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Hi I'm Jordan

I'm a student at Utah Valley University. I'm a pilot. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the youngest of four and have a wonderful family. I am currently engaged and will be married in less than 2 months! I'm currently enrolled at Utah Valley University (UVU) and love it. I am studying aviation to become a pilot for the airlines, most likely. I served a 2-year mission for my church in El Salvador and absolutely loved every minute of it. The people there are some of the sweetest and kindest I've ever met and known. Not to mention, the food there (Las Pupusas) is incredible!!!

Why I am a Mormon

My ancestry goes back quite a ways, all the way until Joseph Smith, the very first prophet of our days who restored the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Since then, my ancestors have raised their families in the LDS faith. Non the less, I still had to discover for myself if this truly is the church of Jesus Christ. I remember reading the Book of Mormon and praying about its truthfulness. I was taught from the Bible that "by their fruits ye shall know them." I read that and came to realize that we can relate that to every person, but especially as a test to the prophets, as Jesus was teaching about how to decipher if one is sent from God or a wolf in sheep's clothing. The Prophet Joseph Smith translated the Book of Mormon by the power of God. That is his fruit as a prophet. I had to try his fruit and then ask God in the name of Christ if it be true. I did so to find out for myself, from God Himself, if it was true. I knew that if I received an affirmative answer, that the Book of Mormon is true, then Joseph Smith's fruit is good (the Book of Mormon, his translation), then the Gospel that he restored by the power of God truly must be the true Gospel of Jesus Christ and the church by which we can led back to His presence, the church that has true prophets and apostles, leading and guiding the church. Through His true Gospel, we can be baptized by His authority and repent truly and completely by His authority and make all of the other covenants necessary to return to His presence, all by His authority and not by man's. I received my answer. It was simple. I heard a small, still voice in my head say, "you already know." And I did! I knew that it was true without a shadow of a doubt. I just wanted the Lord's affirmation. I know that He lives and that He guides us today. I know that only through His true Gospel and Church can we receive all of the covenants necessary to return to His presence.

How I live my faith

In the church, we receive certain "callings", or areas where we are assigned to serve others. When I was about 18, I was "called" to serve with young children and teach them in sunday school. It was truly one of the greatest experiences of my life, being able to go to church every Sunday and teach 8-11 year old children about the stories of Jesus, it was amazing. As I mentioned before, I served a 2-year mission in El Salvador and absolutely LOVED it! I learned so much from the incredible Salvadoran people. I did my best to show love to everyone and teach about the restored gospel of Jesus Christ when people showed interest. After I returned home, I was "called" to serve with that same group of children, now grown up. They were then 12 and 13 years old. I worked with those boys and would teach them every Sunday and also have an activity every Tuesday evening called Mutual. We were involved in Scouting and would work on different merit badges and such on Mutual nights. Midway in 2011, I moved to Provo, UT to go to school and am currently a Ward Missionary and Home Teacher. As a ward missionary, I team up with other ward missionaries and we serve members of our ward and teach any who desire to know more about the church. As a home teacher, I have a companion and the two of us teach a few members of the ward each month and make sure that all is well in their lives. We try to be the "go-to-guys" for them if there is ever a need. Serving has become a true joy as the Lord has given me multiple opportunities to serve in His Church.

What is the role of the husband and the wife in the family?

Jordan
I am currently engaged to be married and am SO excited! We have 8 weeks 4 days left until our wedding day. One of the great teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ is that "a man shall leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be ONE flesh." Complete unity in marriage brings the greatest joy. The man isn't greater in any way, neither is the woman. They are equal and unified, completely in every way. I have witnessed some marriages where the man is the dominator of the relationship and demands food on the table and a clean house. That is not of the Lord. True, there are different roles to be filled. The husband and father is the primary provider for the family and should work to ensure that his family has all of the necessities of life. The wife and mother should nurture the children and care for them. But does that mean that their roles are solely those? No! The husband and father SHOULD help with the nurturing and care of the children. He should do the dishes now and again and clean the house now and again and do sweet things for his wife constantly. And she should do the same for him. In selfless giving do people lose themselves and gain true Christ-like love for others, especially their spouse. Show more Show less