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Hi I'm Jordan

I was born and raised in Idaho but I am currently serving a mission in Tuxtla Gutierrez, Mexico, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Jordan and I love to play all kinds of sports. In high school I played soccer, basketball, and tennis, and I was named the 2011 Athlete of the Year for my school. I have three sisters and two brothers so in all there are six kids in my family and I am the youngest out of all of the kids.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised a mormon and I never questioned the teachings that my parents and church leaders taught me because I trusted them and they always seemed right to me, but I have had two defining moments in my life that have helped me to come to know that this church is true. The first was when I was 17, My brother left to serve his mission in the Dominican Republic so it was just Me, my mom, and my dad at home now. This is when I really had to take a step back and think, is this true? After thinking for a while whether or not what I had grown up believing was true, I decided I needed to do something about it. At this point my sister had challenged me to read the book of mormon in a month so I took her up on it. Even though I didn't finish the Book of Mormon during that month I got on my knees and asked my heavenly father whether the teachings of my parents, my church leaders, and the prophets in the Book of Mormon are correct. At this moment I had a feeling of peace come over me that I had never known before. The second was when I was just starting my mission. I was in the MTC (where we go to get trained on how to be a missionary) and I received a letter telling me that my grandma had just died, a week later I received another letter telling me that my uncle had died. At this time I was thinking.. why now? Why when i had just left my family for two years this happened? So one night I was laying in my bed and I decided to pray, at this time I wasn´t praying to know whether this church was true. I was mostly praying to find out if God answers his childrens prayers, because if anyone needed comfort at this time it was me. So I got on my knees and asked my Heavenly Father for comfort, and in this moment I felt the love of God come over me, and I couldn´t deny it!God answers your prayers, you just have to have the faith to ask for help! I know that this is the only church on Earth today that can bring so much true happiness to a person!

How I live my faith

Right now I am living my faith by serving a mission in the Mexico Tuxtla Gutierrez mission and it is the greatest experience of my life, but when I was a junior in high school I decided that I needed to receive my Eagle scout award. So I talked to my mom about what I could do and my brother ended up giving me an idea. He was going down to Peru with a group of doctors and dentists to do humanitarian work so he asked me if I wanted to come. Of course I wouldn't turn down a chance like this, so I asked for help with donations of soap, toothpaste, towels, and toothbrushes. I gathered all of the donations and put them into kits and then flew them down to Peru. This is one experience that I feel helped me come closer to Jesus Christ and live by his teachings. I strive to be charitable to those I meet and feel a love for them as I teach them for these next two years.