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Hi I'm Holly Van Wagoner-Ashby

I'm a Single Mother of five kids; four of them with High Functioning Autism. I am a Makeup Artist and Cosmetologist. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a Makeup Artist and Cosmetologist, but put that on hold so that I could become a hands on Mom to my kids who are learning to live with High Functioning Autism. It has been hard, but one of the most rewarding things that I have ever done. They drive me nuts at times, but man, I love to watch them learn and grow!

Why I am a Mormon

As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints for the past 33 years, I've come to realize many times over that I am not perfect. Never have I claimed to be. Life has dealt me many things. A lot of good and a lot of bad. I have made plenty of mistakes in my life. Many that I am not proud of, but I've done many wonderful things too!!! But despite it all I know that I am a beautiful daughter of God! I know that He loves me just as He loves ALL of His Children. I know that through Him I can become perfect. That is what "I'm" striving for. And I have come to learn on my own that through studying The Book of Mormon that the Savior has provided a way for me to become perfected in Him; even in my current state of struggles. That gives me so much hope! So if you see me struggling, laughing, playing, crying, hurting, hoping, dreaming, believing, loving, serving; please join me... Life is so much funner when you realize that you're not alone in being "Imperfect."

How I live my faith

I am a divorced Mother of five children; four of them with High Functioning Autism, after almost 20 years of marriage. I conduct myself the same way in public that I am in private. I try to imagine that the Savior is always with me and how He would like me to conduct my actions. I take this very seriously that I am a representative of Him with my actions no matter where I am at. I thank Him for allowing me this privilege to serve and hopefully make a difference for the better in this world. Even though I could have chosen to be angry and bitter about my marriage ending, I am so very thankful to my Heavenly Father and Savior, Jesus Christ for showing me that there is a better way, a more excellent way to handle the adversity in our lives. That there is another way to find joy, peace and happiness in this life even through some of the roughest trials there is to be had. I am thankful for Their tender mercies...