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Hi I'm Jordan

I grew up in Utah. I am currently serving in the Slovenia/Croatia mission, speaking Croatian. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently serving a mission in Croatia. I absolutely love the people here, and it has been such an amazing experience for me to be able to see the lives of these people blessed as they accept the gospel and let the light of the the Savior and the Spirit which comes with the Book of Mormon into their families and homes. I have been so blessed in my life to have the gospel. I know that the best way I can show the Lord my gratitude for what He has has given me is through working hard to share it with others and to bring up a family, one day, in the gospel.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I cannot deny the witnesses that I have received that this is true. I have never received some overpowering vision or sign, but the small simple witnesses from the Holy Ghost have served to strengthen my faith. It was a slow process, but it has been a sure one. I have read the Book of Mormon many times, and though some may find fault with that book, no one can deny the testimony of the Holy Ghost that witnesses its truthfulness to the hearts of all those who sincerely study its pages, not for the sake of proving it wrong, but for the sake of truth and learning. As it says in Moroni 10:4-5, "If ye shall ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, [the Holy Ghost] will manifest the truth of [the Book of Mormon] unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost. And by the power of the Holy Ghost ye may know the truth of all things." I have seen this promise come true in the lives of so many people with whom I have shared the gospel in Croatia as a missionary. I have always been a member of the Church of Jesus Christ. At times in the past I have relied on the testimonies of others to keep me going. But I can honestly say that now I know for myself. God did answer my prayers when I asked sincerely to know of the truthfulness of this church and of the Book of Mormon, which is the keystone. This is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I have served as secretary, counselor, and president in various quorums in my ward. I am now choosing to serve the Lord by answering the call of His prophet to go and serve the people in Croatia. It is one of the greatest decisions I have ever made. I am so happy to serve these people and offer them the things that have brought me the greatest comfort and happiness in my life.

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

Jordan
Mostly the small, simple things. I often take things for granted, but when I stop and notice the things around me, I cannot help but think that there must be a God, and when I do this, the Spirit tells me that this is true. I know it is. One o fmy favorite things that tells me there is a God is the night sky. I live on a mountain, so there are no city lights or pollution to block out the stars. When I look at the stars, I know that there must be a God who loves us enough to not only create a world whereon we could live, but a world that was full of beauty, that could inspire and uplift us. Of course there is opposition in the world, but if we can stop and notice the simple things, we will come to know that God is always with us. He does not abandon His children. I know that there is a God when I listen to good, inspiring music. When I listen to Bach, Beethoven, or Chopin, as well as when I listen to the Messiah or other religious pieces, I know that there is a God who inspires these things for our benefit. When I am with my family and with my friends, I know there is a God. He has promised that He will not leave His people comfortless, and I believe that He has fulfilled that promise to me by sending me wonderful family members, and by giving me friends wherever I am who support and strengthen me and set examples for me to look up to. I know that God lives! Show more Show less