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Hi I'm Ashlyn

I've lived in Utah my whole life. I'm serving a two-transfer mission in St George, Utah. I'm a Mormon! :)

About Me

I love the outdoors and adventures. I go hiking every chance I get. I love four-wheeling and fishing. I went skydiving my first time on a plane and it was incredible! I've eaten a Ghost Pepper (never again). I also love to draw, write, read, play volleyball, listen to music, play guitar, and go camping. I'm a Med Tech / CNA at an Assisted Living Center and I absolutely love my job! I'm also preparing to serve an LDS mission in July, which I am SUPER excited for. :)

Why I am a Mormon

There have been so many instances in my own life that have contributed to the building and strengthening of my testimony and faith in Jesus Christ and His church. Weirdly enough, most of those instances have been trials. Due to my job as a Med Tech/CNA, I've watched people pass away. I've quickly grown to love the elderly people that I care for; they've become family to me. So when one is on the verge of passing away, it's always hard for me to say goodbye. With one particular resident, I was having an undeniably hard time when she was passing away. She had been one of my best friends. She was the sweetest old lady you'd ever meet. I had prayed to God so many times during that 14-hour shift, asking if he could watch over and comfort her, help her pass away quickly, and give me the strength to be there for her. She passed away at the end of my shift and let me tell you, it was sad but it was also incredible. Because of this gospel, I know, with a surety, that death is not the end and that my friend is not gone forever. She is in heaven with her family who has already passed on and she's no longer suffering. Our Heavenly Father's plan of happiness is amazing; we can truly be with our families again. One principle that I strongly stand by is that the Lord gives us trials so that we can turn to Him and grow to become more like Him. I look at each of my trials, thinking, "What can I learn from this? What is God trying to teach me?" Trust in the Lord. He loves you. He knows EXACTLY what you are going through, which make Him the ultimate friend that you can turn to. He only wants what's best for you and to bless you. Trust Him and you'll be able to look back on your life and say, "Christ was there."

How I live my faith

I've served as first counselor and president of the Beehive, Mia Maid, and Laurel classes within the Young Women's program in my previous ward. I loved every minute of getting to know the other girls in the ward and help them out in any way I could.