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Hi I'm Ashly

I grew up in Kansas City, Missouri. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently a college student, studying graphic design. I love hiking, running, and all sports and outdoor activities. In my free time I love to paint, or draw, or anything artistic. I have a twin sister, and two younger brothers.

Why I am a Mormon

I have personally chosen to be a Mormon and to follow the gospel of Jesus Christ, because I have found for myself that I know it is true. I was born in a family who were members of this church, but I don't go to this church because they told me to. I had to gain a testimony of it's validity and truthfulness on my own. I love the spirit that I feel when I read the Book of Mormon, or when I go to church. I know that this church is the church that was organized by Jesus Christ when he was on this earth. I know that even though the church was apostate for a while after His death, that it has been restored in its fullness by the prophet Joseph Smith. I testify that what Mormon says on the title page of the Book of Mormon is true. "We invite all men everywhere to ponder in their hearts the message that it contains, and then to ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ if the book is true. Those who pursue this course and ask in faith will gain a testimony of its truth and divinity by the power of the Holy Ghost." I know that this is true. I know that if you ask our Heavenly Father in faith about whatever you may need, as long as it is for a righteous purpose, He will provide that for you. This is how I gained my testimony. This is why I chose to be a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I participate in my church community in several ways. Over the years, I have held many callings (positions/jobs) in my church. I used to be a leader over the young women (ages 12-18) in our ward. Then I was a birthday coordinator, where I organized something special for each person when it was their birthday, to make them feel loved. After that, I was a compassionate service leader. In this calling, I was in charge of planning service activities, reaching out to those in our ward who needed help, and providing any source of help to anyone around me who might have a need for it. My current calling is a visiting teaching supervisor. This calling allows me to ask those in our ward if they have had a chance to visit others in our ward who they were assigned to teach. In addition, I also go Visiting Teaching to members of our church, to check on them, and to offer any service or help they may need. These people are assigned to you, for you to teach, by our leaders. Mainly, throughout all of these callings, our goal is to take care of not only the members of our church, but all those that live in our community who may need our help. Whether we are providing service for them, or just checking up on them, we are constantly trying to reach out to those around us, and make them feel God's love for them.