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Hi I'm Jordan Verdejo

I'm a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

About Me

I was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. I have 4 siblings, 2 older and 2 younger and my dog Oliver. My two older sisters are both happily married and raising their beautiful daughters. My family moved to Alpine, Utah my junior year of high school where I did swim team and student council. I have been blessed with the best family and friends you could ask for. I love the beach, the mountains, boating, hiking, swimming, Disneyland, road trips, camping, and roller coasters. After graduation I attended Utah State University and coached for the Cache Valley Marlins swim team. I received my mission call to serve the Lord in the Tennessee Knoxville mission for a year and a half and there isn't anywhere else I would rather be.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it makes me happy. It is as simple as that. No matter how rough life seems to get, I can always turn to the lord and the gospel this church teaches me and I feel so much better and grateful for everything I have. I feel peace and joy and comfort and love when I live by the standards of the church. This religion makes sense to me. It has taught me so many things. I love being a Mormon and I love the blessings I have recieved from living like one.

How I live my faith

I live my faith everyday by reading from the Book of Mormon and the Bible, and through prayer. I attend church every Sunday and other fun church activities throughout the week. I love serving others. Before I moved to Utah, I swam in Texas with a club and high school team. The club team would compete on Sundays but in our religion we believe in keeping the Sabbath day holy and not participating in strenuous activities on Sunday. So whenever there was a meet on Sunday, I would tell my coach to not sign me up that day. He wouldn't be happy with my decision but he would respect it. Also, living in Texas, I was surrounded by lots of non-members. They would drink and swear and do things I do not participate in. But when I was around, they would stop. They knew me and my standards and respected my choices. When I moved to Utah, it was a big culture shock but I absolutely loved being surrounded by people with high standards. As a missionary I share the gospel of Jesus Christ with people all day, every day because I want to share the joy it has given me in my own life.