What Is a Church Community?
Loading.....

The video player could not be built.

Do you want to chat with a missionary?

We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Start a chat or call us at 1-888-537-6600.

Hi I'm Jordan

I work as an addiction therapist. I love music, movies, and food as well as spending time with family and friends. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a husband, a father of three (two boys and one girl), and I love life. I finished a graduate degree in social work a few years ago and currently work as a therapist for people who are struggling to recover from addictions. I find great satisfaction in this work. There are many hobbies and interests that take up what little free time that I have. I love making and recording music. I love to write poetry, screenplays, short stories, and non-fiction. Movies have always been a passion for me and I especially enjoy character driven films and foreign films. I'm also a bit of a college football fan - though I try to keep this under wraps so that I don't spend all day on Saturdays in the fall glued to the TV. Spending time outside in nature is something that I enjoy immensely whether alone or with family. I also like food - eating and cooking. Breakfast is my favorite. Oh and pie. Pie is great!

Why I am a Mormon

I have chosen to grow my faith in the Mormon religion for many reasons. I find richness and beauty in the principles and doctrines of the gospel of Jesus Christ. In Mormonism I find a place that is conducive to my spiritual growth and to my desire to become closer to Jesus Christ. I find a community of people that are likewise striving to serve Jesus by looking for the good in the world and carrying out Christ's mandate to love one another. I love the Book of Mormon and find much meaning and depth in the stories of people learning to come closer to Christ as portrayed in this book of scripture that I consider sacred. There was a time in my life when I doubted the existence of God and wondered if involvement in any church was necessary for me to be happy. Though I can't pretend to know the answer to all existential questions I know that God loves his children. And I know that I find the most growth, joy, and meaning when I am actively learning, growing, and serving others in the way that I believe Jesus Christ would. I have found this joy and growth in Mormonism.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying my best to live by the two great commandments of loving God and loving my fellow man. I do this primarily in my family by trying to grow as a father to my children and husband to my wife. Church service is also a part of living my faith as I feel blessed to have an opportunity to serve other families in my ward as a home teacher and as a member of the ward family. I feel glad to be a part of a community of people that chooses to get together to unite in faith and love despite our inevitable differences. I feel strengthened by uniting in faith with my brothers and sisters during church meetings and activities. Living faith for me is exciting, challenging and rewarding. It compels me to do things that aren't always easy but that I feel helps me to grow and to learn more about other people. Faith for me is centered on living as Christ would. My faith in Christ includes the belief that He continues to work miracles in the lives of everyday people across the world regardless of our ethnicity, gender, political affiliation, social status, or specific religion. This faith in Christ also includes the belief that He uses us as His hands in His work. This for me turns sacrifice and service into an immense privilege and blessing. I find great joy in striving to grow in my faith and love for God and for my brothers and sisters in this life.