Hi I'm Jordan
My family owns a restaurant I am a Business Management Student at BYU. I love playing sports and being active. I love my family and the opportunity I have being with them. My family, and most importantly my relationship with Heavenly Father is what brings me the most happiness.
Why I am a Mormon
I am a Mormon because it is the only way I can have lasting peace and Happiness in my life. I know that as I follow the principles and doctrines in Christ gospel that I can overcome the trials in my life. Its through his Restored Gospel that I can live with God again. I know this to be true because I read the Book of Mormon everyday and have prayed to God and asked him specifically if it is true.I know that anyone who reads it will gain the same knowledge learn more truth about God and his love for us than by any other book.
Why do Mormons go on missions?
When Christ was on the earth he called twelve men to be special witnesses of Christ and told them to go forth and proclaim his gospel. In modern times Christ Gospel has been restored and the organization of his church with Twelve Apostles to be that witness. There commission is to still be that special witness of Christ and as such proclaims his gospel. Because Christ Gospel is for all and there are Billions of people in the world the lord has revealed to have more than just the apostles proclaim his gospel and as such the Lord will call others to be just witness of Christ not Special Witnesses of Christ and help proclaim Christ Gospel to all. I personally am on a mission proclaiming the lords restored Gospel because it is the only way to return and live with God again. It the only way I can live my life by following that gospel that I can have feelings of guilt and shame removed from my life and replaced with joy, happiness, peace and every other good feeling. Because of that knoweldge I have, I want to give that to anyone who is willing to listen and act on these truths.
How has the Book of Mormon brought you closer to God?
I love the statement that is given in the introduction of the Book of Mormon. "A man will get nearer to God by abiding by its precepts, than by any other book." that statement is true for me. the whole purpose of the Book of Mormon is to be another witness of Jesus Christ. Recently while reading the Book of Mormon I have highlighted any references to Jesus Christ or when Jesus Christ is speaking. After doing so I have experienced for myself that the central message of the Book of Mormon is truly of Jesus Christ. This is so important because its only through Jesus Christ that we can receive anything from God. Its from the Book of Mormon that I have come to learn of Gods love for me. That he truly is my father in Heaven. That I can have a personal relationship with him. I know that the Book of Mormon is the word of God and the Book it self shows the love God has for us.
How I live my faith
I live my faith by trying to be a better person each and every day. I fail often but putting my effort in is what brings me the most joy. I try to be the person I know my Heavenly Father would want me to be in word and in deed.