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Hi I'm Ammon

I was born in Texas. I grew up in San Diego. I want to be a linguist. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I love to read. I enjoy most sports. My favorites are: soccer, baseball, ultimate frisbee and volleyball. I went to college at BYU-Idaho for 1 semester. I graduated from high school in 2010. I have a very large extended family. I have 2 older brothers and 1 younger sister. My oldest brother lives in Rexburg, Idaho with his family. The rest of my immediate family lives in San Diego. I am now serving a 2-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. There are over 350 missions around the world. I am in the Texas Houston East Mission. I am serving in the Port Arthur area. I love it so far! My family is the most important thing to me. I left my family for 2 years so that other families could be together for eternity.

Why I am a Mormon

I was brought up in the church. I did not have a strong testimony until I was about 18. This was because of some tough trials that only I faced. It was a lonely time, but I eventually came to a knowledge of the truth. I know that the gospel of Jesus Christ blesses families and it can in one way or another help every person alive. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the only church on the earth today that has the fulness of the gospel. Anyone can have a relationship with Heavenly Father through prayer and faith.

How I live my faith

The most important thing is to become more like the Savior. I know we all struggle with this because none of us are perfect. I live my faith by: going to church every Sunday, praying to my Father in Heaven frequently (not just when I am in a bind), feasting from the words of Christ. I know that families are central to God's plan for us. He loves us more than we could ever comprehend. I am out on a mission to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ. There is no better feeling than when someone accepts the complete and true gospel of Jesus Christ. I focus all my personal efforts on teaching and leading by example.

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

Ammon
A testimony is nothing more or less than a personal witness to something that is true. One may receive a testimony by and through the power of the Holy Ghost. You may have testimonies on certain principles of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ or on an event relating to the coming forth of additional truth given to the children of men by God. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons baptize their new members?

Ammon
We know that baptism is essential to enter into the kingdom of God. Jesus taught this to Nicodemus. A man must be born again. This new birth is a representation of us as true disciples of Christ. It is symbolic of His death and resurrection. We are baptized for the remission of sins by someone holding the same authority that John the Baptist held. We are also baptized the same way Jesus was-by immersion. We must be baptized so that our sins can be forgiven and the Lord will not remember our sins committed after baptism as long as we repent. We make a sacred covenant with God when we are baptized. We promise Him to always remember Jesus and take His name upon us. That means that we will stand as witnesses for Christ at all times, in all things, in all places. If we are faithful to our covenant, He will pour out His Spirit upon us. Show more Show less

Who wrote the Book of Mormon?

Ammon
The Book of Mormon is a sacred record written by ancient prophets. The Book of Mormon has many similarities with the Bible. The Bible was also written by ancient prophets, as well as Christs' apostles. The location, however is different. The Bible was written in Jerusalem and the surrounding areas. The Book of Mormon was written in ancient America. We do not know the exact location, but we do know who wrote it. Mormon was a prophet-historian in the year 420. He abridged or edited the plates to what we have today. There was a lot of history that was lost. Some prophets that wrote in the record say we do not even have 1/100th of the total history and other writings that took place in ancient America. Here is a list of prophets that wrote in the Book of Mormon: Nephi (son of Lehi), Lehi's last words to his sons, Jacob (son of Lehi), Enos (son of Jacob), Jarom (son of Enos), Omni/Amaron/Chemish/Abinadom/Amaleki, Mosiah, King Benjamin, Mormon, Abinadi, Ammon, Zeniff, Alma, Aaron, Alma the Younger, Amulek, the sons of Mosiah (Ammon), Muloki, Zenos, Zenock, Moroni, Helaman, Pahoran, Shiblon (son of Alma), Helaman (son of Helaman), Nephi (son of Helaman), Samuel the Lamanite, Lachoneus, Jesus Christ, Nephi (son of Nephi), Mormon, Moroni (son of Mormon), Ether, brother of Jared. All of the prophets testified of Jesus Christ as the Savior. They taught His 1 true gospel and did their best to bring the truth to all who would listen. Show more Show less