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Hi I'm Ashley

I am a professional clown named Dimple-Dee, I am 20 years old and I am a Mormon.

About Me

Hi! My name is Ashley, I am a college student, a future missionary, a professional clown, and I am a Mormon! My clown name is Dimple-Dee, I twist balloons, paint faces, and perform magic. Clowning is my passion, I love to make people smile and a cheesy joke a day makes any day better! I attended Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah for two years, but I am taking a break to save up and serve a mission in Dnepropetrovsk Ukraine for 18 months speaking Russian and I a literally counting down the days to go!! AH I am so excited!! Some other things I like to do is swim, play water polo, river raft, hike, bike, rock climb, anything outside pretty much. I love the ocean! I also am a HUGE Disney dork, and can pretty much quote/sing any Disney song of any Disney movie ever! I had the opportunity to work in Disney World in Florida for a summer as a lifeguard, and though I wasn't a Disney princess I was a Daffodil Princess for the Daffodil Festival in Pierce County. So I got to dance on a float with a giant yellow dress and tiara, it super sweet! Oh and I was the Easter bunny once, yeah that was fun too! I am fun loving, dorky, scare easily, and am a big kid, but I have an unshakable faith of the truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ which allows me to be so positive each and every day!

Why I am a Mormon

I was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when I was eight years old, shortly after my family moved from Arizona to Washington and my parents stopped going to church. It was only in junior high and high school that knew that there was something else out there. I grew up having this hole in my heart, not knowing where it could be filled. I attended every church I could, non-denominational Christian churches, Lutheran, Adventist, Catholic, which all made some sense to me, but just didn't feel right. It was only when I started going back to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints that I had the peace, that the whole which I felt was filled, though I didn't have hardly any knowledge of the Book of Mormon or really knew anything about the gospel. My parents did not support me going to church at first, they couldn't understand why I would rather go to church on Sunday, than spend time with them going out to eat, or to the mall. Family has always come first, but then I started to get closer to my other family, my Heavenly Father, and Jesus Christ my brother. I knew I had to put them first, and so I did and though I struggled a lot, I have been so blessed because of it. I couldn't be happier! I made the decision to put Heavenly Father first, knowing that my family wouldn't support me, but knew that is what the Lord wanted me to do. Now my parents have been much more receptive to the gospel of Jesus Christ, that hole I felt when I was younger is completely gone, and I have found more happiness than I ever could have imagined!

How I live my faith

On June 19th, I will report to the Provo Missionary Training Center and be prepared to teach the Gospel to all those who will receive it, and learn the Russian language (YIKES! I have already been studying and it is a VERY difficult language!). After my training I will serve in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine for 18 months and share the glorious happy message that I know to be true! While I am chilling, waiting to go on my mission I have been going to the Seattle Temple, once a week to learn and worship, going to an night Bible study class, going to a Mission Prep class, attending church every Sunday, and administering to other church members as a Branch Missionary. I LOVE my branch, I am in a Young Single Adult branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and we have so much fun!!! We have dance parties, and movie nights, we play sports, and have activities every week.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Ashley
Jesus Christ told his disciples to "feed His sheep." As a follower of Jesus Christ, I also desire to "feed His sheep." I desire to share the knowledge of Jesus Christ and his gospel to anyone who desires to know of this glad message. As President Thomas S. Monson stated, "There are feet to steady, hands to grasp, minds to encourage, hearts to inspire, and souls to save." Serving a mission is not required for members of this Church, but I chose to serve a mission because I want to serve others. I know of the gospel of Jesus Christ. I know what happiness it has brought to me, and I want to share that happiness with others. I want everyone to know that they are loved by their Savior Jesus Christ and their loving Heavenly Father. I left for my mission January 15th, 2014 and will be serving in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine. Jesus Christ needs people to feed His sheep and save His lambs. He needs someone to preach his gospel and defend His faith. He need someone who loves him, truly, truly loves him, and loves what our Father in Heaven has commissioned him to do. (The First Great Commandment, Jeffery R. Holland) This is what I am striving to do as a missionary. Show more Show less