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Hi I'm Cordon

I play the trumpet, I sing in Men's Choir, I'm a return missionary, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I play the trumpet, piano, and just love music all over! I'm studying as a Web design and development Major with a minor in music. My other hobbies are Video Editing, Boy Scouts (I'm an Eagle scout), Swing and ballroom Dancing, and well... anything that has to do with music really! I'm a recently returned missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints aka the "mormon" church.

Why I am a Mormon

I, like many others, was born and raised mormon. However, I still needed to find out for myself if it all was really true. For me it was like filling up a glass. there was never a huge point of conversion where I all of a sudden knew that it was true, but small things everyday that have confirmed my faith and lead me gradually from trusting that it's true to knowing that it's true. As I read the Book of Mormon, pray about it, come to church, and live the commandments I continue to grow firmer in the faith that it really is all true.

How I live my faith

I recently returned from serving as a missionary in the New Jersey Morristown Mission, sharing what we believe in with the people there, and inviting them to find out for themselves if it is true. I left my family and friends for two years to dedicate myself to this service. It brings me much happiness and joy to serve the Lord and to help so many people draw closer to God. I have seen many people change their lives around and find true joy and happiness in keeping the commandments of God. I'm simply here to help in whatever way I can to help people come closer to Christ.

Can husband and wife be together forever? Do you believe that families will live together in heaven?

Cordon
Yes! Isn't that wonderful? In the Temple (a place where we go to make higher covenants with the Lord such as this) we can be sealed (or bound together) with our families for time and all eternity. We promise God that we will keep his commandments and He promises us that we will be with our family forever and have eternal joy. Show more Show less

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Cordon
We believe that the family is a great part of the reason of why we came here to this earth. It was one of the first commandments ever given, to multiply and replenish the earth (meaning to have children). We believe that parents have a great responsibility towards their children, to raise them well, teach them to make correct choices, and to support them. We also belive that the family was never intended to end at death, and that through making and keeping sacred covenants (or promises with God) in the temple, the family may continue together for time and all eternity. We consider it essential for the fullness of joy to be recieved as part of eternal life. Now you may wonder if your family is incomplete how this could ever be attainable. No matter how damaged or broken a family is here in this life, the Lord promises us that if we make these sacred promises with Him and keep them, that he will fix the broken links. How exactly we may not understand or be able to comprehend at this time, but nothing is impossible to the Lord. Show more Show less

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

Cordon
Well coming from a mormon missionary, the reason we proselyte (or in other words go out and teach people the gospel) is to extend to all the invitation to draw closer to Christ. Our message is centered on the principles of Faith, Repentance, Baptism, Recieving the Gift of the Holy Ghost, and enduring to the end. The message of the Restoration is critical as well as is shows all how they can know if the Church of Jesus Christ has been restored to the earth today, and where the authority is to baptize and give the gift of the Holy Ghost. The message of the Plan of Salvation (or our purpose here on earth) brings purpose to why it is important to live the Gospel of Jesus Christ. All these and the commandments of God are our overall message and because of its great importance towards salvation we strive to share it with all those we can. Show more Show less

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Cordon
All worthy young men between the age of 19 and 26 are expected to serve a mission. It is not a reqirement, persay, in that if you descide not to serve you are not in anyway unworthy of salvation, disfellowshipped, or anything like that. However, I can tell you, as I am a missionary, that the decision I made to serve a mission was one of the best ones I've ever made! It is a privelage to serve a mission! Show more Show less

What is a ward/stake/branch?

Cordon
A ward is a congregation of members of the church within a specific boundary. A branch is like unto a ward only usually with fewer members and not enough leadership to be made into a ward. A group of wards make up a Stake. A group of branches make up a District. Show more Show less