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Hi I'm Ashton

I love music. I love my family. I believe in finding something to smile about everyday. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Family is the most important thing in my life. I will forever be grateful to have parents who taught me to trust God. Growing up, my family moved around a lot. I have lived on both sides of the Rockies in various parts of Utah and Colorado. Most of the family now resides in northern Utah. In high school I experienced some medical problems that required me to leave school for a year and a half. It was a very difficult time in my life, but because of that experience I came to know and depend on my Savior for strength and comfort. I eventually recovered and received my GED. I am now a freshman in college majoring in Social Science Education. I want to teach middle school history and government. I also have a passion for singing and dream of one day joining the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

Why I am a Mormon

I feel like my testimony has come in stages. I cannot recall any "grand" experiences in which I knew the church to be true. Instead, I have grown up with parents who taught me that I am a daughter of God, our Heavenly Father, that Jesus is my Savior, and that I could learn the truth of all things through the Holy Ghost. Throughout my life, I have had times where my faith was put to the test. I have had to rely on my Savior. I have had to kneel in earnest prayer. I have asked with all the strength of my soul for a witness that what I have been taught is true. I have received answer after answer, that YES, THIS IS TRUE. I know with my whole heart and soul that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is not something created by man, but that it is Christ's church once again on the Earth. I have had too many witnesses to ever deny it. The peace and happiness that comes through this gospel is unlike anything I could describe. And that is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

My faith effects every aspect of my life including work, school, and relationships. The Church promotes values of hard work, patience, brotherly kindness, charity, hope, love, and service. Because of this, I have learned to find the good in others and to serve those that I come in contact with. I have gained so many wonderful experiences within the Church such as singing in the choir, and teaching Sunday school classes. I would not be who I am today without this gospel in my life and I will be forever grateful for its influence.

Who wrote the Book of Mormon?

The Book of Mormon is just what it says, "Another Testament of Jesus Christ". During the time of Jeremiah in the Old Testament, the Lord commanded a prophet named Lehi to take his family and flee Jerusalem. By divine guidance, they eventually settled on the American continent. Because God loves all His people, He continued to teach His word to prophets in the new world, as well as in the Holy Land. The Book of Mormon is an account of the people in ancient America and of God's dealings with them. The prophets of The Book of Mormon teach about Heavenly Father's plan of happiness for His children, about the life, ministry, and Atonement of Jesus Christ, and testifies of the truth of the Bible. The highlight of the Book of Mormon comes about 3/4 of the way through, in 3 Nephi 11, when Jesus Christ fulfills His New Testament promise to visit His "other sheep" (John 10:16) and shows Himself to the ancient Americans. In this account, we gain an undeniable witness of Jesus Christ as Resurrected Lord, and Redeemer of mankind. Through the power of the Holy Ghost, prophets kept these sacred records; through the power of the Holy Ghost the record was translated; and, through the power of the Holy Ghost, I have gained a witness of its truth. This book has changed my life by giving me a deeper, more personal understanding of my Savior, Jesus Christ. It is my testimony that it has the power to bless the life of anyone seeking the truth. Read. Pray. Ask God. Show more Show less