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Hi I'm Jordan

Im a missionary, a golfer, a basketball player, a swimmer, a Die Hard UNLV Basketball fan, I grew up in Las Vegas and I'm a Mormon

About Me

I come from a family of 2 wonderful parents and 2 younger brothers and 2 older sisters who i love so much. I love playing all kinds of sports and doing anything that involves running jumping and not sitting still, but especially swimming, basketball, baseball, and GOLF! I live for college Sports and am a Die Hard UNLV Basketball Fan! I am currently serving a mission for the church In Fort Worth, Texas and i love it.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of The Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints because the Gospel of Jesus Christ has helped me through all of my life. No matter was has happened, the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Church has always been there for me. I was born and raised a Mormon but there came a time where i had to choose for myself if it was really what i believed. After much prayer and scripture study i recieved my answer. I know that there is a living prophet on the earth today and that the Bible and Book of Mormon are the word of God. And i know this because i have read and prayed and asked our Heavenly Father if they were true and he has testified to me through the power of the Holy Ghost that they are.

How I live my faith

I am currently serving a mission for the church. I go around and invite others to come unto Christ by helping them recieve the restored gospel through faith in Jesus Christ and his attonement, Repentance, Baptism, Recieving the gift of the Holy Ghost, and enduring to the end. I teach all of those who are interested and want to know more about the Mormon Faith. About how there is a living prophet on the earth today, about how families are eternal and how they can be together forever, and how we can make it back to live with our Heavenly Father.

How are the activities of the Mormon missionaries funded?

Jordan
Mormon missionaries do not get paid for serving the missions that they go on. It is a volunteer job to serve a mission and we give sacrifice 2 years of our lives and pay our own way so that we are able to go out and help others recieve the restored gospel. For 2 years we go around and teach everyone about Jesus Christ and his attonement, and how through him, we can return and live with God again. Show more Show less

What is the Word of Wisdom that Mormons talk about?

Jordan
The Word of Wisdom that mormons talk about is where we abstain from 5 things. Tobacco, Illegal Drugs, Alcohol, Coffee, and Tea. Also harmful and addictive substances. Our body is a gift to us given from god. It also says in the Bible that our bodies are temples of god, therefore we should treat them as if they are templed of god and not do harmful things to them. Keeping the word of wisdom helps you live a healthier life and also God has promised us that if we keep the Word of Wisdom that he will bless us. Keeping the Word of Wisdom in my life has kept me clean and helped me become a better person and better example for my siblings and for my future children. Show more Show less

Why is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints called Mormons or Mormonism?

Jordan
People who are not members of our faith mostly know us as "mormons" It is a common nick name given to a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Mainly because we believe in The Book of Mormon to be the word of god, as well as the bible to be the word of god. Show more Show less

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Jordan
Mormons do not only help Mormons. We help all of those in need. Since 1985 we have donated more then 1 billion dollars in money and material assistance to over 150 different countries who are in need. Even the ones who have few or no Mormons and are also non christian. We help everyone because we know that we are all children on God and it is what Jesus would do. WWJD? Show more Show less

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon Temples? What goes on in Mormon Temples?

Jordan
Only Some Mormons are allowed in the temples because it is a sacred place, a house of the Lord. You must be a baptized member who is worthy and prepared to enter the temple. All people are welcome to visit the temple grounds and to attend open houses prior to the dedication of these temples. Only worthy members are allowed inside the temple, not because it is secret, but because it is sacred. Inside the temple we perform ordinances such as seal families together for time and all eternity, and also perform baptisms for those who have died and haven't had the opportunity to receive the gospel of Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Jordan
Us Mormons do not worship Joseph Smith. We worship God the Eternal Father and his son Jesus Christ who is the Savior of the world. We recognize Joseph Smith as a prophet of God who God through Joseph Smith restored the gospel of Jesus Christ once again on the earth today. We respect Joseph Smith and recognize him as a true prophet of God but we don't worship him. Our Church is Centered around Jesus Christ. The name of our Church is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. "We talk of Christ, We rejoice in Christ, We preach of Christ" 2 Nephi 25:26 Show more Show less

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Jordan
You can know Mormanism is true through sincere prayer and scripture study. Like it says in James 15, "If any of ye lack wisdom, let him ask of god, who giveth to all men liberally and upbraideth not" We invite everyone to read the Book of Mormon and to pray and ask god if it is true. Because if the Book of Mormon is true, then that means that Christ's church has been restored to the earth, and that there is a living prophet on the earth today who has been called by god, and that Joseph Smith really did see God the Father and his Son Jesus Christ and helped restore the Church Christ had originally set up. Show more Show less

What is the priesthood?

Jordan
The priesthood is the authority to act in God’s name. The same priesthood authority that existed in the original Church established by Jesus Christ exists in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints today. The Church is directed and led through this authority. All male members of the Church who are prepared receive the priesthood in order to help lead the Church and serve Heavenly Father’s children. A man with the priesthood might serve in some of the following ways: * Leading congregations of the Church * Performing the ordinances of the Church, such as baptism * Blessing those who are sick God expects those who hold this sacred priesthood authority to follow the example of Jesus Christ and serve with love, gentleness, and kindness. Show more Show less

What is being a Mormon like?

Jordan
Being a Mormon is the Best!!!!!!!!! It has brought great peace and happiness into my life and helped me stay on a path that is best for me. The standards that the church provides has helped keep me away from Drugs, Alcohol, and other harmful substances that are bad for my body, and helped keep me out of trouble. Being Mormon hasn't kept me from missing out on things but brought me more happiness and joy and kept me from getting into trouble or making stupid decisions that could effect my life forever. Being Mormon is the Bomb! If you want to be one too. Just call the Missionaries, they would love to help you out with that. Show more Show less

Why do you have 12 Apostles? They were just meant to be around for the time of Jesus Christ, not to be replaced with new apostles.

Jordan
It is apparent from the New Testament that after Jesus established His 12 apostles that the group or Quorum of 12 was to continue from the events of Acts Chapter 1 where the 11 apostles, under the direction of Peter, choose Matthias as the new apostle to replace Judas. Paul, an author of a number of books in the New Testament, was also chosen as an apostle. Paul indicates that the church is built upon the foundation of apostles and prophets (Ephesians 2:19-20) and lists their functions to “bring us to a unity of the faith” (Ephesians 4:11-14). Show more Show less

Why don’t Mormons have paid clergy?

Jordan
Because it says in the Bible not to get paid for the lords work. The End Show more Show less