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Hi I'm Ammon

I'm a Mormon. I've been called to serve in the Naga Philippines Mission. I love sports, and hanging out with friends.

About Me

I have a unique family. My family is really important to me. I am the youngest of four half-sisters and six half-brothers. My parents were each married once before, and after they got married to each other, they had me. I am the only one living at home now because there is ten years difference between me and my next youngest sister. I am an uncle to 31 nieces and nephews. I like being around my family. I like all sports, but I love to play baseball. I started at the age of three playing T-ball and I have played every year since. When I played Little League, I was an all star all three years that I was eligible. I played on a club baseball team for three years too. I then went on to play baseball all through High School. I was a right-handed pitcher and I played short stop. I love playing whiffle ball with my friends too. I am excited to serve a mission in the Philippines. And although it is going to be tough, I know it is what Heavenly Father wants me to do.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was eight I chose to become a member of the Church like all 8-year-olds are taught to do in our Church. My dad baptized me and I liked that. I choose to continue to be a member of the church because it makes me feel happy. I continue to follow the Gospel because I have a testimony that it is true. I have to admit that I don't always want to do the things we are taught to do. Sometimes I'd rather just hang out, but I know that if I want to be happy I need to go to church, say my prayers, read my scriptures and try to do what Jesus wants me to do. I know that the Book of Mormon is the true word of God. When I read it, I don't always understand it, but I know the feeling I have inside tells me it is true. I know that Joseph Smith was a true prophet of God. One of my favorite songs that we sing in the Church is called "Praise to the Man." Joseph Smith was amazing. He went through so much hardship because he saw God and Jesus, but he didn't give up. I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the true church.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by participating in the activities in my church. They have a lot of great activities for the youth. I go to youth activities every Wednesday night. Sometimes we play softball. Sometimes we do service for someone else. Sometimes we work on scout stuff. I try to become friends with everyone in my ward. My dad is a good example of how to be a good neighbor. He really likes to help other people. There have been many times he has asked me to help him. We mow neighbors lawns a lot. That is not always fun in the Arizona summer heat. I know when I serve, I am doing what Jesus would want me to do. I earned the rank of an Eagle Scout at 14 years old. I worked on it since I was 11 years old. I really liked going on the overnight camp outs. We did lots of hiking, bike riding and swimming. For my Eagle Scout Project I fixed up a playground at a place called Sunshine Acres. It is a place for homeless kids. It really made me feel good to do something for them. We painted benches, picnic tables and a swing set. We power washed two covered area. We pulled weeds and then hauled new sand into the playground area. I had 53 people show up to help me and after about four hours of work it looked like new. I hold the priesthood in the Church. We believe that the Priesthood is given to us to serve other people. I live my faith by fulfilling my Priesthood duties. I think it's pretty cool that the young men in the church get to hold the Priesthood. I feel like I am doing something important like Jesus would want me to do. I get to be a companion with my dad and visit other families that we have been assigned to help. I like that in the Church we have a way to help each other.