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Hi I'm Jordan

I'm from Knoxville, TN. Born and raised in the South. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am very diverse. My hobbies range from playing guitar and fishing to fixing cars and electronics. It seems every group of people I hang out with find me somewhat odd for one reason or another. I like nerdy things like electronics and Doctor Who, but I also take interest in things such as sports (mainly college football, Roll Tide), fishing and cars. For fun, I do anything and everything that could be possibly entertaining. I have always been a thinker and a little ADHD, I try to find the good in everyone and enjoy making new friends and simply having fun. My friends laugh around me, though I'm not always sure why. I'm always trying to find ways to cure boredom and do something interesting. I love all sorts of music, partial to some indy bands. I love movies too, my friends say I can be a snob about them sometimes, because Im always analyzing and reviewing them. I just completed my first year at BYU-Idaho, working on a major in Mechanical Engineering. I am a math officinado, if that's even a word, never been too good at English. I am serving a mission in Kennewick, Washington speaking Spanish.

Why I am a Mormon

Well, both my parents are Mormon. My father joined the church before marrying my mother. My mother joined the Church when her mother (My gra. ndmother) was converted. Despite being raised in the church, It wasn't until the end of high school that I became truly converted to the Gospel. Growing up I had always went to Church and saying my prayers and everything my parents raised me to do. I thought I believed in God and the church and everything, but I didn't know it was true. In high school, I started to question myself and realized I really didn't believe in any of it. After much thought on this subject, I decided to do some research. To avoid being biased I found many writings, and posts on different beliefs, Mostly focusing on those that were members of the church, and those that did not believe in this church, and those that had no belief in God. And I found that many of those that had a testimony of the gospel had prayed and received some sort of answer. So, I decided I would do what only made sense and pray myself. So, I got down on my knees and prayed completely at peace with either knowing that God was real or that it all was a farce. This was the ultimatum, I asked God simply "Are you really there?" And to my surprise I heard a definite and clear voice in my head saying, "Jordan, I am here." I immediately collapsed into tears and began asking countless other questions and receiving actual responses. Then I asked Him about the church, He said, "How can you know something is true if you know not what it is." At that moment, I realized I hadn't read the Book of Mormon, all this time researching other peoples views on the Church I never took the time to find my own. So, I made it a goal to read the entire Book of Mormon and take notes and really understand what was in it. After I had finished, I prayed again this time saying, "Ok I've read the entire thing, and I think it is true. Am I right?" In response I received a most definite Yes!

How I live my faith

Currently, I teach a Sunday School class of 5 to 6 year olds, and I love it! I am the oldest in my somewhat large family, so I've always enjoyed working with children. I find children to be the BEST comedians. Sometimes, its hard to contain myself when I am supposed to be helping the kids pay attention to the lesson. I teach the class with one of my best friends and sometimes I think we have too much fun with the kids. I hope one day to be a father and have many children of my own. I also volunteered in high school for my local elementary kids, so now I'm pretty popular amongst the younger generation, I have just been called to serve a mission in Kennewick, Washington for two years, where I will be sharing the restored gospel of Jesus Christ in the Spanish Language. Unfortunately, I am not yet fluent in Spanish but hopefully that should change.

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

We want to share what we have found with others. Jesus taught us to be fishers of men, meaning we will try and seek others to come unto Christ. I personally wish for all to experience the happiness that comes with knowing the truthfulness of the restored gospel. We don't get paid or anything for what we do. We just do it cause we genuinely want to share with you the wonderful thing that is the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. Show more Show less