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Hi I'm Ashlyn

I have small hands. I love grape licorice. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

After careful consideration, I've concluded that all you need to know is that I will always be happy as long as the world still has Jiff peanut butter, raspberry jam, wholegrain bread, carrots, and milk. But even without those things, I cherish life.

Why I am a Mormon

Although I have been raised in the church, the decision to continue to be a Mormon was something I had to make entirely on my own. In choosing to be a Mormon, I didn't choose to please my parents, I didn't choose to not have questions or desire to learn more about other religions. The ultimate choice I made in keeping my faith was that I chose to follow my Savior and rely on Him. The development of my own personal testimony initially began as I entered my early adolescent years. And the easiest way to tell what I believed was true or not was simply by comparing the times in my life where I lived the gospel with times in my life where I didn't. I remember one particular time in my life as being very trying. The Summer before my junior year of High School, I felt alone. I felt lost. And more than anything, I felt entirely miserable and unhappy. In evaluating my condintion, I realized a few things: my scripture reading had significantly diminished, my prayers were spotty, and my obedience to and relationship with my parents was on a steady decline. I seriously just couldn't do it anymore. Thus, I did what I had been taught from the very beginning. I prayed to my Heavenly Father in great earnest. I wanted to fix my life and feel better. I wanted to be happy again. As a result, when I spoke with God after an unnecessary leave of absence, I promised Him that I had all faith in Him and that I would do all that was in my ability to live His gospel, because I was aware of the happiness it had brought me growing up. Since then, I've tried my very best to keep my promise. Along the way, I've made mistakes here and there and I haven't been exactly perfect in my actions. But each time I fall, I can come back stronger because I know I can be strengthened through the Lord.

How I live my faith

Something I absolutely love about being raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints is the fact that from a young age, I've been constantly taught the important principle of love and serving others. We seek to be like Christ in all that we do, thus I've been raised to seek for opportunities to be kind and offer help to anyone in need. Respect for others is huge for me. And as I've continued to grow and learn and develop with Christ as my center of focus, I've managed to take this principle of wanting to show my love and service to others and apply myself in a way that very few people have a way to experience. As of now, I have made the decision to leave my schooling, my family, friends, and the overall comforts of ordinary life in order to provide the ultimate service. I'm currently serving as a 19-year-old missionary for my church in the London, England South mission. For these 18 months, I am here to not only serve others and help them with their everyday needs, but also to invite them to come unto Christ, as I have done so myself having grown and learned of His great love for me. My faith brings me more happiness than anything else. I love my Savior and I want to express this love to all I come in contact with.