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Hi I'm Jordynn Carter

Born and raised in Mesa, AZ. Energetic and ambitious, communication major, and I love to question social norms or people in power.

About Me

I absolutely love doing things! But I get bored so quickly. Over the year I've cycled through different sports, arts and crafts, shenanigans with friends, and photography/ Photoshop to keep entertained. There is so much fun out there and I want to do it all! Recently I overcame my fear of marriage and family. Growing up I was in an emotionally hostile environment that led to my parents divorce (which I was glad for). This was the image of my future with a husband and kids. Determined to have happiness, I wrote off the possibility and dedicated myself to education and any great learning opportunities. The Savior's grace and Atonement to helped me find healing (and still does daily), my 18 months of church service in North Dakota opened an opportunity for seeing a lot of happy families there, and reconnecting with an old high school friend (whom I'd always loved) and realizing I didn't want to live my life without him! I married this man on December 22, 2015 and we are expecting our first child. It's terrifyingly wonderful. I'm constantly battling to overcome social norms. It bugs me that people, myself included, go with the flow without taking a second to truly think about where the information or influence is coming from. Questions are great! I do not support pessimism or doubt; however, I advocate asking questions and meta-cognition. Learn! Explore! I love finding truth and having faith.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I am converted to the Lord. I grew up as the youngest of 4 and had the opportunity and advantage to see the decisions my siblings made. There was a vast difference between the oldest two and the second to youngest in their level of happiness with life and the situation they were in. What made the difference was the level in which they lived the gospel standards. I knew by the time I was 14 that going to church felt right, reading scriptures and prayer were essential to spiritual growth and that I'd be happier with myself and life if I kept doing my best. As I continued on with my pursuit of happiness, I continued to apply the lessons that my parents and leaders taught. This led me to my testimony of the Book of Mormon, as well as my decision to serve a mission. Through reading the Book of Mormon and praying I received an answer through the comforting feelings of the Holy Spirit. The same occurred as I prayed about serving a mission. It was right and there was no doubt about it. I know this church is true because I have lived the principles and they have been confirmed in my heart as light, truth and good.

How I live my faith

In my life I haven't always been a witness to my peers and acquaintances that God has been in my life; however, through the years I've realized that the only way I can have a true and meaningful relationship with Christ and others is to put the Lord first. I know now that it's so essential to seek for the things the Savior wants me to do, to worry not about what the world thinks. My faith is lived through the actions I make. I am a firm believer in earning what I deserve, for "by their fruits ye shall know them." Each day I strive to find personal revelation from the scriptures, pray of gratitude and guidance, and follow the commandments of God. Because of a modern day prophet I am further guided to know who I am, to know God's plan, and specific ways I can follow Christ to live with God again. Heeding to the counsels of prophets inspired by God assists me in my journey to stand as a witness of Christ at all time, in all things and in all places.