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Hi I'm Ashley

I grew up in Illinois and Ohio. My family has moved a lot since I was a little girl. I am going on a mission. I am Mormon.

About Me

I am 19 years old. I love painting, drawing, running, reading, soccer, writing and anything that is creative. I love putting my mind to work by learning. When I find something interesting, I want to learn more and more about that subject. When it comes to art, or anything that is expresses feelings, like writing poems and thoughts, I love that I can share how I feel without words out of my mouth. That someone else can understand the way I feel or take it a way they understand. I see it that way as we all connect with each other without exactly saying what each person has gone through. When I was a senior in highschool, I put one of my art pieces in a competition and I won first place. I am grateful for that experience because I know that someone related to me and liked what I was showing them. I will be leaving for a mission and sharing this gospel that I love. Without Christ I am nothing, he saved me and I love him for that. I owe him my life because he saved mine.

Why I am a Mormon

I am Mormon. I am Mormon because I know with all my heart that it is true. I know that Joseph Smith wouldn't give his life for a religion or for a book if it wasn't true. Being a Mormon has changed my life. It has allowed me to have morals and to know what my purpose in life is. Without a purpose, how can we live? I like knowing my purpose in my life because I work even harder to become better. To become more like Christ because he gave up his life to save me. I know that without this gospel, without being a Mormon, I wouldn't be the person I am today. I have had a lot of trials in my life, just like everyone else does, that this gospel has helped me with them. I have learned what to say or do in situations when I don't know what to say or do. It has taught me right or wrong. I love who I am and I feel the most joy when I follow God.

How I live my faith

How do I show faith? Many have asked me, but sometimes word can not describe how you show it. To answer the question. I show faith in so many ways. The first is by knowing that I do have faith in God. How do I figure that out? Well I pray and trust in God and I learn who God and Jesus Christ are. I know that if we do not come to know them or know them, than how can we have faith in them? I love them and I know that they are my God and my Savior. I also show my faith by living the things that I believe in because I can't show my faith to God if I don't show him that I will follow him. To do the things that he asks shows others that we have faith in our God. We will also grow a love for God but also ourselves too. Lastly, I share my faith or the things that I believe in to others because than they can know why I have faith. Why I believe in God, our loving Heavenly Father, why I would serve a mission and give up 1 year and a half to go serve him. In the end without faith, then how can we believe?