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Hi I'm Ashley

I grew up in California. I went to BYU Provo. I'm serving a mission in Mexico. I, am a Mormon.

About Me

During high school I played for the lacrosse team for 3 years. My senior year I decided to do yearbook and served as the Sports Editor. I love learning languages and know French, ASL, and Spanish. I enjoy drawing, painting, swimming, hiking, climbing, anything crafty or active. I also really enjoy photography and hope to take some classes. I live about five minutes away from the beach so I make it a point to be there as often as possible. I not only love the ocean and swimming in it, but I really love watching the sunsets. I am a student at BYU Provo where I am majoring in Middle East Studies and Arabic. I have taken some time off to serve a mission. I was called to serve in the Hermosillo México Mission. This summer before my mission, I have been working at an elementary school which has been just wonderful. The kids have really taught me how easy life can be if we make it that way. Their ability to smile so easily is contagious.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of this church because I love the great peace and joy it has brought to my family. I have seen how blessed we have been as we strive to live the standards of the church, and follow Christ's example. I love having the spirit in our home and seeing how friends and other family can feel it too. The gospel is one of my biggest treasures and it has been there to comfort me and help me when I needed it the most. I am a Mormon, because I love Christ.

How I live my faith

I was blessed to serve in all three of my class presidencies. The summer before my senior year I was called as the Laurels President, the older girls, and Stake Youth Committee head chair. I loved participating and planning all the activities and getting to build friendships with the youth in the stake. We planned a Catalina Island conference for the youth the summer before college and it was one of the most spiritually uplifting and fun activities. I had the opportunity to teach alongside the other youth headed off to college. At BYU I was called as a visiting teacher and a Sunday school instructor. I think in any teaching situation, the instructor always ends up learning more, as they prepare the lessons for the students. With that being said, I learned a lot during the year as I worked in this calling. As I studied the scriptures, I felt myself growing closer and closer to Christ and learning from his example. Now, I am days away from leaving for 18 months to serve a mission for the church. I was called to serve in the Hermosillo México mission and I couldn't be any happier. I am eager to go out and participate in the Lord's work. Both of my parents are converts and I have seen the blessings we've received as a family from missionary work. Without missionary work, my family would not be as happy as we are because we wouldn't have this gospel.