Member Profile - Ashley Porterfield

What is your vocation? My vocation at this time is a student

Tell us about your family: Sharon Jackson birthed me and my older brother with help from Albert Porterfield, they separate when I was younger. My mother lives in Blythewood and is a receptionist for the Radiologist department at Moncrief Army Clinic, formally a hospital. My father lives in Montgomery, Alabama with his wife Letitia Porterfieldand her two children, Zechariah and Destiny. My father works for a company who send medical history to different hospitals. My brother, from my mother and my father, isArmonte and is 9 months older than I am.


Who was the main influence that led you to a relationship with Christ? I believe my father was my main influence, when I was younger he would read my children’s stories about stories in the Bible. Back then I didn’t know what he was doing and mostly saw it as a chore, so I didn’t really enjoy it. After that a teacher in high school really showed me that Christians don’t have to be perfect. I remember vividly of him coming in late one day and explaining to us that his wife’s car broken down, so he had to take her to work and their baby to daycare. But he wasn’t anger or upset he was calm and knew that God would make a way like he always did. He would also read scriptures to us in class and teach us about really life things that helped me out in my future.



What is your favorite bible verse?

 Philippians 4:11-12 NIV “I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstance. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whetherwell fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.”  



What has the Lord has been teaching you over the last 6 months? I believe that God is teaching to “Just Do It”. Join that Bible study, talk to that person, post all about how Jesus being the light in the dark world and that we can be the light too and not to being afraid to hanging out with that group of saints I don’t know that well. Be that positive person in that long Wal-mart lines that just happy I get to see other people. Along with the last example God had taught me that every single person is on the same level and we all deserve love.



Do you have any specific prayer requests? That I get a job, so I can have a real vocation. That my mother seeks him face and her heart is changed. That I can get through this Anatomy and Physiology class I am taking.