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Hi I'm Jordan

I'm a Texan, I'm a missionary in the Washington Everett Mission, I'm a Texan, and i'm a Mormon! And I'm a Texan.

About Me

Hmm about me. Well, I was born in Austin Texas (which makes me a true Texan), then shortly moved to El Paso Texas, then when I was 6, I moved to a small town in Texas where I lived until I left to serve a full time mission in the Washington Everett Mission. Texas is awesome. I love the people, I love the culture (BBQ and Football), and I love being able to stand out as a Mormon. I went to a small High School where I played Basketball, Football, Baseball, Tennis, and some Golf. I love sports and being active. The people were great: friendly, funny, and sometimes you can understand them, and sometimes you cant. My friends are giant fans of Buffalo Wild Wings. Every Thursday night we would go for boneless Thursdays and afterward we would go watch a movie. It was great. I had pretty dang awesome friends growing up. Even thought they weren't members of the church, they were good examples to me and never really pressured me into anything I didn't want to do. As a missionary I am in the Washington Everett mission. I love it. I hope they extend the amount of time to 3 years, cause this is going by way too fast. I love the people I have the opportunity to serve, and as a missionary, I love the unique chance we have to see miracles happen every day! It is such a blessing to serve and spread the joy and knowledge of the restored gospel. After my mission I honestly have no Idea what I want to do...Probably go to school and get married or something. Who knows what the future holds.

Why I am a Mormon

Probably the greatest blessing I have ever received is the blessing of being born into the Restored Church of Jesus Christ. I am in the first generation in my family of having the chance of being born into the church, and even though I was born into the church, in reality, I'm a convert. I always wanted to serve a 2 year mission for the church ever since I was little, but as the years went by, I began to tell myself over and over that I don't want to spend two years of my life serving a religion that I'm not sure is even true. I had always been told by my parents and teachers that the church was true, but they had always told me, and invited me, to pray and receive my own answer. I could no longer cling onto the testimony of my parents, I had to know for myself. I began to pray, and over a process, I received my answer both to my heart and my mind that the Book of Mormon was true, and later at a separate time that the Church was true. To put it simply, by definition, when something is true, it is what it says it is. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is what it says it is: Jesus Christ's one and only church restored on the Earth today. The Book of Mormon is what it claims to be: An ancient record of scripture brought forth as evidence that the Church of Jesus Christ has been restored. The Spirit's teachings are undeniable, and through revelation, the spirit answered my question. Knowing this, the question really becomes, "Why wouldn't I be a Mormon?"

How I live my faith

I was one of a handful of members in my High School. I stuck out like a sore thumb. Everyone knew that I was a member of the "Mormon" Church, and my nickname was the "Good Kid." I was never really ridiculed for my faith. I was never subjected to bullying or slander as I strove to make the right choices. It was not very hard, honestly, for me to live my faith around a lot of other Faith filled Christians at my school. But, I did love the opportunity to let people know how I stood on what I would and would not take into my body, how Sundays were sacred days in which we worshiped our Heavenly Father and spent time with Family, and how abstinence was a major moral standard that I would not break. Among other things I was not very shy is professing my faith. I am a Mormon, and I am not ashamed. In my short life, I have had very special moments in which I was able to share the Gospel with a friend here and there. I will never forget these tender moments and the testimony that was built because of the experiences. My regret in many of them was my lack of knowledge and my lack of action. I didn't really know what step to take next, however, the decision to serve a full time mission has greatly impacted my life. Those past experiences will no longer be in vain. I will continually live my faith the way my Father in Heaven would want me to live. I am grateful for the path that has led me to where I am now. I know that change is part of Heavenly Father's plan, and it is wonderful!