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Hi I'm Ashlin

Born in Utah. Missionary in Uruguay. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I used to struggle against being a nerd, but now I own a snitch necklace and have run out of bookshelf space. I'm a hufflepuff with a gryffindor best friend. I also have a fledgling chick flick collection and a childish love of Disney movies, which I tend to over analyze. I love playing the piano; I'm no virtuoso but I am proud of my ability to play both parts of heart and soul by myself. I just graduated (finally!) and am looking forward to college after serving a mission in Uruguay (wish me luck learning Spanish! Yikes!) I honestly have no idea what I'm going to do with my life, but it will be a fun adventure figuring out God's plan for me.

Why I am a Mormon

There have been quite a few trials in my life. Every little bit my life seems to turn upside down. People change, life changes, I change. The only constant in my life has always been God's love for me. When family members with valiant testimonies became harsh critics of the church, or I was angry at God, or confused, or questioning almost everything I'd ever know, I couldn't doubt His existence and His unconditional, incomprehensible love for me. I feel Him when I do what is right, I feel that He is proud of me when I participate in the LDS church. I cannot deny my faith, or that the church is true, or that God loves me. And I don't want to, either, because this religion, my Heavenly Father, and His love - they are light in the darkness, an anchor in the storm, and they are my happiness.

How I live my faith

I have served in my church in many ways as a result of being raised in it. When I was younger I went to Sunday school where we sang songs and had lessons. I also had the opportunity to speak in Sunday school a couple of times; just a little 2-5 minute speech in front of kids my age. One day a week I would also get together with girls my age and do fun church related activities for an hour or so. When I turned twelve I got to go to Sunday school with the teenagers. Teenage Sunday school has a lot less singing, but it's still fun, and there are weekly activities for the teens as well where they do lots of cool stuff. You don't give talks in teenage Sunday school, like you do in children's Sunday school, instead you speak on front of the entire congregation. I did this a few times for about 5 minutes. I was nervous, but it was good for me. I was able to serve in a few presidencies over girls my age in Sunday school, and was recently released after a year of being president of the 16 and 17 year old girls. Now I teach one Sunday school lesson a month to the 16 and 17 year old girls. I go to church every week; pray in the morning, in the evening, before each meal, and whenever else I want or need to pray; and I read the scriptures every night. I strive to keep the commandments and be a little more like Jesus every day.