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Hi I'm Ashley

I love the Lord! I'm a wife, a sister, an aunt, a friend, a business owner, a massage therapist, an artist AND I'M A MORMON!

About Me

I recently married my best friend for time and all eternity and although marriage is a lot of work and an adjustment it is also the most fulfilling thing I've ever done. And I've had the great blessing of experiencing many worthwhile things. After high school, I studied at an art school in Florence and while there decided to serve a full-time mission. I served in Spokane Washington and I LOVE all the people there and wonderful experiences I had--I still love sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ and have the opportunity to share it with numerous people every day. After my mission, I lived in many wonderful places as well as earning a degree from BYU and one in massage therapy. I am active in our local church congregation and love to serve. I own a business and work as a massage therapist. I also volunteer in suicide prevention and have had the great opportunity to help many after learning of this horrible loss when my own brother died by suicide. I love my husband, our families and the great friends in my life. I love art and photography. I also love to ski, cook, spend time with loved ones and I love just about anything outdoors and adventurous! Despite the challenges, life is beautiful.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have felt the love and direction of God in my life. I know He has guided me to where I am today. I also know that this is the very same gospel that was on the Earth when Christ ministered to the people anciently. I had the opportunity to live and study in Israel, and to walk in the paths of my Savior. I saw and studied the things that He suffered. I learned through personal experience that there is no affliction I face, no feeling I feel, no pain I suffer that He has not experienced. I have also seen those close to me choose paths that led to pain, addiction, abuse and even death and I know that there is no other way to find lasting peace, healing & happiness except through the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Knowing these things, and seeing that there are so many who lack this knowledge simply because they know not where to find it--that's why I'm a Mormon--because I love my Heavenly Father and Savior Jesus Christ and I want to help others come to know them and live in such a way that all can see and feel that even if/when I live in places where we cannot openly proselyte. God lives, he loves us and He has prepared a way for us to overcome trials and to be happy.

How I live my faith

For me, living my faith means putting one foot in front of the other every day as I accept the call to discipleship issued by Jesus Christ when He said "come, follow me." I grew up in a less than ideal home and have had many trials in my life. There have been times when I had cause to wonder: does God really care? But I know that He cares and I try my very best each day to follow him. No matter how rough the terrain toward discipleship may be--He is there and the invitation to follow Him is always the best option. Having faith in and choosing to follow Jesus Christ helps me to find peace and happiness in this life and gives me the gentle assurance that I can be with those I love after this mortal life. I live my faith by doing the very best I can every day and helping others do the same.

What is faith?

Ashley
Faith is a belief in something that we can't see but that is really there. faith must be centered in Jesus Christ because He has all the attributes necessary to be our Savior and redeem us from sin and death. Show more Show less

Why do some call Mormonism a cult?

Ashley
 I can't really answer why other people do what they do, or call the LDS church a cult... but I know for me... before I understood the doctrine and teachings of the church, it was easy to see things in the news about groups that broke off from the church and to inaccurately judge the church based on those groups, I know that I often am quick to judge what I don't understand and maybe some people see us as a group of very passionate Christians and think of us as a cult..? Show more Show less