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Hi I'm Ammon Martinez

I'm a missionary. I'm a singer. I absolutely love life. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm currently serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of latter-day Saints. I'll spend the next two years working throughout the east Houston area. I absolutely love being a missionary. I was raised in a military family, and have moved around at least a dozen times so far. Because of that, I've been blessed to get to know lots of amazing people. I love being able to go around and meet people with all sorts of different background and stories. Most of all, I love sharing the message of the restored gospel with them. It is something that has totally changed my life. Through the knowledge I have of Jesus Christ and His gospel, I have found hope, happiness, and light in my life. I can think of nothing more important than sharing that and giving others the opportunity to have that same joy in their lives. Back home, I spent a lot of time hanging out with friends, working on my Jeep, and just being outside. I love the outdoors: hiking, mountain biking, off-roading, four-wheeling, you name it. I'm a proud choir boy. I've been blessed with numerous opportunities to work with world-renounced directors and composers in a number of amazing venues. I have a firm belief that God can inspire us through music, whether you're listening to it, writing it, or singing it. There's a verse in the scriptures that states "A song of the righteous is a prayer unto me, and it will be answered with a blessing upon their heads."

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised a member of a church. When I was younger, I was like most other LDS kids, I went to church and believed as my parents did, because that's all I knew. Over the past several years, especially in High School, I started to question everything I had ever been taught about the church and about God. It wasn't until the summer before my junior year that I started gaining my own testimony of God, the church, and the things I had learned about Jesus Christ, the Book of Mormon, and Joseph Smith. I knew that God was real and that Jesus Christ died for my sins. I knew that the Book of Mormon was another testament of Jesus Christ, but I knew all of these things in my mind. It made sense to me. It was logic. I didn't truly believe it in my heart. So, I began to read the Bible, the Book of Mormon, and sermons that had been given by church leaders. I studied and prayed. I got an overwhelming feeling of peace and warmth. I had a father in heaven who loved me, more than anyone on this earth could possibly love another person. I was saved by the atonement of Jesus Christ. I knew it in my head and heart. How many times had I been blessed through the church? I realized how many times God comforted me. I began to see how blessed I was. I wanted to share the gospel with anyone I met. That's why I'm serving a mission. I love God and Jesus Christ and his church. That's why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I'm spending the next two years going out on the streets and in peoples homes sharing the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. There is nothing better then watching people bring themselves closer to their Father in Heaven and make changes for the better in their lives. As a missionary, I've really learned so much more about myself and what I truly believe. As you could imagine, you can't do what we do and not figure out exactly what you believe. Serving in Houston has definitely blessed me to gain a concrete knowledge of what I preach. I try really hard to just love everyone around me. I think that is the best way to truly show what we believe as Christians - just be an example. I just try to show everyone how great life can be when we're trying to be on the Lord's side.

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

Ammon Martinez
I'm serving a mission for two years. God asks that every able young man serve a mission and invites young women to do so as well. I think, for those of us who chose to accept the call and go out into the world, it's mostly because we see the good that the gospel does in our lives and the lives of those around us. I personally chose to go on a mission because I've had a lot of personal struggles growing up. Those struggles really gave me an opportunity to learn who I am and who my Heavenly Father is. That knowledge has brought so much light and happiness to my life. I feel that it's my duty to share that joy with others. God has helped me though so much, and I know that he will help others as well. I want to let people know that God loves them and he is there for them no matter what. Show more Show less