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Hi I'm Ashlea

I'm a Mormon preparing to serve in the Hamilton, New Zealand Mission!

About Me

My name is Ashlea and I've completed my first year of Speech Pathology at university! I will return to my tertiary education after serving a mission for a period of 18 months in Hamilton, New Zealand. This will be my first trip outside of Australia! I love drawing and painting - or just creating and designing things in general. I'm the eldest child in a family of four handsome brothers (including triplets!), a gorgeous sister and a loving mother and father.

Why I am a Mormon

Even though I was born and raised in His church I've still needed to learn and ask questions and really know for myself that this gospel is true. And I know, without a doubt, it is true. Through youth programs I was given so many opportunities to develop my own testimony - separate from my parents'. So many loving and guiding teachers and leaders have encouraged me and taught me and led me to where I am today. I have a testimony that could move mountains, the joy I feel is overwhelming and I am blessed to know where that comes from. I know true happiness comes from following the Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ because I have felt it and feel it every single day.

How I live my faith

I attend church with my family each Sunday in a beautiful ward filled with so many kind brothers and sisters. I teach the aged 3 primary children alongside a wonderful sister and also teach women aged 18 and over. I love teaching the gospel and feel so blessed to have the opportunity to share my testimony in my lessons. The real challenges of living the gospel begin when I return from church and go about my weekly routines, but as long as I am following the Saviour's perfect example I can maintain the joy I feel when I attend church and am surrounded by faithful members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.