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Hi I'm Jordan

I've survived my engineering studies. I enjoy recreating the outdoors, and being a daddy. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in northern Utah third of seven children. I was taught the value of hard work early in life working summers with my other siblings as part of our family's lawn care business. My father was an English teacher and taught me and the rest of the clan the value of an education. I wrestled in high school encouraged by my father who had also wrestled and who encouraged all of us to be active and get involved in one way or another in school or the community. I graduated high school with honors and shortly after accepted a call to serve as a missionary for the church in Curitiba, Brazil which completely changed the way I view others and my relationship with God. I attended college where I studied Mechanical Engineering and am currently employed in this field. While at school I met my sweet and beautiful wife Carly through a mutual friend. We have been married now almost three years and have a happy fun loving daughter now a year old. I enjoy exploring the outdoors camping, fishing, hiking, and site seeing. I also love watching a good sports game and participating in sports too. I enjoy getting together with family and associating with my siblings. Our yearly Halloween bash and Fourth of July river float trips are always great family traditions.   

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a typical large Mormon family. We were taught the importance of attending church each week and had daily family prayer at meal times and family home evening on Sunday nights which involved getting together and having a short spiritual message on some gospel principle and a fun activity. I guess what I am saying is from a young age I was taught the importance of the gospel in my family and living it as part of my everyday life. I never questioned my faith. I have had spiritual experiences while attending my church meetings listening to a speaker or singing particular hymns, reading the scriptures, and in saying prayers that have helped me realize the things I have been taught all my life have been true principles, principles such as faith, repentance, forgiveness, honesty, respect, tithing, fasting, scripture study, the power of prayer, and loving and serving others. I can't say that my understanding of these things has come to me all at one particular moment in my life but from a willingness to learn and listen to feelings from the spirit. I have felt the fruits of the spirit that Paul spoke of in Galations 522-23 many times and in many different situations confirming to me that the life I am living and the things I believe in our true. I have felt the bitterness of sin and the sweetness of forgiveness through the Savior Jesus Christ. I have seen families be blessed by applying in their lives the teachings of the Savior. It has transformed their attitudes and their relationships with others. It has given them confidence, peace, joy, and hope in a brighter future. I don't see a better way to live this life to be honest. In a world where good values are corroding away the restored gospel has always been a constant guide and a comfort to me to help me get through hard times and look forward with hope and confidence. The gospel has helped me to be a stronger more responsible person.

How I live my faith

In the church we are asked to serve in many different capacities in helping build up the church and Kingdom of God. Some ways in which I have been able to do that is to teach. I have been asked to teach 10-11 year old children in Primary which is basically Sunday school for the little kids. In Primary the kids learn gospel songs and have lesson time. I was able to help in both. I have also had a chance to teach the 12 year old age young men about living gospel principles in their lives. I have also been able to serve as a church missionary in Curitiba, Brazil for two years when I was 19-21 years old teaching the gospel to a very diverse people in a new language I had to learn while there helping them to understand how living the gospel can bless their lives and families. I try to be an example of what I believe in how I live my everyday life. This means that wherever I go that I will stand for good things. I will not swear or use vulgar language no matter who I am with. I will watch and listen to media which is good, wholesome, and uplifting and avoid that which is not. I am honest when dealing with others. I believe in being true and faithful to my spouse in my thoughts and in my actions with others of the opposite sex. We try to have family meals together as a family, have daily family prayer and scripture study. We also believe in having a good time. The church teaches that happiness in family life is most likely to be achieved when founded on the principles of the gospel Jesus Christ some of these principles are love, forgiveness, respect, faith, repentance, service, and wholesome recreational activities. So we actively seek out good recreational activities to do as a family whether that be game nights, bowling, roller blading, or going on family trips camping, hiking, fishing, boating, four wheeling or visiting the state and national parks we enjoy being outdoors.