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Hi I'm Jordan Henstrom

I grew up in Oregon. I love to read, write, and do basically anything that comes to mind. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm Jordan, not much more to say. I'm currently serving as a full time missionary of The Church in the Virginia Richmond Mission. I can't really say how excited I am because words wouldn't quite do it justice. I just finished up my second semester at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. I grew up in the Portland/Beaverton area of Oregon and I really loved it there. When the sun is out, it's easily the most beautiful place on earth, though Virginia has also left me breathless at times. I am really into music and writing. While at BYU I studied Psychology, but am now considering one of a few options including Business, International Relations, and Engineering. It's difficult to decide because I enjoy doing just about everything! Only time will tell what I end up doing.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a mormon for a few reasons. I admit that growing up in the church with my parents probably has something to do with it, but it's definitely not the reason I'm a member today. I grew up in a place that had a higher mormon population than most, but certainly less than Utah. I had the privilege to go to an all LDS homeschool group until my 8th grade year. Switching over to public school was both a blessing and a curse. Granted I would almost certainly not be the outgoing and self-confident person I am today if my 8th grade year hadn't teased me from my shell. But I would also have never been stuck with a bit of worldliness that I developed from middle school. There was a point where I really didn't care about the gospel anymore, sure I assumed it was true, but I didn't really believe it. By making it through this difficult time and rebuilding my testimony on my own faith, rather than that of my friends and family, helped me develop a testimony that I feel will last. It isn't a brittle or weak thing anymore, it's had to withstand some pretty crazy tests. I know that my conviction in the Savior and the truthfulness of his Gospel is stronger than it ever has been in my life.

How I live my faith

When it comes to my faith, I try to let it show through my actions. You're more likely to see me doing something good than you are hearing me talk about my religion. We talk a lot about how we can show God our love by acting on the faith we have in him, so I try to do that. I see too many people today, in my church and others, that don't like to practice what they preach. The Savior, Jesus Christ, almost always taught through example. I figure if I want to make an impact on the world, I should try to model my actions after his. It doesn't mean I don't love a good talk about the gospel. I love to study endlessly with peers, and discuss some of the more interesting topics in the gospel. I have always believed that the pursuit of knowledge is one of the greatest motivators. My faith takes a very strong part in my life, and I hope it continues to.

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Jordan Henstrom
Yes we do. We believe that since the Lord will always give us prophets when the fullness of His Gospel is on the earth. They are here to guide the church and be the mouthpiece of the Lord to the people on earth. We believe that Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8) and has always followed a pattern. First, He would establish His Gospel on the earth through His spokesmen, the prophets. Because of this people would prosper and grow in their understanding of their purpose in life. After a time, the people would reject the prophets and fall into a state called apostasy. When this apostasy became wide spread, the Lord would take away the fullness of the Gospel, including the priesthood authority, until such a time that it could once again be accepted by the world. This happened with Adam, Noah, Abraham, and Moses. These men we called prophets of God to establish His church. He did this again by sending his only begotten son, Jesus Christ, to establish his church. Not only was he a prophet, but also the savior of the world, and the way to salvation, yet he still was rejected, along with his apostles. The world once again fell into widespread apostasy. Joseph Smith was called of God to restore the Gospel in this day. Our current Prophet, Thomas S. Monson, is here to guide the church and help further the Lord's will on earth today. His words can help anyone come closer to their savior, certainly no harm can come from listening his divine council. Show more Show less