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Hi I'm Jordan

I love to try new things, create, and dance. I am a Mormon!

About Me

I was born in Arizona, and lived there for a short amount of time before I moved. By the time I was 8 I had moved 3 times, and we settled in the Utah valley I have lived in Utah for ten years. I grew up with many sisters and one brother and I love them all! My parents divorced when I was about to turn 16, and it was really hard on me. I have learned so many things from this experience in life, and it has shaped all of my decisions that I want to make it the future forever. I enjoy being active, and playing games with my friends! I go swing dancing, play music, and play volleyball for fun. When I was in high school I got into digital arts and media, and I really enjoyed it! Because I like so many different things, when I have a hard time deciding what to do, I do something new! I love trying new things because that's how you learn the most about yourself. I am currently serving a full time mission in Texas, and I love doing it, there is nothing that will bring you more joy than giving all you can for God in a way that he wants you to do it!

Why I am a Mormon

I know that God has answered my prayers, and he gives me peace as I live the commandments. I have learned by the Spirit that this is the true Church of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by allowing my faith to be my foundation. We all have weaknesses and difficulties. I have learned that faith is acting. We take steps into dark rooms and we find that there is ground still beneath our feet, and that gives us comfort. It is the same with me. I learn what is true and what is not by acting. That is how God teaches us. Living our faith is really that simple. Prayer is a big part of all of our days. We pray, and our prayers help us throughout the day, they have a real influence on our actions and I know that God answers prayers.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Nobody is required to serve a Mission to be a member. But the calling to serve is from God. We serve voluntarily because we love God and follow those he has called to lead us. Young men are able to serve missions when they turn 18. Women can when they turn 19. Elderly married couples serve missions too. Most Missionaries serve 18 to 24 months. Show more Show less

What blessings can you receive from reading the Book of Mormon, the Bible, and other scriptures?

In scripture studies, you can learn how to live your life in accordance to God's will. You can feel the Spirit of God teaching and strengthening you. A spiritual strength comes from a serious study of the Scriptures and what they mean. You can draw closer to God, your faith grows, you learn how to become more Christlike, and you can feel the love God has for you. Show more Show less

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

A testimony is a knowledge of something. A testimony of spiritual things comes as a spiritual witness from God, which is received by the Holy Spirit who confirms through our thoughts and feelings. As we learn more about the gospel, and feel the spirit of the Lord, we can be assured that the pathway we are on is correct. Which becomes the evidence of what we know to be true. To make a comparison, in a court case someone will bare witness to create evidence for what they've seen or heard. Either for or against a certain side. These witnesses generally have a knowledge of the truth - perspectives being set aside - and are there to support and help justice to be served. The knowledge they have is called a 'testimony', which becomes a form of evidence to the case. Show more Show less