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Hi I'm Ash

I grew up in Kaysville,Utah. I have a strong testimony and I love seminary. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love singing and acting, especially when I can do it with my friends. I also love reading, especially the scriptures. My parents are divorced and my family fights a lot, and most of them aren't Mormon like I am. It's hard to live in a house where I can' feel the spirit sometimes, but I try to find strength through it. Seminary is my favorite class because it helps me escape from the rest of my day and find comfort in The Lord. The hi academic standards of my high school make the learning experience even tougher, but that's just another challenge. When I grow up, I want to be an American Sign Language interpreter,

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in a Mormon family, but we all slowly fell away from the church as time went on. At age twelve, I was more unhappy than I had ever been. I knew I needed to change something in my life. I began daily personal prayer and scripture study, trying to learn all I could so i could develop a strong testimony of the church and gospel of Christ. Since my family wouldn't go to church with me, I went with close friends. There were times when I was in a different church each week. I realized that no matter who was teaching the class or who was in the room with me, I always felt welcome in whatever ward I was in. The other members of the church always seemed so happy to see me and so glad that I wanted to learn. When I started ninth grade seminary, I learned a lot about the gospel that I didn't know before, and I learned how to bear my testimony. I got my patriarchal blessing shortly after that, which has been a witness to me of the truth of this church. This church is true. It brings me so much peace and comfort in an otherwise difficult life. I have found so much comfort in my Savior and Redeemer through this church, and I know now that I can always turn to Him in times of need. This church brings peace to my soul and joy to my life. When others tell me they can see the light of Christ in me, I am reminded of the long, difficult journey I had to endure n order to gain that light and that testimony, I also think of how completely and utterly worth it this is. There have been times in my life when I was so desperately sad, I wanted to end my own life so I could return to the love of my Father in Heaven. I know now that He loves me no matter where I am, and the comfort he has given me reminds me every day of my blessings. I know now that it is worth it to live, especially when I can live the gospel.

How I live my faith

I am the Mia Maids president of my ward and young women's group. This calling really helps me because when I get sad, I can always find a way to lose myself in e service of my fellow youth. I participate and listen during seminary, and try to bear my testimony every day and as often as I can throughout my daily life. I love to share the gospel of Christ with all my friends, and often find myself telling my non-member friends about the church and what I love about it.

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

Ash
A testimony is a way we share what we believe in. It when we pour our hearts out to there or to our Heavenly Father in order to share with them what we believe, what we love, and what we know to be true about the church. As our testimonies grow stronger, they become a part of who we are. Testimonies need to be built on a sure foundation. Our Savior and Redeemer Jesus Christ is the most perfect foundation we can build our testimonies on. Show more Show less