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Hi I'm Ammon

I grew up in Oregon. Throughout my years in high school, I enjoyed music and sports. I still do. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am an 18 year old who is about to go on a mission. In high school, I was a long distance runner. I was also a part of the symphonic and jazz band for 3 years. In my latter years of high school, I joined choir: symphonic choir for my last 2 years, and a jazz choir my last. I graduated high school as a valedictorian. Although I worked hard in school, some of my favorite memories came from having fun with my friends. During spirit week, my friends and I created a team to race in the "Amazing Race"(around our high school) named Team Tight Pants. We ran around the high school completing fun little activities in order to receive clues for the next station. I probably won't forget the station that involved flipping a coin. Heads, and you eat a gummy worm. Tails, and you eat a real worm. I flipped tails... One of the best things I learned in high school is that I can do hard things, and that hard things are easier and a lot more fun with a good group of friends.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born in the church, and have chosen to stay a member of this church because I know it is true. I have read the Book of Mormon multiple times and only find peace and comfort in its teachings. It means a lot to me to know who I am, being a child of God, why I am here, and where I am going. It gives me meaning and direction in my life. It also comforts me to know that Jesus Christ is my Savior and that he provided me with a way back to the Father. He broke the bands of death and suffered for my sins so that I can change and become the best version of me that I can be.

How I live my faith

I attend church every week for 3 hours or more. Every year, my church sets up a day of service where we do service projects for our community. This last year, I was able to help clean up a local park by pulling weeds, planting flowers and trees, spreading bark dust, and hauling away debris. Having grown up in the church, I have had several opportunities to help plan youth activities. Specifically, I was able to help plan a young men encampment by providing ideas of what youth my age would like to do at a week long camp. As a responsibility of my church, I also visit some families in my area every month with my dad.