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Hi I'm Ashley

I was born and raised in Utah. I love music, laughter, my friends and my family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love my family so much; they are such a blessing in my life. I am the oldest child in my family and I have three beautiful siblings who make me smile and laugh often. I enjoy spending time with my family and I am so thankful for all of the great memories that I have been making over the course of my life. I enjoy listening to music and I play the violin. I started playing when I was in fourth grade and although I do not play in school or take private lessons anymore, I still enjoy picking it up and letting my bow glide across the strings. I highly enjoy writing as well, whether it's poetry, essays, speeches, talks or letters. I find enjoyment in baking and cooking for myself and others and I love to laugh! I think it is very important to laugh at least five times a day. Life is too short to take everything so seriously and sometimes we just need to laugh things off. I love my friends and I always enjoy the time that I spend with them. We have a great time whenever we are with each other and there is always an abundance of laughter when we are together. I am currently going to college to complete my generals, setting me on course for furthering my education. I really want to be a stay-at-home mom when I am older, but as a career I would love to be an Elementary School teacher. I am finishing out the Spring semester before I leave to serve a full-time mission. I am so excited to go out and serve my Heavenly Father and to share the gospel of my Savior, Jesus Christ.

Why I am a Mormon

I have a strong testimony of this gospel. I have gained it gradually over time-through personal experience- and it grows more and more everyday. I know that this is the true gospel because I have felt the Holy Ghost confirm it to me on many occasions. He has confirmed it to my soul through speakers in sacrament meeting, through hymns and primary songs that I sing or hear, through the powerful words of innocent, young primary children, and through the tender mercies that my Father grants me. He has confirmed it through the words of the living prophets, seers and revelators. I know that this gospel is true. I know that Joseph Smith is a true prophet who lived on this earth and I know that he had immense faith to be able to go into the Sacred Grove to ask of our Father in Heaven about which of the churches were true. I know that he translated the Book of Mormon and I know that it is a true book. I am so grateful for all of the sacrifices that he and all the pioneers made in order to bring this gospel forth. I know that families can be together forever as long as they are sealed in the temple and I love the temple so much. I am so blessed to live near so many. I know that Jesus Christ is my Savior and Redeemer and I know that he died for me. He suffered in Gethsemane for all of us so that we will be able to repent of our sins and be fully forgiven if we utilize the atonement. He truly is my advocate with the Father and I love him with all of my heart. I know he is the perfect example for all of us and I strive to follow in his footsteps everyday. I am so thankful for tender mercies and the power of patriarchal blessings. Mine has truly blessed my life and I have grown closer to my Heavenly Father ever since I have received it. I know that the words in my blessing are specific to me and that my Father in Heaven knows me personally; I am His daughter and I have great and divine potential. I love my Heavenly Father and my Savior. I love this gospel and know it to be true.

How I live my faith

I love being a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I love how my ward is always finding ways to serve others and to reach out to those in need and I am able to be a part of that. I have been able to do yard work for those in my neighborhood who have needed it, I have been able to take part in visiting the sick and afflicted and making meals for their families. Once, when I was a few years younger than I am now, I was able to go with a group of young women to a homeless shelter downtown and we were able to serve dinner to the homeless people. Doing service for others always makes me feel so great and I know that I always receive blessings after I have given service. I have been in a few different leadership positions while serving in church callings. I have been able to serve with young women in order to help those that are struggling, hurting or less active. I have been able to help in planning activities for the youth to participate in and I have helped organize camps that the young women get to attend during the summer. Now that I am older, I no longer serve with the young women. I now have the opportunity to be a Primary teacher where I teach a certain age group of children. I used to teach five year olds and I love all of them and miss them, but now I teach the ten year old children and I love it too! I also have the opportunity to be a visiting teacher where me and my partner go and visit with a few women in the ward that have been assigned to us. We teach them a message every month and we get the chance to talk to them about how they are doing and we are able to be there for them and become their friends. I try my best to uphold the standards of the church and to fulfill my callings and do what my Savior asks of me. That is how I live my faith.