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Hi I'm Jordan

I'm a Husband, Father, Grandfather and Friend to many. I like almost all people I meet. I enjoy life and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a seasoned husband and father with five kids whose ages run from 9-29. I love having kids in my house even when they are borrowed. They are always trying to figure out the dramas of life and every age has its challenges. I work in the oil and gas/ chemical industry for a Belgium based company and find myself on the road monthly. I like the people I get to meet but would prefer to do turkey sandwiches and Ugg slippers at home if I had my choice. Home is the most peaceful place in the world. I am married to a beautiful blond with penitrating brown eyes that captured my heart many years ago while we were both working in Yellowstone National Park. She has been my rock and continually tries to coach and assist me to becoming a better person, husband, father and friend.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was nine, my father died. I didn't like that and had to grow up quickly addressing questions of mortality. The stories of Jesus took on more substance than Sunday School stories. I accepted the concept that Jesus is our Savior and offers us a wonderful gift. The teachings of this church are intended to remind us who we were before we came to this mortal existance and how to navigate this world of trials exercising agency to take advantage of Christ's offering to us. The focus on personal revelation through sincere prayer. A pure and simple concept. Heavenly Father is not that far away from us and has told us He will answer prayers, but we need to exercise faith and ask. Answers to those fundemental questions of where, why and how are available to all not though someone else but personally by asking Father in Christ's name.

How I live my faith

Saint Francis is reported to have said, 'bear a testimony everyeday, and if you have to, use words'! As people, we are what we truely believe. Be kind, friendly, treat others as you would like to be be treated, help, mentor, teach, be willing to learn from all, be patient. Look for the best in people. Don't take offense where non was meant. Limit your association with those that are self centered, absorbed or so driven they will compromise moral values.....but never give up on them because they also get to experience life. Be wise, learn from past experiences and vicariously from others. Enjoy the diferent perspectives of others as they are spirit chrildren of God. Finally, I talk with those close to me and pray and listen alot.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Jordan
Through study and sincere prayer. In James, the Lord said he would answer a sincere prayer. Show more Show less

Why do some call Mormonism a cult?

Jordan
Many do invest or take the time to research and understand. It is an easy crutch. The last thing this church does is ask its membership to blindly follow. All are encouraged to research and study then seek confirmation/inspiration on docternal issues of church teachings. This also applys to important personal issues. Show more Show less

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

Jordan
Missionaries go out to teach about the gospel of Jesus Christ to those that will hear and are asking the fundemental questions of what is the mortal existance all about and does God love us. Show more Show less

Why don’t Mormons have paid clergy?

Jordan
Because when serving in a religious function we are serving our God and his chrildren and we are abundently paid daily through blessing. Show more Show less

Who chooses the Mormon prophet?

Jordan
It is Christ's church, He does through revelation. Show more Show less

How can we stop the spread and influence of pornography?

Jordan
Through respect of others and understanding of why we are here having this mortal existance. Show more Show less

Who was Joseph Smith?

Jordan
A young man that was choosen to be a modern day prophet by Heavenly Father. Through him the ancient church was reestablished through restored priesthood authority. See Amos 3:7 in the Old Testiment. Show more Show less

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

Jordan
They will talk about Jesus Christ, Heavenly Father and the Holy Ghost. The will talk about the importance of prayer and personal revelation. They will talk about God's dealings with his chrildren as recorded in the scriptures and how we learn from these experiences and in getting the most we can out of this mortal existance before we return back to Heavenly Father through our passing away. They will talk of the importance of your family in this life and the next. Show more Show less

What is done with the tithing that Mormons pay?

Jordan
The tithing that is collected is used for the functional expenses of the church. Same principal that was taught in the Old Testiment. Show more Show less

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Jordan
No, they look for opportunities to serve anyone. Hey, just help someone who is not expecting it, it is fun! Show more Show less

How are the activities of the Mormon missionaries funded?

Jordan
Missionaries pay their own way. Sometimes, parents, family, friends and other memebers will voluntarily and happily pay that which is needed. Show more Show less