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Hi I'm Ashley

I love the arts: drawing and painting, creative writing, singing, ballroom dance, and theater. And I am a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up surrounded by the beautiful Utah Rocky Mountains. After moving to Hawaii in high school I began attending college as an Art major with an Illustration emphasis and a minor in Creative Writing. I have always loved art and stories and have interests in almost every aspect of both. I love to read and write and I am currently working on several fantasy novels. I also love drawing depictions of my stories. When not drawing, reading, or writing I enjoy ballroom dance, especially swing, as well as theater. Singing and acting is always great fun for me! I love getting lost in the beauty of nature whether I'm camping or hiking, or just sitting in my backyard.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of this wonderful church because it brings me true joy. Its teachings and standards make sense to me, and I know them to be right, and I understand the reasons for them. When I am in keeping with these teachings I can see everything go right in my life, and even when things go wrong I recognize them as something to make me stronger, and also as something that will be of little consequence in the eternal scheme of things. Most importantly, I know this church to be true. I know the Book of Mormon is true. And since that is true I know that the Bible is true. I know that God lives and that He is my loving Heavenly Father. I know that Joseph Smith was His prophet and that he translated the Book of Mormon through His power. I know that Thomas S. Monson is the prophet today. I know that Christ is my Savior. He is God's Only Begotten Son. He atoned for mine and all of our sins. I know he loves me. I know he lives. I know that I will live again too and that if I do what is right through Christ's Sacrifice I can live with Him and our Heavenly Father again. I know that I am a daughter of God. I know that I have the divine potential to be like Him. I know that families can be together forever. I know this Church is God's way, and that it is the true way. This gospel gives me joy and hope. And I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

How I live my faith

I grew up in the church and always enjoyed attending meetings and activities ever since I was in primary. Since I was young I was always eager to share my testimony of the gospel to those around me, and grew up loving scripture stories and participating in class. I am currently serving a mission. Living the way I know to be right brings me more joy than anything.