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Hi I'm Ashley

I'm a convert. I'm married to my best friend. I'm a soon-to-be mother. I'm a college graduate. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a convert to the church, where I met my husband 6 months after joining. We were married in the Colombia River LDS temple in November of 2010. We are expecting a daughter in July of 2012 after my graduating from a local university where I studied human development emphasizing in family studies and minored in psychology. My husband attends WSU and studies neuroscience and psychology. We enjoy spending time outside, watching movies, swimming, and spending time with family and friends.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was younger, I grew up religious, and attended the local Baptist church. When I turned 12 my father died, and I experienced a phase where I was "mad" at God. This experience made me become inactive in the local church where I eventually stopped attending. When I was 19, a family friend who had just got back from a mission, introduced me to the church and we attended an activity. Afterward, I attended missionary discussions and learned about the plan of salvation/happiness and learned that I would see my father again and we would be an eternal family. I know that this truth is what brought me to the gospel. The knowledge that the missionaries shared with me is something that helped me understand exactly the blessings that Heavenly Father gives to us, and how we learn in this life. Soon after meeting finishing the discussions, I was baptized. Six months later, I met my husband, and 14 months after that we were married in the temple. We are now expecting a baby girl. This experience is something that has changed my life in so many ways, and I am truly grateful for our eternal family.

How I live my faith

I try my best to be a great example to those around me, as most students who attend the university are not members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. By being an active member of the local ward, and activities committee, I can help plan for fun things that the members of the church can participate in, where friends and non-members can be invited to learn more about the church.