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Hi I'm Ashley

I was raised in a small town in Idaho. I have just recently graduated high school. I love new adventures. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I will be attending college this Fall. My favorite hobbies have ranged from running track, to painting, to hiking. I love any chance I get to travel and hope to travel more in the future. I am child number two of six siblings. My father was a convert to the church and my mother was reactivated in the church. Family is a largely important aspect in my life. I have learned to love the scriptures, as well as the church, overtime and have seen the blessings that come with it.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been raised in the church. I have been a member for as long as I can remember. Until recently, I never had a strong testimony of the church. It was always wavering. My Junior/Senior years in high school was when my faith faced many trials. I had felt lost with so many questions and not enough answers. I began to feel hopeless and unsure as to why I was here on earth and what my true purpose was. One day in Sunday school for the youth we discussed that if we have questions we have to have enough faith to seek out the answers. So I began to pray to my Heavenly Father earnestly and sincerely. I started to study my scriptures and try to understand them, not just read the words on the page. Things began to make sense. Not all at once, not suddenly, but overtime. I slowly was having my questions answered. I felt the spirit in my life so strongly. I felt an overwhelming sense of pure joy and could feel my Savior's love for me. I now have a testimony of this church, I know I am not alone in my struggles, I know I have a divine purpose much bigger than what I can see now. I have a testimony of the peace the spirit brings me, that lets me know of the infinite love God has for me and all his children. I no longer feel lost, hopeless, or stuck in a rut. The gospel has changed my life and the way I view it as well as how I view the other people I share this life with. I have seen God's hand in my life. I have had my eyes opened to find I am beyond blessed with so much. This church and the gospel has brought me much comfort and so much happiness. I know that God loves all his children despite their decisions, despite who they are, and where they come from. I know he wants them all to return to live with him some day. I testify of the power of the never-ending Atonement that allows us to repent, that gives us chance after chance to become better. Again, I know that my Savior and Heavenly Father loves me and all of their children.

How I live my faith

I live my faith through my prayers, scripture study, and attending church regularly. Though I am far from perfect, I strive to always be Christ-like, caring, and loving. I strongly believe in "charity never faileth". I have built a strong relationship with my Father in Heaven through prayer and I count on him to give me guidance through out my life. I have learned that life is so much happier when I am actively living my faith.