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Hi I'm Ashley Stevenson

I was born and raised in Arizona. I love science. I am excited to serve in the Michigan Detroit Mission. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hello! So let me tell you a little bit about myself! I have bright red hair and snow-white skin, which makes me unique, and I love it (although I'm not as fond of the sunburns). My dad drives a semi truck across the United States and Canada for a living, and in consequence, I traveled all over as a child. I have some awesome memories of long trips, the smell of oil, and singing silly songs when driving. I have 2 younger sisters, 2 older half-sisters, and 1 older half-brother. I love them all to bunches even though we drive each other crazy sometimes! I am pursuing a Nursing degree. I love science, especially chemistry. I am serving a mission in the Michigan Detroit Mission on August 24th!

Why I am a Mormon

I am NOT a Mormon because it is easy, or because my parents were Mormon, or because my friends wanted me to be Mormon. I AM a Mormon because I believe in God and Jesus Christ and I have a desire to follow them. I believe that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is God's church today. I AM a Mormon because when I have no strength or will to keep fighting the hatred, cruelty, scorns, and beatings of the unforgiving world, my faith reminds me that there is hope and joy and love and redemption. I AM a Mormon because it is good and true and is the way to salvation through and only through Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I absolutely love my faith. I currently teach 8 and 9 year old children in church. Each Sunday I get to teach them about the Book of Mormon and how it teaches us how to stay away from Satan, and stay closer to Heavenly Father. I get to live my faith not only on Sundays, but on every day of the week. I study my scriptures, pray, and try to live like Christ every day, and in doing so, I take my faith with me.

Why did your church previously practice plural marriage (polygamy)?

Ashley Stevenson
I think this is a tough question for members and non-members alike. It was tough for me to understand as well. I once asked my mother this exact question. She believed that without the practice of polygamy, The Church of Jesus Christ could not have survived. God would not have his work in the last days parish. Her answer was certainly not doctrine, but it helped me to understand a bit more. When trying to understand this topic, I remembered my faith in my Father in Heaven. I remembered that he knows all and I know little. He knows and knew what is and was best. I know He does all things for the benefit of his children. Polygamy, in God's time, was right for his children, and even though I have a small understanding as to why, he is omnipotent, and I trust him. Show more Show less