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Hi I'm Ashley Yve!

I grew up on an island. I enjoy hiking, camping & shooting. I love my family & music.

About Me

I'm a Filipino American, mother of three and have been married for over a decade. I'm a homemaker and lifelong student, that enjoys collecting simple moments with my family. I'm happiest outdoors, in the mountains, or on a beach. I enjoy minimalism, food, music, art, reading and computers. I strive to be a good mama and to always stay humble and have charity.

Why I am a Mormon

I became a member in 2006 while serving in the U.S. Army. Since then, I've had many experiences that have testified to me of the divinity of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I have a knowledge of God and His will for us. I know that He has given us tools (scriptures and prophets, including modern day prophets) to guide and direct us to live with Him again. I've gained an understanding of His gospel and my identity as a child of God. I know why I'm here, where I can go, and who I can become. I 'm a "Mormon" because I have faith in Jesus Christ and can testify that this church is the only true and restored church of Christ, on earth. I believe that Joseph Smith, was a modern day prophet, who translated the Book of Mormon, another testament to Jesus Christ, to increase our knowledge of Jesus and His teachings, allowing us to draw closer to our Father in Heaven. I believe in the basic tenants of my faith, that if we strive to live as Jesus did, keeping the commandments, repenting, progressing and valiantly pressing forward, that we can become exalted. Little by little, I've learned these things and have reaped countless blessings, as I've made small but significant changes to center my life on Christ. Everything in our church testifies of God's love for us and in the holy possibilities we can obtain. I've lived without truth before and now am able to recognize the light of Christ. I know that God loves us and gave his only son, so that we can live with him again. I'm a "Mormon" because through this church, I've come to know, that Jesus Christ lives.

How I live my faith

I've been a LDS member for over a decade and have joyfully held many church assignments. While the assignments have varied from teaching the youth, planning activities, secretarial responsibilities or helping out the missionaries, I have been so blessed for my participation and service. I try to live my faith by being a disciple of Jesus Christ, by living according to his example, even if I'm not at church. I find ways to volunteer in my community or to help out in my home. I've noticed a significant difference by living a Christ centered life and I am so grateful.

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

Ashley Yve!
Everyone is welcome to visit our church! We have different wards (district boundaries) based on where you live. Sometimes the wards are split by prominent languages in the area. The chapel that I attend has a ward for Tongan, Hmong, Lao, Spanish and English speaking families. There are even wards for single members with social activities geared towards their needs. Church services are about 3 hours long and split into three different meetings. The first hour is called Sacrament meeting. That is when the whole ward gets together to sing songs, listen to assigned speakers and partake of the sacrament (a type of communion). Sacrament consists of blessed bread and water, taken by worthy members, wishing to do so. The second hour is when the ward will split up by age, for classes, to learn specifics of the gospel. New members and visitors (called investigators) can meet with the Missionaries in a class called Gospel Essentials. There are classes for youth aged (12 - 17) and children (3-11), go to their own classes too. There's even a nursery for babies that are 18mo - 3yrs. The third hour is separated into more classes. Children ages 3-11, will gather into one large class, to sing songs and learn basic gospel principles. Usually, during this hour, women ages 18 and over, meet together in class. The intimacy to discuss gospel teachings is so nice. Men also go to their classes in the last hour. Occasionally, both men and women, meet during the last hour. Show more Show less

How are modesty and chastity related? How can parents teach their children to be modest in dress, language and behavior?

Ashley Yve!
When I first became a member, I had to learn to dress modestly. It took a little while and it was the first time I ever focused on my attire besides the brand or trends. I quickly realized that one's attire sends messages- positive or negative. Dressing modestly shows the values I cherish. Modesty is more than just clothes, it can be shared through behavior and character. The way I dress is an outward expression of my beliefs and attitude towards Christ. I know that my body is a sacred, gift from God and I want to reflect my appreciation for His generosity, by dressing respectfully and caring for it as He intends it to be nurtured. As a mother of three, I try to teach my children to be modest in dress, language and behavior by being their example. I dress myself and carry myself with dignity and self respect. I wear what is appropriate for the occasion and display confidence and kindness towards others. I know my self worth and I'm happy to dress modestly. I know that we are all children of God and hope to honor Him through my actions, appearance and mannerisms. It can be challenging at times to find the right clothing, but with patience and determination, it can be done. For me, it makes it all the more rewarding to piece together a beautiful ensemble that represents my highest beliefs. Show more Show less