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Hi I'm Ashley

I am a college student. I want to be a metorologist/mother. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I'm kinda an introvert, I love to read and be by myself a lot. When I am out and about I love to play music and see movies, plays and concerts. I had more time to do so in high school, but now I am in college for a degree in Meteorology. The study of weather is facinating and I hope to use my education on better preparing the public for natural disasters.

Why I am a Mormon

Being a convert to the Church really affected my family. I am the only one from my family to be a member and really put a strained on my relationship with my parents and family. While I was introduced to the Gospel when I was 16, I could not get baptized until I was 18. I was baptized on my 18th birthday and it was the best present I could have ever given myself. But with blessings come trials. Shortly after even being introduced to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, my parents forbade me from going to meetings and youth activities because they did not agree with it. While I knew the Church was right and true, I did not want to disobey my parents and refrained from going. This was the hardest thing I had ever experienced. Everything possible happened to try my faith and destroy my tesimony. I fought back every single day and after what seemed like forever (which in fact was only eight months) I was finally able to go back to Church on a trial bases. But Satan did not give up, as is only Satan. I went through Church completing young women requirements, participating in youth activities and preparing to be baptized by my best friend. On my birthday I was baptized and I embarked on an even more amazing journey. Yet,, several monthes later I found myself being kicked out of my own home. After scraping up a plan, I went to stay with my aunt and grandmother where I was free to practice my faith. While things are still sometimes hard, the past three years have been the best in my life and while they will be hard again, I know I can depend on my Heavenly Father to be there with me where ever I go.

How I live my faith

Even though I am a recent convert, one simply does not stop learning after he or she is baptized. I currently teach once a month for a class of women. Its super scary for a girl of 18 to do so. What more can I teach, that ladies beyond my years don't already know? It is a difficult, but very fulfilling job and I enjoy doing it. I also am a music conductor for this class because of my talents in music. On Wednesdays, I go to a weekly LDS religion class with other Young Adults. This is a time to be taught and teach each other about the gospel.