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Hi I'm Ashley

I'm from Idaho. I like to ride horses, play sports, and live life to the fullest. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I live on a small farm in Idaho. I love riding horses, camping, hiking, fly fishing, riding motorbikes/four-wheeler/snowmobiles, boating, and pretty much anything else that can be done outdoors. Sports has also been a big part of my life. I played volleyball and basketball, ran track, and pole vaulted in high school. Basketball, I'd have to say, is my favorite. I recently finished my first semester of college and plan on going into nursing to become a registered nurse. My family is probably the biggest blessing I have in my life. I love them so much, and I don't know what I'd do without them. I love spending time with my family; we always have such a fun time together. We don't always have it all together, but I wouldn't trade them for anything.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a Mormon all of my life, but that doesn't mean I have always had a steadfast and unwavering testimony of my own. I have wonderful parents who set great examples for me and taught me the gospel the best they could, but I could only rely on their testimonies for so long. I had to find out myself if this gospel was true. No one else could do that for me. In my teenage years when I began questioning who I was and the purpose of my life, I began to question the gospel as well. I had a sincere and honest desire to know for myself if it was true. The night I finished reading the Book of Mormon for the first time, I got down on my knees and asked my Heavenly Father with real intent if this book was true. Even though all of my life I had been taught it was, I wanted a personal witness for me to know. It was not fireworks or some dramatic event, but I know that the Holy Ghost testified to me that the Book of Mormon was true. And if the Book of Mormon is true, Joseph Smith was a true prophet, and if Joseph Smith was a true prophet called of God to restore the gospel, then the gospel, without a doubt, must be true. The gospel of Jesus Christ has brought me so much happiness in my life. It has given reason and purpose to me and my life. I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the only true church on this earth and contains the fullness of the gospel. I know that Joseph Smith was and is a true prophet called of God to restore the gospel in these latter days. The Book of Mormon is a true book and is another testament of Jesus Christ. It contains answers to our individual prayers and concerns and is our guide to show us the way back to our Heavenly Father. I know that God calls prophets to lead and guide the Church. The Atonement of Jesus Christ is real and is for everyone in any circumstance; there are no lost causes. I love my Heavenly Father, and I know that He loves me with a perfect love along with each and every one of His children.

How I live my faith

My faith is not just a part of my life, it is my life. Everyday I try to apply the gospel to my life and look for ways in which I can be a better person. I always am looking for an opportunity serve others. I have had the wonderful opportunity to have different callings in my ward, mostly teaching young children and the youth. How grateful I am for those callings. They have taught me so much and made me more spiritually strong.