Hi I'm Jordon
I enjoy fajitas for every meal and playing hand-held yahtzee. Most importantly. . . i'm a Mormon.
I am currently 20 years old and I grew up in Orem, UT. I have two amazing parents and am in the middle of 5 kids; I have 3 brothers and 1 sister. My life has revolved around sports my whole life - particularly around baseball, basketball, and football. Along with those, it would almost be a crime to turn down a game of bowling, tennis, ping-pong, golf, racquetball, badminton, or horse shoes. I played one year of college baseball in Virginia and am going to school in hopes to become an optometrist. I am currently serving a mission in Montana for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I am putting aside all my personal matters for two years of my life to serve my Savior; this is the most rewarding experience I could ever imagine.
I was raised in this church and decided to be baptized into it when I was eight years old. I have been active in the church my entire life and based my beliefs off of what my parents had taught me. When I was eighteen, it became very apparent to me that I needed to gain a testimony for myself and not depend on the words of others. I was in college when I realized this and did what I always did when I had questions - I asked God. I prayed extremely hard for an answer. I suppose I was expecting a glorious vision as an answer to my prayers. To my dismay, an angel never appeared to me. Along with praying, I did a lot of reading. I made it a nightly habit to read out of the Book of Mormon and to pray to know if it was true. The answer to my prayers certainly did not come at once. After a couplethree weeks of reading and praying, I noticed that I was always so happy and cheerful. I was anxious to serve others and felt peace in my life. I came to realize that this peace was the Holy Ghost testifying to me of the truthfulness and power of the Book of Mormon. It is such a comfort to have a knowledge of where I was before this life, why I'm here now, and what my potential is after this life. I am a Mormon because I know this is Jesus Christ's church once again established on the earth. I have an unshakable testimony that Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior and He is the redeemer of the world. I know that God lives and that He loves us. I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God called to re-establish Christ's church. I know that we have a living prophet on earth today. His name is Thomas Spencer Monson and he is God's mouthpiece in these days. As we follow his counsel, we will be able to overcome temptation and live happy lives. I know all these things to be true because I know that the Book of Mormon is true - everything in our church hinges on that sacred record and the spirit constantly whispers to me that it is indeed true.
When I was baptized, I made a promise to God that I would take upon myself the name of Jesus Christ and to stand as a witness of him at all times. I also promised that I would keep the commandments of God and that I would help other people when they are in time of need. This is how I live what I believe. At this particular time in my life, I have the blessing of serving my Heavenly Father full time - for 2 years in the state of Montana. I have the opportunity to go out every day and invite others to come unto Jesus Christ and share the things that I know to be true.