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Hi I'm Jordan

I'm a father of two. I restore historic houses. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a small town in Washington state called Kelso. A small stream that ran near my house fostered a love of fly fishing. I studied Zoology with an emphasis in Marine Biology and sold tropical fish for a living early on after college. Basically my life revolved around fish for quite some time. My other love has always been working with my hands. The first home my wife and i purchased was 60 years old and in need of work. The process of renovating that home was the start of what has become my full time career. I now purchase homes from the early 1900's and remodel and restore them for resale. The older I get the more traditional my tastes become. I also have developed a greater appreciation for the quality of the craftsmanship our ancestors had. I am also a father of two beautiful children. My son Kaleb and daughter Vivian. Kaleb is our oldest. He is also ours by adoption. One thing the adoption process taught me is that our love and devotion to him is just as strong as it is for our daughter who came to us biologically.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of this church because in it I do not have to believe anything that is not true. Any doctrinal question can be answered through study of the scriptures or through prayer and meditation. I am a member of this church because I choose to live a life based on faith instead of doubt. I realize that no one has all the answers but as i have searched to know if God and Jesus Christ are real I have felt the witness of the Holy Ghost that they are. It is not something that I can explain to others well, how I know. That does not change the fact for me that it is a true witness, it only makes it more personal and sacred to me. I am a member of this church because I have read the Book of Mormon and it has changed my life. Every time I read it I come away with a desire to be a better person. I am a member of this church because the community of great people I see at services on Sunday strengthens me.

How I live my faith

I attend services every Sunday. But that is not how I really live my faith. I live my faith by trying to follow the example of Jesus Christ every day. I try to be honest with the people I do business with. I try to remember that everyone I meet is a child of God and that he loves them as much as he loves me. That all of us are equally important to him.