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Hi I'm Jordan

I live in Oklahoma, I teach fifth grade, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love learning, and I love helping others learn, so I decided to become a teacher. And now that I teach fifth grade, I've discovered that I'm really still a ten-year-old at heart. I love laughing with my students and helping them master new concepts. When I'm not teaching, I like to pick up a good book or visit with friends. I must admit, though teaching can be incredibly exhausting at times, life is good.

Why I am a Mormon

Although I grew up in a Mormon family, I made my own decision to continue as a practicing member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. As a teenager, I decided that I needed to know for myself that Jesus is the Savior of the world, that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God, and that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the true and living church on the earth today. As I looked for the truth, I began to read the Book of Mormon. Upon finishing the book, I read an invitation extended to the reader by one of the ancient prophets who contributed to the Book of Mormon. This prophet, named Moroni, invites all those who would read the book to pray and ask God if the teachings included in it are true, promising that all those who would read them and sincerely ask God if they are true would come to know the truth of them “by the power of the Holy Ghost.” I followed the invitation. Just as promised, I felt a peaceful confirmation in my heart—a simple, yet sweet assurance—that the Book of Mormon and its teachings are true.

How I live my faith

I have found that serving others is one of the best ways to build my character and help me develop Christ-like attributes. My service in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has included preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ as missionary, helping Sunday School teachers hone their teaching abilities, and even just keeping records as a clerk for the congregation that I attended. But my service doesn't end with helping out at church. In fact, some of the most meaningful service activities I have been a part of have been in the community: shoveling snow from the driveways of elderly neighbors, cleaning up a neighborhood park, and even tutoring a friend in a college statistics class. Through my experiences, I have come to find that what the Book of Mormon teaches about service is true: "when ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God" (Mosiah 2:17). Serving others really does help me feel closer to my Heavenly Father.