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Hi I'm Ammon

I'm from Mesa, Arizona. I know sign language. I play guitar and love to draw. I love making others happy, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love the Lord. He is the center of all that is good in my life. Happiness comes as we strive to live in harmony with his teachings and follow his example. I know thats true. Im the second oldest of seven kids, and I LOVE my family! My dad is a seminary teacher, and my mom is an assistant kindergarden teacher. I know enough Sign Language to carry on a conversation, and Ive been able to bless several people in the south because of it. I love to draw. Theres nothing like putting a pencil to paper and seeing what you can come up with. Not to mention it makes others happy. I love when others are happy! The guitar has the best sound in the world to me. It is so much fun at family reunions with my grandpa and my uncles when we bust out the guitars. My friends and family are very talented, and we all love to sing. Yup. Im a choir boy, and Im proud of it. Westwood High school is where its at! Mr. Harris was our choir teacher, and he's basically a BEAST! haha My senior year in high school I got to play Marius in the musical "Les Miserables!" Music is the best! Im a BIG fan of Harry Potter and I LOVE DISNEYLAND!!!:) I LOVE FOOD! Pretty sure it'll be in heaven:) Cheese, homemade bread, ice-cream, and Italian are my favorites. I LOVE families and the blessings of the Temple. Im all for eternal families! The gospel is amazing to me, and my testimony of it brings me more and more happiness each day as I strive to live it. Its made me who I am today, and I wouldn't trade that for anything.

Why I am a Mormon

Im a mormon because it makes me happy. I love being happy and making others happy too. Ive been in the church my whole life. My parents were always such great examples to me, so whenever I started doing what I thought was best I'd realize that my way didn't lead to the happiness my parents had taught me. To be honest, I think I've always known that the church was true. Its come through several different experiences that have shaped who I am. "Line upon line... here a little, and there a little." Each bringing me closer to Christ. In Matthew 7, it reads, "Ask and it shall be given you, seek and ye shall find, knock and it shall be opened unto." Similar promises are also made in the Book of Mormon like in (Moroni 10:3-5). Both scriptures invite us all to act and to find out for ourselves. Not relying on anyone else. The promise's are meant for each and every individual person. When we ask God for the truth, he tells us in our minds and in our hearts. I've felt the overwhelming comfort of the spirit many times in my life. The burning witness I feel in my heart is enough. It makes me so happy knowing that our Heavenly Father loves us so much that he gave his Son to provide a way back for us. Because of him, we have the chance to progress and become better. I know that my Savior lives. I know that the Book of Mormon is true, and that it goes hand in hand with the Bible. I love these books:) I know that God loves all his children, and that he wants us to know him. (Matthew 16:17)

How I live my faith

I try and live what I believe in everything I do. Im not even close to being perfect, but I know what I know, and I do my best. The gospel is the center of everything in my life and I love it. When I live the way I know God wants me to... I'm happy:) I love making others happy. Service is the best! Im ALL for helping with dishes or helping to rake leaves for a neighbor. The past few months of my life I've been coming to understand the value of helping others. As I do... I learn more and more about the Savior and his love for us. I want to be all that I can be for my Father in Heaven. He remembers our efforts and is ready and more then willing to bless us. I see Him work in my life every day and I want to be the kind of person He's proud of and wants to use for his work. If we live right and do the best we can each day he will use us for his eternal purposes. By trusting in God and living what we know and believe, we will see His faith in us to do his work as opportunities come our way.

What is the Word of Wisdom that Mormons talk about?

Ammon
The Word of Wisdom is a Commandment given to us by God through a prophet. God has always spoken to prophets for the benefit of his children. Keeping our bodies healthy and strong is nothing new. (1 Corinthians 3:16-17) talks about how our body is a temple. God wants us to be happy in this life, and by keeping the Word of Wisdom we have promises that will bless us. It includes 5 things to stay away from which include alcohol, coffee, tea, tobacco, and any other illegal drugs or harmful substances. It also includes things that we SHOULD put into our bodies, like grains, meats, fruits and veggietables, etc. I've seen the blessings of obeying the word of wisdom not only in my own life but in others around me. I know that its inspired. Commandments are there to protect us and give us guidence. They are there for a reason and some of the time we dont understand the reason behind them. But our Father in Heaven does. When we treat our bodies as sacred as temples they can be a place where the spirit can reside if it is clean and worthy of it. The spirits' influence in our lives is so important, and we need that in order to make it successfully back to God. Our bodies are such an blessing to have. The Savior thought so too:) He bought us with a price, so we strive to take the best care of ourselves as we can. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe happens to us after we die? What do Mormons believe about life after death?

Ammon
"If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable... For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive." How grateful I am for the prophet's testimonies of Jesus Christ. The scriptures teach us that one of the thieves next to Jesus on the cross asked for him to remember him. Christ's comforting words to him were these. "To day shalt thou be with me in paradise." 3 days later Christ appeared to Mary at the empty tomb. When she reached out to greet him he responded saying, "Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father." If Christ told the thief 3 days before that "Today" he would be with him in paradise, and then 3 days later he tells Mary that he had not been to the Father yet... Where is paradise? Where was Christ for 3 days if he was not with God in heaven? In 1Peter 3:18-19;4:6 it tells us where Jesus went. We call it the Spirit World. Christ organized his work there for everyones learning and progression to continue. Christ said in John 3:5, "Except a man be born of water and of the spirit he cannot enter into the kingdom of God." Just think of all the people that have lived since Adam. I cant picture a Just and Loving God sending his children to a place on earth where they had no chance of ever hearing about or excepting Christ and His Gospel (let alone believing and being baptized) and then dambing them for all eternity because they werent baptized. God's plan is a plan of happiness, hope, mercy, choice, and Salvation. Show more Show less

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

Ammon
They sure can:) I love my family so much and I couldnt imagine heaven without them. The family is ordained of God. He places us in family relationships for our happiness. Everything God does is for our progression. He gave me a family to help me make it through this life happy and successful, and those relationships will be perpetuated beyond the grave if we are faithful. Families grow closer as they are taught to live the commandments of God and work together. As we follow the savior, the spirit can be our constant companion. We need his constant help and guidence everyday of our lives. When we marry we are married in the temple of God and sealed for time and all eternity. Families are linked together throughout the eternities by the power of the priesthood that Christ himself gave to his disciples. That priesthood authority is essential for covenants to be bound here on earth and bound in heaven. Im so thankful for my parents and the example they are to me of what a marriage should be. I've never known my parents to fight or get angry with one another. They look only for how they can love, support, and serve each other. They work as a team, side by side. They look to God in all things, and in turn He looks to them. It is my testimony that God loves all of us and desires for us to be happy:) The family unit is one of the most powerful tools he uses for us to feel of that love, to learn of him and his Son, and to apply the same love to others. It all starts in the home:) Show more Show less