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Hi I'm Jordan

I grew up in Utah, USA. I'm a neuroscientist. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am married and I am a father of five children. I am a scientist that studies the way the brain works and breaks down in disease. I help teach the teenage boys at my church. I enjoy reading, hiking and playing with my family. I like to sing hymns each week on Sundays. I like my wife's cooking.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a family where both my parents were members of the LDS (Mormon) church, so I grew up as a member. I think that I have always believed that the church was true, but my real conversion to the gospel happened when I was preparing to serve a mission to the people of Mexico City. I read the Book of Mormon and I prayed to know it was real. I felt that it was a true book from that time forward. Later, I also prayed to know if Joseph Smith was a prophet of God, and I felt the same peaceful way that I did about the Book of Mormon. Since that time, I have only needed to study the gospel and pray about it each time I felt that I wanted to reaffirm my beliefs.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to keep God's commandments as well as I can and behaving the way that Jesus taught us to be in the scriptures. One of the things that Jesus taught is to serve others. I also try to provide this service frequently, especially to my wife and children, and to the 12- to 17-year-old boys in my church group (ward). I also think that my career as a researcher is (at least indirectly), a service to those who suffer from neurodegenerative diseases.