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Hi I'm Ashley Christine

I love the wind, I love the rain. I love to play volleyball and I am trying to learn how to play the guitar:) I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently serving a mission because I love the Lord and I love the gospel of Jesus Christ. I am a college student with a mind to change some small part of the world. I love all kinds of art- especially painting and photography. I love playing volleyball, running in the rain, and listening to music and singing along every now and then:)

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is true. I have read The Book of Mormon and prayed about it to know the truth for myself. I trust and follow our living prophets and apostles because I know they are called of God to be our guides here on earth. I know that I am a daughter of God, he loves me and has a plan full of joy and happiness for me and my family.

How I live my faith

I like to find opportunities to serve, that is one of the reasons I am choosing to serve a mission! I have found a lot of happiness in helping others- I feel closer to Christ when I do things that he would do if he were here.

What do Mormons believe about family?

Ashley Christine
We believe that the family is central to God's plan for us. Families are our greatest sources of joy and also the fundamental unit in which we learn and grow. My family means more than the world to me. Each and every member of my family is precious to me- and what's more, they are all precious to my Father in Heaven. The purpose of this life is for all of God's spirit sons and daughters to come to earth, gain a physical body, and experience life so that we can learn how to become like Him. Through families, we learn how to love, care, overcome, think, feel, protect, and many other important things. Through families, we obtain happiness and we experience sorrow, both are necessary for our eternal progression as children of God. When families are build upon the principals of the gospel of Jesus Christ, they are anchored upon a firm foundation and will not fall (Helaman 5:12). I know that I can be with my family for eternity, I love them and they love me. Together, we grow in faith so that we may one day enjoy the blessings of exultation at God's glorious side. Show more Show less

What is the priesthood?

Ashley Christine
The priesthood is our Heavenly Father's authority and power given to his children to use here on the earth. Because the priesthood authority is from God, those who are given the opportunity to exercise it are faithful followers of Christ and do all they can to do the things that He would do. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is organized under Christ's priesthood and the worthy members who hold it bless, lead, and help build God's kingdom. Show more Show less

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Ashley Christine
Yes! Moses, Abraham and Noah were all great men who were called by God to be prophets. Their calling was to lead and guide God's other children here on the earth. God loves his children on the earth today just as much as he loved his children on the earth during ancient times. God knows us and knows that no matter what time period we live in, we need additional guidance and direction from his earthly representatives. The world today is especially a confusing and at times, scary place. I know that God's prophets are given the authority to receive instruction and guide us through these changing times and that if we listen to their words, we will find comfort and security. Thomas S. Monson is God's prophet today, you can listen to his words and apply them directly to your life. I promise you that as you take to heart the messages that he shares, you will know of God's love for you and will know that he is a true prophet, called of God to lead and guide us today. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Ashley Christine
Yes we are! The reason that some people sometimes get confused on this issue is because our church has been given the nickname "The Mormons" which comes from our use of The Book of Mormon. The real name of our church is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. One of my favorite scriptures in The Book of Mormon is found in 2 Nephi 25:26 which says: "And we talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ, we prophesy of Christ, and we write according to our prophecies, that our children may know to what source they may look for a remission of their sins." We believe in and worship Christ, he is our Savior and Redeemer, the center of our faith and the leader of our church. Show more Show less

How can faith in Jesus Christ influence us in our marriages and family relationships? in our friendships?

Ashley Christine
Developing a firm faith in Christ and in our Heavenly Father gives one a strong sense of self-worth and a greater perspective on life- both now and in the eternities. When we have faith in Christ, we believe in and rely on His love and mercy to make us better people and to help us overcome difficulties. Any relationship, whether it be a marriage, friendship, or simply a business acquaintance, can be improved and strengthened when we begin to see other people as Christ would see them. Knowing that Christ and Heavenly Father forgives us when we make mistakes helps us to develop a similar capacity to forgive others- forgiveness is key in any relationship, especially marriage. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe happens to us after we die? What do Mormons believe about life after death?

Ashley Christine
We have faith in Christ, our Father in Heaven and his wonderful plan of salvation. Death is a part of this plan, we need to experience death so that we can continue to progress. When we die, our physical bodies and our spirits are separated and our spirits will move on to a place called the spirit world where we will remain for a time while we continue to learn, develop and help others until the time comes for us to be resurrected. Resurrection is another marvelous part of Heavenly Father's plan and is the term for when our bodies and our spirits are reunited to a perfect state. We know that we will all receive the gift of resurrection because Christ overcame death for us and was resurrected Himself. After the resurrection, we will have the opportunity to live in peace and happiness with our families forever if we have lived our lives following the commandments and striving to live up to what God expects of us. Show more Show less

How can I find someone to talk with, in person, about the Mormon religion?

Ashley Christine
Talk to the missionaries! Show more Show less

How can we increase our faith in Jesus Christ?

Ashley Christine
Faith is an action word; it is more than just believing and hoping, it is doing. Our faith will grow as we live according to God's commandments. God doesn't ask us to be perfect, but He expects us to do our best and to not give up. So, if we take advantage of every day by doing the small things that God has asked us to do, we will be blessed and our faith will grow inch by inch. Show more Show less

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

Ashley Christine
God is in everything. From the organization of our solar system down to the tiny insects that populate our world, everything moves in harmony. There is no way that everything just happened to turn out right, there are too many details involved! For me, each new day is a witness that God lives and loves his children. He has given us everything; a beautiful world to live in, loving families, purpose and hope. I was reading in the scriptures the other day in Alma chapter 30 verse 44, this passage of scripture testifies to all who read it that it is possible to find God, our Supreme Creator, in all things. After reading this scripture, I tried a little experiment: I tried to find God's handiwork in everything I saw or did during the day. I'll admit that it was difficult at first, because it was something I wasn't used to doing, but after a while, this little exercise made me happier and more grateful for everything around me that I normally take for granted. In the end, I would like to add my testimony to that of the prophet Alma; I know that God is our Heavenly Father, that he loves us and that he is in everything! Show more Show less

How can we come to know our Father in Heaven?

Ashley Christine
Just like with any other relationship, in order to come to know Heavenly Father, you have to communicate and show your interest in finding and strengthening your relationship. Communication happens through prayer- prayer has always been the way that God's children have communicated with him. We are taught in the scriptures to pray to Heavenly Father in the name of Jesus Christ. We thank Heavenly Father for the blessings he has given us; we can express our feelings, concerns and hopes for the future and ask for His guidance and for things that we need. This way of praying shows a sincere desire to let Heavenly Father in to our lives. His hand is always extended, he waits for us to simply look and reach up. I have found that my own personal relationship with Heavenly Father has taken on a whole different meaning as my prayers have become conversations- a conversation like I would have with a best friend or my earthly parents. My knowledge of who I really am and who he wants me to be has grown and I can feel His divine presence in my life every moment of every day. As we talk to him, he talks back and we can show our sincere desire to know him better by obeying his voice and doing what he asks. This means that we follow his commandments and act on the feelings and answers he sends us through his Holy Spirit. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons baptize their new members?

Ashley Christine
When we are baptized, we enter into a covenant with God to serve and follow Jesus Christ for the rest of our lives. As a church, we believe in being baptized by immersion by someone who has been authorized by God to do so. When people decide to become members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, they are baptized so that they can begin their life of discipleship by making this important first covenant with God by the proper authority so that they can be prepared and worthy to return to God's presence at the end of this life. Show more Show less

What is the Book of Mormon?

Ashley Christine
The Book of Mormon is a book of scripture, like the Bible, that provides a second witness to the divine role of Jesus Christ as the Savior of the world. Just like the Bible is a collection of the teachings of the prophets and apostles that lived in Jerusalem and other parts of the eastern continents; The Book of Mormon is a collection of the histories, teachings, and workings of God and his prophets among the people living on the western continent. It truly testifies of Jesus Christ as the Redeemer of all mankind. One of the last prophets to write in The Book of Mormon extends an invitation to everyone to read the book and pray to God to ask if it is true and a promise to all people everywhere that if they ask in sincerity, God with confirm the truthfulness of The Book of Mormon to them by the power of the Holy Spirit. Show more Show less