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Hi I'm Ashley

I'm a Musician. I love spending time with my friends. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

So much of my life growing up was centered around my future. While everyone else in my kindergarden class wanted to go to the zoo, I wanted to go to Brigham Young University in Utah. I'm extreamly indecisive when it comes to what I want to do, or who i'm supposed to be. Growing up it was always about sports for me. My absolute favorite thing to do was run. Track was my sport. As time went on it became about music. Then piano, then singing, then guiar. Then I wanted to be a rock star! but what 14 year old doesnt right? I actually went through most ofmy highschool years pursuing that dream; the stage. I even got into acting. I got so far that I even published an album with all my own songs. I was so caught up in that rush of, people wanting to meet me, and feeling so superior to everyone around me. There was even a period of time when I felt the need to perfect my outward appearence. It would be an understatment to say that my head was big.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church. I was raised with the stories of the church and with the values therein. I think most of my life was just me going through the motions. I was around 13 years old when I began to wonder weither or not the Mormon church was true or not. I knew that SOME things were true, like the comandments and the standards. I had read the scriptures but I dont think I truley understood the meaning of them. Finaly after a long period of confusion and being lost on my path, I asked my heavenly Father if the things my leaders were teaching were true. My answers didnt come imediatly. They came mostly when I was in dispair. I pondered and prayed all the time. Through this I learned something very important. Faith without works is dead. So with that I began to put my questions into application. I asked my friends about their religions. I studied other religions and tried to make sence of them. After much confusion, it began to make sence to me. They WERE true. Life is not meant to be easy or simple, but it seems so much easier when you know who you are. I KNOW who I am. I know i'm a daughter or God and that he knows me in every sence of the word. I know I have a devine purpose and that with the healp and guidnence of the Holy Ghost, I'm day by day, fulfilling that purpose, and I am happy. My life is now centered around the gospel. Every decition I make is pondered and has a lot of prayer and thought put into it. Not everything I've had to do has beeneasy in my life, and I dontunderstand everything about the Mormon church. But I know without a shadow of a doubt that it is the true church. I have faith that If I continue with prayer, fasting, service, and faith, Heavenly father will lead my to have joy in my life.

How I live my faith

I realized that I wasnt happy with what my life was becoming. I learned that Heavenly Father had other intentions for me. When I finaly realized that my stage wasn't for breakup songs or worldy performences, I started to feel happy again; like I could begin moving forward on my path. The type of music I involved myself with became wholesome and uplifting. I learned the value of keeping my standards at a peak. I learned that I was worth much more that I allowed myself to live up to at that period in my life. I live my faith through the things that I do. All of them. The biggest testimony of my faith has been giving me through music. My own, and others.

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon Temples? What goes on in Mormon Temples?

Ashley
Temple are not secret places, but they are sacred places. This is where we go to be closest to our Heavenly Father.I have had many wonderful and amazing exsperiences in temples, thay are all very sacred to me, so I dont speak about them. Because the temple is the house of God, We must be worthy to enter into it. So only worthy babptized members can enter in to the temple. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Ashley
I have done many baptisms for family members who are no longer alive. It makes sence to me. Why shouldnt every person have the opritunity to be baptized? We believe they should. So we do baptisms FOR them. It is one of the biggest works done by the church. When sharing the gospel, it should be in all ways and to all people. Even those who have already lived and died. Show more Show less