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Hi I'm Jordan Carl Bird

Hi my name is Jordan Bird and I have been a member of the church for all my life. I have decided to serve The Lord on my mission.

About Me

I am a high school graduate. I graduated with a 3.875 GPA. When I was in school, I took it as an opportunity to increase my knowledge and also my intelligence. We learn in the Doctrine and Covenants( a record of the revelations given to Joseph Smith. During the time that he was president over the church.) "The glory of God is intelligence, or, in other words, light and truth."- D&C 93:36. I have other talents/hobbies;like I love to read, if I get hooked on a book I won't stop until it's finished. I love to do theater, especially musicals like West Side Story or The Music Man etc. My family is a family of hunters. Every year we leave to go into the mountains and hunt deer. I always love going and seeing the beauty of the earth that we live on. Heavenly Father created this earth for us his children, so wherever I go I love admiring the beauty of nature that surrounds us. I love most of all to sing, I have been developing my voice and making it better ever since I was in Junior High. I love the joy that comes from music. Whenever I hear an inspirational hymn it is a sure fire way to bring the spirit wherever I go. I am now graduated from high school. I am preparing to serve The Lord for two years in the Marshall Islands-Majuro Mission speaking Marshallese

Why I am a Mormon

I am a mormon because of the joy and happiness, that it brings to my life and the life of others. I was raised in the gospel. My parents taught me when I was a small child, the fullness of the gospel. We have always gone to church even when I was a little boy until the present. I have waxed strong in this gospel, understanding essential questions of the soul. Some examples of questions of the soul are. Who am I? Where am I going after this life? What is my purpose? Will we see our departed loved ones again? Part of the reason why I have chosen to be a member of the restored gospel. I have understanding of trials and weaknesses and why they are for our good. We are here in this earth to develop our faith in our Savior Jesus Christ. He sacrificed his life, so that we may be able to come back into the presence of our Heavenly Father. "For behold, this life is the time for men to prepare to meet God; yea, behold the day of this life is the day for men to perform their labors."- Alma 34:32. I can't imagine the pain that our Savior went through to deliver us from the chains of death. In order for our Savior to be our Redeemer he had to bleed through every pore for the sins, sicknesses, and ailments that fell on the children of God. Heavenly Father created a perfect plan for his imperfect children. He knew we would make mistakes and therefore we couldn't return to him again. This is why the Savior and his everlasting Atonement was so vital to Gods plan. I feel personally indebted to our Savior Jesus Christ, the only way for me to repay him is to serve him and his children on this earth as best as I can. I have chosen to be a member of his church to help his children who have lost their way to help them return back into his fold. We know that in the latter days Wickedness will be more prevalent then Righteousness. But we know who wins, Heavenly Father and his son will prevail against Wickedness. My job as a servant of Christ is to invite all to come unto Christ.

How I live my faith

I live my life as a worthy Melchizedek Priesthood holder. But before that I have been a deacon, a teacher, and a priest in the Aaronic Priesthood. For those of you who aren't familiar with our faith. You are a deacon when you are 12-14. When you are 14, you become a teacher until you turn 16. And you become a priest when you turn 16 and advance to an elder when you are 18. I am an elder now but when I was a deacon, teacher, and priest I performed the duties that were required of me to my best ability. Went above my priesthood duties and tried to fulfill the callings, that were presented before me. Ever since I was 16 I have attended Missionary Prep;a type of class that prepares you to be a missionary. For the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I have also been in the ward choir for a long time. Singing about every once a month and bringing the spirit into our church meetings.

Why do Mormons baptize their new members?

Jordan Carl Bird
Many people who join the church are from other religions that haven't been baptized before. or if they have been baptized before it was either, when they were a baby in the Catholic Church. But also they were baptized without the proper authority of the Lords priesthood. In the days of Jesus Christ the proper authority of the Priesthood was on the earth. When Jesus Christ was crucified and his apostles were sought out and destroyed a time known as the Great Apostasy. During this time the authority to baptize was lost because the Priesthood was taken from the earth. In May 15 1829 Joseph Smith was laid on of hands and received the Aaronic Priesthood which enabled him the proper authority that was lost during the apostasy to baptize in these the latter days. We baptize our new members, because we know that baptism is valid only if one has the proper authority. Even if there previous baptism was a great experience it is not valid in god's eyes unless one is baptized with the Aaronic Priesthood. Which was restored when Joseph Smith restored the gospel to the earth. Show more Show less