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Hi I'm Ashley

I grew up mainly in Washington state. I love the outdoors. I am studying to become a doctor. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently a college student trying to get good grades and master the incredibly difficult degree simply labeled "Biology." I decided to major in biology after spending half of my life very ill from Fibromyalgia and other health concerns. It was during the worst part of my illnesses that I took a 6th grade biology class - it was love at first sight. I quickly learned that I not only enjoyed biology but I also had a knack for it, especially human biology! It was soon after that I was hooked and set my eyes firmly upon the Study of Life, and on eventually making it into Medical School. My favorite things to do in all the world tend to be outdoor recreational activities. I absolutely love hiking and go as often as I can! My dad is the only other one (besides myself) who likes to go, so usually when I am home from school and we have decent weather my dad and I head for the mountains. It's one of my favorite things to do. Honestly, what could be better? My grandpa has also more recently introduced me to kayaking which I love to do as well. When my feet are feeling up to it I also love to go running especially in the rain, when the air smells so fresh. I just love life and enjoy the blessing of living everyday!!

Why I am a Mormon

Because I have come to KNOW for myself that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the true church of Christ restored to the earth in these latter days. I know this because I have studied the gospel, I have read the Book of Mormon, I have prayed sincerely for a good amount of time, kept the doctrines and felt in every cell of my body the spirit of Christ testifying to me of the truthfulness of this gospel, and this feeling is one that permeates everything and enlightens your mind in a way nothing else can, has or will... you cannot honestly discredit this experience as anything less than divine. I know that if you too will learn, keep commitments from the missionaries and pray sincerely to know that you WILL know (truly know) for yourselves that this is His true church. Heavenly Father knows and loves each and every person individually, he wants to share all that he knows and has with you, and if you too will do the things above he will testify of the truthfulness of these things unto you.

How I live my faith

The principles of the gospel play an intricate part of my everyday. I wake up everyday and kneel on my knees to pray to my Father in Heaven asking him for His spirit to expand my understanding and lead me in the best path's which he would have me to take that day. Then I end the prayer by thanking him specifically for all the wonderful blessings he has given me, including my fantastic family, friends, pets, health, church/ gospel and education. Then I continue my morning ritual by reading the scriptures. I just finished the Old Testament (a very complicated book, but one I learned a great deal from and thoroughly enjoyed studying), and am now studying the Book of Mormon (another testament of Jesus Christ about the people in the America's)). I generally read for 30 minutes a day, but on Sundays I try to read at least an hour. Sometimes my scripture study comes for an extra 5 or 10 mins here or there throughout the day, but the goal is always to get at least 30 minutes read/ studied in the morning. I am by no means perfect at reading without fail, but I am always working towards being perfect and I really do try, I love the scriptures and feel close to my Heavenly Father when I read, so I feel a bit empty inside whenever I forget. I mentioned Sundays. Sundays are very sacred to us (or at least should be and hopefully are) and we strive to keep the Sabbath day holy by not shopping or doing recreational activities on Sunday, but instead we strive to better study the word's of the Lord and serve those around us. We aren't perfect of course, but we are always striving to do better. I LOVE the Sabbath because it is truly a day of rest from the things of the world, and I tend to crave a break from the rat race of life. It's nice to take a day off from studying and instead turn outward and see who I can bless, instead of just focusing on myself as I usually do.

In whom should we have faith?

On Christ. He is the God of the whole universe. He is our elder brother and the Father of our Souls. He desires to give us all that he has, but we have to allow him too. The door to faith and conversion to the gospel of Jesus Christ is opened through our sincere desire to better know him and know which denomination if any is correct, and is further built upon and catalyzed through our faith, our "doing" what the Lord has and continues to ask us to do in his name. Show more Show less