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Hi I'm Jordan Harper

I grew up in Northern Utah and recently did my first semester at BYU-Idaho. I am proud to be a Mormon!!!

About Me

Hey, my name is Jordan Harper. I have been part of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints my whole life. I love being part of the church. My parents have raised me and my younger brother in the church to become great servants of the Lord. I am pretty quiet, but I love to help people out. I graduated from High School in 2012 and decided to go to BYU-Idaho. I did one semester up there and I loved it so much. It was great to meet new friends and to learn more about the church and the selected career choice I have decided upon. I have always wanted to be a teacher, but it wasn't until recently that I found my true calling: to be a High School English teacher. I love the deep thinking and the amounts of reading that came from my english classes, and I have decided to help other students enjoy doing so also, and I cannot wait for the opportunity to teach. I also love listening to music a lot, as well. I also love reading, especially the Scriptures and Preach My Gospel. Through reading these, I have a desire to go out and serve the Lord with all my heart, might, mind, and strength.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have felt the Holy Spirit in my heart and I have been blessed to seen the Lord's words in the scriptures and also the Lord's work through my daily life. Over the past few years, I was questioning why I was a Mormon, but receiving my mission call and being around other great members and hearing their testimony has truly strengthened mine. I have no doubt in my mind that this is the true church. I know that Joseph Smith received a vision from Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ, and I know that he restored this Church and I know that he translated the Book of Mormon for us today. I love my Heavenly Father so much, and I love Jesus Christ so much. And I know that I will become like them through following in their footsteps and to become like Them.

How I live my faith

Being part of the Mormon church has blessed me greatly in my faith. I have done so much in my church, including several callings such as being the president over the 12-13 year old youths, serving on the Pioneer Trek Committee, and several other callings that have strenghtened the youth in my ward. I have also lived my faith by finding great council and inspiration in the scriptures, and I have shared these insites either with the youth, bearing my testimony, or by speaking in church. Also, the greatest memory of feeling the spirit and gaining my testimony and faith came through an experience I had a few years ago. We had a 3-day marathon in our ward where we sat (comfortably) in our church gym and read the entire Book of Mormon. In Moroni 10: 4-5, it reads, "And when ye shall receive these things, I would exhort you that ye would ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not true; and if ye shall ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ, he will manifest the truth of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost. And by the power of the Holy Ghost ye may know the truth of all things." After finishing the Book of Mormon that weekend, I knelt down and asked my Heavenly Father if the Book of Mormon was true, and a few moments later, I felt the spirit strongly, and it blessed my life. After that experience, I knew the Book of Mormon to be true and I have become stroner in faith.