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Hi I'm Jordyn

I grew up in beautiful British Columbia. I love nature, fine arts, and being a Canadian. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to embrace life with positive energy. I want every experience to be a meaningful and memorable one. I love to be outside. I live in a climate that enables me to enjoy both the summer heat and the winter cold. During the summer I enjoy hiking, boating, swimming, kayaking, running, wake boarding, playing soccer, beach volleyball, camping, and biking. In the winter I snowboard, snowmobile, and skate. I love to travel and just got home from exploring some of Europe. Fine Arts is my passion: I am an avid reader and love more then anything to curl up with a good book. I love to paint with all sorts of different mediums. I love to act and have been in numerous plays. I dance--contemporary is my favourite. Singing is what keeps me sane and writing is my greatest way to express myself. I keep a daily journal and love to write. I love blowing bubbles and doing things with of childlike innocence. I only like purple skittles. I constantly crave crepes and make them at least twice a week. I love the smell of the rain and fresh cut grass. I consider myself to be a well-rounded individual, thanks to my parents who always allowed me to participate in any and every activity possible. I love a great many things, but the greatest things are my family, friends, my beloved Saviour and gracious Heavenly Father. They are my everything.

Why I am a Mormon

I moved to Cranbrook when I was 11 years old. My mom had been an inactive member, but re-established church attendance upon the chapels discovery. I attended church and church activities regularly. My young women teachers talked about receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost after being baptized. I desperately wanted that gift. My dad was not a member and I was afraid to ask him if I could get baptized. When I was 14 I was invited to attend the temple for the first time. Seeing how I was not a member I wasn't allowed to go inside along with the other girls. I sat in the waiting room by myself and watched temple workers and members alike come and go from the entrance. I was filled with the spirit unlike any other time in my life. I knew in my heart that the temple was the place that I needed to be. I vowed to myself, right then and there, that I would do everything in my power to take the steps that would lead me there. I committed to live my life to be clean and always temple worthy. I went home that night and prayed for strength to ask my dad to be baptized. Heavenly Father answered my prayer and to my surprise my dad agreed. I was overjoyed. I was finally able to receive the gift of the Holy Ghost and be confirmed a member. I am a Mormon because I believe in the blessings of the temple. I was able to relate to Joseph Smith and the restoration of the gospel, having been a 14 year old myself. The truthfulness of it was all mapped out in front of me and I could not deny it. I have a firm testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ. I know that this way of life will lead to true happiness and everlasting joy. I want to return to my Heavenly Father to live with him and be with my family together forever. The gospel is the best thing that ever happened to me. I know it. I live it. I love it.

How I live my faith

I am a firm believer that being a Mormon means more then being a person who just goes to church on Sunday. It is a way of life and I build my faith in the religion on a day to day basis. I am constantly expressing my gratitude to my Heavenly Father for the blessings of my life. I have grown up being part of youth committees both in and out of church. Being involved in committees has given me the opportunity to use my strengths and improve my weaknesses. By being a part of them I am given the chance to be able to be an example and display Christlike attributes to those around me. By having my faith always on my countenance in everything I do--teaching art classes for struggling youth, being chair for grad committee, volunteering at the food bank, organizing church events, being part of a choir--I can build a strong positive atmosphere for those I am around. I teach a class at church on Sunday to a group of women ages 19 and older. Not only do I teach them, but by preparing my lesson I get to learn so much more for myself. Our church gives us tasks that allow us to become better connected with the members of our church. Through visiting with other members regularly our own personal faith can grow. The gospel gives us a common goal to work towards and we can count on each other for help. I have been called to serve a mission for the church that requires me to leave my family for 18 months and go and preach the gospel to those who are willing to hear it and have their hearts softened by it. It is through my faith that I live my life. Every day I... "Stand a little taller, reach a little higher, try a little harder, to be a little better."