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Hi I'm Jordan Romans

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a family of five kids. I'm the oldest of the boys (3 of us) with two sisters on either end. My parents were born and raised LDS and have always been active in the church. I served a full-time mission in Queensland Australia from 1996-1998. When I returned home, I went back to BYU, where I fell in love with a beautiful girl and married her in the Salt Lake Temple. We have been married for 12 years now, and have 4 incredible children (who fortunately take after their mother). When I'm not wrangling the little beasts, I enjoy cycling and skiing and doing what my wife tells me to do.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church, with parents who were very active in living our religion. As a child, perhaps I didn't fully understand why our family was so close or why we were so happy; I just knew that we were. Then as a missionary, I started to gain an appreciation for the family unit and how it fits into God's plan. I began to realize that the Gospel is designed to make families successful--our immediate families, our extended families, God's universal family. But it wasn't until I finally had children of my own that I realized how much the Gospel and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints really meant to me. From the Book of Mormon to Joseph Smith to modern-day prophets, the Church is the only place where true, lasting happiness can be found. It is a shelter from the storms of life; it is a built-in family wherever you are or wherever you go; it is a source of truth and light, where we can be better tomorrow than we are today. All these things come free when you are a Mormon. And these things mean everything to me. That's why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

This is a hard question. Hard because it requires a little introspection and honesty with oneself. Hopefully I live my faith everyday. That's the goal. Some days I'm the good me; other days I'm the better me. But as for specific ways in which I live my faith, I have been fortunate to have had many different responsibilities within the church that have helped me live my faith and serve others. I have worked closely with our youth, who never cease to amaze. I have helped coordinate service projects, camp-outs, house moves, fundraisers, sporting events, more house moves, Sunday worship services, monthly visits to each member of the congregation, and even a few more house moves. I only list these things to show how active this church is, and many opportunities we have to serve other and receive blessings when we are living our faith. I need those blessings. And by living my faith, my religion, I have been blessed more than what i could ever give.