What Is a Church Community?
Loading.....

The video player could not be built.

Do you want to chat with a missionary?

We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Start a chat or call us at 1-888-537-6600.

Hi I'm Ashley

I converted to The Church on May 21, 2011 at the age of 18. I have no doubt in my mind that it is the true church.

About Me

I am currently working as a house cleaner, but I'm thinking about getting a job at my local hospital. I'm not sure exactly what I want to go to school for, but I'm thinking about: biology, chemistry, psychology, child development, and culinary school. I enjoy: reading singing taking care of kids cooking/baking music learning to play bass fishing being outside and much more!

Why I am a Mormon

Most of my high school life I was depressed. I was severely shy, I felt I had no purpose in life, I didn't do my school work, I didn't want to make new friends, I drank and smoked a lot to get away from my worries. I thought that life was too difficult and that I just had to get through it then all my sufferings would be over. I wasn't sure if I believed in heaven or not. Toward the end of my senior year I made the decision to stop being so negative and try to be happy. The thing was..... I didn't know how. So I took a look at the people around me who, in my opinion, were the happiest people I knew. I wanted to know why they seemed to always be smiling and so full of energy. I realized that they all had one thing in common. They were religious. A few weeks later I went with my aunt, who is LDS, and her friends, who are also LDS, to Disneyland. I used to think that all religious people were super strict and boring. Well, while at Disneyland they proved me greatly wrong. We had a fantastic time. A couple days after being back home, I got brave enough to ask my aunt if I could go to church with her the following Sunday. She of course said,"Yes!" I was immediately struck by how warm and welcoming everyone was. I observed how family oriented The Church was, and I loved that. I went a couple more times, and then my aunt asked if I wanted to talk with some missionaries. I was a little hesitant, mostly because I was a bit horrified to be meeting new people, but I agreed. I started taking the lessons, and throughout them I was asked if anything sounded weird or wrong. I kept wondering why they would ask me such a thing because everything they taught me made sense. Of course Our Heavenly Father would have a plan for us, of course families should be forever! I eventually committed to baptism. The time of my baptism was the happiest moment of my life so far. I was so excited that I was shaking. Now I have good things to work towards, now I am happy.

How I live my faith

I try to participate as much as possible in The Church. I go to church every week, go to young single adult activities, and go to scripture study classes. I have received a calling on the meeting committee for the women's group in my ward, that means I help plan out our meetings. I'm have also received my visiting teaching assignment, so I'm doing that too. Sometimes we have service projects and I try to do those too if I'm available.