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Hi I'm Jordan

I am a full blooded Coloradoan, a biker, a dreamer, a Celiac, a student, a brother, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Jordan, and I love life. I was born and raised in the beautiful city of Fort Collins, Colorado. I love anything and everything about the outdoors. Biking, Skiing, Snowboarding, Swimming, Hiking, Climbing, Camping, Hunting, Slack-lining, Long-boarding, you name it. If it's outside, I love it. The outdoors are even better when I can enjoy it with my family. I couldn't be blessed with a better family. I am the oldest of four kids. I've found that the greatest, most fulfilling happiness in my life has come from both my family, and from the gospel of Jesus Christ. My parents are converts to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. The Church is what has helped bring my family together, and what has helped me better understand the gospel of Jesus Christ. Through all the great activities, programs, classes, and experiences that come with being a member of the Church, I have been able to learn so many life changing lessons about the true purpose of life, and what I need to do to fulfill that purpose.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know a Mormon is who God wants me to be. I know that God knows me personally, and that he loves me personally. I know that His Son, Jesus Christ lives. Everything that encompasses being a "Mormon" has helped me better understand that, and truly come to know it for myself.

How I live my faith

I live my faith through the small everyday actions. Making the choice to read from the scriptures, or to say a prayer gives my faith an added little boost. However, it is in the action of serving and sharing with others that my faith grows the most. Finding little ways to help someone around you can make the biggest impact on your day I've found. It puts life into perspective.

What is the Word of Wisdom that Mormons talk about?

Jordan
The Word of Wisdom is an inspired health code. It was given to us by a Prophet of God, so it is a direct revelation from God. The Word of Wisdom is that we avoid alchohol, tobacco, coffee, tea, and other harmful or addictive substances. We are also advised from God to eat healthy and protect our bodies from harm. As a youth, especially in High School, sometimes it is hard to stand up for your standards when everyone else is doing something else. It is especially hard when at that age it seems easy to make choices without thinking about the consequences. But looking back, I feel so grateful that a Prophet of God had warned me to stay away from those substances that could have led my life down the wrong path. When I had to make a decision of whether to partake of something that could harm my body, I could always know that God wanted me to do what was right. It was that righteous influence of the Word of Wisdom that helped me find a path in life led by heathy choices. Show more Show less

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Jordan
Mormons are not required to serve a mission to be members of the Church. However, we are encouraged to serve missions. The reason we are encouraged is because missions have such a profound impact on the lives of those missionaries teach, and on the lives of the missionaries themselves. I had the privilege to serve in the Canada Edmonton Mission. It was the most amazing experience to see the gospel of Jesus Christ change people's lives. The lessons I learned and the experiences I had while on a mission were worth every sacrifice. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about family?

Jordan
Having a happy family is one of the biggest things that people are looking for these days. Many people around the world have written books and given classes teaching how to have a happy family. God has a family as well. ALL of us here on this earth are part of His family. God's primary purpose is to bring his sons and daughters closer to Him, and to see them have eternal happiness. In order to achieve that, God has created a perfect plan for us. This plan is more perfect and effective than any book or parenting class on this earth. As we look to the scriptures, we can find how to follow God's plan a little better each day. As we follow his plan, we are coming closer to Him, so His family is stronger. As we apply this perfect plan the Gospel of Jesus Christ into our own families, it will flawlessly lead us closer to Christ, and closer to eachother. Show more Show less

Why is authority to perform a baptism important?

Jordan
When we are baptized, we are making a very special promise to God that we are willing to keep all of his commandments and to follow Jesus Christ. In return, God promises that we will recieve a remmision of sins, along with His Spirit to be with us. Because God is making a two way promise with us also called a covenant, He requires that it is officiated and performed in the manner and by the authority that He has set. In Christ's time, that authority to baptize was administered to those whom Christ called to spread the gospel to the world. After being lost for centuries, that same authority is back on the earth today, found in this, the true restored Church of Jesus Christ! Show more Show less