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Hi I'm Jordan

I love the title 'Author of our Faith'. The pages of my life have led to profound adventures as a Marine and son of God.

About Me

I feel very blessed to have been raised in a household of active members of the Church of Jesus Christ (LDS). However it took a long time for me to recognize that this was a blessing. I have been lucky to know that the Lord truly is the Author of my Faith. If I had always lived according to my own desires, there would be many blessings missing in my life; the thought of which nearly breaks my heart. Because of the greater path and story the Lord would want me to live, I have found myself in incredible places all over the world! Through promptings, against my my own nature, I have found myself serving as a United States Marine, all over America, in various corners of the middle eastern desert, and in the realms of Eastern Asia. I have been able to find greater happiness while living the plan our loving Heavenly Father has given. A plan that I have the option to follow.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in this church, but I don't think I knew for myself that this church is true until I was about 20 years old. If it were't for the example of my mother, who lived a righteous life as a single mother, I wouldn't have made any effort to learn about the gospel of Jesus Christ on my own. Growing up, I was often asked if I was planing on serving a 2 year mission, or not. Without ever putting thought into my answer, I would always say, 'yes'. If I were to put any thought into it, I actually felt contrary to my verbal answer. It seemed typical for 19 year old boys (at that time) to serve their missions, since I was planning to pass the chance to serve, I began looking into other options to pursue after I graduated high school. The story of that last summer, is quite long, however to put it all simply: I had always been afraid of the idea of 'military' and avoided it at all costs. Until one day, as an answer to a prayer I received a call from a recruiter. Against my nature I met with him for over a month, until one day my mom and I were told in a meeting that I could serve as both a Marine and a Missionary. It was then, I knew that is what the Lord wanted me to do. I was against doing either option, yet when I heard them together I was enveloped in such peace, it was easy for me to choose that path for myself. The things I learned in the years to follow are greatly cherished and deeply loved. As I continue to look for the path the Lord would have me choose, I find myself grateful for turning down opportunities that seem appealing at first. I have even made big choices, like moving, when the idea (or location) seemed repulsive at first. Let's be honest, there have been times in which I have lived according to my own will, even though it was contradictory to the Lord's will, because it was easy, and what I wanted to do. Even then I could be happy, but whenever I put my life back to where God would have me be, I reach an unmatched level of joy.

How I live my faith

Serving in the Church is one of my favorite opportunities as a member. While serving I find it easier to feel and share our Saviors love for each of us. I have been strengthened with my ability to teach, while I served as a Gospel Principles teacher, a class with the purpose of teaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ in a simple fashion. Usually those interestedn learning for the first time, or those who have recently been baptized attend this class. I was also blessed to see how simple the Lord's plan is, and how much He is willing to help each of as we each find our ways.

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

For starters, they will want to talk about, whatever it is you need. They will want to know about you, what are your current values, traditions, or believes, and what your concerns are. The lessons they have to share, should be simple, and offer a welcoming introduction to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. These lessons will cover many question, such as, the origins of the Church, and The Book of Mormon. They'll discuss the Gospel of Jesus Christ, including the topics of faith and baptism, the purpose of our lives and, what the Lord has in store for us after we pass from this life. They'll invite you to learn for yourself, and they will provide whatever tools or help they can, such as teaching you about prayer, and sharing with you a Book of Mormon. They'll answer your questions, and include how they came to know for themselves, the truthfulness of the gospel. Show more Show less