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Hi I'm Ashley Johnston

I'm a sister, an aspiring artist, I like cartoons, and I'm a family goof. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have an associate's degree so far; I haven't fully figured out what I want to go into but I like drawing and I became interested in theater (I also don't mind math and science, I actually enjoyed finally understanding Pre-Calculus during a semester in college). In the meanwhile, I take care of my siblings at home and also help with the housekeeping. With drawing, I don't have too much time to give my entire focus, so I usually make cartoon doodles at the most(which are fun too). I am a bit lazy with playtime, but I love the family walks and goofing around during board/card/video games and playing pretend with my youngest brother.

Why I am a Mormon

My mom started taking my siblings and I to Church long before I was eight, so I basically grew up in the Church. However, even when you're baptized at eight, there still comes a time when you have to decide for yourself whether to go with it or not. The one thing that's helped me out most in life is the peace I feel from the Holy Ghost when he brings the same message that Heavenly Father has sent to me before: It's going to be okay. I know that I'm not perfect, I can be stubborn at times with Him; Even then, He still sends his love and support through my family, friends, and other people I come to meet. Through the scriptures and the lessons at Church, He points out the good in me and in my life and helps me find ways to improve on my weaknesses. Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost have always been there for me, ready to help whenever I was open for them (since we choose for ourselves when to let them in our minds and hearts). I know this gospel is true, and the Church, that families are forever and that I can become the best version of me because He said,"It's going to be okay". Things will always work out the way they need to; it may be hard at times, but it's all worth it in the end. With that, I say this in the name of Jesus Christ, our Savior, Amen.

How I live my faith

Right now, I am one of the ward missionaries who gets to help out the missionaries with the people they go to visit and teach; We figure out ways to help the people (whether they be investigators or converts or inactives) whether it's a ride to Church or sharing the testimony we have of the gospel. I am also preparing for a mission soon coming up. I'm really excited about it and hope that I just do the best I can.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Ashley Johnston
Really the choice is yours. You do what you can to learn about the Church and the teachings from the scriptures and lessons. Watch how the members live (we won't be perfect people, but we do our best to live by the doctrines and principles), try obeying the commandments and see what truths will enter your mind and heart. Probably, the biggest part of knowing is to read the Book of Mormon for yourself, and pray to Heavenly Father with a sincere heart to ask if it's true (Moroni 10:4-5, one of my favorite scripture verses). Heavenly Father will let you know the answer, whether it's a gigantic flame of truth or a simple calming peace that enters your heart. After that, it's up to you to decide whether to believe it or not :) Show more Show less