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Hi I'm Jordan

I'm a computer programmer who loves making music. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

There are three things that define nearly every aspect of my life. First, I am a computer programmer. With that comes many other interests and pursuits, but really I'm just a tinkerer. I love taking things apart and seeing how they work, whether it's a few pages of code or a cupboard latch in the kitchen. I usually get an idea, which turns into an experiment, and before you know it, a full on project. Sir Francis Bacon would be pleased. Second, I love music. I love listening to it, but I truly love making it. I guess I love to tinker with music too. It's amazing to me how different rhythms and notes come together, and how different melodies can make a symphony! I'm a self taught musician, and I play a fun variety of instruments from the piano and guitar to the harmonica and ocarina. I especially like playing an instrument I can sing along to. Finally, the thing that defines me most is my faith in Jesus Christ. He is my exemplar -- the example I strive to follow -- and He is my Redeemer. It is only by his sacrifice for my sins that I can forsake all that is below what God expects of me, and embrace His vision and purpose for me.

Why I am a Mormon

I come from a Mormon family. I also come from a broken family. There isn't anyone in my life who I would say has it "easy". Growing up between two homes in two different states was difficult, but my mom and my dad set an example for me of living the Gospel. They understood the importance of family, even through a painful and difficult divorce, and they wanted each of their children to have the love and support of two parents, even when we were separated. We had trials. We still do. My dad once explained it to me this way, and I've always remembered it: Hardship either breaks relationships, or it strengthens them, and it's all up to you which happens. I've found for myself that what makes this difference is the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Having faith and following his example gives me the compassion to lift others burdens, the strength to bare them, and the hope to see that better days will come. Life is meant to be the refiner's fire, for it was a part of God's plan since the beginning that we should pass through sorrow that we me know true joy. Knowing God's plan helps me understand where I came from, why I am here, and what lies ahead. Living the Gospel of Jesus Christ removes the impurities that our trials and afflictions bring to the surface. Through Him, our weaknesses become strengths, and our sorrows become joy.

How I live my faith

There are so many ways to be a disciple of Jesus Christ. I strive to "Be an example of the believers" as Paul instructed, by keeping the commandments, helping others, being friendly, kind, and virtuous.