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Hi I'm Ashley

I grew up in Idaho, I am currently going to college to become a history teacher, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I like to travel I have been to 14 states in the United States, and can't wait for the day when I can say I have been to all 50. I have been outside of the US once and loved seeing different and new things. I want to be able to travel the world more. Spending time with my family is one of my favorite things to do. We go on trips, we go camping, and we just do a lot of things together. I have a small immediate family who I like to spending time with, and I also have a fairly big extended family that I like to spend time with also. One side of my family is LDS and the other side of the family is not, its fun to be able to see all of them and see how different we all are. Right now I am in college, it has been hard to not be with my family all the time but I know that I won't be in college forever and it is just something that I am suppose to do right now. School isn't the easiest thing for me, I have a learning disability that sometimes makes it hard to do school work, but I know that education is important. I know that right now I am suppose to be in school and the closer and closer I get to being done with school the more excited I am about being a teacher.

Why I am a Mormon

I have chosen to be a Mormon because it is something that makes me happy and I really don't want to know what my life would be like without it. I was baptized at 8 years old like most members are but I was the only one in my immediate family that went to church. I would ask a neighbor every week for a ride to church and did that 5 years. Around the time that I was in 8th grade my family hit a rough patch. My dads drinking was causing a lot of problems and it was affecting all of us. I was really grateful for the church and for something stable and something that taught good values during this time in my life. My family did make it through the raft time but I know we wouldn't have if we didn't have the church and the family that we have. The truth is my conversion story did not just happen all at once, it was years and years and sometimes I think that it is still happening to this day. I know that if I wasn't a Mormon right now I would probably think I was happy, but I know that happiness wouldn't last forever, with the church I know that it will last forever.

How I live my faith

One of the callings I had over this past summer was working with the younger children. Some days it was hard, but the things that I really liked about it was being able to help little kids to learn. They learned about Jesus Christ and our Heavenly Father and the plan they have for us. I have also taught adults which was really hard but helped me so much. I was able learn a lot, I really enjoyed getting a better understanding and hearing what other people had to teach me about the gospel.