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Hi I'm Jordan

I'm a native to Washington State. I'm a musician, a hiker, and a Software Developer at Microsoft. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a native of Western Washington and I love it here! I enjoy hiking our beautiful mountains in the summer and snowboarding down them in the winter. I think nature and the outdoors are fascinating, and as a naturally curious person, I like to learn about the world around me and animal life. I think I still get as excited to go to the zoo as I did when I was a kid! I'm currently a Software Developer at Microsoft and a fairly recent graduate of the University of Washington. In addition to hiking and programming, I also love music. I play classical and jazz piano and the guitar, and I play keyboard in a band with a member of my bishopric!

Why I am a Mormon

My parents both joined the church before they got married, so my sister and I were raised in our faith. Around the time I was 12, I wanted to know for myself if the Gospel of Jesus Christ was true, so I began praying about it. I don't think I got an answer right away or all at once, but through praying and reading the scriptures, I gained a confirmation that this was the truth. Another experience that strengthened my faith was serving a full time mission for the church. When I was 19, I was assigned to teach the Gospel in Monterrey, Mexico and the surrounding area. During this time I spent a lot of time reading and studying and sharing my beliefs with the people of Mexico. It is during this time that I felt I truly grew close to my Savior.

How I live my faith

I currently attend church in a Singles Ward, which is a local congregation of Young Single Adults in my area. In my ward I serve as an Executive Secretary to the Bishop, setting up appointments for him with members of the ward that come to him for spiritual guidance, as well as taking care of some other tasks for him. In addition, I visit a few members of the ward every month to check on their well-being, and make sure their spiritual and physical needs are being met. In our church we call this "home teaching" and we all participate. It's a great way of building relationships with each other and helping each other out. I try to live my faith outside of church as well by living up to our standards and trying to live worthy to represent Jesus Christ as a member of His church. I still make mistakes as we all do, but I know that Christ has power to forgive me of my sins, and I try to live my life in a way which will please Him.