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Hi I'm Jordan

I'm a physics researcher and teacher. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been married for a few years and have twin daughters and a son. I love spending my free time with my wife and kids. I am in graduate school in physics. I am a Teaching Assistant for three classes, which I enjoy very much. I am also working with an atomic physics group doing sensitive force measurements.

Why I am a Mormon

Having been raised in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I have seen the blessing come from living the gospel. My ancestors joined the church and many came across the plains as pioneers. I am a mormon in part because of family tradition. That is not the only reason though. I have had to exercise my own faith and pray to find out for myself if the things I have been taught are true. By reading the Book of Mormon, going to church, fasting and prayer, and keeping the commandments the best I can, I have felt the Holy Ghost and have received confirmation that the teachings of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are true. As I have studied and pondered, the gospel makes more sense. The beliefs fit well together, don't contradict each other, and also show that God is merciful and wants me to be happy. By following the commandments, I have experienced great happiness and joy. On the contrary, when I have made bad choices, I get sad, upset, or sometimes depressed. Heavenly Father wants us to be happy. He wants us to obey the commandments. He wants to give us blessings. He wants us to live with Him again. He has a plan for us and the end goal is to live with him, our Savior, and our families forever. Through studying the scriptures, I have been able to learn these things, and so much more.

How I live my faith

I try to be a good example to those around me. I share thoughts and beliefs with my friends and tell them why I make the choices I make. I got lots of practice when I was a missionary in Texas. I was able to talk to many people and teach them about the gospel and help them gain their own testimonies of Jesus Christ, the Book of Mormon, and Joseph Smith. As a Mormon, I have been asked to teach the children between the ages of 6 and 8 about the beliefs of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I look forward to it every week to able to answer their questions and help their understanding of Jesus Christ and the scriptures grow. I also able to visit with several families frequently and teach them and help them increase their faith. It is often difficult to talk with others about my faith and beliefs. The knowledge I have is important to me and I wish that everyone around me could have that same knowledge. My family, including me, has made goals that make it a little easier to talk with friends and neighbors about the gospel. We try to invite people to activities such as family home evenings, church activities, and even to church. Even though we may get no as an answer, we have lost no friends through these invitations. One of the greatest blessings I get is by helping those who have died without the gospel by going to the temple. The temple is a place where ordinances are done for those who were unable to do it for themselves. There is also family history work that is also required. By assisting in this work, I have strengthened my testimony that families can be together for ever.