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Hi I'm Jordon

I sing opera and I love football.

About Me

I am a classically trained bass-baritone with a BM in Vocal Performance. I also have a BS in Business and a BS in Communication Disorders. I love sports especially football. I am also a bit of a Disney fan. Other interests include: musical theater, food, board games, designing, books, and learning. I was married at 24 years old to my wife Angela. For now, our kids consist of one boy named Asher.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born a Mormon. I did what I was told until I received a witness of my own. It then became a challenge to work through my own understanding of God, life's purpose, and the choice we have to believe in God. Even as a born member, I had to convert to the principles in this church. Even now, after serving as a full-time missionary for the church in Thailand for 2 years, I have to continually search out truth in my mind and in my heart. I'm not the best Mormon but the truths I've learned while being a Mormon have led my life down a road of hope and understanding that my family and I can live a better way of life. I am constantly bombarded by the world's views, media spin, science, and other ideas claiming to hold conclusive evidence of life's purpose. After all is said and done, it really comes down to a choice for me. I can choose to believe the truths according to my faith or choose the truth taught by other sources. I don't have all the answers by being a Mormon. Likewise, other sources do not have all the answers either. I seek the truth to happiness, and so far the truth taught in this church, as revealed by God and his son Jesus Christ, has not disappointed. I choose the hope of a God who loves us, a purpose for my life, an identity that transcends my mortal existence, and an eternal destination where I can live forever with my family and those I love.

How I live my faith

I go to church each Sunday with my family and sing hymns, listen to excellent sermons (I may also be asked to teach occasionally), and participate and perform ordinances as the savior Jesus Christ has taught us. These things help me get through the week with an added measure of spiritual strength to work through struggles and confusing issues that are thrown my way or the way of my family. I have a strong belief that the morals of the world are degrading. Temporary happiness is replacing lasting happiness, and actions and ideas that appear good, but really hurt us, are tolerated more and more. The way to weather this tumult has been taught us by modern prophets who direct the people of the Mormon faith. As instructed, we pray together morning and night, we read from scripture daily, and we gather together as a family to discuss our lives once per week. While doing these things does not prevent us from various temptations to give in to our weaknesses, they help provide the strength to fill our lives with good. In turn, there is little room to indulge in temptations when they come. I am human and I make mistakes, even when I know better. Because the Savior died for all so that we may be forgiven, I can bounce back quickly and resolve to do better to fill my life with good. While Christ's grace is sufficient, it is still my responsibility to be the best that I can be. "...for we know that it is by grace that we are saved, after all we can do." 2 Nephi 25:23 Book of Mormon