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Hi I'm Jordan Flake

I'm an 20 year old college graduate, on a mission in Budapest, Hungary. I love learning of all kinds. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a 20-year-old guy with four younger siblings. I grew up in the Church, and have been a member all throughout my life. I'm a college student and graduated with an Associate of Science in May 2013. Somehow, through all the stress and exhaustion that comes with family, high school, and college, I've managed to maintain a 3.8 GPA in college. I really enjoy writing, reading, and occasionally running; I also love playing, listening, and singing along with music. Music is a major part of my life, and, for better or worse, I try to play music myself. I recently graduated at number 5 in my class at high school, which was a huge accomplishment for me. After that, I enrolled at Central Arizona College, and by May 2013, I graduated early to get an associate's degree. Life is exciting these days, though, as I just left school to take a two-year break to go to Hungary for a mission. I am so excited to learn the language and spend so much time in another country to serve my Savior, Jesus Christ.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon. This simple statement has given me strength beyond belief for the last few years of my life. Through every trial and struggle I've had, I have been able to think back on this sentence and reflect on its meanings and implications. To me, it means several things: 1) that I have to be on my best behavior at all times -- you never know who is watching your actions, and what kind of impact you might have on their thinking, 2) it gives me something to live for; if nothing else, I enjoy the purpose in life I have being a member of this Church, 3) that I have the support of countless others, all of whom would be willing to give everything they have in order to help another person, and 4) that I am NEVER alone, and that I can rely on my Savior, Jesus Christ, no matter what happens. These are just a few among the many reasons I'm a Mormon. The number one reason, though, is Him -- Jesus Christ. He literally has an infinite amount of love specifically for me, along with every other person on this world. He sustains me and helps me up whenever I fall down and make a mistake. My Redeemer is the reason I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by always striving to do what's right. I know that sounds cliché, but it really is the best way to sum it up. Although I am not able to always be doing what's right, I can at least find comfort in the fact that I am honestly trying. In my community, I have organized an Eagle project that consisted of people from around the neighborhood coming together and sewing pants for hospital patients. I have also participated in countless other, even if small, service projects. I love being able to do service because I feel like it brings me closer to my Savior Jesus Christ and my neighbors, or the receivers of the service. It also brings me closer to those who I serve with, like the guys in my neighborhood that are about my age. Other ways I live my faith is by singing in an octet with my quorum, or group of young men, all aged 16-18. We sing all sorts of songs, however we mostly enjoy singing gospel-themed hymnals, with fun arrangements. These songs help us to think about Christ and help others think about him and feel closer to Him. The number one way I live my faith, though, is through my everyday choices that reflect my desire to become like Him. The best way to show others what you think is acting like that.

What do Mormons believe about Jesus Christ? Do Mormons believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God?

Jordan Flake
Mormons believe with absoluteness of heart that Jesus Christ is the literal Son of God. He came to this world purely out of love for us, to give us the opportunity to make it back to heaven and be with our Father in Heaven, God. He was and continues to be the ultimate teacher. Not only was He able to teach by word of mouth, but He was able to follow through with those words with His perfect example. In the New Testament, it talks about His death and resurrection. This is a major part of Mormon's doctrine, and we believe that this resurrection grants all people on the earth this same gift: the resurrection of our bodies and the reuniting of our spirits and bodies after death. Jesus Christ is the Savior of this world, the Prince of Peace, the Redeemer of our souls, and our gracious elder brother. His mortal life ultimately led up to one event: the Atonement. The Atonement is the infinite sacrifice He made for us. However, it is not, as most people think, His death. The Atonement is when He went to the Garden of Gethsemane, knelt, and prayed for the sake of every living person. He took on Himself all the sins, sorrows, and sufferings of this world. Because of this, we have the ability to repent, and potentially get back to our Father in Heaven and live exalted forever. Show more Show less