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Hi I'm Ashley Petersen

I'm from Disneyland, I love Oreos. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am from California and attended college up in Idaho, studying to become an elementary school teacher. I grew up in Fullerton, CA, which is right next to Disneyland, so when people ask me where I am from, I usually tell them I am from "Disneyland". I have a small (or extremely large) obsession with Oreos and Cafe Rio. If that was all I could eat everyday for the rest of my life, I think I would be fairly content, maybe a little obsese, but content. I been called to serve a full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I am currently serving in the Georgia Macon Mission until Jan 2018 and I couldn't be happier! I love the South!

Why I am a Mormon

This is the true Church. This is the gospel of Jesus Christ. I am so grateful to be able to know for a surety that the prophet has been called of God and that he receives revelation for the church. I know that Thomas S. Monson is a true prophet of the Lord. I know this through the power of the Holy Ghost. I am grateful for the power of the Holy Ghost. I love that I am able to receive revelation from God through this power. It gives me hope and strength to know that my Heavenly Father loves me enough to help me and bless me everyday.

How I live my faith

While in Idaho, I was able to do Family History Indexing with a few members of my ward every Sunday. I was so blessed to be able to learn more about my ancestors through this process. Also, I am able to serve the Lord by serving those around me. "...when ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God" (Mosiah 2:17). I have also been called to serve a mission for the church. I will give up my life and my current lifestyle to serve and proselyte for the true church of Christ.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Ashley Petersen
Not all members of the Mormon Church are required to serve missions for the church. However, many choose to spread the word of God. It is their own choice to go out and spread the gospel. I have chosen to teach those who do not know of the Gospel, because it makes me happy. I feel it would be selfish of me to not help others to "Come Unto Christ" and to know Him and love Him. Show more Show less