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Hi I'm Jordan Schmale

I was born and raised in Alberta, Canada. I work as a pilot here now and teach people how to fly. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I was born and raised in Canada near the Rocky Mountains. Growing up I participated in a lot of sports and I still try to stay pretty active. I'm in my mid-twenties and married to a gorgeous young lady. No kids yet but we're so looking forward to the day when our family grows. I work at a flight school as a pilot/flight instructor teaching people how to fly. It's the start of a great career and I love seeing people go from no flying experience to the point where they're comfortable and confident operating an aircraft on their own. It's a pretty awesome feeling cruising through the clouds way up in the sky with all the big commercial airliners. My wife is in school to be a nurse and it's hard work for us right now but we know we're working to build a better future for our family. We love to ski in the winter and go out camping in the summer.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents were members of the Church so growing up I always attended but never really became truly converted till I reached high school. After coming home from church on Sundays I always felt good inside and knew that it definitely felt right. I went on like that for years but when I was in high school I found that there were times when I wasn't truly happy. I was reading in the scriptures one day in Matthew 6:24 and realized that I was trying to serve two masters. It wasn't enough to just try and avoid doing bad things in life that I thought would be displeasing to God. I needed to start doing good things for others and really just let myself become whatever the Lord wanted me to be. As I committed myself to live like that everyday I found a great deal of peace and joy and I knew that it was Heavenly Father blessing me for my efforts. I felt like I was becoming an instrument in the Lord's hands to help other become more happy as well and it made me want to go out and share the gospel with the entire world. After high school I volunteered my time and services to the Church and went over to South Africa where I served as a full-time missionary and my testimony of God's truths once again on the Earth as restored through a modern day prophet grew deeper. I live the teachings and commandments of God not just because I want to live with Him again in Heaven someday but because I know that it's the only way for me to be happy here on Earth doing the day to day things. There's no greater peace of mind in life than knowing the things you're doing are pleasing to God and that he's forgiven you of any former mistakes.

How I live my faith

I live my faith everyday by trying to do the little things that I think make the big difference. Reading the scriptures and daily prayer are very important to me because they really help me to feel nearer to God and help me to understand His plan for me and my family. It also helps me to feel the Holy Ghost as well and appreciate more fully the sacrifice that the Saviour made for us. Personal record keeping is also part of the things I do daily. By keeping a journal I feel like I'm recording my daily efforts and it helps me to accomplish long and short term goals that I have set for myself both spiritually and temporally. I also believe that my journals will be of some worth to my children and their children and so on. Valuing family and cultivating your relationship with them is also a large part of living the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I serve in a calling in my church working with young men. By teaching them true principles that will help them to have a happy life now and in the future is very rewarding. Planning and following through on wholesome activities for them, such as service projects within the community, helps me to stay focused on the things that are important in life.

What does Mormonism teach regarding baptism?

Jordan Schmale
The word baptism itself means to be fully immersed. People seeking membership into our Church are baptized in water because that's what the way Jesus Christ himself was baptized when he was on the Earth. The Saviour Jesus Christ was the perfect example for us in every way. He himself was perfect and the purpose of baptism is to cleanse us from sin and and any former mistakes. The Saviour had no sins to be forgiven of but still he was baptized to set the example for us. No one is free from sin except Him and he knows that each and everyone of us need it in order to enter into Heaven to live with him and the Father again so He showed us the way. Show more Show less