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Hi I'm Jordan

I'm serving a mission in Latvia and...I'm a Mormon!

About Me

Hey, I'm Jordan and I'm from Scotland, born and raised. I'm currently serving a mission for the church in The Mighty Baltic Mission, specifically Latvia. I've loved every moment of it so far. Truly, it's incredible to be so involved in the work of the Gospel in such a strange place. I love the people here and I've already made some friends for life! There really is nothing quite like sharing the gospel in another language! After the Mission I've got plans to go back to Scotland and study Physics at St Andrews University for 4+ years...we'll see what happens along the way I guess! I LOVE music, I've been playing Drums and Guitar now for.....about 6-7 years. Before my mission I played in a band, we loved to play shows whenever and wherever we got the chance. So hopefully I'll start that up again too one day. Other things I love include: Reading books, Mountain Climbing and Long distance walking, Camping, Swimming etc. I like to stay fairly active, unless a new Wheel of Time book comes out, and then i tend to spend the next few days indoors...reading and re-reading...

Why I am a Mormon

I can't deny the truth of the Book of Mormon. I've read it and it's teachings have blessed my life truly more than any other book. My family have been HUGE too, I've been lucky enough to have the great Mum and Dad and Brothers that I do, their example is huge to me. There is such a peace that fills your life when you're striving to follow the teachings of the savior, Jesus Christ...Feeling that peace and sense of purpose testifies to me of the truth of the things contained in the scriptures and the Reality of Christ. That is not to say of course that life is never crazy! With two brothers and a Dog and half a million little cousins, life is always going to be mental! I would say my Faith really has 4 main anchors to it... I know that Jesus is the Christ, I know that the Book of Mormon is the word of God, My family and our relationships and the promises of the temple that those relationships can go on past this life, and the experiences I've had seeing the Priesthood of God in action, blessing peoples lives. I know it's real and every day I manage to find something more in everyday life, Miraculous or non-miraculous that testifies to me once again of the truthfulness of it all.

How I live my faith

Well, I'm currently a Missionary in Latvia...so my day to day activities include, Studying the scriptures personally and with my companion for 2+ hours a day, Talking to people on the streets or knocking on doors for X amount of hours a day. We also get the opportunity to do service for the local members of the church and non-members here in Latvia. As a missionary I try to live my life in a way that shows the Lord my dedication to the spreading of his word. I try to live his teachings to the best of my ability in thought, word and in deed. Before my mission I was a councilor on the Sunday School Presidency in my home ward in Dunfermline, it was a little bit stressful but it helped a lot for mission Prep! I was also a Home Teacher with My Dad and other Church members for about 6 years. Home teachers have the great opportunity to visit with local church members and provide service, friendship and just have an all round good time. I've had some of the most spiritual experiences of my life while doing home teaching, even if I sometimes started out the night with a bad attitude! More than church callings etc, I would say the most challenging but rewarding aspect of living my faith has been living it amongst my friends, who are all pretty much non-religious...Great guys, but completely different lifestyles. The challenge was to stay true to my beliefs but still have a great night out with the mates and not loose all my friends! I don't believe in ditching friends just because they have a different set of beliefs, that's not who I am and it's not who I'll ever be. You can get some interesting Gospel conversations on the go when your playing in a Heavy Metal Band having a great time and then don't drink after the gig is done. Some people say that being LDS and loving heavy Metal is a contradiction....well, I disagree!!