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Hi I'm Jordan

I am a missionary for Jesus Christ serving in the great state of Nebraska. I am from San Diego. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm currently serving a 2 year mission for the Church in Nebraska. Before I served, I was working on my degree in Communications in Idaho. Someday I hope to have a successful career in radio and raise my children in the teachings of the Savior.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the Church by parents who were converted a few years before I was born. Although I knew about the Gospel of Jesus Christ from infancy, I still had to find out for myself if it was all true, or if I was just following blindly my parents' faith. In my late teens/early 20s, I slowly became agnostic. I simply didn't care whether or not God existed. I did, however, visit a few churches as I tried to keep an open mind about things. Well, I'm here today to tell you that miracles still happen today. Through some life-changing events that came from the prayers of family and friends, I came back to the knowledge of my Savior and of my God. I know that God loved me even when I was lost from the faith, because He reached out to me and helped me get back onto the right path. This Church is true. It belongs to Christ. I know it, and I know that God knows it.

How I live my faith

Every day, I work to center my life around the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ as found in the Holy Bible and the Book of Mormon. I cannot go a day without reading and studying God's word. Virtually every time I read the scriptures, my mind is enlightened and I learn something new. Prayer is also of high importance to me. I begin and end each day in prayer to my Heavenly Father. I pray throughout the day. Most importantly, I strive to be thankful for the many blessings that He has given me. At baptism, I made a solemn promise with God that I would take upon myself the name of Christ and remember Him in everything I do, for the rest of my life. I take this promise seriously. Taking upon myself Christ's name means that I should work to become more like Him. In the restored Gospel, we are taught to develop Christlike attributes. Things like charity, patience, and diligence. I strive as well to keep myself clean. This means to reserve the sacred procreative powers for marriage, no alcohol, no tobacco, and just to generally eat healthy and stay active. These things make me happy. This is what makes me a disciple of Christ.

What do Mormons believe about Jesus Christ? Do Mormons believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God?

Jordan
Jesus Christ is the center of our religion. He is the ONLY way back to live with our Heavenly Father. He is the only begotten son of God in the flesh. In other words, he was born to a mortal mother, but an immortal Father. 2,000 years ago, the God of the old testament, the great Jehovah, came to earth and became a mortal Man. He performed the Atonement, which included his suffering in the garden of Gethsemane, His suffering and death on the cross, and His resurrection. Because of His resurrection, we will all be resurrected and stand before God to be judged. It will only be through the Lord's grace and mercy that we can live with God again. I know my Savior lives! Show more Show less

How are the activities of the Mormon missionaries funded?

Jordan
We pay our own way. We never receive any monetary compensation from the Church, but sacred tithing funds of the Church are used to assist us. For example, this money is used to publish the Book of Mormon and other literature that we use, to cover travel expenses, and so forth. The payment that I receive as I serve is a greater understanding of God and His love for all people. Show more Show less