What Is a Church Community?

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 Ashleigh

I'm a wife and mother. I love to harmonize with any melody. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I married my best friend on April 12, 2011. On April 27 the following year we were blessed with a beautiful baby girl. I consider it a huge blessing to be able to be a stay-at-home mom. I am a college graduate from Brigham Young University-Idaho and an aspiring elementary school teacher. I was involved in choir ever since music class in First grade until the end of my college years. I miss being in a choir, but I continue my love of music by singing at home constantly, learning one piano song at a time, and singing or playing piano with my husband. I love the beauty in different languages, and am currently trying to learn Spanish. Shannon Hale's "The Goose Girl" is my favorite novel, but I also love the Harry Potter series. I run and do pilates regularly, but dancing is my favorite form of exercise. My husband and I were swing instructors together at BYU-Idaho. Despite my enjoyment in and desire to remain fit and healthy I love cookies, cake, cinnamon rolls and the like.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a mormon because I know this church to be the true, and have gained that testimony for myself with the help and guidance of my parents, church leaders, and many others throughout my life. My testimony is constantly strengthened with each new experience. However, it doesn't just happen that way. I have to be actively trying to strengthen my testimony through prayer, scripture study (as well as study from other good books), and striving to be righteous with my thoughts and actions every day. Then, when good things happen I am able to see the blessings. Also, when trials happen I am able to push through them, learn to rely on my Heavenly Father for comfort and guidance, and sometimes I am able to clearly see specific blessings that come from these trials. There are big things that happen in everybody's life that contribute to how close they become to Heavenly Father or how far away they turn from Him, but I think it is mostly about the little things. Doing the little things that keep my testimony alive and the Holy Ghost with me are especially what keep me going through very difficult trials that would otherwise shake my faith.

How I live my faith

I believe that living my faith means just that; living it! That means studying my scriptures every day, praying in the morning, at night and throughout the day, and making those prayers meaningful. It means faithfully attending church every Sunday. I also am a youth leader, which means meeting with the youth for a lesson/activity regularly. I also regularly visit teach; I and one other sister who is my companion have several women with whom we try to meet once a month, give a spiritual thought, and watch over these women so we know how they are doing and if they need anything. Everybody in the ward has an assignment in the same fashion; it is a kind of care system within a ward. There are also little things I try to do such as agree to give a talk in church on Sunday when asked and help out wherever I can. I also try to share the gospel with others, although I'm working on having courage to do this more!