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Hi I'm Ashley

I'm going to school to be a nurse. I love to dance. I will be serving a mission in Guatemala. I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I'm currently attending school at Utah Valley University and recently moved back home after living on my own for a year. During my first year in college I began my studies to one day become a nurse. I was also involved in the leadership program at UVU and it was probably one of the funnest experiences of my life! I am the oldest of 3 kids, my sibblings are my best friends, especially my sister who is just a year and a half younger than me! All through high school I was involved in dance, I did jazz, contemporary, ballet, hip hop, and just about any other style you can name! I live right by the mountains and absolutely love to be outside! I love hiking, camping, playing in the water, and just enjoying the great outdoors! I also have a girly side to me, I can't resist a day at the mall with friends and I'm obsessed with painting my nails! I have a mission call and am serving in the Guatemala, Guatemala City North mission!!! During this 18 month period I have the opportunity to serve others and share the message of this beautiful gospel! I leave very soon and am counting down the days! I am so excited and feel so blessed to be serving soon in such an incredible place!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because of the great joy and happiness that this church brings. No where else have I found such peace and comfort. By getting to know my Savior Jesus Christ, I have found great strength and power to accomplish the things that I need. Whenever I need it, my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ are there to lead me and direct me in all courses of my life, and I would be totally and completely lost without their help. Through reading the Book of Mormon and listening to the council of modern day prophets, I have been able to feel a quiet reassurance and comfort that this church is the only true church on the Earth today. Every time I study the Book of Mormon I find something new, and I can always turn to this book for answers. I love this church and have been so incredibly blesses by it!

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to be the best person I am capable of being. My goal is to be a better person than I was the day before. One of the ways I do this is by a diligent study of the scriptures, especially the Book of Mormon. This book has been my rock throughout my life and has helped me in so many ways. I can always turn to the Book of Mormon for any answer that I need and always feel peace, comfort and happiness from the words I read. Last year I was the president of the "Laurels" class, which is an organization within the church specifically for young women ages 16-18. During this time I had the opportunity to plan both fun and uplifting activities for the girls and well as develop strong friendships with each one. Currently, I am a visiting teacher. I am assigned to work with another sister in the ward and we visit with a couple other sisters each month. This assignment has been pretty new to me, and has allowed me to make friends with ladies whom I would not normally have had the opportunity to get to know. As I was living away from home for the first time this past year there were several things that I missed out on. One of these things was weekly family home evening, where my family would get together and spend time doing fun activities, and learn the gospel together as a family. In my single adult ward, we had organized family home evenings with small groups of other single adults who soon become my new "family". These activities were a great way to get to know other people my age and create special connections with them, as well as have TONS of fun!

Are Mormons Christians?

Ashley
YES! the definition of a Christian is someone who believes in Jesus Christ. The Mormon church believes in the Godhead, which consists of Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost. Christ is our savior, our redeemer, our King, and our Leader. Show more Show less

Why don’t Mormons have paid clergy?

Ashley
Our church does not have a paid clergy because everything is done on a volunteer basis. By giving our time to the church and serving in various positions and callings, it allows us to become closer to the Savior Jesus Christ. Through service we are able to become closer to the members of our ward and establish lasting friendships and love for them. Serving in the church is one of the ways that we can give back to our Heavenly Father because he has done so very much for us. Show more Show less