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Hi I'm Jordan

I'm a happy son, brother, uncle, grandson, and friend. I am a student of International Studies. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am number 3 of 4 in my family. I moved around a lot with my family growing up, and I became used to being the "new kid." I had a fun, playful childhood. I served a mission in Northern Mexico and have a very special place in my heart for the Mexican people. I love my family very much and enjoy spending time with them. I have always enjoyed social settings and trying new things. I have a HUGE passion for culture and travel. I absolutely love meeting friends from all around the world. I study international studies (history, culture, politics, economics, etc) and I work for a tourism consulting company.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. There is a point in life where we must let go of our parents' decisions/convictions and make our own. I reached that point as a teenager. Being a Mormon was never looked at as being very "cool" with people at school, I definitely felt a little different than the rest. However, this was a good time for me to really study and seek answers for myself, if being a member of the church was really what I wanted to be for the rest of my life. The key for me was opening up my heart and mind to the gospel of Jesus Christ. This allowed for some amazing thoughts and feelings to come and help me understand the importance and truth of what I was living and learning. I then served as a missionary to share the gospel and serve the people of Mexico. During those two years, I witnessed firsthand the transforming power the gospel of Jesus Christ has in people's lives. Broken homes were mended, addiction was overcome, anger was replaced with love and hope. I witnessed all of it and I know it happened through living what the Savior taught. I continue to follow His gospel because I believe with all of my heart that Christ lives, that He loves us, and that the same Church and Gospel that Jesus Christ established and taught more than 2,000 years ago have been restored to the earth. The gospel helps me turn outward and not focus on my selfish self. The gospel helps me become my best self. Another extremely important belief I have, is that families can be together even after this life. The gospel brings that hope and changes my perspective on life and how I face different challenges. The Church is the instrument that God uses for the gospel to be taught and fully lived for His children here on earth. The Gospel of Jesus Christ really is great. While life can be difficult and mistakes are made, everything can be made right through Christ. Good luck to whoever reads this!

How I live my faith

The main way that I live my faith really is in the small daily things. I pray throughout the day, I read out of the scriptures, I try to be kind and loving to those around me. I look for small acts of service to those I am in contact with. I repent when I make mistakes. I try to develop talents, learn new things, and achieve various personal goals. At church, I help out with sunday school. I make sure that there are enough teachers every sunday for the different classes that are offered. This year we are studying the New Testament, so I try to help create an atmosphere in the classroom where people can fully participate and learn about Jesus Christ and His time on the earth. As we learn about Him and His example, we can apply his teachings in our everyday life.