He is making you feel like you are not ready, he doesn't want you to get your Patriarchal Blessing. I know you are ready, I've seen a big change in you this past year and I know that the Lord wants to talk to you and give you this wonderful blessing." I received my blessing 4 years ago and I have heeded the words that were spoken to me ever since. I never felt the spirit so strong before. I knew that the Lord was in that room whispering in the Patriarchs ear and telling me what I needed to hear. The Lord loves us so much, he want's nothing more than to help us understand that his way is the right and only way. I know that the church is true, as I am getting ready to start a family of my own to teach them what is true. I know that the adversary is really here, he wants me to mess up. I know if I ever fall I have the Lord to help me get back up.

How I live my faith

I live my faith in many ways. It could be me teaching my nursery kids and teaching them about Christ and how we need to be more like him. It could be at work while I'm giving someone a pedicure, not only do I have the knowledge to help others but they have the knowledge to help me if I ever need help. Living your faith isn't just by sitting down with someone and having a discussion about your religion. It could be something simple like doing service for a neighbor, cleaning your home for your mom so she can come home and be happy knowing that the house is clean and that she doesn't need to do it. There are so many was to live your faith. I try to live my faith by keeping my covenants I made when I was sealed in the temple. Though I struggle with a lot of them I try to find ways to make myself better at doing them. I want to help people as much as I possibly can. I love helping others. Not only does it make them feel good, it makes me feel good knowing that I did something to help someone who really needed it. there are times where I catch myself not wanting to help just because I don't want to. I always need to have service in my heart and to forget about my personal interests and my needs and wants. My husband always says, "Do it unto others as thou would do unto him." or, "As I have loved you love one another." He always finds away to make me think he's right. The lord doesn't care about how we dot it, it's if we choose to do it is what really matters to him. He wants nothing more than to have all his earthly children to come home and to be with him once again. He loves and cares about us so much, I hate when I know I've disappointed him. I want to work hard everyday to let him know that I am on this earth for a reason and that I will help those who are lost find their way back.