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Hi I'm Ammon

I was born and raised in Olympia, Washington. I'm currently a student at BYU Idaho, I like to study languages, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I don't mean to brag, but I am actually pretty awesome. I grew up in Washington, lived there my whole life. I like impressing people a lot. I suppose most everybody does though. I love doing magic tricks. ever since I was in kindergarten I would see magicians make coins disappear, or throwing up cards and I would just get so excited and want to know how it was done, so that I could make other people so excited. I started doing good magic when I was about 12 and have been steadily improving. I also enjoy public speaking, which definitely helps with my showmanship, and reading. Mostly fiction, sci-fi and fantasy type of stuff like Mistborn and Wheel of Time. I have three younger brothers and one older sister, who's married, and an awesome mom and dad. I'm currently a student at BYU Idaho and I'm studying International Studies.

Why I am a Mormon

While I was born in my faith, I feel like everyone reaches a point in their lives where they really need to decide for themselves what they really believe. I came to a point where i didn't really just want to accept my religion just because it was what I had been taught all my life, and I didn't want it to just be a passive part of my life. I think I recognized that "hey, if all this is true then I should be able to pray and get answers to my questions, or read the scriptures and get answers." I didn't reject my faith; I was willing to give it a chance and see if all these things I was taught really worked. I had to exercise a bit of faith, but I have since found time and time again that all of these things that I was taught really worked and were true. I'm not sure if I can point to one experience and say that that was my moment of conversion, but I can say that as I've stuck close to God and kept his commandments, my life has been blessed with an innumerable amount of blessings. Doing this has made me so happy and at peace in this crazy world. I'm by no means perfect, but I can honestly testify that no matter how heavy-hearted you feel, or however hopeless your life may seem, God can lift you up and give you a lasting happiness in your life, a genuine joy void of artificiality. You just need to trust him and exercise a little faith; do your best and the Lord will do the rest.

How I live my faith

As I said before, I love to read, and if somebody asked me what my favorite book was, it would have to be my scriptures. The Bible, the Book of Mormon, all of the standard works. That's probably because I have found that they are the only books that really can lift me up when I feel down, and give me help and answers to important questions I have. So I love reading and rereading the scriptures everyday. As for church, I taught a Sunday School class for new members/investigators for a few months and I served a full-time mission for two years in Poland. I currently teach a religion class for the men in my congregation.