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Hi I'm Jordan

I've moved over 20 times. I enjoy singing, playing guitar, reading, drawing, writing, and dancing. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

The first thing people usually ask about me is "Where are you from?" The answer: "All over the place." In the past 8 years I've been to 8 different schools in 5 different states. My family likes to consider ourselves "nomads." But, through all that change, there are some things that stay the same. I love to read. I learned to read at the early age of 3, and ever since then, I've always had a book I've been working through. My favorite genre's are fantasy and science fiction, but don't let that fool you: I'll read anything I can get my hands on, from mysteries to biographies to classic literature. I also love singing. I discovered my love of choir in 9th grade, and I've been singing all throughout high school. In the 8th grade I began to learn to play guitar, and these two passions of mine go quite well together. I love to both draw and write. My mind is a treasure trove of ideas and imaginations, and chances are there's always something I want to get out on paper. I love dancing. Although I've never had "formal" training, give me a beat and I will rule the dance floor. But, throughout all my life and all my 24+ times moving, the one thing that has remained absolutely unchangeable is my faith as a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

Why am I Mormon? If you had asked me that as a child, the answer would probably have been: "because my parents are." But in recent years I have gained a strong testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The unchangeable nature of the gospel is a strong witness of it's truth, and I have had a unique opportunity to observe that nature. In every area I've ever lived, there has been a Mormon church teaching the Gospel of Christ. Whether I'm in Ireland or Oregon, the teachings are always the same. You will be taught the same principles and doctrines in a church in Bulgaria and a church in Provo, Utah. The teachings of the Gospel of Jesus Christ ring true in my soul. Everything we are taught in the Mormon church is centered on Jesus Christ and the Atonement. The Gospel has a focus: a plan. And it all makes sense to me. Sure, I've been raised in the church because of my parents. However, through earnest prayer and diligent scripture study I have come to the knowledge of the truth of the Book of Mormon and of The Church of Jesus Christ. That's why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I have had several callings in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. In my last area, I was called as a first assistant to the Bishop, which means I led our priests quorum (a group of young men ages 16 to 18). I organized our activities, which included service and visiting less active members of our quorum. I have recently been called to serve a mission. I will spend two years in Bulgaria and Turkey serving others, teaching the gospel, and inviting others to come unto Christ. But, one way I try to always live my faith, regardless of callings, is through my example. Whether I am in an area that is 99% Mormon or 99% non-Mormon, I try to live my life and keep my covenants in a way that inspires and uplifts others.