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Hi I'm Jordan

I'm a husband, a father, a son, a brother, a grandson, an uncle, a nephew, a cousin, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a husband and father who loves, more than anything, to spend time with his wife and daughter. I was born to goodly parents who taught me to be a respectable young man. I am a middle child with two older sisters, a younger brother, and a younger sister. We are all so different, but a smile always comes to my face when I find out any of them are coming to town to visit. I served a two year mission in Hong Kong, and would love to go back someday and visit with my wife. I graduated from Boise State University in Finance/Accounting and I currently work at a bank as an accountant. Life is Great!

Why I am a Mormon

Why am I a Mormon? The answer to that question really comes down to two major points of doctrine: 1. A modern day prophet. God is the same yesterday, today, and forever. He called prophets in ancient times to lead His children because He loved them. He loves us too, so why wouldn’t He call a prophet to lead us today. I know that today is different than 1000-years ago, 50-years ago, 10-years ago, or even 1-year ago. That is exactly why we need a prophet to guide us through the current issues today that might not have even been issues 10-years ago. Thomas S. Monson is our prophet today who guides and directs us through issues and problems we are sure to face in our lives. 2. The Book of Mormon. I look around the world today and see so many different religions. A good majority of them use the Bible, but differ drastically in their teachings. The main reason is because the Bible has been translated so many times, and as a result, lost some of its clarity. That leaves individuals with the responsibility to use their own knowledge to interpret the meaning of the Bible. God is not a God of confusion, but confusion is what happens when we interpret information using our own knowledge. This is where the Book of Mormon comes in… it adds clarification to the Bible. The Book of Mormon in no way replaces the Bible, instead, it stands as a second witness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The Book of Mormon clarifies ALL the points of doctrine that are left for interpretation in the Bible. Through these two points of doctrine all of my questions about this life are answered. I know why I am here on this earth, and I know where I am going after I die. I know that I can be with my family even after I die. I know that when someone dies, it is not goodbye forever. It is only goodbye for a short season. Knowing these things gives me the greatest happiness I can imagine. God speed!

How I live my faith

My beliefs are what drive me to make good choices each day. I don’t choose not to do something just because my religion tells me not to, but rather because my personal beliefs are intertwined completely with my religious beliefs. In fact, I believe they are one in the same. The statement I hear on a constant basis is…”Your religion doesn’t allow you to do anything.” I reply with a metaphor… A kite needs three elements to fly, the handler, wind, and a string. If there is no handler (God), no wind (the adversary), and no string (the commandments), a kite will not fly. I was once flying a kite over the Hong Kong pier, the wind was so strong that it snapped the string and I had no control any more. One might think the kite would soar with its new found freedom. On the contrary, the kite spun out of control and plummeted into the ocean. I lost a nice kite that day. God gives us commandments so we can go out in the world each day and not get blown over by the adversary. Rather than restrict us, commandments actually allow us to stay in control of our lives and have freedom from worldly addictions. My faith shapes the person I am through every aspect of my life. I try my best to make choices that will uplift and bless the lives of those around me. I know that the Gospel of Jesus Christ has blessed me and my family in ways that I will forever be grateful for.