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Hi I'm David Ashton

I grew up in South Carolina. I think everyone has a story to tell. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I recently graduated from college and I like playing and watching sports particularly football. My wife and I enjoy taking walks on Sunday afternoons and visiting places we've never been before. I have played on football, soccer, rugby, and wrestling teams in college and high school. I hardly ever skip a meal because I believe food to be the spice of life.

Why I am a Mormon

I go to church and try to live my life the best way that I know because that is when I am the happiest no matter what else is happening. I have a firm belief that God is real and that we are His children. I also know that He has asked us to follow the example of His son, Jesus Christ. Whenever I am trying my best to follow Christ I can always rest easier and my burdens are made lighter. I have a simple but firm belief that as I follow the commandments of God He will bless. He is my Father in Heaven and only wants what is best for me even though I might not always understand why. I trust in Him and that he has a plan for me and my family. I know that as I do what He has asked of me that all things will work out in the end. The Gospel of Christ has helped me to have the attitude that the best is yet to come and that we need to face the future with faith.

How I live my faith

I have the privilege of being the Sunday School teacher for the teenagers at the church I attend. I feel privileged to be a part of their lives at such a pivotal point for them. I feel like helping young people around the world is a way to have less problems in the future by teaching them to be good honest people. About once a month a friend and I get to visit a couple of families from our church. It is always fun being able to share a brief positive message. Afterwards I always enjoy being able to visit with them and see how their family is doing. After being in this area for a few months it begins to feel like my fellow church members are a part of my extended family. I feel good when I walk in the church building and I look around and see the faces of people that are working together to help each other. That is a powerful and comforting feeling. I know that as I live my life the way that God wants me to I have a calm reassurance that I can't get any other way.