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Hi I'm Jordan Rawlings

Hello friends! I was born and grew up in North Carolina. I'm an avid reader and runner. I'm also a Mormon

About Me

I attended BYU Provo in the fall of 2012 and winter of 2013. I recieved my call to Campinas, Brazil and will leave July 17th 2013 to serve a mission for the Church. I ran Cross Country, Winter Track, and Spring Track while in high school and continue to love to run. In addition to running I love most sports and am always willing to play a pickup game of soccer, football, or basketball. I also love to read. My favorite genre is historical fiction. I'm a big history buff and love the classical histories of Greek and Roman History. I find Latin to be a fascinanting language and can read it fairly well. Music is a big part of my life and I love most genre's. Country music took quite some time but I've finely grown to appreciate it. Some of my favorite bands include Vampire Weekend, Phoenix, Jack Johnson, Matt Costa, Coldplay, Someone Still Love You Boris Yeltsin, The Beatles, and The Head and The Heart.

Why I am a Mormon

Both of my parents are Mormon. As such I was born being taught the Gospel and the beliefs of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. When I was younger I never really questioned what I was taught. I just went along with the flow and listend to my Mom and Dad because that's what I was supposed to do. As I grew up I had questions though. I couldn't just believe everything my parents believed. I couldn't base my knowlege on things my parents said. I had to find out for myself. I was fairly sure this Church was true beacause I had met so many great and wonderful people within it. Since there were so many great, kind, and loving people it seemed like a true church. However I wasn't certain yet. I was taught in Church that when we have questions we can recieve answers through prayer. As such, I decided to kneel down and pray to my Heavenly Father to ask if this church that I was currently attending was the true church and if the Book of Mormon was true. It's hard to find words to express what I felt that night. The only words I can use to describe the feeling I felt are a rainbow of emotions.I don't have words that are adequate to describe how I felt that night. I know that I experienced something that was truly wonderful and unlike anything I've ever felt. The Spirit bore witness to me that the church is true and that the Book of Mormon is also true. Since that experience I've never felt something quite like that. I've never had as big of an experience or feeling but I've had many little witnesses and experiences that bear witness to me of the truthfulness of this Gospel. I know that this Gospel changes people. I testify that Jesus Christ is our Savior and that he loves us. This Gospel has had an incredible effect on my life and I know that I wouldn't be as good of a person without its teachings. We are sons and daughters of a Heavenly Father who loves us and wants to see us again. If we ever have questions I know that we can pray and recieve an answer.

How I live my faith

As I've grown up I've been able to activly participate in my different communities and wards. When I was younger and in the youth programs I had the opportunity to lead youth that were my age as a Presidents of a couplegroups. We call these groups quorums and I was President of two individual quorums( not at the same time but at different ages). As President I was able to help others in my group and plan activites for our quorum. I learned how to teach, lead, and effectively communicate with others. As I've grown older I've also helped with Church organization at the local level by organizing events and strenthening local membership by fellowshipping. I live my faith by participating in Church, serving others, and trying to be my best self.

Are Mormons Christians?

Jordan Rawlings
Yes we are! The official church name is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We are nicknamed Mormons because of our belief in a book called the Book of Mormon. This may lead to confusions for some people don't believe we are Christians. As Mormons we are members of a Church that was set up and based on the teachings of Jesus Christ. We believe that Jesus Christ is the Savior of the World, The Son of God, and that he was perfect. We believe in and rejoice in his Atonement. We also believe that after Christ died he was resurrected. Because of Christ we can be forgiven of our sins and gain the gift of eternal life. As member of Christ's church we His teachings and hope to become like Him. Show more Show less