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Hi I'm Ammon

I'm a Danish student studying here in the US and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hi, I'm Ammon and I was born and raised in Denmark. I moved to the US to study and this is where I meet the woman of my dreams and we are now married. I am studying in college and finishing up a bachelors degree. I plan on getting my doctorate in physical therapy and will probably be moving pretty soon.

Why I am a Mormon

Being happy has always been important to me. My greatest happiness comes from a deep inner peace. I feel this peace because I know that my creator exists and loves me. I have someone I can turn to. I have found so much hope and peace when facing struggles and challenges. I know that no matter what happens in my own life or the lives of people I know and love, that God is mindful of me and my needs. I feel less concern knowing that as I try to be a good person that loves God and my neighbor that I am allowing God to help me become someone so much better. I guess I'm Mormon for a lot of reasons but one of the most important reasons is because I want to be close to God. I want to be near him because he helps me discover and fulfill my potential.

How I live my faith

I live knowing that this life is my chance to really grow and develop. I live my faith when I wake up in the morning and pray to God, my father in heaven. I tell him whats on my mind how I am feeling and how I need His help, I tell him about things that are making me feel discouraged and what I fear. I ask him to help me try to understand his will for me. I express gratitude for Jesus Christ and his sacrifice for me. Every day this is the beginning of how I live my faith. Conversing with my creator starts my day with my mind on my Father who watches over me and my Savior Jesus Christ.

What is the Word of Wisdom that Mormons talk about?

Growing up in Denmark was an interesting experience. The legal drinking age is 18 and many people begin drinking a lot earlier than that. I have had many opportunities to explain why I don't drink or smoke. If you've meet a mormon in a casual setting you might have noticed that they don't do these things. As a mormon I don't either drink coffee, tea or use harmful substances like drugs that haven't been prescribed by a doctor. I once had a friend in high school comment that it seemed like the commandments in the church that forbid taking these substances and encourage healthy eating and living seemed like they were designed by a fitness freak. He only saw the physical aspect of the word of wisdom. To me the word of wisdom is so much more than just physical well-being. As I make sure my body is pure I feel a greater outpouring of the Spirit. I feel that my connection with my Father in Heaven is clearer, I am able to understand God's will for me more clearly. I don't feel like my mind is clouded or distracted by addictions and an unhealthy life style. Show more Show less