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Hi I'm Preston Ashby

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Preston. I am a 26-year-old medical student. I am married and we have two kids. When I am not busy with school, I love spending most of my time with my family. When time allows, I also enjoy playing and watching sports.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a mormon because of the confirmation I have repeatedly received from God that this is Jesus Christ's restored church. I was born into a family of Mormon's but was taught at a very young age that God answers the sincere prayers of His children. I remember my parents teaching us principles that the Mormon church teaches. My mother and father would then invite my siblings and me to ask God if that which was taught is true. I did pray and ask God to help me know if the teachings of the Mormon church are true. I did not hear a voice or see a vision that told me it was true, rather I felt a quiet, peaceful feeling in my heart that it is true. I continued to receive those same feelings throughout my life as I strived to live by the teachings that my parents taught me as a young boy. Since then, I have received stronger impressions and feelings, so much so that my mere belief in the teachings has become a very powerful testimony of truth. I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormon church) is the true church of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

At home, I have the responsibility ("calling" from God) to be a Husband and Father. Those are the most important callings that I have and they are my number one priority. The church has also given me other "callings" or in other words opportunities to volunteer to serve others. I am a cub master of 25 boys from the ages of 8-10. I also have been assigned three families that I am assigned to visit at least once a month to make sure they are taken care of spiritually and temporally.