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Hi I'm Jordan Abaroa

I am a college Football player. I am a Mormon

About Me

I am 24 years old and play football for Bemidji State University. 6 months ago I was married to by best friend Taylor in the Mesa Arizona Temple. I love to play sports and just be outside. I love to watch movies and have a blast with friends.

Why I am a Mormon

I remember as a freshman in high school sitting in a bone specialist’s office being told that I had a benign tumor in my lower femur. The doctor said that if my leg broke, there could be severe consequences. Therefore, I was no longer allowed to play football and that I needed to avoid all contact sports until I was 21. My world came crushing down on me.My mom would often ask while driving me to the many X-ray appointments, “What are you doing to allow Heavenly Father to bless you?” At first I would brush it off, but I had many doctors’ appointments during which that question sunk deeper and deeper into my heart each time she asked. I never thought I was a bad kid but as I thought about it I didn’t really have any kind of relationship with my father in Heaven. I began to really study the scriptures, not just fall asleep with my head on them. I began to really pray, not just talk to the ceiling. I began to build the relationship with my eternal Father and with my Savior, Jesus Christ I always wanted. Three months after I received what I believed was the worst news of my life, I sat again in the same doctor’s office. This time was different though. My heart had been changed. I now knew my God and my Savior lived and that was all I really needed. Over the three month-span, many X-rays had been taken. The doctor took the initial one that showed us the tumor and placed it on the wall so he could see. Then he took one that was taken about two months later. Then he added the one that was taken only a few days earlier. He compared them all. The X-rays showed that the tumor had grown in the first two months and had even cracked the bone. However, in the third X-ray, there was nothing but a small dot where the tumor had been. The fracture and the tumor had simply gone away. The doctor looked puzzled, then smiled and said, “You’re clear to love and play whatever sport you want.”

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith every day. i'm not perfect at it but i try. i have learned over my life that everyday is a new chance to be the man God wants me to be. So each day i work hard to be who he wants me to be. I know that God is real and that He is a loving father to us all. I know that Jesus is the Christ. He is my Savior and my truest friend. I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God and that by the power of God, he translated the Book of Mormon. I know that the Book of Mormon is scripture. I am so grateful for the Book of Mormon and the Bible. I have spent many hours reading through both and growing closer to my Savior. I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is Christ’s church restored its fullness on the earth today. I am who I am today because of Faith.