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Hi I'm Ammon Olson

I grew up in California. I love animals, choir, and football. I will serve a mission in Guatemala for two years. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm fifth of eight children, the fourth of seven boys. I'll be studying Mechanical Engineering in college when I return from my mission in Guatemala. I love playing sports, playing music, and playing with animals. I really like to dance, mostly partner dancing like swing, country, salsa, etc. I really love meeting new people and learning about their past. I also love improving and collecting random skills like origami, juggling, unicycle, balancing, sewing, etc.

Why I am a Mormon

The gospel (or good news) of Jesus Christ is in every fiber of my being. Every choice that I make is in relation to my membership to His church established on the Earth. I have a firm testimony that this is Christ's church and he is at the head of it. I have this testimony because I have experimented upon the word as Alma, a prophet in the Ancient Americas, directs in the Book of Mormon in Alma 32:27-28. We have to act in faith even if we don't have that faith. That's how we obtain it. I've read the Book of Mormon and have prayed about it to ask God as is directed in Moroni's promise in Moroni 10:3-5. The promise was fulfilled and I now know with a surety that the Book of Mormon is the word of God and is true. That means that Joseph Smith was a true prophet of God and that this is Christ's church. The reason why I will keep going to church and practicing as long as I live is because I've learned how much God loves me along with each and every other being on Earth. He wants us to be happy. The Gospel, the church, the commandments are all set as guidelines for happiness. The best kind of fulfilling happiness that lasts and creates peace. The Book of Mormon in conjunction with the Bible under the leadership and authority of God with a living prophet under God is the perfect and only setup for Happiness, Growth, Understanding, Peace, and Eternal Joy. How could I ever give that up?

How I live my faith

I live the standards as best as I can and I have grown to love them. I have led young men like myself in our various church activities week to week as well as leading roughly 150 youth in a multi-day summer event. I strive to always act in the ways God has taught for me to with faith that he will help me through any situation. I also try to constantly remind myself to serve others and raise their interests above my own and the savior teaches us to.

Why do some call Mormonism a cult?

Ammon Olson
Many of those that refer to the Mormon Church, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, as a cult do so accusing the members of worshiping and pledging allegiance to a single individual whether they say it's Joseph Smith or the living prophet today. What they fail to regard or purposely ignore is that as stated in the name of the church, Mormons entirely and only worship Jesus Christ and the Father in Heaven. The prophet is God's mouthpiece and receives no tribute or worship for acting as such. Mormons pay tithes which go to building temples or church buildings, or helping the poor and the needy. Show more Show less